Music Teacher and Accompanist
Main Areas Taught:
Piano, Conducting, Vocal Coaching
Aural Training, Harmony, Music Theatre, Musicianship, Pipe Organ, Theory
Teaching Location & Hours:
I teach at home where I have a Baldwin concert grand piano. Consequently my hours and general schedule are quite flexible.
MMus Performance (Julliard School of Music, New York), BMus (Hons) (Hendrix College, Arkansas)
Since earning my Masters degree in Piano at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, I have enjoyed a busy and successful performing and teaching career. My performances have taken me around the world as a chamber musician with occasional diversions into performing my favourite piano concertos. My wife and I were a sonata team, and for over 35 years we performed a vast repertoire all over the world. I love playing the piano when I am not teaching or conducting.
Teaching Experience & Approach:
With over 50 years' teaching experience, I am keen to share my incredible musical experiences with aspiring musicians. I feel it is a way to say thank you for such an exciting music career and life that I have.
Levels & Areas Taught:
- advanced pianists
- beginner to advanced conductors
- vocal coaching for opera and/or music theatre.
Sometimes I am willing to teach beginners but admit I prefer to let someone else teach them and later maybe they will come to me.
Preparation for Specific Requirements:
- solo performances
- chamber music performances
As a pianist, I have a very well-developed technique and knowledge of the requirements of solo and chamber music performing and accompanying, as well as techniques for memorizing and practicing efficiently without wasting time.
For further information, please visit my website at www.dobbsfranks.com where you will find a list of my performing repertoire as a chamber music pianist as well as a conductor.
Melbourne, Melbourne North, Melbourne North East, Melbourne North West
Pascoe Vale, most any suburb in Melbourne North
Instruments and Subjects
Choral Conducting, Conducting, Harmony
Styles and Specialities
Classical, Conducting, Music Theatre
Auditions, Ensemble work, Performances, Technique
Accompanist, Specialist Accompanist
Qualifications and Experience
Masters in piano Julliard School of Music New York City - Professional conductor and pianist for over 50 years
Last updated: 21-Oct-2019 12:59 PM