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Mark Bradley – Four4 Music Academy

Mark Bradley – Four4 Music Academy

Auckland

Piano Lessons | Keyboard Lessons | Online Lessons


  • Qualifications: AMusNZ. BA/BCom.
  • Pricing: $300 per month
  • Styles: Classical, Pop, Jazz.
  • Suitability: Fully Online Piano Studio for all ages and all levels. My strength is teaching beginner musicians :)

Bio

Mark is a very experienced pianist and has gained his Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the New Zealand Music Examinations Board. He is also  proficient on the Clarinet, Saxophone and Guitar.

Mark regularly plays piano and keyboards for various large musical productions in Auckland. These have included Wicked, Les Miserables, the international tour of West Side Story, Sister Act, Disney’s Aladdin, School Of Rock, We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia, Evita, Phantom Of The Opera and The Book Of Mormon.

As an educator, Mark has taught various instruments at Kristin School, Saint Kentigern College an d Sacred Heart College. He has also taught for various Musical Theatre programmes including StageAntics, Auckland Academy of Performing Arts (APAA) and for Broadway Dreams Foundation NZ. Accompanying for exams, NCEA performances in various schools and cabaret events are also regularly on his schedule.

Mark has a wide variety of experience in music, particularly in piano, and brings this breadth of knowledge through into lessons.


Teaching Info

Mark’s ultimate goal as a teacher is to create versatile and independent musicians who can learn, play and create new music on their own. This is what the Four4 Music Academy aims to achieve.

Students work through the Supersonics Piano Method; and through the Musico website, they are provided with video lessons for every piece they work on, including demonstrations, audio backing tracks and sheet music.

Students are motivated to progress through the method book, achieving each module as they go. Pieces can be signed off during lessons or students can upload their own video or audio to be signed off by their teacher outside of lesson time. They are then also free to move ahead with more advanced video lessons if they are capable rather than waiting for their weekly lesson..

Once students are past the ‘beginner’ stage of playing, an examination process is encouraged as this provides concrete progression and results every 6 to 12 months. In saying that, if the pressures of examinations are not your style or do not fit your goals then that is totally fine, it is not a necessary route to follow in order to become an accomplished musician.

Theory is always taught concurrently with any instrumental lesson, but the theory focus may change depending on the genre and style we are playing.

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