Melissa is a classically-trained musician who enjoys music of all genres and styles. She achieved her Bachelor of Music (hons) performance degree in the US in 2003 and began teaching both voice and piano privately in 2007 in the UK.
She has been teaching piano in Australia since 2013. As a mother of young children herself, she is particularly understanding and encouraging of young, budding musicians and enjoys teaching beginners up to Grade 5 and potentially beyond.
Her teaching style is largely student-led and she is happy for students to work at their own pace. Her chosen method is Bastien, using all four of the books for a well-rounded approach to not just piano playing but general musicianship as well. This sets children up well to move on to other instruments in addition to piano if desired.
**Fees are $55/hr. 30min, 45min and full hour lessons are available, in the student's home. Melissa can give a recommendation on lesson time depending on age and ability if that is helpful to you. Books/materials generally run around $40-$50 a year.