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A little bit about us...

Husband and wife team Alistair and Hannah met at Edinburgh University in 2004 whilst studying for their BMus degrees.  They share a love for all types of music and a passion for teaching, aiming to instil a lifelong love of music in their students.


Two Bees was founded through a mutual philosophy which engages all aspects of music. They firmly believe that an all round musical education breeds better pianists and better results in exams and competitions


Both Hannah and Alistair have been teaching privately for over 10 years, with a particular focus on integrating technique, theory, history, harmony and improvisation. They are also writing a new piano method for adults with a strong focus on harmony.


Together, Hannah and Alistair have run workshops  for children including Songwriting and Meet the Guitar. They have also both spent time studying the Alexander Technique, used by many actors and musicians, which is about overcoming habits affecting posture and thought processes.


They have two young sons who play music with them every day!   

Hannah Cahill


Hannah Cahill was born in London and began learning the piano at the age of 11, whilst at Godolphin & Latymer School. She went on to study music at Edinburgh University under the direction of Peter Nelson and John Kitchen where she gained a Bachelor of Music degree (BMus (hons) ) in 2005, specialising in History, Counterpoint and Electroacoustic Composition.


In addition to her private teaching, from 2010 - 2012 Hannah co-directed Cactus Music School, putting on one day musicals and workshops for children as well as a series of lighthearted talks on music history, Beer & Bach, for adults in a London pub. She also spent time working in Edinburgh's children's hospital, using music as part of the rehabilitation process.  She is currently writing a new approach to music theory for children.


Hannah specialises in Music Theory and teaches our intensive courses.


Hannah is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM).


Email hannah@two-bees.co.uk

Alistair Bankier


Alistair Bankier was born in Glasgow  and began learning the piano at the age of seven. He studied music at Edinburgh University under the direction of Peter Evans, Nigel Osborne and John Kitchen, specialising in Piano Performance and Harmony & Counterpoint. After gaining his Bachelor of Music (BMus (hons) ) in 2006, he moved to London where he now lives.


In addition his private teaching, Alistair has  performed both as a soloist and with orchestras. He spent time working wth inmates in an Edinburgh prison using music as part of the  rehabilitation process.


Alistair specialises in teaching piano to adult beginners.


Alistair is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


Email  alistair@two-bees.co.uk