We are a group of
Uni Students looking for piano teaching work in Hornsby ….
We offer you 1 on 1 piano lessons for students of all ages and levels in the convenience of your own home.
If you are looking for an eager, professional & reliable piano teacher to come to your Hornsby home – one of us will be available, and will be able to provide you a very affordable piano teaching rate.
Currently a 4th year university student, I am an eager, professional and reliable piano tutor who loves working with students of all ages. I have been playing piano for 14 years and have 3 years of teaching experience. I love to teach students about contemporary and popular music.
Currently a 2nd year music student at the Conservatorium of Music, and I have been playing piano for 16 years. I love all musical styles ranging from classical to jazz to contemporary hits. I am excited to share my passion for music and composition with my students.
Currently a 3rd year university student, I am a Grade 8 Pianist and have completed all AMEB Theory Exams as well. I enjoy teaching and playing music from all genres & love to watch my students have fun with the piano.
Currently a Music/Sound Production student at JMC Academy, I have been playing piano for almost ten years and am an experienced guitar teacher as well! I am passionate about everything to do with music and am most excited to watch my beginner students grow into professional musicians.
Hornsby Piano Lessons – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to travel anywhere for my piano class?
At Piano Lessons In Your Home, our trainers teach you in your own home, ensuring you don’t waste time stuck in Hornsby traffic to get to your piano class.
Do your piano teachers come to Hornsby? And on which days of the week?
Please touch base for more information as well as for information on Saturday and Sunday piano classes.
Do I need to own a piano or keyboard?
We know pianos can be out of people’s budgets, that is why a cheaper keyboard is ok for beginners.
Introductory keyboards are an easy and affordable option for households without a piano.
When do you offer Hornsby piano class?
We typically offer after school lessons, on weekday afternoons to evenings, our Hornsby piano teachers are very flexible and will always try to accommodate the time that suits you best.
Weekend lessons are also readily available, please enquire for more information.
How old should my child be to begin piano lessons?
Children as young as five can begin learning the piano and basic music theory.
Our Hornsby piano tutors are experienced in tutoring young children who are complete beginners, and have all the patience and personality needed to engage your child and give them best start in their piano journey.
What styles of piano music do you teach?
Our Hornsby piano tutors are qualified to teach all styles of music, whether you’re interested in popular, contemporary, classical, jazz, musical theatre or even Nintendocore (yes, this is an actual genre). However, we encourage our students to explore all genres to show them just how interesting the piano can be.
Why enrol my child in one-on-one lessons? Why not Hornsby group piano lessons?
Group piano classes are a great way for your child to socialise, but that’s about where the perks end. One on One piano classes ensure that your child won’t get left behind, and can learn at their own pace.
In personal experience, piano students learning in one on one lessons progress a lot quicker than students learning in group classes.
Am I too old to start learning to play piano?
NO! There is no set age to begin learning a musical instrument, and the best time to start is right this moment – ie Now!
Learn to play your favourite songs, learn how to read music, learn theory, or just about anything you’d like to know about the piano.
Playing the piano is a fun and great way to exercise your creative abilities so don’t just dream about it, start learning.
What are your Hornsby piano tutors qualifications?
Only the best Hornsby piano teachers work with our students.
Our piano teachers:
- highly experienced in teaching all ages and skill levels
- are experienced in playing the piano themselves
- have undergone a NSW Government certified “Working with children” police check
- are very friendly and patient to make students comfortable with learning at their own pace.
Usually students take piano classes once a week.
But if you just give me a minute of your time, I’ll tell you why that’s often not the best way to go.
I myself believe the best approach to answer this question is to look at the best of the best and see how often THEY took courses.
Some of the best pianists in the olden times likely had lessons on a day-to-day basis. We will often find that major writers and pianists came from a musical experience and their first tutors were often one of their parents. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven just to name a few had parents who were musicians and possibly gave them everyday lessons.
Piano Training is NOT Sufficient
This is how weekly piano lessons must work. The coach listens to what the student trained in the previous week. The teacher would then provide recommendations on how to get better or impart new concepts to improve the new pianist both technically and musically. From there, they may add some practice tips and suggestions on what and how to rehearse in the succeeding week. The student would then practice for a week according to the trainers suggestions and this would carry on from week to week.
Sadly this is very hardly the way lessons happen. This all assumes one very crucial thing. That the student in fact practiced. Unfortunately more often than not the teacher will appear to a lesson only to discover that the student did not practice. Oh no! What does the teacher do now? Practice with the student of course!
That’s what turns out if the student just did not rehearse, but unfortunately even if the student DID practice this might still be the result. Why? Because practicing is hard.
Why Practicing is Tough
Let’s think about what we’re asking young children, perhaps as young as 5, to do. The best way to practice is to eliminate all distractions sit down at the piano and sort out on parts of music that the student cannot until now play.
Playing from the start of a piece is more often than not an unproductive use of time. Playing a small section slowly and precisely is often a requirement of good train. Then recapping it over and over and over. Then they would need to trace a different minor segment they are not contented with and do it once more.
I’m over making things easier here, but the point is to assist us understand how hard that is. How long should rehearse be? I would be glad with 15 minutes from a young child and thirty minutes from an older child. How many 5 year olds do you know that could focus effectively for fifteen minutes without getting unfocused. Or even better, how many adults do you know that could do the same?
And yet coaches anticipate that type of train every week from their students. Realistically it is rarely if ever going to happen that way. But an exciting thing occurs when the teacher is sitting there. You have the coach leading the student telling them what they need to practice and how many times to repeat it. The coaches can put right bad habits and improper stance. These are things a young child, or even an grown-up would have a challenging time doing in a fixated way.
How Often Should Lessons Be?
For maximum success lessons should be held as frequent as possible. If a student can afford lessons day-to-day, they’ll progress many multiples sooner than a student taking lessons once a week. It’s as straightforward as that. Most of the lessons will be the trainer just practicing with the student. But that train is undeniably priceless.
No not many of us can afford to take a lesson daily with their coach. Not only that, but not everyone needs to become the next Mozart. So deciding how often to take lessons indeed depends on your objectives. Contemplate about exactly what you’re looking for in lessons. Let’s outline some collective objectives.
Ambitions for Piano Lessons
- Play one particular piece
- Play for my wedding
- Be able to play as a pastime
- Study serious as a lasting pursuit
- Make it a career
If your objective for piano lessons is just to play one piece, evidently lessons everyday really aren’t desirable. You may really be able to even study on your own!
A piano tutor will always be ready to lend a hand and craft the music sound the finest it can. If fund is an issue though, see if you can discover a tutorial of the piece on YouTube. If you never want to learn anything different, then it matters a lot less whether you are playing absolutely correctly or not.
But this all changes if you want to, or you desire your child to take this indeed honestly. It doesn’t happen often, however I have a few students that would take an hour lesson three days a week, and then another hour of music principle for a total of 4 hours a week of lessons. These students are always the finest.
You get what you put in. If you don’t take lessons very seriously, you won’t get as much delight out of lessons as if you put your whole spirit into it. As a pianist I can tell you that the happiness that comes from playing mesmerising music is boundless. Don’t miss out!
We are currently students at university's around Sydney We live in various parts of Sydney and are looking for more 1 on 1 piano tutoring students in & around Sydney.
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Contact Kayla Today
Kayla teaches all three of our children piano lessons weekly and has done so for more than a year. She is great with the kids (ages 7 to 14). She is not only talented and knowledgeable about music, but also has passionate about the art form.
She has been excellent about keeping them interested and excited about music and performance. I highly recommend the teachers from Piano Lessons Australia!