Gilbert is a singer, guitarist and song writer who currently lives in London. Gilbert was born in Mauritius and started playing guitar and singing at a very young age. His music influences were Al Jarreau, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, & Georges Benson. Gilbert then spent several years playing Gospel & Worship music in churches.
His collaborations in music include famous musicians such as Abraham Laboriel (bass), Paul Jackson Jr (guitar), Michael Landau (guitar), Producer David Richards (Queen, David Bowie etc) and producer Tom Brooks (Integrity Music) to mention just a few.
Gilbert has recorded 8 albums and studied music at the EJMA (Jazz Music academy in Lausanne, Switzerland). Gilbert is director of GC Production, promoting modern Gospel music in Switzerland and around the world, and also two music schools (Psalmodia Oron & Vevey). He is the Worship Pastor of St Barnabas Church, Kensington.
Tania Park was born in South Korea and grew up in New Zealand where she completed her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano with first class honors. Arriving in London after being invited to study in Guildhall School of Music and Drama by Martin Roscoe, she has completed Guildhall Artist Master of Performance programme with first class distinction, specializing in piano accompaniment.
Her particular passion for chamber music saw her win the Sir Edmund Hillary Chamber Music Competition in 2005 and 2006. She has also made frequent appearance in the concert platforms in New Zealand. Tania has been commanded in GSMD Accompanist Award in 2010 and was the winner of 2011 Chamber Music Awards in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe. As a devoted chamber musician, she has appeared in the lunchtime recital in Dartington International Summer School with Moana trio. Her other concert appearances include Leopold Mozart Zentrum (Augsburg, Germany), Regent Hall Oxford Circus, St Paul’s Covent Garden, and St James’s Piccadilly to name a few.
Tania enjoys teaching piano, and has helped students with competitions, exams, and conservatorium auditions successfully since 2004. She is currently teaching piano at St Barnabas and St Philips C of E School in Kensington.
Jamie Truglia-NuttyDrums and percussion
Jamie was born in London in 1998 into a family of performing artists. At the age of 8, he was accepted into the Junior department of The Royal College of Music where he developed a passion for percussion.
Throughout his secondary education in Rome, he directed two percussion ensembles in which he promoted the professional attitude needed to attain a high standard of performance, performing in some of the most prestigious venues in Rome – St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, Teatro Capranica and the Auditorium Parco Della Musica.
Now in his final year at the London College of Music (LCM), University of West London, Jamie is completing his BMus (Hons) Music Performance degree, which has led to him to perform at venues such as Water Rats Kings Cross, Notting Hill Arts Club and Jazz Café Posk Hammersmith.
Jamie has found himself in demand for live studio work at the University and has been chosen to play drums and percussion in the LCM’s musical theatre productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Urinetown and Pippin.
Andy has been teaching piano for the past 4 years. He currently teaches piano at a primary school and is capable of teaching piano to all ages and abilities. He specialises in Jazz and Pop and has experience putting students in for their grade exams with ABRSM and Trinity exam boards. Andy is also working as a session musician around London and the South of England. Some of his experience includes, performing at Ronnie Scotts and recording at Abbey Road Studios. Andy can help anyone learn piano, no matter what area of music you would like to explore. He moulds his lessons to your needs and create a relaxing learning environment for any child or adult.
Simon Nelson has been a professional guitarist for around 35 years and, in fact, likes to boast that he has never had a “proper job”. Simon has lived and toured all over the world spending time in the USA, Australia, Europe and Bermuda.
Initially self taught, he later felt he ought to “know” something about music, and took a Bachelor of Music degree at Goldsmiths College, a Master of Arts at City University and a Ph. D in Ethnomusicology at City University.
As a session musician Simon has recorded for the ABC in Australia, and the BBC in the UK. He has recently played Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Belfast and Newcastle Arenas the Albert Hall and the O2 Arena. Simon has played guitar with Joss Stone, Ms. Dynamite, Heather Small, Alexandra Burke, Beverley Knight, Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Candi Staton, Mavis Staples, Jocelyn Brown and Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet).Simon plays original music with his co-writer / brother Steve Nelson www.nelsonbrothers.co.uk.
Corinne ChellembromPiano - Musical Awakening – Music theory
Corinne, born in Switzerland, started to play piano at a very young age. She then pursued her jazz and popular music studies in London at Goldsmith University. She then joined the conservatoire of Lausanne where she graduated as a music teacher. She brings in 20 years of experience in teaching adults and children, individual or group lessons.
Corinne has been part of several musical projects such as Musicals, Live recordings, Vocal arrangements and Choir direction. She has worked in cross cultural environments, having travelled in many countries where she performed. She can also teach in French.
For the past few years, Corinne has specialised in Musical Awakening based on Jacques Dalcroze Method, thus teaching children from a very young age (3-6 yrs) to explore and discover music through singing, rhymes and body movement.
Lucia TrugliaThe Ballet Performing Group
Credentials: I.S.T.D. (Cecchetti branch) Hons.
After 13 years as soloist at the Rome Opera House, Lucia came to England to become Principal Dancer with the English National Ballet.
She has performed all the major classical roles including Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Giselle, Nutcracker, dancing opposite Rudolph Nureyev in Coppelia. She was appointed Principal of the English National Ballet School which she directed for 4 years. During her tenure, she presided over 'Prince Albert's Vision', a collaboration between the Royal College of Music, the Royal College of Art and the English National Ballet School.
Lucia directs the St Barnabas & St Philips Ballet Performing Group which she started in 2004, staging a classical ballet production each year.