Teaching Piano is Our Speciality
“For the vast majority of students, music can be every bit as important educationally as reading or writing”Oliver Sachs "Musicophilia"
Explorer Classes for the Under fives booking now!
Does your young child like to dance, move, sing, say silly rhymes, explore sounds, act and create? We are now taking booking for Explorer classes starting February 2018. Classes are held Tuesday or Thursday mornings at 9.30. Ring or email to learn more.
Learn piano at Music Adventures on the Gold Coast!
At Music Adventures we teach students of all ages and levels and strive to provide the best possible music education for every student. We aim to teach interesting pieces, develop good technique, promote good reading skills and train the musical ear on a weekly basis. Quality music brings the greatest rewards through its depth of feeling and musical excellence.
Learning the piano can be quite challenging but diligent study brings great joy. There is no short cut to success and practice needs be done most days if music is to weave its magic. As well as bringing delight and adding beauty to our lives, the study of music develops self discipline, an essential building block for success in many areas.
I have been exploring the idea of teaching by rote through the wonderful books Piano Safari, and Piano Partners by the Shaak family. The benefits of first teaching by example are so great that it seems incredible that I ever thought I could teach piano without...read more
I am frequently asked, what is the best age for a child to start learning piano. How long is a piece of string? There are various factors to consider. Does your child love singing and hearing music? Have they shown an interest in playing? Another factor maybe the cost...read more
Introducing Dogs and Birds, a wonderful way to teach piano to very young children. Yes, children as young as 3 years can learn piano through the Dogs and Birds method. I have found that 3.5 to 4 years is the lower limit for most children but some children are ready to...read more
This year I am introducing readers for the children. I have made many books by selecting pieces from other books and combining them into suitably graded readers. This is a lending library and it saves me lending out dozens of books. As I own all the books I'm pretty...read more
Well here it is, the long awaited article of exactly how to practise. This is a biggie!! We sign our child up for piano lessons and everything is happy ever after. Nope - it doesn't work that way. Children have no idea how to practise. They may not touch the piano...read more
Let's look at why practice is so necessary. After years of teaching I know that to succeed in mastering the piano, three things are necessary: The determination to succeed Daily practice Good reading skills If you are saying to your self, but my child doesn't want to...read more
Studies have shown that effort, not talent lead to amazing results. 10,000 hours seems to be the magical number required for mighty achievement but steady, regular practice will lead to success. To spend years mastering an instrument requires the child to have great...read more
The key to success boils down to 3 essentials: determination to succeed, correct practising, and acquiring good reading skills. Let's talk more about determination, or sticking to the task however long it takes. What we might call having grit. I want to debunk...read more
The road to success can be long and hard. But does it need to be? Learning to play the piano can be a real chore for some children, but for others it is a great joy. Why is this? I would really love to say I have an answer that will turn every child into a budding...read more
It’s total sacrilege to say it, but have we got the process of bringing up children all wrong? Parents have an unenviable job in these busy times, particularly mums who are often, through necessity, juggling jobs and giving their children every possible opportunity....read more