I think my most important role as a piano teacher is to make sure a new student enjoys learning to play. It would be tragic if a child closed the door to the wonderful world of music, because of me! So, maybe you wouldn’t pick me to teach your child if you have plans for … Continue reading Cute duet and a few words about learning music
Little Mitchy is the cheekiest chappie on the planet. He started with me this term, and I’ve been teaching his older brother Luke for around four years. Mitchy’s lesson is after Luke’s. He’s so keen he stands right behind me before the end of Luke’s lesson. Of course I have a heart attack when I … Continue reading Mitchy ♥️
The day after Gerard reshaped the hammers on my piano, he tuned the grand piano at Lilies in the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley. It’s sounding good now 😊 and I love playing it! Sometimes I can’t believe there is a grand piano that I can play, in Kooralbyn. Is that insanely lucky or what? I’m … Continue reading Gerard tunes the resort piano
I started to learn piano when I was six, and we lived in London. When I was seven we moved, and the lessons stopped. There was a gap until we settled in Hampshire. The third piece of big furniture my mother bought, after beds and a dining set, was a second-hand upright piano for me. … Continue reading Reshaping the hammers of my Beale piano
I heard that my student Tom broke his wrist last week and wouldn’t be able to do lessons for the rest of the term. So imagine my surprise when he rocked up to his lesson saying, “I broke my wrist but my other arm is still alright. Can I still have my lesson?” I’m soooo … Continue reading “My other arm’s alright, can I still do my lesson?”
Sasha did her AMEB Piano For Leisure Preliminary Grade exam in November. She was so well prepared I knew she would enjoy herself. Her mum Steph said the air-conditioning was quite strong at the Ashgrove examination centre, near Brisbane. Both Sasha and Steph were feeling cold and Sasha ended up doing star jumps while she … Continue reading Congrats Sasha for your A (Honours)!
Congratulations to my student 🎶Daisy🎶 for passing her AMEB Grade 1 Piano For Leisure with an A (Honours). Time to enjoy a well deserved break and I’ll see you again in the New Year ❤️!