What makes us special?

What makes us special?


Our Founders

Yumi had been trained classically in Japan and received her training from acclaimed Opera singers, such as Misato Iwamori. She had worked together with Dzvina to establish a music center, which brought great success by developing new programmes of study and opportunities. She now teaches at her home studio and has an impressive flow of students, adults and children, who achieve outstanding results in their ABRSM examinations and is working as a private tutoring consultant. Together with Dzvina she cofounded ‘The Music Castle’ (TMC), as many students in the area expressed that it would be great to offer group music classes.

Yumi Ishitani

BMus- Goldsmiths University of London. Vocal and Piano Teacher. Specialist in educational outreach.


Dzvina has always been an advocate for promoting musical experiences to all ages. Trained as a classical pianist, she embarked on her teacher training and came across many challenges in today’s education system. She found that the numbers of music students were rapidly decreasing, and felt that there was not enough

musical outreach. After graduating she pursued a career in Music Education. She now works in a Secondary School while developing courses at ‘The Music Castle’ (TMC).

Dzvina Stepanyak

BMus, PGCE and DipABRSM in Piano Performance. Graduate from University of Cambridge.


Musical Learning Made Easy

Steps to Success


Initial Experience

Join our FREE Trial experience to find out more about your instrument and get to know us in person!


Starting your lessons

Once you begin, your learning will be tailored to your strengths to make your learning fun and progressive. You will be taught and guided by professional music teachers, who themselves love a challenge!


Exams, Concerts and Great Musical Opportunities

Are you enjoying seeing the amazing results of your practice and hard work? We are too! We want you to achieve the best results, and to showcase all the talent to others!

Individual Lessons

Best for Adult Learners and those doing advanced study and exams!

Group Lessons

Best for Beginner to Intermediate players, who wish to build on their skills and try for exams!

Workshops and Community Instrumental Lessons

Best for thriving music departments and students wishing to pursue music at GCSE and beyond!

Not sure which is the best option for you?

Come for a FREE trial and find out!

Contact Info

Whether you’d like to book a FREE trial, or find out more, contact us below:

11 Blackheath Village, Blackheath, London SE3 9LA



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