piano teacher Otford

We are a group of
Uni Students looking for piano tutor work in Otford ….

We offer you 1 on 1 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 Otford home – one of us will be available, and will be able to provide you a very reasonable 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.

Kayla

Piano Tutor & Co-ordinator

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.

Ray

Piano Tutor

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.

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 Otford – 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 Otford traffic to get to your piano classes.

Do your piano teachers come to Otford? 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 budget keyboard is ok for beginners.

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

When do you offer Otford piano lessons?

We typically offer after school lessons, on weekday afternoons to evenings, our Otford 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 five can begin learning the piano and basic music theory.

Our Otford piano tutors 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 Otford 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 Otford group  piano lessons?

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 one on one 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 begin 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 Otford piano tutors qualifications?

Only the best Otford 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 lessons once a week.

But 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 consider the best approach 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 history likely had lessons on a day-to-day basis. We will frequently find that main authors and pianists came from a musical family and their first teachers were frequently 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 Training is NOT Sufficient

This is how weekly piano lessons must work. The teacher listens to what the student trained in the previous week. The trainer would then give ideas on how to get better or teach new ideas to develop the young pianist both technically and musically. From there, they may add some training tips and suggestions on what and how to practice in the succeeding week. The student would then practice for a week according to the trainers suggestions and this would carry on from week to week.

Sadly this is very hardly the way lessons happen. This all concludes one very vital thing. That the student in fact rehearsed. Unfortunately more often than not the teacher will come to a lesson only to discover that the student did not practice. Oh no! What does the tutor do now? Train with the student of course!

That’s what takes place if the student just did not practice, but sadly even if the student DID train this may still be the outcome. Why? Because practicing is tough.

Why Practicing is Difficult

Let’s think about what we’re asking young children, perhaps as young as 5, to do. The best way to practice is to eliminate all diversions sit down at the piano and work on segments of music that the student cannot so far play.

Playing from the beginning of a piece is more often than not an unproductive use of time. Playing a minor section gradually and accurately is often a condition of good practice. Then repeating it over and over and over. Then they would need to find one more minor section they are not happy with and do it again.

I’m finished making things easier here, but the point is to assist us know how challenging that is. How long should train be? I would be happy with fifteen minutes from a young child and 30 minutes from an older child. How many five year olds do you know that could concentrate well for fifteen minutes without getting distracted. Or even better, how many adults 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 exciting thing happens when the teacher is sitting there. You have the tutor leading the student telling them what they need to train and how many times to repeat it. The trainers can rectify bad habits and improper pose. These are things a young child, or even an adult would have a tough time doing in a determined way.

How Frequent Should Lessons Be?

For full success lessons should be held as often as feasible. If a student can allow lessons everyday, they’ll develop many multiples sooner than a student taking lessons once a week. It’s as simple as that. Most of the lessons will be the trainer just rehearsing with the student. But that rehearse is absolutely invaluable.

Realistically

No not many of us can afford to take a lesson everyday with their teacher. Not only that, but not every person needs to become the next Mozart. So determining how frequent to take lessons indeed depends on your goals. Think about exactly what you’re looking for in lessons. Let’s describe some shared goals.

Ambitions 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 ambitions for piano lessons is just to play one piece, evidently lessons daily really aren’t wanted. You may actually be capable to even learn on your own!

A piano coach will always be supportive and create the music sound the best it can. If fund is a problem though, see if you can discover a tutorial of the piece on YouTube. If you never desire to study anything else, then it matters a lot less whether you are playing absolutely right or not.

Although this all changes if you desire to, or you desire your child to take this indeed sincerely. It doesn’t take place frequently, however I have a few students that would take an hour lesson 3 days a week, and then another hour of music principle for a total of 4 hours a week of lessons. These students are always the top.

You get what you put in. If you don’t take lessons very seriously, you won’t get as much delight out of lessons as if you put your complete emotion into it. As a pianist I can tell you that the joy that arises 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.

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

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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!

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