Welcome to Pianoforte Music Methods!
My home studio provides private piano tuition in Bentleigh East.
I teach all ages and all levels.
I take a holistic approach to teaching my students, catering lessons to their individual needs, strengths and interests.
I provide a range of teaching methods depending on the student, from beginner, intermediate and advanced.
I have a particular interest in modern styles like rock, jazz, latin and blues. I particular enjoy teaching composers like Christopher Norton, Daniel McFarlane and Elissa Milne. However my emphasis is on teaching AMEB Classical and Piano for Leisure and I provide a diverse program to cover as many composers and styles as possible to create a well-rounded music education.
Approximately 80% of my students sit exams, but I'm very happy to teach piano for leisure and enjoyment.
I also have a developing interest in incorporating music games and music apps in my studio.
I've been teaching instrumental piano for over 10 years and have worked in several primary and secondary schools around Melbourne.
Having trained, taught and mentored at Yamaha Music School for several years, it has given me a breadth of experience in teaching young children, using a combination of singing, playing and theory in class.
Along with teaching private one-on-one piano lessons, I also teach AMEB music theory, and prepare students for entry into Victorian Eisteddfods, and auditions for school Music Scholarships.
Qualifications and Certificates:
Bachelor of Music from University of Melbourne
Certificate IV in Audio Engineering from SAE Melbourne
Current Working with Children Check
Current National Police Certificate.
Feel free to check out my studio's Facebook page: Pianoforte Music Methods