Now offering online lessons Australia wide via Zoom!
Hi I’m Quinn, I’ve been teaching piano since 2004. I specialize in teaching jazz and blues piano, including theory and how to improvise. I teach all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced jazz, blues and improvisation techniques. I also help students prepare for AMEB exams. I’m based in Umina Beach on the Central Coast of NSW, but I’m also available to teach face-to-face in areas such as Ettalong Beach, Woy Woy and Empire Bay. In addition, online lessons using the zoom video conferencing app (free to download and use) are available Australia-wide. This may be especially handy for Central Coast students who can’t meet face-to-face every week or students in the greater Sydney area who are just out of reach of a piano teacher. See my fees page for information on lesson prices.
My teaching style is based on the needs of the student. Some of my students excel within the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) structure, working through the grades and doing regular exams. Others do better just learning for pleasure at their own pace, whether it’s blues, jazz, pop-songs or the classics. I try to work with the student’s strengths to build confidence, then tackle at their own pace what they find difficult. I also try to instill an inquisitiveness about the theory of music rather than just learning by copying and repetition, so the student really understands what they are playing, and the knowledge is for life.
Also, rest assured that I have a working with children check (WWCC) NSW. You can even look me up on the WWCC website to verify my status. My WWCC number is WWC1085706E.