Lorraine Liyanage


I am a Londoner born and bred - originally from West London but now living in East Dulwich.

I am a piano teacher, harpsichordist and concert promoter. I love performing and play at many venues in London and beyond.

I teach music to both children and adults. I work at the SE22 Piano School, a private piano teaching studio in the heart of East Dulwich, South London. I teach classical piano, cello, jazz piano and lots of improvisation.

Some of my current performance repertoire includes William Byrd, Scarlatti, Soler, Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Handel and lashings of Bach (all of them!). I also enjoy performing pieces by living composers such as Karen Tanaka and Lera Auerbach. I also know plenty of Cockney tunes!

I run two piano groups in London, the London Piano Meetup Group and the South London Concert Series with my colleague Frances Wilson. I am also the founder of the Dulwich Piano Festival, a competition for local musicians of all ages that includes both piano and harpsichord classes.

I have also created aural training software to help students prepare for the Music Aptitude Tests (MAT) for secondary school entry. These are currently the only training tests available online to help students prepare for the MAT and the resources have helped many students secure a music scholarship place at their chosen school.

  • Work
    • East Dulwich