I’m Michelle, a piano teacher in Northcote who aspires to make piano lessons fun and accessible for anyone who wants to play.
As a piano teacher, I aim to foster a love of music so my students can learn and play, and continue to do so beyond their lessons. To make piano lessons fun and accessible, students can choose their own music to learn. Likewise, I also offer online lessons for students who can’t travel to the studio, and per-lesson payment to remove the stress of upfront term fees. If you have any queries or suggestions, don’t hesitate to get in contact with me.
My piano lessons in Northcote are taught on a bright Yamaha acoustic piano. Lessons are held week-to-week during the Victorian school term. Students can attend online or in-studio.
When I describe chords as burgers to students, I usually get a laugh followed by “ohhhh I get it”. In a silly way, burgers sum up my ethos perfectly: to make music fun and easy for anyone to grasp and enjoy!
Student choose their own music to learn alongside the core lesson work. This makes practice waaay more fun than playing Twinkle Twinkle again and again.
In between lessons, I encourage beginners to play 15 minutes a day.
From the very first lesson, apply your learning beyond method books. The aim is to build autonomous learning and music skills that you can take beyond the classroom.
Pay-per-lesson means you can get started with no stressful upfront term costs. I just ask all students to keep consistent weekly attendance through the term, as a weekly routine is most effective for progress.
Bachelor of Arts (Internet Communications)
Cert IV Music Industry (Technical Production)
AMEB Piano Grade 8
AMEB Theory Grade 5
Victorian Music Teachers’ Association (VMTA) Associate Member
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I’m a positive and friendly piano teacher in Northcote with over a decade of playing and teaching experience. My approach to music emphasises fun and accessibility. In fact, everyone learns differently. And for this reason, I curate lessons to suit the personality and pace of each student.
Accordingly, I don’t believe students need to do exams and I encourage piano lessons for just giving it a go! In the same way, some piano students find a grade structure helpful for progress, and I can place students through AMEB exams. Whichever your preference, I can chat with you about what path you or your child would like to take.
Outside of the piano classroom, I am a freelance writer, avid music listener, and I love eating cheeseburgers.