Most aspects of theory are covered in the lesson, but once a student reaches the equivalent of 4th or 5th Grade AMEB on their instrument, additional time is required to be devoted to the study of music theory. This might mean an additional 15 minutes attached to the regular piano lesson time for Prelim-Grade 2 Theory but for higher grades, it can mean an additional 30 minute lesson.
Alternatively, you may be learning another instrument with another teacher and wish to take separate theory lessons with us at our Lilydale studio.
VCE Music Performance Tutorials
If your daughter or son would like some additional help in understanding the VCE Music Performance aural, musicianship and analysis components, in preparation for the end of year written and aural examination, please call us to discuss how we can help. Weekly individual classes commence in late January of each year continuing through to November. Individual tutorials are 45 minutes for Unit 1 and 2 students and 60 minute for Unit 3 and 4 students. Enrolments will not be accepted after April for these tutorials.
Online Piano Lessons
Some students may find it more convenient to have regular online lessons for piano instead of attending in person . This is a great option if you reside in a remote location. Online lessons are suitable for students who are 10 years of age or older. Parents are always welcome to "sit in" on the lesson. Students need to have access to an iPad, tablet, Surface Pro, Laptop or Desktop computer, with either an inbuilt camera and microphone or separate webcam, and a high speed internet connection. The lesson would be delivered through a suitable app such as Zoom or Messenger. Please phone us or send an email to see if this option is suitable for you.
Pre-School Music for 4+5 year olds
Often parents request piano lessons for their very young son or daughter, but the child is just not ready to sit at the piano bench and focus as an older student might do. The child does however benefit from singing, walking to the beat, clapping rhythms, learning simplified notation, making up short tunes, playing xylophones and untuned percussion and playing musical games in a structured sequential program. If this sounds like the program for your daughter or son, then phone us to discuss our special pre-school program.
Regular piano lessons may commence when the child is 5 years old and can read.
Summer Theory Dash 2023
Each summer we offer an online fast-track summer theory option for Grades 1, 2 or 3 AMEB Theory in January. There will be 10 individual lessons of 30-45 minutes duration, which will be held daily over a fortnight on weekdays between 9th-20th January. Most course work will be completed during the lesson and there may be homework set in order to complete the grade. After completion of all work, students may enrol with the AMEB to complete the exam online. Spaces are limited. Please email to register your interest by January 2nd