Students in this category range in age from 5 to 12. While kids at the younger end of the age range are great fun to teach and will respond very well to learning music, they obviously need specific teaching techniques to allow them to progress. Every child has unique strengths and requirements, and I structure the lesson program with a combination of techniques to build on their natural enthusiasm and energy.
Students at the older end of the range may be undertaking AMEB exams, and will generally reach Grade 3 or 4 before going on to high school. Grade 4 represents the last of the beginner grades; the step to Grade 5 is a significant advance.
High School Students
Generally, high school students will have undertaken some music study while in primary school. High School students who progress to Grade 5 Piano will need to consider complimentary Musicianship studies.
High school students should aim to complete at least Grade 6 Piano, together with Grade 3 Musicianship by the end of Year 12. Music can be selected as an elective in Year 10, 11 and 12, with piano being the main focus. Most tertiary institutions will require at least Grade 6 as a prerequisite for undertaking further piano or music studies.
Whether you are returning to the piano after a break, or a new student eager to get playing, I can help you on your musical journey. Whether you want to play for fun, relaxation, or performance, I can guide you in whatever your goal may be.
I strongly emphasize not just learning the notes on the page, but understanding the context of the music being learnt; the “when, who, why” the music was written, and encourages students to think of playing music as a form of communication
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