BMUS Honors Degree in Piano Performance and Composition, BTEC Diploma in Piano Performance
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Robert W Laird is a classically trained pianist from Scotland.
Robert studied under the tutelage of Simon Coverdale at the Ian Tomlin Academy of Music, Edinburgh Napier University.
He holds an Honors Degree in Piano Performance and Composition. Robert also holds a BTEC Diploma in Piano Performance and has been teaching professionally as a specialist Piano Tutor for over 9 years.
Currently Robert teaches full-time from home, composes for film, games and TV and is the WA Honorary Representative for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).
After a number of years living in Edinburgh performing and teaching, Robert decided to focus more on his composition and passion for teaching. This brought him to Australia where he has been teaching for the past 5 years.
The focus of his teaching methods differ from student to student, however there is a fundamental core that every Pianist must have and therefore extra exercises/etudes and concert repertoire are expected be completed along side the minimum ABRSM/AMEB examination requirements. Weekly quick studies/duets also make up the bulk of extra material in classes.
Classes focus primarily on performance practice, practice methods and an individual approach to technique. Dorothy Taubman’s methodology plays a role in technical approach.
Theory is also covered up to Grade 5 but after this it is recommended separate classes are held if students wish to pursue higher theory levels. However, whilst studying exercises and pieces all students must be able to dissect the structure and harmony in order to further build a strong fundamental understanding of music. This will also help with learning material faster and more efficiently. It also helps with memorisation.
Limited slots are available. Robert is looking for serious students wanting to further their piano studies. The lessons teach children a number of key character strengths that will benefit not only their music practice, but indeed any other studies they may wish to undertake.
Classes are paid for upfront by a term-by-term basis. A consultation and meeting is offered to ensure Tutor and Student work well together. Please only serious applicants should enquire. For more information and to receive the terms and conditions please contact Robert directly.