piano teacher Coasters Retreat

We are a network of
Uni Students looking for piano tutor work in Coasters Retreat ….

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 teacher to come to your Coasters Retreat home – one of us will be available, and will be able to provide you a very affordable piano tutoring rate.

Currently a student at the University of Technology, Sydney, 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.

Kayla

Piano Tutor & Co-ordinator

Currently a Music student at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, 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.

Ray

Piano Tutor

Currently a student at the University of New South Wales, 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.

Sarah

Piano Tutor

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.

Eric-John

Piano Tutor

Piano Teacher Coasters Retreat – Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to travel anywhere for my piano classes?

At Piano Lessons In Your Home, our trainers teach you in your own home, ensuring you don’t waste time stuck in Coasters Retreat traffic to get to your piano class.

Do your piano teachers come to Coasters Retreat? And on which days of the week?

Please enquire for more information as well as for information on Saturday and Sunday piano class.

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 great for beginners.

Introductory keyboards are an easy and affordable option for households without a piano.

When do you offer Coasters Retreat piano lessons?

We typically offer after school lessons, on weekday afternoons to evenings, our Coasters Retreat 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 Coasters Retreat piano teachers are experienced in tutoring 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 Coasters Retreat 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 Coasters Retreat group  piano classes?

Group piano classes are a great way for your child to socialise, but that’s about where the perks end. 1 on 1 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 private lessons progress a lot faster 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 Coasters Retreat piano teachers qualifications?

Only the best Coasters Retreat 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.

Usually students take piano classes once a week.

On the other hand 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 consider the best way to response to this enquiry is to look at the best of the best and see how often THEY took courses.

Some of the best pianists in the past likely had lessons on a day-to-day basis. We will often find that key composers and pianists came from a musical upbringing and their primary trainers were often one of their parents. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven just to name a few had parents who were musicians and probably gave them daily lessons.

Piano Practice is NOT Adequate

This is how weekly piano lessons should work. The teacher listens to what the student trained in the previous week. The teacher would then give recommendations on how to improve or explain new concepts to develop the young pianist both technically and musically. From there, they may add some practice tips and suggestions on what and how to practice in the following week. The student would then practice for a week according to the teachers suggestions and this would carry on from week to week.

Unfortunately this is very hardly the way lessons happen. This all assumes one very vital thing. That the student actually practiced. Sadly more often than not the tutor will come to a lesson only to discover that the student did not rehearse. Oh no! What does the tutor do now? Rehearse with the student of course!

That’s what turns out if the student just did not train, but sadly even if the student DID rehearse this might still be the outcome. Why? Because practicing is challenging.

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 practice is to remove all distractions sit down at the piano and sort out on segments of music that the student cannot until now play.

Playing from the beginning of a piece is more often than not an unproductive use of time. Playing a minor segment slowly and correctly is often a requirement of good rehearse. Then recapping it over and over and over. Then they would want to trace one more small segment they are not happy with and do it again.

I’m over simplifying here, but the fact is to aid us understand how hard that is. How long should practice be? I would be pleased with fifteen minutes from a young child and thirty minutes from an older child. How many 5 year olds do you know that could be attentive well for fifteen minutes without getting unfocused. Or even better, how many adults do you know that could do the same?

And yet teachers anticipate that kind of practice every week from their students. Realistically it is rarely if ever going to happen that way. But an interesting thing happens when the coach is sitting there. You have the tutor leading the student telling them what they need to practice and how many times to repeat it. The teachers can rectify bad habits and improper posture. These are things a young child, or even an adult would have a hard time doing in a determined way.

How Often Should Lessons Be?

For full success lessons should be held as frequent as feasible. If a student can afford lessons everyday, they’ll develop many multiples earlier than a student having lessons once a week. It’s as simple as that. Most of the lessons will be the teacher just practicing with the student. But that practice is absolutely priceless.

Realistically

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 deciding how frequent to take lessons really depends on your objectives. Think about just what you’re looking for in lessons. Let’s define some shared goals.

Objectives for Piano Lessons

  • Play one particular piece
  • Play for my wedding
  • Be able to play as a hobby
  • Study serious as a all-time pursuit
  • Make it a profession

If your objective for piano lessons is just to play one piece, evidently lessons day-to-day indeed aren’t needed. You may actually be capable to even learn on your own!

A piano tutor will always be helpful and craft the music sound the finest it can. If budget is an problem though, see if you can discover a lecture of the piece on YouTube. If you never desire to learn anything else, then it matters a lot less whether you are playing absolutely right or not.

Although this all changes if you want to, or you want your kid to take this indeed seriously. It doesn’t occur often, but I have a few students that would take an hour lesson 3 days a week, and then additional hour of music theory for a total of 4 hours a week of lessons. These students are at all times the best.

You become what you put in. If you don’t take lessons very sincerely, you won’t get as much enjoyment out of lessons as if you put your whole spirit into it. As a pianist I can tell you that the joy that comes from playing mesmerising music is immeasurable. 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.

Or please email us now - Kayla (tutor & co-ordinator) will be in contact with you soon

home piano teacher

Ph. 0431 182 633

2 Crystal St Sydney

Please note:- unfortunately Kayla will not always be in a position where she can answer - but please leave a message

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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!

Renoo Menard

Malabar