We are a network of
Uni Students looking for piano teaching work in West Ryde ….
We offer you private piano lessons for students of all ages and levels in the convenience of your own home.
If you are looking for an eager, professional & reliable piano tutor to come to your West Ryde home – one of us will be available, and will be able to provide you a very affordable piano teaching rate.
Currently a 4th year university student, I am an eager, professional and reliable piano tutor who loves working with students of all ages. I have been playing piano for 14 years and have 3 years of teaching experience. I love to teach students about contemporary and popular music.
Currently a 2nd year music student at the Conservatorium of Music, and I have been playing piano for 16 years. I love all musical styles ranging from classical to jazz to contemporary hits. I am excited to share my passion for music and composition with my students.
Currently a 3rd year university student, I am a Grade 8 Pianist and have completed all AMEB Theory Exams as well. I enjoy teaching and playing music from all genres & love to watch my students have fun with the piano.
Currently a Music/Sound Production student at JMC Academy, I have been playing piano for almost ten years and am an experienced guitar teacher as well! I am passionate about everything to do with music and am most excited to watch my beginner students grow into professional musicians.
West Ryde Piano Lessons – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to travel anywhere for my piano lessons?
At Piano Lessons In Your Home, our teachers teach you in your own home, ensuring you don’t waste time stuck in West Ryde traffic to get to your piano class.
Do your piano teachers come to West Ryde? And on which days of the week?
Please enquire for more information as well as for information on Saturday and Sunday piano lessons.
Do I need to own a piano or keyboard?
We know pianos can be out of people’s budgets, that is why a cheaper keyboard is perfectly fine for beginners.
Introductory keyboards are an easy and affordable option for homes without a piano.
When do you offer West Ryde piano classes?
We typically offer after school lessons, on weekday afternoons to evenings, our West Ryde piano teachers are very flexible and will always try to accommodate the time that suits you best.
Weekend lessons are also readily available, please enquire for more information.
How old should my child be to begin piano lessons?
Children as young as 5 can begin learning the piano and basic music theory.
Our West Ryde piano tutors are experienced in teaching young children who are complete beginners, and have all the patience and personality needed to engage your child and give them best start in their piano journey.
What styles of piano music do you teach?
Our West Ryde piano trainers are qualified to teach all styles of music, whether you’re interested in popular, contemporary, classical, jazz, musical theatre or even Nintendocore (yes, this is an actual genre). However, we encourage our students to explore all genres to show them just how interesting the piano can be.
Why enrol my child in one-on-one lessons? Why not West Ryde group piano classes?
Group piano lessons are a great way for your child to socialise, but that’s about where the perks end. Individual piano classes ensure that your child won’t get left behind, and can learn at their own pace.
In personal experience, piano students learning in individual lessons progress a lot quicker than students learning in group lessons.
Am I too old to start learning to play piano?
NO! There is no set age to start learning a musical instrument, and the best time to start is right this moment – ie Now!
Learn to play your favourite songs, learn how to read music, learn theory, or just about anything you’d like to know about the piano.
Playing the piano is a fun and great way to exercise your creative abilities so don’t just dream about it, start learning.
What are your West Ryde piano tutors qualifications?
Only the best West Ryde piano teachers work with our students.
Our piano teachers:
- highly experienced in teaching all ages and skill levels
- are experienced in playing the piano themselves
- have undergone a NSW Government certified “Working with children” police check
- are very friendly and patient to make students comfortable with learning at their own pace.
Typically students take piano lessons once a week.
However if you just give me a minute of your time, I’ll tell you why that’s often not the best way to go.
I personally believe the best approach to response to this enquiry is to look at the best of the best and see how often THEY took lessons.
Some of the best pianists in the olden times likely had lessons on a daily basis. We will often find that main writers and pianists came from a musical experience and their primary trainers were frequently one of their parents. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven just to name a few had parents who were musicians and likely gave them day-to-day lessons.
Piano Practice is NOT Enough
This is how weekly piano lessons must work. The teacher listens to what the student trained in the previous week. The tutor would then provide ideas on how to get better or impart new ideas to improve the new pianist both technically and musically. From there, they may add some practice tips and recommendations on what and how to rehearse in the following week. The student would then practice for a week according to the tutors suggestions and this would carry on from week to week.
Sadly this is very hardly the way trainings happen. This all concludes one very important thing. That the student actually practiced. Unfortunately more often than not the trainer will come to a lesson only to discover that the student did not train. Oh no! What does the tutor do now? Practice with the student of course!
That’s what turns out if the student just did not rehearse, but unfortunately even if the student DID rehearse this could still be the result. Why? Because practicing is hard.
Why Practicing is Tough
Let’s think about what we’re asking young children, perhaps as young as 5, to do. The best way to rehearse is to remove all distractions sit down at the piano and work on sections of music that the student cannot so far play.
Playing from the start of a presentation is more often than not an unproductive use of time. Playing a small section bit by bit and accurately is often a condition of good practice. Then recapping it over and over and over. Then they would want to pin point another small section they are not comfortable with and do it again.
I’m done making things easier here, but the point is to aid us understand how hard that is. How long should train be? I would be pleased with fifteen minutes from a young child and 30 minutes from an older child. How many 5 year olds do you know that could be attentive effectively for fifteen minutes without getting diverted. Or even better, how many grown-ups do you know that could do the same?
And yet coaches expect that kind of rehearse every week from their students. Realistically it is seldom if ever going to happen that way. But an exciting thing occurs when the teacher is sitting there. You have the teacher leading the student telling them what they need to practice and how many times to repeat it. The coaches can correct bad habits and incorrect stance. These are things a young child, or even an grown-up would have a hard time doing in a focused way.
How Often Should Lessons Be?
For maximum success lessons should be held as frequent as possible. If a student can allow lessons day-to-day, they’ll progress many multiples sooner than a student having lessons once a week. It’s as easy as that. Most of the lessons will be the tutor just rehearsing with the student. But that practice is undeniably priceless.
No not many of us can afford to take a lesson daily with their teacher. Not only that, but not every person needs to become the next Mozart. So deciding how frequent to take lessons indeed depends on your goals. Contemplate about just what you’re looking for in lessons. Let’s outline some common ambitions.
Goals for Piano Lessons
- Play one particular piece
- Play for my wedding
- Be able to play as a pastime
- Study serious as a lasting pursuit
- Make it a job
If your objective for piano lessons is just to play one piece, obviously lessons day-to-day really aren’t desirable. You may actually be capable to even study on your own!
A piano teacher will always be supportive and craft the music sound the finest it can. If budget is a problem though, see if you can find a lecture of the piece on YouTube. If you never want to learn anything different, then it matters a lot less whether you are playing absolutely accurately or not.
However this all changes if you desire to, or you desire your kid to take this really sincerely. It doesn’t happen often, but I have a few students that would take an hour lesson 3 days a week, and then additional hour of music principle for a total of 4 hours a week of lessons. These students are always the best.
You get what you put in. If you don’t take lessons very sincerely, you won’t get as much pleasure out of lessons as if you put your full emotion into it. As a pianist I can tell you that the happiness that comes from playing captivating music is boundless. Don’t miss out!
We are currently students at university's around Sydney We live in various parts of Sydney and are looking for more 1 on 1 piano tutoring students in & around Sydney.
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Kayla teaches all three of our children piano lessons weekly and has done so for more than a year. She is great with the kids (ages 7 to 14). She is not only talented and knowledgeable about music, but also has passionate about the art form.
She has been excellent about keeping them interested and excited about music and performance. I highly recommend the teachers from Piano Lessons Australia!