Enthusiastic and very experienced teacher of numerous instruments & theory.
I have taught private music lessons for over 35 years having extensive experience with all aspects of tuition. I understand what it takes to be successful, with over 280 students sitting for examinations gaining solid results.
Numerous students have achieved fantastic results by passing their Diplomas in performance with both piano and electronic organ, one student gaining a high distinction for her A.Mus.A., while many students also passed theory exams with outstanding success. I have entered many students in Eisteddfods with over2,000 entries, all being very successful, including numerous Championship winners. I accompanied and nurtured a student (who won the Australian Yamaha Organ Festival in Melbourne) to Tokyo where she received a third placing in the World Final. Many students have also been very successful with numerous festivals, talent quests and concerts. I also teach the violin, a very special instrument in my life.
For two years I had the fantastic opportunity to perform with the NSW Public Schools Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House playing 1st violin. For many years I also played the violin in many orchestras around the Sydney metropolitan area for numerous Musical Societies.
I hold all records of my students dating back many years and I am very proud of my achievements.
I am a professional musician having performed for many years in clubs, concerts, weddings, formal and Informal functions.
With this wealth of knowledge and experience , it is my pleasure to pass this on to my students.
I hold a Certificate for Self Employed People in child-related employment. My certificate number is WWC0874215E. To view, please visit the NSW Commission for Children & Young People website.
I am also an accredited member of The NSW Music Teachers Association having achieved the formal process of recognition by attaining a high level of teaching skills and appropriate Diploma.
Finally, I am an accredited with Conservatorium Mid North Coast and have been an Electronic Organ Examiner with the Australian Music Examinations Board
PLEASE NOTE. I love teaching and my commitment is to make my students feel completely at ease while achieving the results they expect. I do expect consistent attendance and I am agreeable to make up missed lessons whenever possible. No student has to do Exams or Competitions, just learn for fun - but I do encourage goals to achieve.
Richard Crook A.Mus.A CMNC MMTA