Piano Lessons For Children & Adults That Inspire Bentleigh East, Melbourne
Alla's Music Studio offers piano lessons for all ages, from beginners all the way to professional levels. Whether you're looking to take to the world stage in a band or orchestra, or just hoping to play your favourite songs at home, our teachers will work with you to help you achieve your goals.
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Piano Lessons Melbourne
We aim to foster a love and passion for music in all of our students, providing you with the support and guidance you need to succeed. We're one of the leading providers of piano lessons in Melbourne.
Why You Should Learn to Play The Piano?
The piano is often regarded as one of the fundamental musical instruments. With each musical note laid out in a row, it's the perfect way to put music theory into practice and visualise how music works. While it can take a while to become truly comfortable with the piano, the work is worth it as it opens up a whole new world of music. We offer lessons for various styles, including Classical piano, Modern, Jazz, Blues, Rock and more.
Advantages of Learning The Piano with Us
Through your lessons with us, you'll learn melody, harmony, rhythm, and practical music theory, and develop skills like hand-eye coordination, how to read sheet music, improvisation, and more.
- Relieves stress
- Enhances split concentration (through the use of both hands + feet)
- Stimulates the brain, improving neural connections
- Strengthens hand muscles
- Improves language skills
- Improves vocabulary and other classroom skills
- Stimulates growth hormones to aid development
- Helps in receiving criticism more easily
Tailored Piano Lessons in Melbourne
While our lessons are based on a set curriculum, following one of four main streams of musical education, we tailor all our lessons to match the student. Everyone learns music differently. For some, it's mechanical learning, precise and organised, while others learn through experimentation and emotion.
We aim to work out what works best for each student and provide them with lessons that will help them achieve their goals in a way that works for them. The teacher you choose can have a large impact on your learning as well.
Keyboard Purchase And Hire in Melbourne
If you don't have a piano, we offer keyboard hire and purchase through our music studio. We have a range of piano keyboards available that can be brought home to practice with if you're not ready to commit to buying a full piano. Talk to us today for more information.
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OUR PIANO TEACHERS
Our piano instructors are all skilled musicians with a deep commitment to their craft. Each one has their own narrative of piano mastery, and they are all more than happy to share it with their dedicated students.
Alla is the director and founder of Alla's Music Studio and has been playing and teaching the piano for over 25 years.
Alla started her professional music education in Russia and completed it in Australia, at Melbourne Monash University. Under the guidance of Tamara Smolyar (a continuer of a traditional Russian piano school) and the team of pianists - Max Cooke, Robert Chamberlain and Darryl Coote (continuers of a French piano school), Alla graduated with a Master in Music (piano performance) from Monash University.
Alla believes that one of the most important parts of her teaching is to explain to her students how to practice at home, between piano lessons in class. How to benefit the most from practice sessions. Alla sets up clear home tasks for the student in their music diary, and every lesson begins with checking those tasks. New steps can be taken once the previously assigned tasks have been completed and understood by the student.
- Master of Music (Piano Performance) Monash University, Melbourne
- Fully accredited member of AMTA
Michael is a piano teacher with over 13 years of classical piano experience, achieving his AmusA diploma at the age of 14 and achieving an AW award for his LMusA (licentiate) exam at the age of 16. From a very young age, he has attended and received many awards in numerous piano competitions and performed in various recitals and concerts.
He has also been a part of an Orchestra, and bands and is also quite experienced in chamber music. His biggest achievement apart from passing Lmus was his performance of Grieg Piano Concerto and being allowed to play Rhapsody in Blue with his school orchestra.
Throughout the years of his musical journey, he has obtained a broad range of musical knowledge and is very enthusiastic to share his experiences and teach others how engaging piano is.
Lydia Flowers is a Piano & Ukulele Instructor. She has been playing the piano since she was 6 years old, was classically trained and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Victoria University. In 2019, she became a member of the Victorian Music Teachers' Association (VMTA).
She had experience in classical piano, theory, bands/ensemble recitals, songwriting and playing-by-ear. Her teaching methods are age-relevant, engaging and in fun and supporting style. She also incorporates technology into her teaching - especially with sight-reading, learning the notes, and aural training. Lydia is passionate about working with students on their musical goals and helping them to achieve their fullest potential, in whatever shape or form that is for them.
Samuel Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Performance) and Master’s degree in Creative Studies in JMC Academy Melbourne
Samuel studied classical music performance, majoring in piano during his initial years at STIKMI conservatory in Serpong, Indonesia. He then completed his Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Performance) and Master’s degree in Creative Studies in JMC Academy Melbourne, Australia.
As part of his learning endeavours, Samuel was taught by many distinguished pianists from all over the world, including Kuei Pin Yeo, Charlotte Panggabean, Marco Grieco, Kyunghee Yoon, Snezana Stankovic, and Giuseppe Andaloro. Additionally, Samuel has also spent one year studying Early Childhood Education at RMIT University.
As a pianist, Samuel has been performing both classical and contemporary music for seven years, and aside from performing and composing music, he is ready to impart what he has learned from his teachers to his students. To him, it is important that students improve not only their technical skills but also their musicality.
In 2021 during her last semester in university, Agnes re-entered the piano teaching world to explore her passion for music education after teaching for a year when she was 13 years old. By then, Agnes had been learning to play the piano for 9 years and she kept up her lessons right up until her college graduation at 18.
Agnes completed her Grade 8 Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) practical piano exams at fifteen years old, after which she moved to Singapore from Indonesia on an international scholarship at an International Baccalaureate school to take Music (Higher Level) as one of her high school subjects. Before moving to Singapore, Agnes had participated in regional as well as national piano competitions.
Agnes delivers individualised teaching based on each student's learning style and capacity, with the aim of fostering long term enjoyment of the piano and music in general. It is when her students have been able to find this enjoyment that they have performed their best in examinations (whether it be with the ABRSM or the AMEB), competitions, and recitals.
Jack McNamara Bachelor of Applied Music Composition
Jack has been performing on since age 10 on Trumpet, and through the years picked up Piano, Double Bass and Bass Guitar. His main interests are Jazz, Classical and Electronic music.
Jack’s approach to teaching is entirely focused on helping students turn music into something that enriches their lives. He believes that music can bring such a great sense of fulfilment to a person; it can help you learn more about yourself and can allow you to develop genuine confidence.
Jack aims to create an inspiring, exciting environment in all his lessons, and his main goal in teaching is to use music as a vehicle to allow students to become the best version of themselves, not just in music but in every aspect of their lives. Jack teaches for AMEB exams and for leisure according to students’ needs.
Adelyne has been exposed to classical music from a young age, starting piano lessons at the age of 5. Having been taught by multiple teachers, she is familiar with a number of classical music curricula, namely ABRSM and European (mainly Dutch-based) music curricula. She has participated in a number of performances and competitions since a young age. Her latest achievement is winning first place in the 3rd Bangkok International Piano Competition.
When it comes to learning and performing pieces, aside from expression and interpretation, she also stresses the importance of details in bringing out the “character” of a piece. She believes that every student has their own unique approach to music, and will guide them, applying these individualized approaches, to help them achieve their musical goals. Adelyne hopes to share her passion in music with students, just as her teacher did, re-igniting her love for the piano after a musical slump.
Bill is currently in his third year as a Bachelor of Music student. As a passionate and dedicated musician, Bill embarked on a musical journey at the tender age of four, raised in a household filled with classical melodies, received formal classical training throughout their formative years, honing their skills and mastering the intricacies of this timeless genre. During Bill’s high school years, he made the bold decision to broaden their musical horizons, ventured into the captivating realms of pop and jazz, instantly captivated by the freedom of expression these genres offered. This shift marked a significant turning point in their musical odyssey.
Bill is on a path to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of music, melding their classical foundation with contemporary styles. Their commitment to excellence in music education has made them a sought-after piano teacher, eager to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring musicians. In Bill’s piano lessons, students can expect a harmonious blend of classical foundations and contemporary flair, creating a dynamic and enriching learning experience. Whether you are a novice pianist or a seasoned musician seeking to expand your horizons, Bill is here to guide you on your musical journey, helping you unlock your full potential at the keys.
With a profound love for the piano and a commitment to nurturing talent, Bill is poised to inspire and shape the future of music, one note at a time.
Alex was born in a very musical city Odessa. He started to learn music at the age of 5, being inspired by his father, who was a talented musician and his first music teacher. Alex began learning Clarinet at the age of 9 in a special military music school in Moscow. He continued his music education at the Moscow Conservatory. Alex graduated from Moscow Conservatory as a woodwind (saxophone, clarinet and flute) teacher, performer and conductor of a symphony orchestra. His other major instrument at Moscow Conservatorium was the Piano.
His main goal is to make each lesson easy and fun for students while teaching them fundamental to expert music abilities, such as accurate instrument use with a relaxed posture, reading music notation, general knowledge, and aural skills.
Alex teaches for leisure as well as for AMEB exams if requested.
- Bachelor's Degree in Music Moscow Conservatorium
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Diploma of Music MWT Institute Melbourne
- Diploma of Music MWT Institute Melbourne
Brenny Dinh AMusA Diploma, Melbourne
Brenny first began his musical education, learning piano and cello at the age of 5. He was later awarded the Patrick Loftus Hills Music Scholarship at Xavier College, where he completed his AMusA Diploma on cello under the guidance of Rohan De Korte from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Throughout his musical journey, Brenny has had the opportunity to tour and perform in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna in 2016 as the principal cellist. Brenny has experience performing a wide repertoire on the cello, ranging from the Renaissance period to the Contemporary Music Period.
Brenny's teaching style is focused on building a musical foundation with students and fostering effective practice habits by incorporating self-discipline. Ultimately, Brenny aims to ensure enjoyable lessons and hopes students can utilise their new skills through performances and ensembles to make the most out of their musical experience.
Gabe is currently entering his third year at Monash University, studying for a degree in Music Performance (Popular Piano and Voice). Playing the piano since the age of four, Gabe has immersed himself in various styles of music, stemming from Classical, Jazz, Pop, RnB/Soul, Blues and Rock.
Whilst piano is a specialty of his, Gabe is also an experienced vocalist, having studied Popular Voice and Vocal Mechanics, before transitioning to his piano studies. However, you will often hear his voice emanating behind the keys of a piano!
What Gabe will offer as a Piano/Vocal teacher:
- Improvisation (implementing relevant scales and chords to match the appropriate key)
- Textual understanding (dynamic control, rhythmic variation, tension and release)
- Learning by ear (linking theory to make intuitive learning easier)
- Notes and chart reading (understanding key, form and rhythm)
- Hand techniques, fingering, and right-hand/left-hand coordination
- Singing and playing the piano simultaneously
- Practice routines
- Performance practice! Aspects of performance include stage presence, storytelling and entertainment.
Vitus Lai Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, ATCL (piano)
Growing up learning both the piano and violin, Vitus is a classical piano and violin teacher at the studio. Prior to his studying at The University of Melbourne (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music), he has obtained LTCL in violin and ATCL in piano in his teens.
Vitus began to teach the violin starting in 2018. He has different levels of students from beginners to advance level players and he knows a great variety of repertoire from 16th-century music to 20th-century music. He believed the purpose of learning instruments isn’t just attending different examinations and competitions, learning different kinds of techniques, but learning the entire stories behind the music and knowing how to express yourself through music.
Vitus puts a heavy emphasis on the structure of his students’ learning progress, as well as the fundamentals. He is currently teaching beginners to intermediate-level students and is looking forward to having you join one of his interactive lessons.
Karine is an experienced piano teacher with 20 + years of experience teaching piano to students of all ages.
She has exceptional knowledge of piano and electronic keyboard.
During her long and productive career, she has developed an outstanding ability to prepare and instruct students with structured lessons to assist with the preparation of exams.
Her excellent communication skills help her work efficiently with beginners and advanced-level students and create a trusted, productive learning environment.
Her individualized teaching style generally guarantees students' enjoyment of piano and music and focuses on proper practicing techniques.
Karine has more than 15 years of experience in kindergarten as a music educator, which gave her unique working experience with children of that age, opening the doors to the psychology of kids of early ages and immense love toward them.
Kyoko Suda Piano Performance Diploma from Trinity College, London
Kyoko is a dedicated educator with over 8 years of experience in teaching piano.
A holder of a Piano Performance Diploma from Trinity College, London, Kyoko brings a blend of Classical training and Contemporary teaching methods to her lessons. Her students range from young children to adults (from beginners to advanced levels).
Kyoko finds a special resonance with Classical pieces, drawing inspiration particularly from composers like Schubert and Grieg.
Besides teaching piano Kyoko also have served as a piano accompanist for various settings including school choirs and instrumentalists. Kyoko have supported violinists, flutists, and high school students in grade exams from Grade 1 through Grade 8, as well as during university entry exams.
Kyoko has a passion for teaching and a deep love for music. She would love to share the beauty of the musical world with her students.
WHY CHOOSE ALLA'S MUSIC STUDIO?
Alla and the team at Alla's Music Studio have provided leading musical education for beginners and professionals for years. We're passionate about what we do, putting our all into helping you achieve your goals for musical learning. If you're looking for piano lessons in Melbourne, talk to our team today for more information or enquire online for a trial lesson. Book two lessons in the same week, and you'll get a discount on your second lesson!
Piano Lessons FAQ
Is piano Easy to learn?
Learning to play the piano is challenging and gratifying in equal measure because not only do you need to be able to read music and apply it to the keys, but you also need to be able to play at the same time. You'll need to pick up on proper technique or risk injury down the road.
How long does it usually take to learn piano?
Ten to fifteen years of intensive study with a master teacher and countless hours of daily practice are required to reach a professional level in classical music performance. Those who desire to learn piano for their own pleasure can usually do so in three to five years.
How many hours a day should I play the piano?
If you want to improve your piano playing, your teacher probably suggests you spend 30 minutes to four hours per day practising. You can help achieve this goal by planning out specific times and durations of play. Some days you may be able to devote more time than others.
Can I teach myself piano?
So, let's get to the crux of the matter: is it possible to teach yourself piano? Sure, go ahead. The only catch is that most people will dabble in self-teaching every once in a while and, unless they are exceptionally motivated and dedicated, will never fully develop or finish any piece of music.
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