About Caroline Tyler

Caroline Tyler

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Click here for Caroline's teaching mission statement

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"Teaching someone how to play the piano is part of what it means to be a musician; to analyse and talk about music with a student; to discuss technique with  them; to play to them; to hear them play; this is what it means to live with music."

Caroline Tyler is an award-winning concert pianist and first-class honours graduate of The Guildhall School Of Music And Drama, where she studied with the internationally renowned piano teacher Professor Joan Havill.

Caroline has performed in concert halls all over the UK and Europe, including London's Barbican Concert Hall and Prague's Martinu Concert Hall. She is also the first prizewinner of various national and international piano competitions.

She discovered her passion for teaching during her studies, when she experienced the teaching element of the course at the Guildhall. In order to be assessed, she was observed teaching one-to-one piano by piano professors at the Guildhall, who subsequently awarded her the highest mark in the year of 90 per cent.

Shortly after this, Caroline set up her own private piano school as a joint strand to her performing career, and has enjoyed seeing the abilities of her students grow as they are inspired by music and enjoy the piano. Caroline has also had success with her students in examining and competitive areas; they have won music festival competitions, music scholarships to private school and many unusually high marks for ABRSM exam performances, regularly seeing 29 and 30 out of 30.

Caroline gave performances and masterclasses at schools in Istanbul in April 2009 and subsequently moved there in September 2009 for one academic year, performing, teaching and giving masterclasses in the city. The wonderful pianist and teacher Grace Mo tutored the student during this time and has continued to be a guest teacher at times since then. Caroline has now returned to the UK and continues to teach and perform as well as being involved in other musical projects such as research and piano arrangement.

Caroline is also on the piano adjudication panel for the British & International Federation of Festivals. She is married to John Tarrant, an English and Drama teacher and keen violinist.

Click on the link below for further information about Caroline's performing career.

Caroline Tyler, pianist

 Click on the link below for further information about The Guildhall School Of Music And Drama (Caroline Tyler is listed under Student Successes/ Awards And Prizes as well as the news item on students selected to perform in the Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas venture with the LSO.)