Piano Teacher, Composer, Pianist
Tim P Manger
Tim P Manger is
a pianist, composer and teacher, offering a wealth of knowledge
and experience to a range of students in the Melbourne Metropolitan
area. With a relaxed, fun and charismatic approach to piano teaching,
Tim will assist you along the road to achieving your piano playing
'...every thousand mile journey,
begins with a single step...' Lao-Tzu (604BC - 531BC)
There is a currently a wide range of popular piano teaching methods available
for children, several of which have appeal and merit.
Whilst Tim does not subscribe to any particular method,
he does incorporate many of their principles when teaching
Tim's preferred methods are Yamaha, Suzuki, Kodaly, Orff
and Little Mozarts.
Each of these methods offer an excellent introduction
to music, for children aged from 3 - 10.
for School Students & Adults
Tim caters for all types (and skill levels) of people wanting to undertake
piano lessons. There are many reasons why people learn
piano, it may be because:
You want to entertain your friends or family at home
You want to play for personal pleasure
You want to play at an advanced level
Whatever your reason is for learning the piano, Tim can
accommodate and tailor his teaching style to suit.
or Casual Piano Lessons
The great part about learning piano with
Tim, is that you can choose between structured or set
lessons, or a more casual 'learn as you go' style of lesson.
This gives you a great deal of flexibility, especially
if you are unsure about how much tuition you require,
and what commitment to learning the piano you will be
able to expend.
Jazz & Popular Piano Lessons
offers three styles of piano playing and teaching. These
Classical - Incorporating
400 years of history, from Baroque and Classical, to
Romantic and Contemporary. This is useful for students
studying pieces via the AMEB, or for students with a
more traditional approach to piano playing.
Jazz - Incorporating early
20th Century styles of Ragtime & Stride, to the
more popular Jazz Standards. Tim also explores the art
of improvisation for those students who are a little
more creative and adventurous.
Popular - Incorporating
current classic hits, top 40 and rock 'n' roll. This
genre is particularly relevant for students wanting
to play a more relaxed and free style of piano.
& Theory & Musicianship Lessons
The practical ability to play
the piano is only part of the overall picture of learning.
To complete this picture, Tim offers students the chance
to underpin tutoring with lessons in relevant theory.
Whilst this is not a requirement (except for students
learning via the (AMEB), Tim highly recommends undertaking
at least some music theory classes.
There are several popular learning methods
available in the world of teaching, however Tim chooses
to teach using the Australian Music Examinations Board
This syllabus is primarily for students wanting a more
structured learning experience, with a focus on technical
work, scales, theory, and performance.