Tobias Matthay was a renowned English pianist, composer and teacher. From 1884 to 1925 he was professor of piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music, where he taught many of the world's leading pianists, such as Dame Myra Hess and Sir Clifford Curzon. During this time he became one of the most celebrated artist-teachers in the world and he established his own piano school in 1905 in order to further disseminate his successful teaching methods.
In addition to this, he authored numerous extensive treatises on pianoforte technique, which set a new precedent for piano teaching in the period and which continues to shed light on the discipline today. His methodological insights into touch and tone have greatly assisted the musical development of all ages and abilities.
The Tobias Matthay Pianoforte School was re-established in order to help restore the great English pianistic tradition of the 20th century and cultivate a growing awareness of the importance of Matthay's ideas. We have systematically developed our teaching materials and methods in accord with Matthay's teaching philosophy, adapting his ideas to the needs and challenges of today.
Our teachers are highly experienced pianists and pedagogues, trained at the leading London Conservatoires, and all of our team are firmly committed to the school's aims and ethos. We endeavour to provide the highest standards of safeguarding, with all teaching staff being carefully profiled and having undergone all necessary security checks. We offer a creative and engaging programme of studies for beginner and advanced students alike.