Having good technique gives you control, freedom, and enjoyment of your sound. Don't settle for inexperienced teachers who will let you form bad habits - these will only become road blocks to your playing later on.
I have studied with several amazing teachers and am continuously developing myself as a musician and teacher via my own research, training, and creative collaboration with peers. I am constantly broadening my own horizons, which means students receive a well-rounded music education instead of getting bored by working on the same material with the same approach for months on end.
I like to keep well-resourced with teaching materials, such as worksheets, games, flashcards, and iPad apps. I have extensive physical and virtual sheet music libraries, including the up-to-date AMEB piano syllabus. We are sure to find something that will excite and inspire you!
Lessons can include:
- technical work (scales, exercises, warm ups, etc.)
- repertoire (pieces you wish to play or sing)
- music theory
- harmonic analysis
- off-bench activities such as games, rounds, rhythmic ditties (in the Kodaly or Orff pedagogic style)
- ear training
- music history/general knowledge
- performance/exam preparation
- iPad training games
Lessons are given from my home studio in Maylands (just opposite Meltham train station). I have a beautiful Yamaha C5 Conservatory grand piano for students to learn on. Please note that I do not travel to students.
Enrolment and Rates
There are two methods of enrolling as a student - Term or Casual.
Terms are in line with the WA Education Department school term dates.
Payment must be given in advance, at the start of the term.
Your weekly lesson time is guaranteed.
You may reschedule your lesson or receive a lesson credit for the following term if you give proper notice (at least 24 hours).
30 minute lesson: $37
60 minute lesson: $72 / $74 group of two (e.g. siblings attending the lesson together)
Payment in cash at each lesson (or via bank transfer BEFORE the commencement of the lesson).
Lesson time is negotiated on a week-by-week basis, depending on availability.
Only one student may attend each lesson.
30 minute lesson: $40
60 minute lesson: $80
Congratulations on deciding to embark on a new, exciting musical journey! Get in touch now to discuss how we can do this together.