PieterBStyles: 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.

Teaching Goal:

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).


Contact Pieter!

Teaching Studio located in Mt Cook

References available upon request.