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What to expect


So you've booked a lesson, now what happens?

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What to expect


So you've booked a lesson, now what happens?

One of the things I love about teaching individuals, is it's just that - individual! I tailor your lesson to suit YOU.

During your first lesson

  • We'll get to know each other

  • I'll see where you're at (if you already have some playing experience)

  • We'll talk about where you're looking to go (do an exam, be able to play a certain song or simply have fun learning a new skill)

  • We'll get started!

Make sure you bring your instrument and any sheet music/music books you already have.

Once the lesson is over, expect that you'll need to put in a bit of work at home - that's how you remember what you've learnt so far and improve. A little bit every day is helpful - even 5-10mins at a time (for a beginner). As long as it's regular and consistent. Obviously, the more you practise, the faster you'll improve!

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FOR THE parent


FOR THE parent


If your child is young and starting for the first time, I encourage the parents to sit in on a few lessons. You have an important role in helping your child at home by encouraging them to practise and if you know a little of what they've been learning, it will make it easier! 

Location, location, location!

I have a lovely outdoor area where parents are welcome to relax during their child's lesson - see and hear what your child is learning!

There are also some beautiful parks nearby or Forest Lake shopping village where you can get your shopping done while waiting for your child.


Performing!

As your child learns, having opportunities to perform and show off their new skills is an exciting thing and helps to motivate the student.

Creating opportunities is easy -

  • have them perform for you
  • perform for their friends or a neighbour
  • do a 'show & tell' at school
  • even play over the phone for a distant relative.

All opportunities are great - just make sure they are positive and encouraging (even if it does sound like a squeaking cat at first - this will soon change!)

I also do an 'end of year' concert for all students to have the opportunity to perform for their families, friends and each other! Also a nice way to get to know the other students and feel part of the whole. This year we will potentially add a mid-year concert, too!

 
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Expectations


Yours and mine.

Expectations


Yours and mine.

 
 

We all have them...

so let's make it clear from the very beginning

 

yours

a dependable & qualified teacher

a teacher who keeps up to date with education standards and engages in professional development

that you will learn and improve

you will have fun

... ? you tell me

 

mine

you'll show up on time

tell me in advance (where possible) if you can't make it & arrange a make-up lesson

bring all necessary equipment to lessons

put the time in at home - practise!

do your best :)

 
 

Reviews


Reviews


She is truly loving [the lessons] and you, and is super enthusiastic. She was telling me today that you play ‘Let it Go’ for her at the end if you have time. (I think this is inspiring her!)
— parent, via email 4 March 2015
Violin is so much fun - even though I get homework, it’s not as boring as homework from school.
— student, 25 February 2015
We haven’t learnt that in school violin lessons yet - I’m ahead of the class now!
— student, 11 March 2015
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FUN TIMES!


FUN TIMES!