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Harmonio Piano Studio

Do you, or your son or daughter, want to learn the piano or keyboard?
Do you want to learn to play piano by ear?
Do you want to learn how to read music?

Did you have lessons before but found them difficult?
Would you like to improve your skills and confidence?

 It’s easy to play the piano or keyboard with my unique approach!

Book your free trial lesson today.

 

Lessons are available in Hamilton or Cambridge, Waikato, New Zealand.

Online lessons are available via Zoom or Skype video calling.

 

Piano Lessons for Beginners to Diploma (ATCL) Level

Children aged 3 or older, teenagers, and adults of all ages are welcome. 

Flexible Lesson Times

You can choose how long and how often you want your lessons to be. Lesson times can be flexible to fit around changing work hours.

What makes Harmonio Piano Studio unique?

Unique Approach

My unique method makes reading music easy! 

Students learn a range of music skills in an integrated way: Piano technique; reading piano music; ear training; playing piano arrangements by ear and from memory;  playing with others; music theory; history of music; scales, piano chords and arpeggios; piano practice skills and performance techniques.

I also use every opportunity to develop young students’ literacy and numeracy skills.

Experienced Teacher

I am a registered music teacher with experience teaching students as young as 3 and as old as 83 years, from beginner to advanced level.

I also have experience as a professional classical pianist and a secondary school music teacher. 

My students have achieved Merit and Distinction in international piano exams up to Grade 8.

Flexibility

Usually a student has one 30-minute piano lesson per week.

Young students may prefer shorter lessons, once or twice per week.

Piano and keyboard lessons are available during the morning, afternoon or evening, and during school terms and school holidays.

Some Benefits of Learning the Piano

  • Learning a musical instrument such as the piano can give a person a sense of achievement and develop self-confidence.
  • The piano is a social and versatile instrument.
  • Playing the piano develops fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Playing the piano engages several areas of the brain at the same time, which helps to enhance thinking and problem-solving skills.

Read more benefits here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How often do piano students need to practise?

Beginner students are expected to practise for at least 10 minutes every day, 5 days per week. This is on top of the lesson time. The ideal is to practise around the same time each day so it becomes a natural part of the daily routine.

is it necessary to have a piano?

Every student needs to have daily access to a piano to practise on. An acoustic (non-electric) piano is preferable and essential for learning classical piano. 

Pianos are available in the Waikato from
Kevin Hanna or Shearer’s Music Works or The Rockshop. It’s recommended to visit their premises, because most of their pianos are not listed on their websites. Do ask about their hire-to-buy options and payment plans.

If buying a second-hand piano from a private individual, please check that all the keys work and that the piano is not too old to be tuned. Before buying it, try it first to check that you like its sound. 

The second-best option is to buy a digital piano or keyboard. However, within about a year such an instrument will hold a student back, compared to students learning on acoustic pianos.

Digital pianos and keyboards need to be touch-sensitive (quiet or loud in response to how hard a key is pressed) and have standard-size, weighted keys. At least 61 keys are recommended, but the full 88 keys are ideal. A sustain pedal input is helpful. It’s also essential to have a stool that has a comfortable height.

Often people want to buy a digital piano because they think it would be quieter, smaller, and cheaper than an acoustic piano. This is not necessarily the case. Some acoustic pianos come with a quiet practise pedal. An upright piano would be of a similar size than that of a digital piano. It’s possible to buy a second acoustic piano for roughly the same price, or less, than the cost of a digital piano. An acoustic piano will also last longer and hold it’s value for longer. The keys on a keyboard or digital piano can sometimes break easily. 

What are the teacher's qualifications?

Associate of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers (AIRMTNZ)

Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Music (Classical Piano Performance)

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)

Which music examinations are available?

Students can register for graded piano and music theory exams offered by Trinity College London, Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), or the New Zealand Music Examinations Board (NZMEB).

Exam books and fees are at an additional cost. All exams are optional.

Contact Harmonio Today

 

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