At my easily accessible home studio in Barton in Canberra's inner south I welcome both children and adults who are keen to start learning to play or to extend their piano playing. I offer individual and small group lessons, using engaging and contemporary approaches to the piano.
I have particular experience working with adult beginners and adults returning to the piano after a long break.
Beginners will follow the 'Simply Music' piano program. This innovative Australian program gets you playing from the first lessons and provides extensive home-study materials — videos, audios and printed notes. In lively and enjoyable group or private classes, you’ll be playing a huge variety of music from all genres — classical, blues, jazz, pop.
My aim is to help students at all levels and ages enjoy the many rewards that a commitment to playing the piano can bring. Students will develop strong basic skills while exploring the flexibility and creativity the vast piano repertoire offers. Students will learn to read music confidently and to understand musical concepts. I encourage all students to play accompaniments and duets and to explore the types of music they most enjoy.
Students will play on both an acoustic grand piano and on a digital (electric) keyboard so that they’re comfortable playing on any instrument.
I ask all students to attend a free introductory session. Please get in touch to discuss how I can help you or your child discover or re-discover the joy and stimulation of playing the piano.