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Uni Students looking for piano teaching work in Birchgrove ….
We offer you private piano lessons for students of all ages and levels in the privacy of your own home.
If you are looking for an eager, professional & reliable piano tutor to come to your Birchgrove home – one of us will be available, and will be able to provide you a very reasonable piano tutoring 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.
Piano Teacher Birchgrove – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to travel anywhere for my piano class?
At Piano Lessons In Your Home, our teachers teach you in your own home, ensuring you don’t waste time stuck in Birchgrove traffic to get to your piano lessons.
Do your piano teachers come to Birchgrove? 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 households without a piano.
When do you offer Birchgrove piano classes?
We typically offer after school lessons, on weekday afternoons to evenings, our Birchgrove 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 Birchgrove 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 Birchgrove piano teachers 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 Birchgrove group piano lessons?
Group piano tutoring are a great way for your child to socialise, but that’s about where the perks end. One on One 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 one on one lessons progress a lot quicker than students learning in group tutoring.
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 Birchgrove piano tutors qualifications?
Only the best Birchgrove 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.
Normally students take piano courses 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 myself think the best approach to answer this question is to look at the best of the best and see how often THEY took courses.
Some of the best pianists in the olden times likely had lessons on a daily basis. We will often find that key composers and pianists came from a musical family and their earliest tutors were frequently one of their parents. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven just to name a few had parents who were musicians and likely gave them everyday lessons.
Piano Rehearsal is NOT Adequate
This is how weekly piano lessons ought to work. The trainer listens to what the student rehearsed in the previous week. The trainer would then provide ideas on how to get better or teach new concepts to develop the young pianist both technically and musically. From there, they may add some practice tips and recommendations on what and how to rehearse in the succeeding week. The student would then practice for a week according to the coaches suggestions and this would carry on from week to week.
Sadly this is very rarely the way classes happen. This all assumes one very crucial thing. That the student in fact rehearsed. Unfortunately more often than not the tutor will come to a lesson only to find that the student did not practice. Oh no! What does the trainer do now? Rehearse with the student of course!
That’s what takes place if the student just did not rehearse, but unfortunately even if the student DID train this might still be the outcome. Why? Because practicing is hard.
Why Practicing is Challenging
Let’s think about what we’re asking young children, perhaps as young as 5, to do. The best way to train is to take out all diversions sit down at the piano and work on parts 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 segment slowly and correctly is often a requirement of good train. Then recapping it over and over and over. Then they would want to pin point one more small segment they are not happy with and do it once more.
I’m over making things easier here, but the point is to help us realise how difficult that is. How long should practice be? I would be pleased with 15 minutes from a young child and thirty minutes from an older child. How many five year olds do you know that could focus well for 15 minutes without getting distracted. Or even better, how many grown-ups do you know that could do the same?
And yet teachers expect that type of practice every week from their students. Realistically it is seldom if ever going to happen that way. But an interesting thing occurs when the teacher is sitting there. You have the teacher leading the student telling them what they need to rehearse and how many times to repeat it. The trainers can rectify bad habits and incorrect pose. These are things a young child, or even an grown-up would have a hard time doing in a determined way.
How Frequent Should Lessons Be?
For full success lessons should be held as often as possible. If a student can afford lessons day-to-day, they’ll progress many multiples earlier than a student having lessons once a week. It’s as simple as that. Most of the lessons will be the tutor just practicing with the student. But that practice is completely priceless.
No not many of us can afford to take a lesson everyday with their tutor. Not only that, but not everyone needs to become the next Mozart. So determining how frequent to take lessons indeed varies on your objectives. Contemplate about exactly what you’re looking for in lessons. Let’s outline some common ambitions.
Objectives for Piano Lessons
- Play one specific piece
- Play for my wedding
- Be able to play as a hobby
- Study serious as a lifelong pursuit
- Make it a job
If your objective for piano lessons is just to play one piece, obviously lessons day-to-day indeed aren’t wanted. You may really be able to even study on your own!
A piano trainer will always be supportive and make 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 desire to study anything else, then it matters a lot less whether you are playing absolutely correctly or not.
However this all changes if you want to, or you want your kid to take this really seriously. It doesn’t take place often, but I have a few students that would take an hour lesson 3 days a week, and then additional hour of music concept for a total of 4 hours a week of lessons. These students are always the finest.
You get what you put in. If you don’t take lessons very honestly, you won’t get as much enjoyment out of lessons as if you put your complete spirit 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!