Piano lessons are taken by our new team of dedicated tutors Debora Haig, Caron Flett, Tessa Kolster, Mhairi Eastwood and Kristian Rasmussen. Debora, Caron, Tessa, Mhairi and Kristian cover a wide range of styles and have great experience of playing on acoustic and electric pianos and keyboards.

Debora Haig - Principal Piano and Woodwind Tutor

Debora has worked for Aberdeen city council teaching these same Instruments for over 12 years, and has been employed as a professional oboist in the north east since she was 15 years old.

As well as teaching both Piano and the full range of woodwind instruments, Debora performs in musical ensembles, both classical and contemporary, and offers accompaniment services to students undertaking exams. She also writes, records and performs her own songs, and can be seen often performing at the Carmelite hotel or with the function band stone cold sober, where she sings lead female vocals and plays the saxophone.

She has met and learned from many highly skilled and prominent local musicians, and considers herself fortunate to still be able to call on them for advice and support. Through them, and her own aspirations, she considers herself to have a patient and supportive approach to teaching.

Debora also coaches Musical Ensembels both classical and contemporary.

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Tessa kolster, Piano and Vocal Tutor

Tessa is a fourth year Primary Education student at the University of Aberdeen who teaches piano, voice and music theory at AML. She has been playing the piano and singing for 14 years and picked up trumpet 5 years ago.

Since coming to Aberdeen, Tessa has been a member of numerous musical ensembles including the University of Aberdeen’s Chapel Choir, Chamber Choir and Orchestra. She also holds one of the Choral Scholar positions at St. Machar Cathedral.

Tessa has always had a passion for teaching and learning, which she has been able to develop considerably in her six years of being a tutor. She takes great pleasure in sharing her love for music with her pupils and looks forward to welcoming future students of all ages and levels

Kristian Rasmussen - Piano and Electronic Keyboard Tutor

Kristian Rasmussen, a Masters student at Aberdeen University, focussing on composition.

Trained in both classical and jazz, Kristian studied piano under Joseph Long during his undergraduate degree. He achieved grade 8 piano in under a year during his sixth form in high school along with grades in electronic keyboard with LCM. Throughout his time at Aberdeen Uni he performed regularly with the University Jazz band at numerous events and concerts throughout Aberdeen. Kristian looks forward to working with a whole range of people at AML, from complete beginners and hobbyists needing guidance to those who wish to pursue musical examinations. With his dual background in classical and jazz he can teach a whole range of styles and techniques.

Caron Flett - Piano and Vocal Tutor

Caron is a 3rd year BMus (Ed) student at the University of Aberdeen. She has played the piano for 11 years and has been singing for 7. She has achieved ABRSM Grade 8 in piano, Grade 7 in voice and LCM Musical Theatre Grade 8.

Caron is a member of the University of Aberdeen Chapel Choir, directed by Professor Paul Mealor. The choir tours two or three times a year and this has allowed her to perform in a variety of concerts all over the world including Poland and New York (singing alongside headline performer Sheryl Crow at the Unicef Snowflake Ball). She has also had the opportunity to sing with the choir at the BBC Proms and for many royal events in both London and Royal Deeside.

In addition to classical ensembles, Caron receives lessons in Musical Theatre and is working towards her Diploma (DipLCM in Performance). The combination of both classical and musical theatre training has given Caron a variety of repertoire and she looks forward to teaching this to her pupils.

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