Tim teaches many Primary School students, who often begin piano
by adopting a popular method such as Suzuki,
Kodaly or Orff.
This provides a great introduction to piano, and is often a segue
to AMEB structured learning, and higher level playing.
Students range in age from 5 to 12 years of age, so as a music
teacher Tim understands the complexities involved with mentoring
and assisting young children with their piano playing goals.
AMEB - Primary School Level
Primary school students who undertake AMEB
Exams, often reach as high as Grade 4 Piano before going on
to high school.
The AMEB structures it's levels such that Grade 4 Piano represents
the last of the practical beginner grades. The step (or leap)
to Grade 5 is a milestone, and often presents an enormous challenge
High School & College Students
There are 2 types of students that Tim teaches at high school
The first are students that have been learning at Primary School
level, who wish to continue lessons to an intermediate level.
The second type of student is one that has never had any lessons,
who wants to begin learning.
Tim welcomes both types of students, and finds teaching challenging
at all skill levels.
AMEB - High School Level
The AMEB offers a challenging syllabus for students wanting to
undertake structured exams and learning.
Whilst there is no particular grade level that a high school
or college student needs to obtain, most students should aim for
at least Grade 6 Piano by the end of Year 12.
This means that Music Performance can often be selected as a
viable elective in either Year 10, 11 or 12, with piano as the
main focus. Many tertiary institutions will require at least Grade
6 or higher as a perquisite for undertaking a music course.
Tim can assist students in reaching this higher level, by focusing
on musicianship, strong technique and musical interpretation.