Currently all lessons will be held via Zoom. Please contact me if you would like more information as to how lessons will work.
I hope we can all share music face to face again soon!
Lessons are tailored to students' needs; whether they be for pure enjoyment/ personal development, to build repertoire, prepare for an audition, sing confidently, or work on original material, rhythm and picking techniques and tools for improvisation and song writing.
I am a passionate advocate for strong aural skills as the foundation for musicality. The practice of simply listening and repeating intervals, scales, songs and rhythms can establish a musical ear for life, especially at an early age. My own observations as a teacher over the last 25 years, have shown me that young children (and adults!) learn very quickly by ear and by the time they reach the age of 12/13, they can easily associate written notation with the sounds and positions they have learned vocally, and on their instrument.
I place emphasis on awareness and enjoyment of one's own unique voice with the aim to, strengthen and extend tone and range. Lessons include voice care, breathing and anchoring techniques, warm-up exercises, scale and interval recognition, improvisation, singing confidently in other languages and music theory. I encourage students to explore a wide range of styles including jazz, Latin jazz, and traditional folk. There are so many incredible singers out there from whom to draw inspiration!
Guitar tuition is based on AMEB Classical syllabus as well as other melodic material. Students also have the opportunity to learn chords and strumming technique, to develop their repertoire and to write their own songs. We work on music theory including scales, harmonic theory and understanding and writing basic chord charts. Again, I encourage students to listen to a broad range of styles.
Demystifying music theory is FUN! No matter what instrument a student plays, I encourage them to strengthen their aural skills through listening to, recognising and singing scales and intervals and clapping rhythms. So much confidence can be gained from this practice.
Contemporary music theory encompasses much the same material as classical but goes deeper into the understanding of chords and scales and improvisation.
Most importantly I want students to have fun and feel inspired to play outside of lesson times!
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FEES AS OF AUGUST 2020:
1/2 hour lesson
(children and adults) = $37
(adults) = $70
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