Piano Lessons -    General

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Piano Lessons - General

Learning to playing the piano can be a lot of fun. With many other instruments it can be quite hard even to produce a sound; in that way the piano is easy – you just press the keys down and hey presto, you’ve got a tone! That means you can start playing tunes right away. Of course, it’s not all really all that simple; learning to play any instrument requires commitment, lots of practice over time, and persistence. If you want to learn to play the piano you have to have a piano at home to practise on, and you have to practise on it every day. (Well, nearly every day...) It’s not like sport or dancing lessons, where you go somewhere and practise – perhaps once a week – but don’t have to work on it at home. BUT – learning to play an instrument is very rewarding! And the rewards stay with you for the rest of your life.

The piano you have at home to practise on should preferably be a ‘real’ piano, with strings, hammers and a soundboard. If you want to start with a digital instrument, it should have 88 weighted keys, be touch sensitive and have a sustaining pedal – these are the features of a piano that are specific for the piano’s musical and expressive possibilities. Pianists can play loudly and softly, create moods and tell stories with music by using just their fingers. A keyboard is basically a different instrument, with different musical possibilities – using buttons.

You will have lessons in my studio at my home in Selby, near Belgrave in the Dandenongs. Your lessons will be on a Steinway grand piano.

Student concerts (also at my studio) take place twice a year (in June and before the Christmas holidays). A concert lasts about three quarters of an hour and is followed by refreshments.