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Alison Shaw

Alison Shaw


Piano Lessons | Flute Lessons

  • Qualifications: ATCL Teaching Diploma, Trinity Grade 8 (Honours)
  • Pricing: $30/30 mins
  • Styles: Classical, modern, pop, theory
  • Suitability: All ages welcome


Music has always been in my family and I couldn’t imagine life without it.  After obtaining my ATCL (Teachers) as a teenager I have done various things over the years but teaching is now my passion and I am embracing digital exams with my students this year, as well as furthering my own musical qualifications when time allows.

I have a home based studio in Waipahihi with a Yamaha piano, Yamaha keyboard and Elka Organ.  I have an incentive system whereby students can gain rewards through practicing and achievement, through saving stamps and trading them in (for toys/games/music paraphernalia etc).

Teaching Info

I primarily teach reading from music, however being a multifaceted artist, I teach with a strong focus on musical creativity. I encourage students to tap into their own creativity and I tailor lessons according to the individual’s unique needs, abilities and musical preferences.

Practice should be fun and making mistakes is all part of the learning process.  I focus on what can be learnt from our mistakes and view them as a necessary and positive part of learning.  In this respect, I believe in nurturing self‐esteem through good attitude, validation and setting developmentally appropriate goals.

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