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. She also teaches piano at Harris Primary East Dulwich. Lorraine performs  a recital of Jamaican Folk Songs at Bell House in Dulwich Village on 19th January 2019.

Lorraine has completed NSPCC Child Protection Training, Child Safeguarding Course and is the designated safeguarding officer for the Dulwich Music Festival. Enhanced DBS checked (February 2018, available to view on request).

She also offers individual training and resources for Music Aptitude Test entry to local state schools such as Prendergast and Haberdashers’. She has recently appeared on the SESussed blog featuring local entrepreneurs and made the shortlist for the Best Woman in Business in the Southwark Business Excellence Awards 2018.

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Alexandra Kremakova
Associate Piano Teacher 
Alexandra joined the SE22 Piano School team in 2016 and teaches older 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).

Julia Liang B.Mus
Associate Piano Teacher

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.

Cecilia de Benedictis B. Mus
Associate Piano Teacher

Cecilia started playing the piano aged 4 and attended the Royal College of Music Junior Department followed by a music degree from the University of Bristol.  She teaches the harp, piano and music theory and can also play the organ.  Cecilia regularly performs at weddings and functions and teaches beginners both at home and at her own home in East Dulwich.

She is available for home visit piano lessons in East Dulwich, Peckham, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Brockley, Nunhead and other nearby postcodes. Enhanced DBS check May 2018.

Charmian Piano Lessons Teacher East Dulwich SE22 Piano SchoolCharmian Kingston BCM
Associate Piano Teacher

Charmian studied piano at Southern Cross University in Australia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Contemporary Music in 2009. She spent the next five years touring and performing with various Australian recording artists as a session piano player and backing vocalist. In 2012, Charmian began teaching piano at a primary school in Sydney and remained there until 2018, when she relocated to London. Charmian also composes, records, and performs her own electronic music.

DBS check pending October 2018. Charmian teaches on Wednesdays.

Rachael Ueckermann DipABRSM BMus(hons) MMus MISM
Associate Piano Teacher

After attending The Junior Department of The Royal Academy of Music, Rachael gained a place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire

of Music and Dance in 2011 where she gained her BMus (hons) in Piano Performance and was awarded ‘The Managing Director’s Prize’ at The Intercollegiate Piano Competition. She then went on to study at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she completed her MMus in Advanced Musical Studies. She is also hoping to begin her PhD in the near future.

Rachael Performs extensively across the UK as a soloist and as a member of several ensembles, including the exciting Clarinet and Piano Duo – ‘Duo Suela’.

She is an experienced piano teacher and is capable of teaching children and adults of all abilities. Rachael specialises in Music Aptitude Test training and sees students on an ad hoc basis that need help preparing for Music Scholarships to local state schools.

Rachael is a Member of The ISM and has an enhanced DBS check. Rachael teaches on Thursdays.

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

Cteacher_clairelaire Harris DipABRSM, M.Mus
Associate Piano Teacher

Update: Claire Harris leaves the SE22 Piano School in July 2018 and moves to Toronto where she will take up a position of Assistant Musical Director for an opera company. We will all miss Claire immensely and wish her the very best of luck in her new career and life in Canada!

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.