Styles: All Musical Genres! Contemporary, Popular, & Classical Method & Technique, Blues Etc.
Jazz Piano/Theory & Creative Music Teaching Specialist.
Suitability: Any Age! All Levels: Beginner Keyboard & Piano to Advanced. Children & Adults Welcome
Qualifications: B.Mus; Adv. Dip Jazz; Dip. Teach; Dip. ABRSM; B.Sc, IRMT Member.
To create a unique mutually beneficial - student/teacher connection, understanding each students needs.
To become a skilled educator - with a creative, adaptable approach – enabling students to not only learn & meet objectives & outcomes; - but stimulate individual interest, & enquiry into music & education – empowering them
to see the benefits for themselves and their contribution to the community.
FUN FUN FUN! I believe all music lessons should be Fun! & serve the individual needs of each student. Be it learning to play a few songs of choice, or follow a long-term path; - I aim to encourage students to direct their own learning; - and foster good habits & technical skills that will encourage further creative musical enquiry. In all lessons - Repertoire, Ear training, Sight Reading & Musicianship is taught. Irrespective of age & ability, - in all lessons students will learn fundamental technical aspects and theoretical (harmonic, chord-scale relationships) - principles using both classical and jazz teaching methods. These are built upon in subsequent lessons to be used in music reading, theory & understanding & use in improvisation.
Beginners & Children: Of course require a little more guidance and direction. My primary goal is to foster a lifetime of musical enjoyment in young students! I believe the key to teaching music to children is loads! of enthusiasm & energy! Individual piano & keyboard classes start around age 7 upward and are very interactive. Along with learning fun, personally chosen - songs, children & beginners will develop strong reading & listening skills and some basic creative skills.
Specialty Jazz, Blues, Pop lessons: Focus on different musical styles, history and more advanced concepts of harmony, (chord-scale relationship for chart reading & improvisation). By the end of a terms lessons will be able to compose & improvise simple tunes & ideas. As well, & read, interpret & play "leadsheets" of popular or jazz songs (chords & melody). Classes are often for those with a few years of basic understanding of piano. After a series of lessons students will have the tools to play interpret & self direct their own learning of songs.
It is completely up to you - how youd like your lessons structured! We will mutually make a plan of learning outcomes and skill sets - after our first longer introductory lesson!
Please call to discuss your special requirements today. All enquiries welcome!
I also offer the following:
1: Jazz & Modern Music Course (10 week Course - learning to improvise and how to play in a band! Chords, melody, harmony - some existing piano ability required)
2: Adult Group Lessons: (Max 3 persons, 45mins -1hr).
3: Mobile Lessons: (I can come to you. Wellington City Area Only Minimum 1 Hour, Travel Surcharge).
4: NCEA Tutoring: (Registered Secondary Music Teacher)
Beginners Intermediate - Keyboard & Piano Lessons: PREBOOKED: 10 x 30min Lessons: $350.
Advanced Students / Jazz Modern:
Advanced/Jazz: PAY AS YOU GO: $70/hr OR $95 - 1.5hrs OR 6 Hrs PREBOOKED (Scheduled as desired) - $400.
Mobile lessons also available. (Minimum 1 Hr lesson, Travel Surcharge applies).
Teaching Studio located in Mt Cook
References available upon request.