My current pupils range from the age of 3 to adults. Parents are welcome to sit in on the lessons or drop their children off and collect them after the lesson. Written feedback and practise techniques are provided each week to aid pupils with their practise and to inform the parents of their child’s development.
Lessons are tailored to each pupil’s learning style and ability rather than based on their age. I use a variety of resources to develop the correct technique, read notation and understand rhythm in order to perform to the best of their ability. Pupils are encouraged to learn for pleasure or work towards their ABRSM exams, which is a qualification that is recognised around the world or towards their AMEB, which is the Australian equivalent. All pupils are provided with the tools to become an independent learner and the resources to have a good understanding of music theory and technique that will last a lifetime.
Adults have different motivations for wanting to learn an instrument. Lessons are tailored to develop basic technique, improvisational and compositional skills, learn pieces for a particular occasion or for training teachers who are wanting to improve their performing and sight-reading skills to have the ability to accompany their pupils.
Having been Head of Music in the UK and Australia, I have structured lessons to support pupils taking Music at school. These lessons are provided for short or long periods to assist pupils with their performance, composition and theory to help them to gain a higher grade for their HSC.