If you are looking for music lessons with a difference you've landed in just the right place!
Take student centred lessons with Nicki.
Our students love to learn piano, are resilient learners, have great skills and enjoy making music.
Nicki has been helping students learn, have fun and reach their potential on piano, keyboard or theory of music for over 25 years!
You are in good hands as Nicki is a well qualified and experienced piano teacher, who studied through the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College of London in piano, voice and theory.
Nicki loves teaching a range of students from around 5 years to over 80 years.
Lessons can be face to face in Godwin Beach Queensland or on-line.
Nicki teaches an Integrated Music Teaching model, following the Top Music Co Teaching pillars of learning:
Using Top Music's model our teaching is:
Student centric - driving self-motivation and a long-term commitment to music.
Creative - being flexible and creative in music lessons supporting composition and improvisation.
Question-centric – building curiosity by asking questions as much as possible, letting students think about it and build connections.
We believe that creativity is essential in bringing learning to life - and it works!
Integrated Music Teaching is supported in the research of Dr Anita Collins who is an award-winning Australian educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning.
WOW can you believe the benefits are like a whole body work out for the brain See how playing music benefits the brain.
We are an inclusive music school welcoming all students and have a special interest in supporting neurodiverse students.
LEARN WITH NICKI AND ENJOY A COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING PACKAGE
Nicki taught on Brisbane southside for a number years at Dittmann's Music School in Logan City, running pre-school music classes and private piano, keyboard, and theory of music lessons. She also operated a popular private teaching studio attracting students from beginners to advanced levels. In addition, Nicki also spent time teaching for the Forte School of Music. Since returning from living in the Northern Territory Nicki opened a new studio at Godwin Beach in 2021. Godwin Beach is a lovely seaside suburb about 15 minutes from Caboolture, Brisbane northside.
In addition to music teaching, Nicki has experience as a choir leader, in musical theatre and as an accompanist for musical groups, choirs and calisthenics groups. She currently provides accompanist services for students sitting instrumental exams.