Educational work is at the heart of Robin Zebaida's musical career, in which he has built up an international following, particularly in the Far East where he lived briefly in Hong Kong.
As well as examining at home and abroad for ABRSM, the world's leading provider of graded music exams and assessments, for over a decade up to and including diploma level, Robin Zebaida is in frequent demand for adjudication, masterclasses, lecture recitals and teaching.
His experience in broadcasting - notably for the BBC World Service - and public speaking, combined with a sparkling yet sympathetic manner, and a gift for communicating with young musicians, make him a popular choice at music festivals and competitions.
Final of the Steinway International Youth Competition, Hong Kong 2009
Robin Zebaida regularly adjudicates for Music for Youth, the world's largest youth music festival, and the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association. He was recently also a juror at the Final of the Steinway International Youth Piano Competition and the Jacques Samuel Piano Festival.
Robin Zebaida is renowned for his masterclasses, in piano and musicianship. He has also covered harp, singing and chamber music. He has taught in three languages (English, French and German) and in several countries including:-
Summer Harp Academy, Louisville USA, 2005
Given on a wide variety of musical subjects, on land and at sea, these usually take the form of loosely themed piano recitals enhanced by informative, interesting and inevitably humorous introductions of the works performed.
|I loved the interpretation lectures and masterclasses by Robin Zebaida. Hearing him speak and play was inspiring for the students of all ages and performance levels.|
Lecture Recital: 'Off the Beaten Track', Bangkok, Thailand 2009
This will usually take place in a centrally located studio in London. Robin Zebaida has taught all ages and standards - though mostly focussing on the advanced student - and in several countries and different languages. At home in the UK, he has also taught at the Oratory School and the Hindhead School of Music and holds a current CRB Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.
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It has been my experience that to teach is to learn; that is why teaching, whether one to one or in groups, has played such a central role in my professional career. I am fortunate to have worked with some inspirational musicians, starting at the age of three with my first piano teacher, Ann Driver. She was a favoured pupil of Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, and the author of two books; Music and Movement and Something Particular. She was also amongst the first people to make educational programmes for children in the earliest days of the BBC.
It is both a joy and a privilege to have the opportunity to turn the intensely personal process of learning outwards in my teaching; equally, I find nothing focusses the mind on the essential elements of my own learning quite so vividly as the act of trying to communicate this to others.