Edward Bettella is a composer-pianist, piano teacher and associate of The Piano Shop Bath. Here he tells the story of his talented pupil, Mateo Davis.
“Mateo was introduced to me for an introductory lesson by his mother, Emma and within a minute of hearing him play I knew he was very talented,” said Edward.
“I was amazed to discover that he had only been playing piano for a year and was entirely self-taught; Mateo had worked out some very challenging pieces by the world-renowned artist Chilly Gonzalez, by watching videos of the pianist on YouTube. It was obvious that Mateo was a naturally gifted pianist and would soon outgrow his basic digital piano at home.”
“Mateo’s mother has been successful in applying to a couple of music bursaries to help purchase a piano, and the Piano Shop Bath were also keen to support Mateo by sourcing him the best possible instrument for his budget.”
“Since receiving the new piano Mateo has been playing it every day and has already been rewarded for his musicianship with a place in the South West Music School. This Centre for Advanced Training develops promising young artists through mentoring, residential tutorials and masterclasses, making it ideal for Mateo to build upon his existing talents.”