Our Team

Lorraine 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 plays at weddings at The Old Library, Dulwich College. She also teaches piano at Harris Primary East Dulwich. Lorraine performs a recital for Southwark Council’s Black History Month later this year in Dulwich.

Lorraine has completed NSPCC Child Protection Training and Child Safeguarding Course and is Enhanced DBS checked.

Lorraine also offers individual training and resources for Music Aptitude Test scholarship entry to local state schools such as Kingsdale, Prendergast and Haberdashers’. She made the shortlist for the Best Woman in Business in the Southwark Business Excellence Awards 2018.

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Alexandra Kremakova
Deputy Head 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).

Mirnalfonsina Grisolia
Deputy Head Teacher & Music Scholarship Specialist 

Mirna joined the SE22 Piano School in January 2019. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, at the age of 11 was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Escuela Superior de Música ‘Jose Angel Lamas’, the most important music conservatoire in the country. While continuing her studies in piano and opera singing, Mirna begin performing with the National Opera Company, while also teaching and working with children with special needs. 

In 2002 she moved New York City, where she performed at numerous venues and continued teaching and taking masterclasses in performance and education. She has lived in London since 2007, and currently works here as a teacher and performer.

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.

Paul Evernden, PhD, MMus
Associate Piano Teacher

Paul is an experienced composer and multi-instrumentalist specialising in both the piano and clarinet. He has a PhD in Composition from King’s College London and is a founding member of the Eos ensemble which is dedicated to the little-known as well as the brand new.

He is an experienced teacher with more than a decade of working with children and young people from the age of 5 up, teaching privately, in primary and secondary schools across London, as well as for several of the capital’s leading music services. Paul has worked with children with SEN and has experience of teaching 1:1 as well as in small groups; he also teaches Theory for preparation for ABRSM exams.

In his free time, you might find Paul down by the river Thames in his native SE16 mudlarking.

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