Piano Lessons 4 Kids!

Learning to play the piano builds confidence, teaches you to read music, sharpens your ear, encourages self-expression and most importantly it's...Fun!
 
Susan Gamble
B.P.A, (music) B.F.A, Grad Dip & M.A, (A.I.M) A.MUS.A

Susan has successfully taught music students privately and in schools for over a decade ranging from kindergarden to V.C.E including teaching gifted children and children with learning difficulties. She has inspired and entertained 1000's of primary school kids performing in Musical Theatre in Education productions throughout Victorian schools. Susan also has extensive experience engaging with kids as a Childrens' Entertainer.

Susan works professionally as a performing artist including as a pianist, violinist and composer with Melbourne based audio/visual band "The Spheres", singing roles in musical theatre and opera productions and in film and television as an actor.

 
Teaching Style
Susan believes a balance between learning to read, hearing music, understanding music theory and developing improvisation and composition skills is important in creating a rounded musician who will embrace music and enjoy playing for life. Lessons are tailored to each students learning style, age and previous experience and are imbued with Susan's natural enthusiasm and playfullness allowing students to feel comfortable and able to express themselves with ease.
Performance Opportunities

Susan holds two (a mid-year and an end of year) afternoon piano concerts per year. These performance opportunities offer students a forum to share their musical adventures with each other and their family and friends in a 'safe' supportive environment. Further the concerts help to develop the ability to manage nerves, ultimately helping to develop self-esteem and confidence.

Extra performance opportunities such as school concerts, plays, eisteddfods and community service are encouraged and assistance where apporopriate can be incorporporated into lessons. As students advance they can, if they wish to (and only if they wish to) sit for AMEB Piano for Leisure practical exams and theory exams. The fun syllabus offers students an achievable goal to work towards, helps to develop an enjoyable repertoire of pieces and a sense of accomplishment upon successful completion.

Location
Susan teaches from her music studio in Camberwell.
Payment Options

Lessons are weekly during school term and payment is in the first TWO weeks of each term, by cash, cheque or direct deposit.

Missed Lesson Policy
Susan realises things can and occassionally do go wrong and people get sick -but please let her know! To allow for life's mishaps she offers ONE make up lesson on a Friday at the end of each term - however if this does not suit she will not be held accountable. No term fee reductions will be made if students miss lesson(s) during the term.

Contact Details:

Mobile: 0417 363 936 Email: mail@pianolessons4kids.com