My philosophy on learning the piano is simple: everyone can learn to play the piano. I’m a subscriber of deep practice and smart learning. I believe everyone can learn to play the piano, and they don’t have to start at age 5 to play well.
I encourage delving deeper into any piece that is learnt or memorised and feel that it is more important to understand its underlying structure and journey. Memorising notes in a brute-force method is not the way I go. Similarly, mindful deep practice of a piece with intention and understanding goes a lot farther than repeatedly playing the same notes over again without engaging the mind.
Above all, my goal is to make piano a meaningful avenue of personal expression for players regardless of level.
Classical and Light Classical Music. Due to my philosophy of brain over brawn in the learning process, I integrate basic music theory alongside any piece that is being taught. Ability to recognise patterns and voices particularly are emphasised, and tied in with the memorisation and performance techniques I teach.
Lesson Policies and Price
Lessons are offered on a weekly basis in 30 or 60 minute sessions.
The tuition for lessons is $50 per half hour/ $100 per hour. This reserves a weekly time slot for the student.
Lessons are given at home on a grand piano. Students are expected to have access to a piano for practice.
Students are expected to purchase the required sheet music for lessons.
Please feel free to contact me by phone, email or simply use the contact form below if you have any questions or would like further information.