We are a network of
Uni Students looking for piano teaching work in Lower Portland ….
We offer you private 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 tutor to come to your Lower Portland home – one of us will be available, and will be able to provide you a very reasonable 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.
Lower Portland Piano Lessons – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to travel anywhere for my piano class?
At Piano Lessons In Your Home, our teachers teach you in your own home, ensuring you don’t waste time stuck in Lower Portland traffic to get to your piano class.
Do your piano teachers come to Lower Portland? And on which days of the week?
Please touch base for more information as well as for information on Saturday and Sunday piano class.
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 homes without a piano.
When do you offer Lower Portland piano lessons?
We typically offer after school lessons, on weekday afternoons to evenings, our Lower Portland 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 5 can begin learning the piano and basic music theory.
Our Lower Portland 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 Lower Portland piano teachers 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 Lower Portland group piano classes?
Group piano lessons are a great way for your child to socialise, but that’s about where the perks end. Private piano tutoring ensure that your child won’t get left behind, and can learn at their own pace.
In personal experience, piano students learning in private lessons progress a lot faster than students learning in group tutoring.
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 Lower Portland piano tutors qualifications?
Only the best Lower Portland 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.
Normally 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 personally believe the best way to answer this question is to look at the best of the best and see how often THEY took lessons.
Some of the best pianists in the past likely had lessons on a everyday basis. We will often find that major writers and pianists came from a musical family and their first coaches were often one of their parents. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven just to name a few had parents who were musicians and probably gave them day-to-day lessons.
Piano Rehearsal is NOT Enough
This is how weekly piano lessons ought to work. The teacher listens to what the student trained in the previous week. The tutor would then provide suggestions on how to improve or impart new ideas to develop the new pianist both technically and musically. From there, they may add some practice tips and recommendations on what and how to train in the succeeding week. The student would then practice for a week according to the teachers recommendations and this would carry on from week to week.
Unfortunately this is very hardly the way trainings happen. This all concludes one very crucial thing. That the student in fact practiced. Sadly more often than not the teacher will appear to a lesson only to discover that the student did not train. Oh no! What does the teacher do now? Practice with the student of course!
That’s what happens if the student just did not practice, but unfortunately even if the student DID rehearse this might still be the result. Why? Because practicing is hard.
Why Practicing is Difficult
Let’s think about what we’re requesting young children, perhaps as young as 5, to do. The best way to practice is to eradicate all diversions sit down at the piano and work on parts of music that the student cannot so far play.
Playing from the start of a piece is more often than not an unproductive use of time. Playing a small section gradually and accurately is often a condition of good practice. Then recapping it over and over and over. Then they would need to trace a different small section they are not comfortable with and do it once again.
I’m finished simplifying here, but the fact is to help us realise how tough that is. How long should rehearse be? I would be pleased with 15 minutes from a young child and 30 minutes from an elder child. How many 5 year olds do you know that could concentrate effectively for fifteen minutes without getting diverted. Or even better, how many grown-ups do you know that could do the same?
And yet teachers expect that style of train every week from their students. Realistically it is rarely if ever going to happen that way. But an interesting thing occurs when the teacher is sitting there. You have the teacher leading the student telling them what they need to practice and how many times to repeat it. The teachers can put right bad habits and incorrect pose. These are things a young child, or even an adult would have a difficult time doing in a focused way.
How Frequent Should Lessons Be?
For full effectiveness lessons should be held as frequent as possible. If a student can allow lessons everyday, they’ll advance many multiples sooner than a student having lessons once a week. It’s as simple as that. Most of the lessons will be the teacher just rehearsing with the student. But that train is completely priceless.
No not many of us can afford to take a lesson everyday with their coach. Not only that, but not every person needs to become the next Mozart. So deciding how frequent to take lessons indeed varies on your objectives. Think about just what you’re looking for in lessons. Let’s define some shared goals.
Objectives for Piano Lessons
- Play one certain piece
- Play for my wedding
- Be able to play as a diversion
- Study serious as a lifelong pursuit
- Make it a career
If your objective for piano lessons is just to play one piece, obviously lessons daily indeed aren’t wanted. You may actually be capable to even learn on your own!
A piano coach will always be ready to lend a hand and create the music sound the finest it can. If budget is an problem though, see if you can trace a tutorial of the piece on YouTube. If you never want to study anything new, then it matters a lot less whether you are playing absolutely correctly or not.
But this all changes if you desire to, or you want your child to take this indeed sincerely. It doesn’t take place frequently, however I have a few students that would take an hour lesson three days a week, and then extra hour of music concept for a total of four hours a week of lessons. These students are at all times the top.
You become 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 entire spirit into it. As a pianist I can tell you that the pleasure that comes from playing beautiful music is immeasurable. Don’t miss out!
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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!