Piano lessons face to face or on-line to suit your needs.
Private lessons give you an opportunity to work closely with your teacher to achieve your personal goals.
A lesson includes an integrated approach to learning music covering learning to play the piano, read music, development of confidence in musical rhythms, aural skills and playing at sight. Encouraging improvisation and creative music skills along the way.
Shared lessons for two students of similar learning level. Face to face only. There are two pianos in the studio so each student has their own instrument.
There are two options:
1. Beginner level lessons suitable for children over 5. Shared lessons are best when both students are around a similar age. These lessons are best for students who can count and know their alphabet and maintain a little bit of independent focus. Fun and interactive.
30 minute lesson.
2. Early elementary level suitable for children over 5 with about a year of piano behind them. Shared lessons are best when both students are of a similar age. These lessons presume a student can count, read simple text and maintain some independent focus. Fun and interactive. 45 minute lesson.
Buddy lessons for two students of similar standard. Face to face only. Buddy lessons provide an opportunity to really extend learning for advancing students in an economical way. There are two pianos in the studio so each student has their own instrument when working together.
There are two options:
Students at Elementary level (about a year behind them) up to about AMEB Grade 2 level. Each student has a 30 minute private lesson and overlaps with their buddy for 15 minutes to do some activities such as sight reading, aural development, theory and duets. Each student enjoys 45 minute lesson time in total.
Students at AMEB (or similar) about Grade 3 and 4, Each student has a 40 minute private lesson and overlaps with their buddy for 20 minutes to do some activities such as sight reading, aural development, theory and duets. Each student enjoys 60 minute lesson time in total.
Lessons tailored for adults of all ages
We have a lovely group of adult students of all ages who learn piano at Nicki Herriot Music
Adult students learn face to face in the studio and on-line
We tailor learning so that students achieve their own personal goals
We have adult students from 18 years to 80 years!
Adults can take a shared or private lesson to suit their needs
There are long-term positive effects of taking part in musical activities including limiting cognitive decline.
The relationship between the motor and auditory parts of the brain is strengthened when physically playing music.
Learning to play an instrument such as the piano involves many complex finger sequencing and coordination tasks. Older adults can improve their motor learning – that is, they can improve their rate of learning new things – and the best environments for brain training are ones that are novel and flexible.
Cognitive benefits aside, music can also be a great social activity, facilitating social bonding and decreasing feelings of loneliness or isolation.
Learning to play an instrument brings a great sense of achievement and satisfaction.
From an article by Dr Jennifer MacRitchie, University of Sheffield.