Leo has had a passion for music from a young age, having played piano and saxophone since the respective ages of five and seven. He completed his undergraduate study in Jazz at Middlesex University, achieving first class honours in his first study, saxophone. His specialism has since switched to piano. Leo enjoys exploring musical worlds as diverse as Jazz, Classical music, Hindustani classical music, free improvisation, and pop. He also composes his own music and writes songs, and enjoys playing the drums, tabla, and guitar, alongside his main instruments.
Leo’s approach to teaching is, primarily, recognising that everyone is different, and there is no single approach to learning an instrument that works best for everyone. This is partly about finding out what motivates each individual, and what they are interested in. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Ideally, students will stretch their abilities in every lesson, while at the same time feeling comfortable to learn at their own optimal pace.
Leo is an experienced teacher, and has taught music since graduation from university.