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Hi, my name is Ari and welcome to SONIC | PLAYROOM.

I provide a fun, friendly and effective approach to playing the piano, catering to all ages and skill levels. Start your musical journey and book your first lesson today.

 

I have been teaching the piano for the past 20 years and specialise in a range of musical styles including classical, contemporary, film and video game soundtracks. I teach the AMEB standard piano syllabus as well as the Piano for Leisure series from Preliminary to Licentiate level. If exams are not for you and you'd like to play for fun, I would love to help you reach your goals.


My teaching style has an emphasis on musicality and building a strong technical foundation with roots in the Russian piano tradition which utilises arm weight to produce an effortless, Bel Canto sound. 

For beginner students I introduce the concepts of musical notation and memorisation from early on. For my younger students I work closely with parents to help them set up a well structured weekly practice routine.

 

It is so important that students come to lessons well prepared. Those that progress the fastest are the ones that practice at least 5 days a week for the appropriate amount of time based on skill level.

Aim to practice everyday though!

Unlike many large music schools that have multiple teachers, having my own private studio 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 focused.

Further Tuition

- Musicianship & Music Theory.

- HSC Music Prep.

- Composition tuition & Score Analysis.

- Aural & Sight Reading training.

- Access to recording facilities and music production using Sibelius, over 50 high quality sample libraries and Cubase Pro 10 DAW.

Creative Kids Provider - now accepting vouchers.

Referral Incentive - %10 discount per student referral.

Working with children check - WWC0734424E.

 
 
 

Gallery

Yamaha Grand

Stefan - Jazz Improv

Jessica plays Little Fantasy by Gayrhos

Theo plays G# minor Prelude Op.32 No.12 by Rachmaninov

The Studio

 

End of year concert 2019