Online Piano Festival ~ Friday 3rd July

Please read this page carefully as we are receiving a high volume of emails asking us questions that have been fully answered in the informational videos and text below. We will answer all queries about the event in an update to this page on Wednesday 1st July at midday so check back at this time if you have a query that you have emailed but not received an answer.

We do not refund or reschedule any tickets if you are unable to attend the event as we have already donated all profits to our chosen charity (see donation on our Justgiving page).


This event has been so popular that we will run it again in August. Entries Now Open.

We have raised £175 for Westminster House Youth Club (WHYC) so thank you for entering this event and raising vital funds for the club that works with the vulnerable youth of Peckham.

Adjudicated by Lorraine Liyanage & Mirnalfonsina Grisolia (SE22 Piano School)

What to do next: Please email a photograph or scan of your piece to by 28 June.

Rename your Zoom username:

On arrival into the Zoom room, please change your username to the following format so we can easily identify all participants.

GRADE 1 – ARTHUR MAY (Your Grade followed by Your Name)

If you are a teacher logging on, rename yourself to TEACHER followed by your name.

There wil be a lot of participants on screen so it will be easier for us to find everyone quickly if you rename yourselves. Here is the link to how to rename yourself in Zoom:

Log on to Zoom on Friday 3rd July at 4pm. Anyone logging on earlier will be held in the Waiting Room so there is no need to log on earlier. Please do not share this Zoom link online or use it at any other time other than the competition time:

Meeting ID: 608 506 7439 
Password: se22piano

Nb. we cannot assist with technical help for Zoom installation so please ensure you have it up and running on your device before entering. You can install it and do a test call with a friend/teacher/colleague. Do not leave it until the day of the event as we cannot refund any tickets should you be unable to use Zoom.

4pm ~ Welcome Speech, Katie Worthington, WHYC

Download these here.

To be collected from SE22 8JY on the following days – Email to arrange collection and full address will be provided for contactless pickup:
Monday 6 July 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday 14 July 4pm – 5pm

LIST OF ENTRANTS (Nb. no edits can be made to this list)


Fiona Cela ~ 1. “Through the Woods” by John Thompson
2. “The Trombone Player” by John Thompson

Jon Cela (pronounced “YON”) ~ 1. “The Ballet Dancer” by John Thompson
2. “Three Blind Mice” by  John Thompson

Grace Greaves ~ Ocean Depths by Fisher and Wind Chimes by Knerr

Orla Coulthard ~ Ode to Joy (Beethoven) & My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean (Trad.)

Clara Griffin “At the Animal Fair” – Traditional & “Chaos/Not Chaos Song” by Clara Griffin

Esther Greaves. Slow Dance, Mikrokosmos, Volume 1, No. 33 by Bartok

GRADES 1 & 2

Arthur May ~ Enchanted Garden by Kirsten Strecke

Nethra Prasad ~ The Echo by Oesten

Eleanor Damonville ~ Allemande by Johan Hermann Schein

Katie Porter ~  Happy Day by Ian King

Annabel Jeffery ~ Theme by Thomas Attwood

Cameron Kyei ~ Ja-da by Bob Carleton

GRADES 3 & 4

Celia Allen ~ Holiday in Paris by William Gillock

Leonard Rodrigue ~ Waltz Mystique by Ray Moore

Cyrus James Malik ~ Allegro by James Hook

Shiro Githu ~ Morning Prayer by Tchaikovsky

Tuneer Chakraborty ~ Prelude by Carl Reinecke

Amelie Lai ~ Holiday in Paris by William Gillock

Dylan Yan Wei Tan ~ Sonatina in A minor by Georg Benda

George Yakovlev ~ A Kwela for Caitling by Richard Michael

Blank Entry ~ No Info Given


Mika Pullar-Strecker ~ All is Calm by Dennis Alexander

Artemiy Ilin ~  Feuille D’Automne by Rebikov

Srij Bera ~ Elizabeth by Hubert Pary

Aidan Nagpaul ~ Giga from 1st Partita by J.S Bach

Myah Jutla ~ Plauderi by Theodor Kirchner

Sadhna Arun ~ Piece Not Specified

Online Piano Festival: July 3rd 2020 ~ Fundraising for Westminster House Youth Club in Nunhead

Friday 3rd July at 4pm – 5.30.
Adjudicated by Lorraine Liyanage & Mirnalfonsina Grisolia (SE22 Piano School)

Online Piano Festival
Join us for an online piano festival where you can play your pieces on Zoom and receive verbal feedback, an e-certificate and a medal. We will also award one Trophy per class. Medals and trophies are available for collection from us in SE22 after the event. Open to all young pianists, not just SE22 Piano School students.

Entry to the competition is by a minimum £10 donation per pianist. Register and donate on Eventbrite. We have been fundraising during lockdown for a children’s Youth Club in Nunhead called Westminster House and have raised over £600 so far since the end of March. Your participation in this event will help us boost this total even further. The Youth Club are providing weekly free meals and a foodbank for the vulnerable young people that use the club.


Ask your teacher which class you should enter and which pieces(s) you will play. The deadline to register to enter is Friday 19 June 2020. 

Beginner Class ~ For all pianists not yet working on graded exams. 2 contrasting pieces.

Grades 1 & 2 Class ~ One piece from the graded exam book

Grades 3 & 4 ~ One piece from the graded exam book

Grades 5+  ~ One piece from the graded exam book

1-to-1 Music Scholarship and MAT Tutoring During COVID-19

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Please note that due to UK schools currently being closed due to COVID-19, we are only able to offer 1-to-1 tutoring online. We are using a free video conferencing software called Zoom to administer online tutoring. We have used this method for several years as we are based in South London but have tutored children from different cities in the UK without them needing to travel a long distance to visit us. If you would like to book an online session, please see below.

These sessions are open to all students, not just our piano students. We have been successfully preparing musicians for scholarships for over a decade. Our head teacher publishes articles in Music Teacher magazine about the scholarship process each year and our team of teachers enrol new students each year specifically for Music Scholarship preparation as their own music teacher does not offer this service.

We are just adding new dates for 1-to-1 tutoring during the Easter Break and Summer Term that will appear online shortly. Please follow our Eventbrite page for latest information and to book the sessions directly when we release spaces.

Please note we do not offer phone or email consultations or support but we will answer all your questions about the scholarship process in the 60 minute lesson.