Why and Who?

Many studies have shown that learning a musical instrument dramatically improves perception, numeracy, language and literary skills. It significantly improves memory retention and reading comprehension, and these results are often obvious after only a few weeks of learning and practising.  Learning to play a musical instrument gives you the opportunity to be creative, helps with personal and social development, and is good for your health too.  In fact, there are no down sides!

Anybody can learn to play a musical instrument.  You are never too young or too old to start learning. You can learn for your own pleasure, or you can sit grade exams, and/or enter competitions; the choice is yours.  Whether you're a beginner or have learned in the past and want to recommit to developing your knowledge and skills, I can teach you to play in any style; in fact, there is nothing I can't teach you at the piano.  

Lesson fees

Your first lesson is FREE!

These are my fees.  For you hard-earned money, you will receive a thorough, professional lesson with much care and focus on your needs.  

Book lessons now for 2017 by clicking on the Book Lesson button below.  

Lesson fees
$40.00 (incl. GST) per half hour, recommended for beginner to intermediate students; young beginners can even start with 15-20 minutes per week

$80.00 (incl. GST) per hour, recommended for intermediate to advanced students


Grade Exams

If you're like me, and work well with deadlines, then you may like to sit grade exams.  You can sit these with any of the examining bodies in Queensland: Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB); Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts (ANZCA); and, Trinity College of Music.    

My teaching philosophy 

I believe that anyone can learn to play a musical instrument.  When I teach, my only goal is to help you achieve your best.  I have much experience in understanding different learning styles, and will adapt my teaching to best suit the way you learn.  I strongly believe that aspects of music training which were once, and still often are, taught separately from the time at the piano, such as theory, aural, sight-reading and general knowledge, should be taught simultaneously while learning repertoire.  In that way, you gain the maximum benefit from all-encompassing learning experiences.