Hear what our parents said about Piano Lessons in Pemulwuy with Linda
"Ms Linda started teaching my son when he was 4 years old. Her dedication and love for the piano was evident in her lessons which encouraged my sons greatly and now at 10, he is still playing and loving it"
Huguette de Gouveia
"Linda is an amazing teacher, very patient and dedicated to the students improving their performance. She was my son's first piano teacher at the age of 4 and 1/2,because of her teaching he still enjoys playing the piano at the age of 13! I wish Linda all the best in her teaching !
"My Children have been going to Linda's piano lesson for few years and they both enjoying the lessons so much. Linda is a great teacher,she encourages the kids to enjoy and learn at the same time. Highly recommended!"
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Piano Lessons in Pemulwuy with Linda
Thank you for visiting! my name is Linda who would be more than happy to teach you or your children how to play the piano.
I am glad that you or your children have an interest to learn to play this beautiful instrument,I certainly feel blessed , have been enjoying it and feel privileged to be part of many people's life when it comes to learning the piano.
I was trained classically and recently realised that children or people are now different. Time has changed and teaching piano should adjust to the change as well. After my little one went to preschool( all the parents with children would understand that taking care of a young child take A LOT of your time) I have more time doing more research, reading more books and going to piano workshop and training to see if there is a more engaging way to learn to play the piano and I found the new method that has been proven and it works!
My passion is to create a well rounded,competent musician and for them to love music! It would be great to see a student who can play any type of music ( classical, pop, jazz, etc) in any type of situation (in a big concert hall,family gathering or just with friends, place of worship or piano in the school hall, etc). I believe that music makes this world a better place!
I offer a personalized learning experience designed to accommodate students in an engaging and fun way to learn to play the piano. We will have a great time together that you or your child will come to the lesson because they or you enjoy it , this way the life long love of music will be instilled and benefits from learning music come a long with it.
Let us start the musical journey together!
"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman".Ludwig Van Beethoven
One can agree with what Beethoven said above, music can also make you laugh, dance, feel nostalgic,stronger,relax any kind of effect that music can do to us can be beneficial at the end.
At my piano lesson, I am confident in my ability to provide effective piano method in several subjects and for various levels. The quality material - curated and carefully prepared by experts - has achieved great results in the past. So,here are some of the benefits of learning music,that might interest you:
- Improves Neural Activity
Research by John Hopkins University has shown that playing an instrument requires more of the brain than regular every-day activities, which, overtime, leads to musicians having a stronger, more diverse neural structure than non-musicians.
- Music Builds Intellectual Curiosity
By learning an instrument or listening to a song, individuals will naturally increase their intellectual curiosity about music and perhaps even life in general. For example, after hearing a song, a student may become curious as to how that song was made and thus desire to learn an instrument. Or an advanced student may be curious as to why certain notes sound pleasant when they are played together. Furthermore, they may then become interested as to why some chords sound sad. The intellectual avenues that can be explored are about as infinite as music itself.
Fine Tunes Auditory Skills
As one may imagine, listening to music and learning an instrument fine tunes auditory skills and improves the brain’s ability to discern meaning from what it is hearing. For example, students and individuals that spend a considerable amount of time listening and playing music will often have a sharper sense of hearing and are better able to predict and follow patterns.
Develops Creative Thinking
It is widely understood that music can play an incredible part in developing critical thinking. Whether it is creating a new song from scratch or analyzing lyrics to uncover their meaning, music provides students with countless opportunities to be creative and experimental. This experimenting is greatly needed in schools as few subjects provide students with the rich creative opportunities that a musical education offers.
- Increases Coordination
Generally, we tend to associate coordination with physical movement like walking, but it is also beneficial to coordinate individual body parts. It is widely known that practicing a musical instrument on a consistent basis can greatly improve hand-eye coordination.
- Kids Stay Engaged in Schools
Although there are certainly direct academic benefits of having music in school, it is also important to consider some of the social, emotional and psychological benefits of a music education. One of these benefits is that music helps kids stay engaged in schools.
For instance, there are often some students who are not particularly fond of core academic classes like math or science. Yet the very fact that for one hour a day they can play and practice a musical instrument inspires them enough to become excited about going to school each day.
- Emotional Development
Building off the example provided above, for some students, music may be the only subject where they can find true success while at school. These successes can provide emotional encouragement for when they struggle with other subjects that they may not excel as much with. Furthermore, many students have found that music education helps them with their self-esteem and anxiety.
- Provides a Unique Way of Self-Teaching Discipline
Learning an instrument gives students a unique way to understand and appreciate the importance and benefits of discipline. For example, initially a student may not be very successful at playing their instrument. But if they are encouraged to keep practicing and giving an effort, they soon will realize that the more that they practice, the quicker they improve. This insight can then be carried over into other subjects as well.
- Improves Efforts in Other Academic Areas
A study by the University of Kansas found that elementary students with music education performed much higher than non-music students in subjects such as English and Math. Furthermore, math is an integral part of music theory, so there are plenty of ways that music and math can be combined in the classroom.
- Cultural Empathy
For thousands of years, music has been used as a cultural emulsifier. Therefore, in the classroom, music can be leveraged to promote the acceptance of cultural diversity, as well as to encourage individuals to explore another country’s music and culture.
TRY OUR MINI MUSICIANS PROGRAM
(Please note that due to Covid-19 group program will not run, however you may register to private lesson instead)
This program is designed for Preschooler age 3 and 4-5 year old. During the small group Lesson,the children will:
Learn Rhythm and tonality in a fun, social atmosphere
Play fun games that teach music fundamentals
Make music on fun,creative instrument with small group of maximum 5 in the class
All with a fun lessons themed around the animal kids might encounter on a real safari,your children will enjoy learning music and having fun in the same time!
Ask for early bird special before the beginning of the term!
Here is what we are going to learn during the course of your lessons:
basic to advance skills of playing the piano (Performance and Theory)
Learning different style such as Classical, pop (includes chord progression), simple jazz and blues
Creative music making
technique and artistry
Aural and sight reading activity
games to support theory or new skills
Once students prepared and ready with Examinations requirement and if they are willing to do so ( and it is recommended,but it is fine if they do not wish to do so), then we will do Australian Music Examinations Board test which is internationally recognised and highly regarded. Examinations can be written or performance based and will be held in the head office of the board or Joan Sutherland performing arts centre Penrith.
How to make the most of the lessons?
Recommendations about what you can do to get the most out of your or your child’s piano lesson:
Make practice a priority and a ROUTINE. If you know your child has trouble keeping up with what I expect of him/ her each week, then please make it a family priority to set regular, uninterrupted, practice sessions. They must be non negotiable, like brushing teeth! Students must be able to use this time without distraction: no TV (you can just switch it off), phones, laptop or younger sibling banging away at the top end of the piano! Practice must be a priority otherwise it will not be productive.
If budget is permitting Please buy a piano (can be acoustic or digital), place it in the comfortable, prominent place in your house, where everyone can see. Ensure the room temperature is again comfortable, not too cold or too hot. I once had to practice in the cold dark warehouse storage when we were moving houses to wait until the new one finished being built. It was not a pleasant experience at all, the room is cold, cluttered and I don’t want anyone to have the same experience. The location of the piano is quite important.
You support your child’s lessons by going to live music events, ANY live music events! You can see in the internet about your local theatre or local newspaper, local church choir events , etc. (Seeing good musician basking on the street sometimes can be a good experience or if you attending church or other place of worship, seeing organist or pianist or other musicians accompanying the parishioners or choir singing can be useful too). Listen to music from the radio ,cd, others , is also beneficial.
Ask your child to play for you and get them to show you what they are working on. They may not like it, but it is a great experience and keeps up the focus. Ask your child to play for extended family member as well-uncles, aunts and grandparents are always receptive audiences.
Be Joyful about music at home and in your family. Try to ensure that your child does not see music practice as another chore, but something special in life.
Make sure your child’s practice is focussed. Achieving goals is much more important than playing to fill an allotted time. We are mobbing away from “student must practice 30 mins/1 hr/2 hrs each day” to “ students need to practice as long as it takes to achieve the goal that I set them each week”. After all the aim of practice is to master skills, not to take time, and we know that most students would prefer to spend less time at the piano than more. The move from ‘spending time’ (which can easily be wasted) to “achieving an outcome “will make practice time more focussed and relevant.
Please read my notes with your child so that you know what I expect him/her to be able to do by the following lesson. You can ask him/her to read it and you listen, so you both know what is expected.
If you have more time, you can do more than what I have written on that notes. Another trick which I recommend is for you to interrupt your child during practice and ask them “What are you trying to do right now?” They should be able to give a very specific answer.”Just playing through” and “working on the left hand” show that they are practicing on autopilot. “I am trying to play the opening phrase of the right hand in time with the metronome 3times in a row with the correct dynamics” show an understanding of the goal and how it is going to be achieved.
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