Our Team

Lorraine Liyanage ISM MemberLorraine Liyanage
Head Teacher
Lorraine founded the SE22 Piano School in 2007 and teaches piano and harpsichord to both adults and children. Lorraine holds a piano performance diploma from Trinity College of Music (ATCL) and teaching and harpsichord performance diplomas from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (CT ABRSM & LRSM). Lorraine maintains a busy performing career as a harpsichordist in the UK and abroad. She is the pianist in residence at Lassco Brunswick House and performs regularly as a pianist for weddings and events at local venues such as The Old Library at Dulwich College. Her next recital is at St Barnabas Parish Hall in Dulwich Village in February 2018.

Lorraine has completed NSPCC Child Protection Training and is the designated safeguarding officer for the Dulwich Music Festival. Enhanced DBS checked (Dec 2016).

She also offers individual training and resources for Music Aptitude Test entry to local state schools such as Prendergast and Haberdashers’.

Cteacher_clairelaire Harris DipABRSM, M.Mus
Associate Piano Teacher
Claire has been teaching at the SE22 Piano School since 2011 and teaches piano and theory up to Diploma level. Claire started learning the piano at the age of four and has a classical training, gaining a Diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in 2005.

Claire graduated with first class honours in 2009 from the New Zealand School of Music and holds a Master’s Degree in Collaborative Piano from the Royal College of Music. Claire is the official accompanist for the Dulwich Music Festival. Claire also regularly accompanies students for ABRSM & Trinity exams at many London exam centres. Claire is DBS checked.

Alexandra Kremakova
Associate Piano Teacher 
Alexandra joined the SE22 Piano School team in 2016 and teaches young beginners and intermediate-level students on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday at our piano studio in East Dulwich.

In 2013 she completed a Masters Degree in Piano Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and in 2014 a Postgraduate Artist Diploma at the same conservatoire.

She completed her Bachelors of Music at the National Music Academy in Sofia Bulgaria. Alexandra started playing the piano at the age of 5. During her music studies she has received numerous awards in competitions in Bulgaria and the UK including the Trinity Laban Soloist Competition and the Trinity Laban ‘Alfred Kitchin’ competition for performance of works of Frederyk Chopin.

Alexandra has completed NSPCC Child Protection Training. Enhanced DBS checked (Sept 2016).

Sam James Piano Teacher

Sam James B.Mus
Associate Piano Teacher 
Sam joined the SE22 Piano School team in 2016 and teaches young beginners and classical and jazz graded exams up to Grade 8.

East Dulwich-based pianist Sam James was awarded a scholarship to study Jazz Piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and in his 3rd year was awarded the Jon Hassall Prize for high achievement.

Sam has maintained a rigorous teaching schedule in London since his graduation having taught piano at the Crown Woods Academy, Eltham; Walthamstow Academy and the London Arts Academy. He has also volunteered with Animate Young Persons Orchestra in Lewisham to deliver childrens’ improvisation workshops. Sam is DBS checked.

Julia Liang B.Mus

Julia studied violin and piano at the Purcell School of Music on a full scholarship funded by the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme. She then continued her studies at the Royal College of Music. She has appeared extensively as a soloist, orchestral player and chamber musician in the UK.

Julia joined the SE22 Piano School in 2017 and is DBS checked.

DBS Checked Piano Teachers London
All of our teachers are DBS checked.