Q1. How much do you charge
As of 2016, all new students are $75 for 1 hour (See my Fees
section for Children)
Q2. Do students come
to you or can you teach on-site?
You have either option (provided that there is a tuned piano
available on-site and that my schedule allows for your area
or region). See - On Site Learning
Q3. What sort of piano
do you use to teach on?
A Kawai grand
Q4. If I want to do
AMEB grades, what level can I start at?
It's completely up to you, although I highly recommend starting
at the lowest possible grade for maximum benefit
Q5. Do you teach most
styles of piano?
Yes, I teach everything from classical to Jazz, including Improvisation
Q6. What age do you
need to be to learn piano?
Anywhere from 3 to 100+
Q7. Can anyone learn
Yes, provided they have the passion and willingness to learn
Q8. How long are lessons?
1 hour in length (this varies for children - see My
Q9. How regulary should
I have piano lessons?
Weekly, fortnightly or tri-weekly, depending on the level you
are at, and the amount of time you have to dedicate to practice
Q10. Do you teach music
Yes, theory is a critical element when learning piano
Q11. Do I need to have
No, you can have an electronic keyboard as an alternative (although
weighted keys are desirable)
Q12. I have an upright
piano, is this an issue?
No. Although upright pianos have a different feel and action
to grand pianos, they are often excellent for learning and playing
Q13. How much practice
do I need to do?
This will vary depending on your grade level and extracurricular
life commitments. I recommend some practice each day (if possible)
Q14. If I need to cancel
a lesson, how much notice do I need to give?
See my Terms & Conditions section
Q15. Do you offer a
school term account?
Q16. Can I pay for my
lessons as I go?
Q17. How do I pay for
By EFT or cash
Q18. If I cancel my
lesson, do I get a refund?
No. I prefer that students take a make-up lesson
Q19. If I miss a lesson
can I do a make-up lesson?
Q20. Can I meet with
you before taking my first lesson?
Yes, this is often a great idea for parents with young children,
and also a great way to see if you are comfortable with the
Q21. Do you teach any
Yes. Whilst I do not subscribe to any particular method, I
adopt many of their most popular and basic principles (See Piano
Q22. I am a parent,
can I attend lessons with my Child?
Yes, I strongly encourage parents to attend all lessons. There
is a comfortable are where parents can relax, read a book or