Music Theory, Piano
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Online via Webcam
My Musical Education Background
Genres and Subjects Taught
After an intro lesson, students are usually ready to join my accelerated program, which consists of 60 minute weekly lessons. My accelerated program is designed to make home practice easier, through encouraging independence, focus, and efficient practice skills. This translates into learning music more quickly.
I teach students how to read music and play with correct technique from their first lesson, and ensure that learning new music feels achievable. Within 1-2 years, students are able to play different styles of music (e.g. classical, jazz, pop, movie themes), and perform for others, including at my performance classes.
Within 3-4 years of lessons, students are reading, memorizing, and performing music at an intermediate level. My intermediate and advanced students are able to improvise, compose their own music, or make their own arrangements of popular tunes, due to a strong understanding of how music works. I can help students go as far as they wish with their skills.
I also offer the opportunity for committed students to achieve internationally recognized certificates from the Royal Conservatory of Music. The RCM offers piano exams, starting with Prep A and B, then progressing from Level 1 to Level 10, and after that, Diplomas. Completion of these Levels can help prepare students for further music study at university, or for a career in music. Students can take their first piano exam as soon as within 18 months of beginning lessons, if desired.
The best value is annual tuition of $1560 per student, which can be split into 12 monthly payments (averaging $130/month) paid through automatic debit the 1st of every month. The first month’s payment would be $190 to include the annual $60 book and materials fee.
Annual tuition includes 48 lessons in a year. If the student needs to miss a lesson, we can reschedule it as long as I’m given at least 7 days notice by text or email, and these rescheduled lessons are limited to 2 per year.
Lessons are taken once per week at the same time/day, and priority enrollment is given to students who choose annual tuition. You can choose to pay annual tuition upfront for $1460 and save $100.
Another option for sporadic attendance, is to pay for 4 lessons at a time, which would be $140 paid at the first of every 4 lessons, plus a $60 book fee with the first payment. However, these lessons are subject to availability.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I teach almost any age, from the child age 3 up to senior adults. I use materials that are tailored to each student's age, abilities and individual goals.
My Certifications and Awards
I received my certifications and qualifications from Sydney, Australia:
Ph.D in Music Education - University of New South Wales
Graduate Diploma in Music: Classical Performance - Australian Institute of Music.
B.A (Communications) - University of Technology, Sydney.
Accredited Teacher by the NSW Music Teachers Association.
My Musical Influences
My favourite composers for piano include the Russian composers such as Glazunov, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. I also enjoy playing the music of Mozart, Chopin, Debussy and Beethoven, as well as more modern jazz style music.
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