Deon (B.Mus, P.Grad.Dip) teaches piano and music theory through two different approaches:
- classically- tailored program
- contemporary approach
The classically- trained approach focuses on building strong technical and musical skills, with the AMEB/ ABRSM examinations in mind. From 2009- currently, 90% of Deon's students who enrolled for examinations obtained high distinction, credit or honors. Lessons are structured to strike a balance between developing technique and learning both classical and contemporary repertoire.
The contemporary approach works more with chords while gradually introducing note- reading skills and theory knowledge. Lessons involve singing along to your favourite songs while playing chords on the piano. This style of teaching allows the student to play their favourite tunes on the piano quickly while progressively acquiring musical skills.
Deon holds a Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration and a current Working With Children Check. Please feel free to contact Deon to discuss more about piano lessons.