- Learn abilities that ensure life-long enjoyment.
- In an informal (recreational) or formal (examination, eisteddfod, audition, other event) context, become familiar with different styles of Classical / contemporary music.
- Music education in a comprehensive sense (outlined below.)
- Pedagogical technique, sight-reading, literacy, ensemble abilities, theory.
- Pedagogical aural skills, improvisation, playing-by-ear.
- Recommended body: Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB.)
- Entries submitted once a basic standard achieved / expression of interest registered.
- Annual (end-of-year) formal recital to perfect presentation etiquette / performance dexterity.
- Five – 17 years.
- Annual (end-of-year) document.
Tuition Induction Process
- Response to initial inquiry / preliminary particulars.
- Studio details / orientation.
- Commencement information / resources required.
- Remuneration templates / perpetual settlement of fees.
- Annual newsletter / electronic book: procedures, policies, terms, conditions.
- Miscellaneous: recommendations / advice.
Beginner Children (Five Years Onward)
Abilities That Ensure Life-Long Enjoyment
What maintains interest in playing the piano long-term is an all-encompassing music education: pedagogical technique, sight-reading, literacy, ensemble abilities and theory (aural skills, improvisation and playing by ear intermittently trained.) Cumulative cross-pollination of competencies means an individual systematically acquires capabilities that remain relevant and satisfying long-term – creating a lasting connection between person and instrument.
A Comprehensive Music Education
Tuition that encompasses a range of fields (pedagogical technique, sight-reading, literacy, ensemble abilities and theory [aural skills, improvisation and playing by ear intermittently trained]) assures mastered competencies can regularly be applied in a variety of contexts, for example as a soloist, duettist, member of a small / large ensemble or accompanist – in both sacred and secular settings.
Beginner Adults / Adults Returning to Piano
Commencing from Scratch
An individual is never too old to begin learning the piano – it’s possible to commence at any age. The journey is often amusing and enjoyable, satisfaction repeatedly gained from the continual improvement in consecutive weekly standards.
It’s possible to experience dormant abilities again, and they’re often less painless to regenerate than thought. Everything does come back, otherwise it’s easy to learn once more.
Adults partake in the teaching and learning process far more dynamically than children – they query everything then progressively use prior experience to seek clarification. Concept-wise, macro rather than micro notions are rapidly understood. Strength-wise, fine motor skills don’t have to be trained from scratch.
Tuition Planned Around Personal Intent
It’s best tuition be commenced with the question, ‘What is your objective?’ Once answered, an agenda can be designed to incorporate personal goals, taking into consideration individual circumstances.
If the week has been tough (impacting practise), it’ll always be okay. Simply let the teacher know – that’s all. There will be no debating excuses or, ‘getting into trouble’, just a supportive environment encouraging continual, manageable progress.