Cristian Van Schuerbeck Piano Teacher.
Cristian teaches piano in Teddington to children and adults of all ages and skill levels. He also organises recitals once a year at the Normansfield Theatre in Teddington and has a great relationship with parents and students from many of the schools in the area to name a few: Newland House, Collis Primary, St Mary and St Peters, Teddington School, Waldegrave School. Cristian started playing the piano at age 3, since then he has developed his music in many different areas, composing solo albums, advertising and giving music production advice to bands, actors and performers.
Cristian roots are Belgian and Chilean, he is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Cristian’s children Emerson and James were born in the UK and his wife Sarah is a primary school teacher from England.
Cristian’s main inspiration on the keyboards/Piano is Keith Emerson from Emerson Lake & Palmer – a british musician considered by many the most accomplished keyboard player in Rock History along Rick Wakeman. Cristian met Keith in 2010 at the Wembley arena and a few years later shared the same piano backstage with Keith at the Barbican. The relationship with the Emerson family became stronger and a year after Keith’s passing Cristian became Keith Emerson’s son and grandson piano teacher, giving the family advice and guidance with music sheet that was unreleased. Ethan Emerson (Keith’s grandson has performed with a 60 piece orchestra at the Birmingham Hall and played at venues in Italy and America thanks to Cristian tuition and advice.
In terms of classical inspiration Cristian influences are Bach, Beethoven, Mussorgksy but his also enjoys modern contemporary classical composers such as Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma and Yann Tiersen.
In 2000 at only 19 years of age Cristian composed the original music for a photo agency (Fotosashion) and aired on E! entertainment TV Wild On.
In 2004 Cristian toured the Netherlands with the American band All Too Human and also gained experience in Piano Bars across the UK meeting director Giles Tingey giving Cristian amazing advice. Giles is currently the singer of one of the most known Queen Tribute bands in the World.
In 2005 Cristian produced his first solo album entitled “My Experiences”
Cristian moved to Paris in 2007 where he specialised in recording, mixing and music productioon.
In February 2009 Cristian returned to London to produce several rock bands. He also established his own business teaching piano and production in Teddington, South West London, having over 100 students in less than a year including music producers, performers (Baby Blue Rapper, Sterling Williams The Lion King and Thriller Musical), Children and adults of all ages.
Continuing his personal development, Cristian performed at Bloodstock Open Air Festival with London based group Biomortal and played keyboards live for Progressive Rock band Aeon Zen, performing with the band at their debut gig at the Luminaire in London. The show received great reviews from “The Classic Rock Magazine presents Prog” Following this performance, Cristian recorded a solo on Aeon Zen’s album The face of the Unknown.
In September 2010 and 2011, Cristian performed the music of Rick Wakeman, Yes and Asia as a solo act for Roger Dean at Trading Boundaries in East Sussex, Roger Dean is well known for his artwork with Yes, Rick Wakeman, Asia among others.
In 2013, Cristian created the original music for Arckit – an innovative lego type product for architecs which is now distributed worldwide.
Cristian divides his time being a father, performing, composing music and expanding his music teaching techniques and abilities.
In 2016 Cristian became Keith Emerson’s grandson piano teacher (Keith Emerson inspired Cristian to play the piano and was part of the band Emerson Lake and & Palmer selling millions of records around the world) Ethan Emerson, which has brought incredible results to his playing allowing him to perform at venues like The Birmingham Symphony Hall in July 2017 – Ethan is constantly improving and working hard to carry on his grandfather’s musical legacy.
Cristian organises piano concerts for his students since 2015 and his latest concert July 2019 was a total success. You can see that from the photos and videos!
In 2018 Cristian created Piano Lessons at Home which is a new vision to piano guidance for parents so they can choose the right tools for their children to play the piano as well as bringing new ideas to the conventional parameters of playing piano as well as making learning fun, boots confidence and creativity to the art of teaching piano.
In 2020 during the special circumsntances of the pandemic with COVID 19 Cristian invested in the latest technology to teach his students via Zoom and other platforms allowing him to teach in a way that the lesson would be almost 100% similar to a presencial lesson.
In 2021 After a year teaching online Cristian has encouraged his students to continue with their goals and many of them have achieved incredible results, sight-reading has improved, focus and concentration doubled and they obtained their piano performance ABRSM grades. Other students continue to learn for fun discovering exciting and beautiful pieces of music from composers like Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma, Yann Tiersen as well as classical composers like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and many others.