Meet our tutors

We are a team of dedicated and encouraging teachers​ that work together and discuss the progress of all our pupils throughout the session to ensure that our pianists enjoy the process of piano learning and become confident performers. 

Administration team

Andrei and Andreea joined our school in 2020 and oversee administrative tasks at Nite Piano School.

 

The Administration team helps our school run smoothly by replying to all inquiries, while also making sure that all pupils have the necessary information regarding their classes.

 

They are also working on maintaining our website, social media accounts and keep track of the logistics behind our piano competitions.

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Andrei Beldiman

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Andreea Sorlescu

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Ancuta Nite-Doyle
Founder and Director

Ancuta is the founder of the Nite Piano School and as well as performing she absolutely loves teaching piano! Ancuta is also a member of staff at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the University of St Andrews as well as being the Artistic Director of the Ardtornish Piano Retreat Concert Series which is scheduled in June every year at Ardtornish Estate, Lochaline. She has recently performed in Germany and Italy as well as in the U.K. in venues such as Edinburgh's Usher Hall, London's Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre and the New Auditorium at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Ancuta has recently finalised a wonderful project for young pianists in China which consisted of 30 piano lessons for beginner pianists covering a whole year of piano lessons.

As well as teaching and performing Ancuta very much enjoys adjudicating music events and recently she was invited to adjudicate the Yi Yue Classic Piano Competition in China.

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Emily Robertson

Emily studies Sports Science and Nutrition at Glasgow University. 

Emily was taught piano by Ancuta Nite-Doyle for 10 years at the Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh. After finishing school and moving to Glasgow she began to teach at the Nite Piano School. This will be Emily’s third year teaching at the school! She enjoys teaching the wonderful young pianists and seeing them progress. 
As well as her passion for music and nutrition, Emily fills her spare time with rowing for Glasgow University. Emily trains up to 12 times a week and competes across the UK... she likes to keep busy!

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Ashleigh McLachlan

Ashleigh's interest in music began when she started playing the euphonium and piano in school. She is currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is going into her fourth and final year. Ashleigh says she has always had a passion to teach as she loves creating a good rapport with pupils and allows them to develop their skills whilst exploring their own interest in music. Other than playing music, Ashleigh also loves to dance. She has been dancing since a very young age and is looking to study and complete her teaching qualifications under the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD). She has been at Nite Piano School since the beginning of the year and really enjoys teaching the enthusiastic and wonderful pianists!

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Roxana Nite

Roxana graduated from the Music Conservatoire in Constanta (Romania) and she is based in Glasgow where she teaches singing, piano, music theory and is also a choir instructor. She has participated in many recitals and opera performances across Europe and the UK. Roxana is the founder, Artistic Director and Vocal Coach of Clyde Opera Group. She is also a founding member of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Edinburgh and Honorary Cultural Counsellor for the Consulate General of Romania in Edinburgh.

Roxana is very excited to be part of the Nite Piano School. Her wide experience and in-depth knowledge of technique and repertoire are in demand with the next generation of piano players and young musicians. Roxana is a great motivator and loves to empower people to achieve their dream. The result can be a wonderful and rewarding skill which may remain for the rest of life.

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Ben Eames

Ben is a pianist and piano tutor based in Scotland. He has performed as a soloist and ensemble player in a variety of venues in Scotland including The Queens Hall, Edinburgh; Falkirk Town Hall; Albert Halls, Stirling; Stockbridge Parish Church, Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Society of Musicians. Ben has been teaching for several years now, working with complete beginners through to advanced students. Ben studied a Masters of Music in piano performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance studying under Douglas Finch and previously attended the Ian Tomlin School of Music in Edinburgh Napier University with a 1st class Bachelor of Music with Honours studying under Simon Coverdale. As well classical performance and piano teaching, Ben regularly collaborates with musicians and artists on cross-disciplinary projects involving various art forms. 

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Fraser Macdonald

Fraser is studying music at the University of Edinburgh. Previously he studied composition and piano (with Ancuta Nite-Doyle) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Juniors, performing many times, including a solo piano concerto with the Perth Youth Orchestra. He wishes to pursue writing music, so he considers himself very fortunate to have been asked to write two books of short piano studies for use in the Nite Piano School. He enjoyed writing for choir in addition to piano, as he sings in the National Youth Choir of Scotland. He has performed with NYCoS, in the Edinburgh International Festival, the Paris Philharmonic, the BBC Proms, and the Carnegie Hall with Sir John Eliot Gardiner. He took part in a live BBC broadcast in Belgium commemorating World War II, a programme that went on to win two Baftas. During high school he worked as a Creative Musical Assistant for Horsecross Theatre where he accompanied some of their choirs. He has also helped teach music theory and singing games to the kids in the NYCoS Perth Area Choir, where he was able to debut his first choral composition in their 2018 winter concert.