image edEd Hodgkinson is a graduate of the highly acclaimed Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating with a BMus (Honours) degree in classical piano performance in 2006.

During his time there he studied under the Head of the Keyboard department Professor Malcolm Wilson and Victor Sangiorgio, and at the end of his second year, he was awarded “The Dennis Matthews Memorial Scholarship for Pianists”. He has also had the priviledge of performing for the likes of Peter Donohoe and Daniel Höxter.

Before Ed began studying in Birmingham, he was a student at Clarendon College (now New College Nottingham) where he regularly studied – and still studies – with respected Nottingham pianist, Franz Johnston.

While at Clarendon, Ed enjoyed many musical performances both as a solo recitalist and accompanying many of his fellow students. He was also fortunate to go on tour with the college to Germany – again as soloist and accompanist.

Ed continued his many recitals as soloist during his time at the Birmingham Conservatoire, with notable performances including the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2, and a recital of works by Schubert and Debussy at the famous Adrian Boult Hall.

His love for accompanying established Ed as a firm favourite in the college amongst many of the instrumentalists and vocalists, and he has enjoyed numerous notable performances.

Since graduating, Ed has developed a passion for teaching and accompanying. He has gained a good reputation in these fields, and is respected highly in the Nottinghamshire area.

Ed is currently teaching piano privately to students of all ages and abilites, from beginners to advanced. His teaching takes place in an excellent studio in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire. The studio is equipped with a top quality Kawai piano.
Whether you are interested in taking up the piano in your spare time, or whether you are serious about persuing music as a pianist professionally, then Ed will cover all of the necessary requirements to get you to the most suitable level.
Ed is also a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, a body upholding the highest levels of teaching in the profession.

If you are interested in private tuition then please do not hesitate to get in contact.