Piano Lessons | Keyboard Lessons, Violin Lessons, Viola Lessons | Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music, Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
- Pricing: $30 per 30 minute individual lesson. Most Grade 4+ students have a 45min lesson ($45). Theory marking outside lesson time is charged at half price ($30 per hour). Violin hire available for $50 per term.
- Styles: Classical, Rock, Modern, Contemporary Christian Worship
- Suitability: From 6 years old up to Adults
I am a trained qualified teacher with over 20 years music teaching experience. My aim is to give my students a thorough grounding in instrument technique, theory (reading, writing & understanding music), general musicianship skills, and develop their aesthetic appreciation of what they play. The outcome of this should be that they become independent learners who can pick up a new song and learn it for themselves, join in with school, church or community band or orchestras, and develop any interest they have in composition or arranging. I teach Advanced theory, Piano Grades 1 – 8, Violin & Viola Grades 1-5, and tutoring for NCEA.
i design an individual plan for each student to suit their age, ability & musical tastes. My beginners all play along with backing tracks to aid quick learning, develop aural skills, assist violin intonation (tuning), and ability to keep in time and play with a group. All my students do written theory work to help them understand the building blocks of music and develop good music reading skills. I enter some students for Trinity Classical exams as well as Trinity Rock & Pop exams and get some of the Bay of Plenty’s top marks in these as well as Theory. However, I believe that music is primarily an aesthetic art and exams should only be a tool sometimes used to gain qualifications and test level, but not a goal in them selves. I expect students to practice at least 5 days a week and teach a lot of skills on how to get the most done in the shortest time. I also encourage them to play for fun, play for others and join school or church bands.