PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS
We recognise that every student is unique and requires an individual approach. We choose the techniques which best suit each student and adapt our teaching style accordingly.
Some students use visual techniques, some prefer a tactile approach and many favour learning by ear.
The school incorporates various methods such as Suzuki, Orff, Kodaly and Traditional Pedagogy.
We have discovered that the most successful way to teach a student is to combine and connect many different methods.
At our school, there is always a strong emphasis on learning to read music. Music reading and theory concepts can be taught in an enjoyable way with game-based activities. We also incorporate Music for Little Mozarts Bastien, Lina Ng, Faber and Alfred Piano Methods into our lessons.
The majority of students sit for AMEB exams in Practical and Music Theory. Exams provide motivation and the benefit of working toward a clear goal.
Our lessons are planned and structured. Teachers set small, achievable tasks each week, which are notated in a homework diary.
For piano students there are 2 syllabuses to choose from; Piano, and Piano for Leisure.
For singing students, we use the AMEB Singing for Leisure syllabus, which contains enjoyable repertoire from different genres, including Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre and Jazz.
We will also be introducing the new AMEB Musical Theatre Course (launched in October 2015 by Lisa McCune and Sylie Paladino) and the new Rockschool syllabus, which is a contemporary music program for guitar, drums, bass, vocals, keyboard and bands.
We recognise that music is often best enjoyed when there is some freedom to explore the instrument. We are committed to incorporating contemporary methods in the lessons. We download the most recent popular music and encourage improvisation techniques and original composition. These techniques foster a love of music and inspire young musicians.