Dr Michael Spacie teaches all levels from absolute beginner to diploma/degree standard in his modern dedicated soundproofed teaching studio. Michael established his successful music teaching practice in February 1987. He has 32 years experience in teaching music privately on a one-to-one basis to the highest possible standard and is Rotherham’s highest and most extensively qualified musician holding, as well as other qualifications in music, Triple Licentiateship in Piano Performance awarded by the major accredited examination boards: LRSM (Licentiate of The Royal Schools of Music); LTCL (Licentiate of Trinity College London) and LLCM (Licentiate of The London College of Music at the The University of West London). These are qualifications that are valued and respected with recognition of expertise and competence.

The LRSM is one of the most prestigious piano performance diplomas in the world and is highly challenging even for the musically able and gifted. For those who do achieve it, the qualification is solid evidence of a musician’s performance capability and musical ability as well as their communication ability both musical and verbal articulacy. The LRSM examiners who were estimable people in the world of classical music wrote: “There was a sense of forward direction through the phrases……The articulation gave focus to the interpretation……Rhythmic energy was sustained……Intricate passages had momentum and direction……Nimble fingerwork was evident……Cheerful in approach as a result of the sprightly articulation and crisp embellishments……The articulation had much focus and you conveyed much of the momentum in the intricate passages……The natural ebb and flow was apparent……Persuasive rubato and tempo changes……Colours were quite pertinent and the singing qualities were conveyed……Technical challenges were controlled in all the pieces.”

The LTCL is highly recognised throughout the world and attracted such comments from the examiners as: “There was a high level of technical security……The whole was expressively played, with an awareness of appropriate style……A deeply emotional presentation of the material……A stylish account……There was an impressive range of tone colours and much mature rubato and phrase shaping……The energy was maintained throughout.”

The LLCM is nationally and internationally recognised and attracted such comments from the examiners as: “There was an admirable sense of occasion evident at this Recital – Thorough preparation was also evident – Admirable translation integrity in the performances of the Bach……You maintained ambience well, – with engaged qualities.”

Dr Michael Spacie also holds the DipABRSM Piano Performance Diploma from The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music as well as the ALCM Piano Performance Diploma from the London College of Music at the University of West London, and also the LVCM(Hons) Piano Performance Diploma from the Victoria College of Music, London.

In addition to the aforementioned piano performance diplomas, Dr Michael Spacie also holds the music degrees of BA(Music), MMus, PhD(Music), the latter qualification enabling the title of ‘Dr’. He also holds a raft of Associate, Licentiate and Fellowship diplomas in various facets of music including a postgraduate Fellow Diploma in Music Literacy – Thesis (Music) – FLCM (Fellow of The London College of Music). This diploma is from the London College of Music at the University of West London which is respected worldwide. A successful thesis will reflect good literary style and academic rigour. Both examiners, the senior academic examiner and the chief examiner gave the comments: “An interesting and generally well researched thesis….convincingly done; a worthy and successful attempt to deal with this fascinating subject.” The London College of Music examinations are nationally and internationally recognised and are unique in the music diploma examination sector in being awarded by a University, i.e. the University of West London. Dr Michael Spacie also holds the FVCM(Hons) in musicology by dissertation and the FVCM(Hons) in composition. A full list of qualifications appear below:-


Dr Michael Spacie has achieved and holds the following qualifications in music; details as follows:-

Practical Performance Diplomas:-

LRSM (Piano Performance)

LTCL (Piano Performance)

LLCM (Piano Performance)

DipABRSM (Piano Performance)
ALCM (Piano Performance)

LVCM(Hons) (Piano Performance)

Academic Diplomas:-

FLCM (Diploma in Music Literacy – Thesis (Music))

FVCM(Hons) (Musicology (by dissertation))
FVCM(Hons) (Composition)

FNCM (Research (by thesis))
FNCM (Diploma in Teaching Music)

DASM(ICMA) (Diploma of Advanced Studies in Music)

LMusNCM (Theory of Music)

AMusNCM (Theory of Music)

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