Hi, my name is Ari and welcome to SONIC | PLAYROOM.
Whether you are a beginner, advanced student, or a returning adult who would like to pick up where you left off many years ago, I am here to help you achieve your goals. I provide a fun, friendly and effective approach to learning the piano. Start your musical journey today and book a free trial lesson here.
I have been teaching the piano for the past 17 years and specialize in a range of styles including classical, contemporary, film and video game soundtracks, jazz and world music. I am a member of the Australian Music Teacher Registry and also an AMEB registered teacher. I teach the AMEB standard piano syllabus as well as the Piano for Leisure series from Preliminary to Licentiate level. If you feel that exams are not for you and you'd like to play for fun I'd be happy to help. I teach students aged 5 and up.
My teaching style has an emphasis on musicality, first and foremost, followed closely by building a strong technical foundation. My style of playing and teaching the piano has its roots in the Russian method which emphasizes the use of arm weight.
For beginner students I introduce the concepts of musical notation, memorization and aural development from the very first lessons. It is critical that parents encourage and assist in structuring their child's home practice, especially for students aged between 5 to 12 years old. I cannot stress enough the importance of daily practice and coming to lessons well prepared.
Students that benefit the most from their lessons are those that show consistency with home practice doing no less than 5 days a week for the appropriate amount of time based on their level.
Unlike many large music schools that have multiple teachers, having my own private practice allows me to work closely with my students. This way I am able to track and monitor progress and also maintain a high standard of playing. I create a personalized practice schedule which is designed to improve weak areas and consolidate strong ones. This may include help with sight reading, aural tests, technique and memorization. I provide immediate feedback and advice to students to help them stay motivated and inspired.
- Musicianship & Music Theory.
- HSC Music Prep.
- Assistance with Composition & Score Analysis.
- Aural & Sight Reading training.
- Access to recording facilities and music production using MIDI, Sample Libraries and live recording via Pro Tools 11, Cubase Pro 9.5 and Logic Pro X. Access to Mac and PC.
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Referral Incentive - %10 discount per student referral.
Working with children check - WWC0734424E.