Our keyboard tutor Dorian is a graduate from Birmingham Conservatoire's Jazz BMus, holding an additional BTEC in Jazz from Leeds College of Music. Dorian has 10 years of teaching experience, with students from ages 4-70+. He is passionate about making lessons as fun and engaging as possible, helping give students the motivation to practice enjoyably at home. His excellent ear gives him the ability to quickly understand how a student learns and help them progress on their terms.
When not teaching he can be found playing with many of Bristol's top jazz, soul, funk and reggae musicians; he is involved in many interesting and original projects, including Camo Clave, Solomon O.B & Sankofa 3, DeCyphers, Madly (Forth & Back) and James Paton. Dorian's main project is Birmingham based Antelope, a band playing a unique crossover of Jazz, Pop and Soul for which he writes all the music. He also runs his own function supergroup Soulsters, featuring top Bristol musicians (including SMC guitar tutor Alun).