What Can I Teach You?
I can offer lessons in music theory, analysis, composition, and sight reading, as well as practical skills in the following areas:
Beginner Guitar or Bass Guitar
Woodwind – saxophone, clarinet, flute, or recorder
I also run an early music education group program called Rhythm & Rhymes with my colleague Christine (Note: Rhythm & Rhymes groups are on hold for the moment while the studio undergoes repairs).
What Age Group Do I Teach?
I have past experience teaching young adults at university and small groups of preschool-aged children, and currently teach a range of individuals – mostly school-aged, but some of a more mature vintage. I have a Working With Children Check and have partially completed a Certificate IV in Education Support where I learned skills to assist those with learning difficulties. I am willing to work with anyone from age 1 through to 100 (or beyond!).
What Styles or Methods Do I Use?
I can adapt my techniques to suit whatever you want to achieve. Classical, Pop, Jazz, Bluegrass/Opera/Punk Fusion, whatever. There are as many approaches to learning music as there are people to make it.
At our first meeting I will get to know you and work out what will suit your needs, whether that be a formal progression through grades and exams, or an informal, student-led approach purely for your personal enjoyment. I’m also happy to bounce around between instruments if you’re like me and want to try a bit of everything.
Ultimately, I want you to find music practice fun, inspiring, and affordable.
Speaking of money…
We all have our struggles and I dislike how much of a barrier money can be to achieving personal growth and fulfilment. As such, my goal is to keep lesson costs at a level you can afford. If my private lessons are still too expensive for you I recommend organising a group class with some friends/siblings/parents (from personal experience, kids really respond well when their parents are learning a new skill alongside them). These work especially well for ukulele/guitar and singing classes. Maybe you could form a family troupe!
My rates are:
Private Lessons –
$35/30min (this drops to $25 for additional family members)
$45/45min (this drops to $35 for additional family members)
Group Lessons –
$15 per person/30min (minimum $35)
$20 per person/45min (minimum $45)
Life happens, though, so we can negotiate if necessary. You can pay weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or per 9-week term, and you don’t have to cover lessons you can’t attend (so long as you keep me informed). I can also accept the Creative Kids Voucher to go towards covering your fees if the student is school-aged and eligible to receive it. I teach weekly lessons throughout the school term, with optional activities in the holidays as mutually agreed upon.
Where Will You Find Me?
[I teach from my studio at 4/200 Kerry St, Sanctuary Point (behind Bendigo Bank).]**
**NOTE: Due to flooding at the studio in early January 2022 I will be teaching from home for now! Still in Sanctuary Point – the address will be provided when you book in your lesson.**
So, you game?
Shoot me a message through my Contact form and let me help you reach your music goals.