Lessons focus upon engaging and developing the student’s enjoyment of music and developing a broad set of skills: playing a range of pieces, reading notation and developing technique. We will also introduce improvisation, writing and composition skills, rhythmic, aural and sight reading skills.
Students will be encouraged to try a broad range of repertoire from classical/art music to folk songs, popular songs, jazz, blues and film music. The excellent AMEB Piano and Piano for Leisure syllabuses provide a comprehensive structure and set of goals for many students. There will be opportunities to take part in performances, masterclasses and competitions. In each case, I will adapt my curriculum to a student’s unique abilities, aspirations and tastes.
Need more convincing? Here is an animation about the amazing effects that learning an instrument has on the brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=R0JKCYZ8hng