I welcome students from the age of 6 through to adults, beginners and more experienced as well as those returning after a break.
Piano lessons may be taken at the studio, or I can arrange to come to your home.
I have over 35 years’ experience in providing motivating piano lessons, in a friendly, nurturing atmosphere, proudly assisting students in reaching their potential and achieving impressive exam results.
What I cover
While learning to play the Piano, your tuition will also include Aural Training, Sight Reading, Theory, Musicianship.
The style of music you will learn includes Classical, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues, Country, Duets, Trios, Broadway and Contemporary.
While sitting for exams is not compulsory, it is an optional pathway once the basics have been learnt. I will facilitate Trinity, ABRSM or AMEB, the latter being recognised for School Certificates at the higher grades.
GROUP THEORY CLASSES are held on one afternoon each month for one hour. The day is yet to be advised. The fee for attending these classes is $20 to be paid in cash on the day.
My fee structure for 2020:
30 minute lesson $37
45 minute lesson $52
60 minute lesson $67
Fees are payable in advance by the term.
I suggest a minimum of 45 minutes per lesson so that the various elements important to a well-rounded and pedagogically sound musical education can be adequately covered. Children under 7 years learn much better with 30 minute lessons taken twice a week, and an involved parent to help them practise between lessons.
Adults at any level will require a minimum of 45 minutes per lesson.
Lessons may be paid for in cash or by direct deposit - no cheques please.
Fees cover not just the time spent in a lesson, but all the preparation I put in to make each class customised to an individual student, as well as all the running costs, admin time, studio expenses, insurance, professional development ...
Studio opening times
The studio is open Tuesday to Friday 2.30pm - 7pm
It is now also open for Saturday afternoon lessons from 2.00pm - 5.30pm.
Lessons may be booked at other times by appointment.
2020 term dates:
Term 1: Tuesday 20th January to Saturday 4th April [11 weeks]
Closed: Sunday 5th April to Monday 13th April
Term 2: Tuesday 14th April to Saturday 4th July [12 weeks]
Closed: Sunday 5th July to Monday 20th July
Term 3: Tuesday 21st July to Saturday 26th September [10 weeks]
Closed: Sunday 27th September to Monday 5th October
Term 4: Tuesday 6th October to Saturday 19th December [11 weeks]
If you cannot attend your scheduled lessons due to holidays, school or otherwise, you are welcome to organise with me to reschedule them as catch-up lessons during the current term, provided reasonable notice is given and that there is a timeslot available. See the Studio Policy for more detail.