COVID requirements 6th – 13th Feb 2021

Here are the current restrictions in relation to face-to-face private music studio teaching for the week ahead, which I clarified with the COVID hotline today: Teachers can remove their mask while teaching if needed Primary school age students are exempt from wearing a mask Older students should wear a mask…

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Retiring Better Practice App

While I started all my students in Better Practice App in 2019, all students except those doing Rockschool Exams progressively stopped using it. Now that there are other alternatives that help make practising easier that don’t double up my work, I will be cancelling my Better Practice App subscription and…

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WAMTA Accreditation

I’m proud to be a West Australian Music Teachers Association (WAMTA) Accredited teacher. To be recognised as such, I’ve had to prove that I have the requisite qualifications for my instruments, a track record of successful teaching, and an ongoing commitment to professional development.

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Kai Joins the Hall of Fame

One of the apps I use with students is Rhythm Swing, which helps students learn to follow rhythms precisely. They must both tap the rhythm precisely on the beat and hold the notes for the correct (exact!) length. It takes beginners a while to be able to confidently do both…

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The Importance of Communication

… And Honouring Your Lesson Time Slot

I’m a parent, so I understand that things happen.

Children get sick. Work or events may run late. Or you may get a good run of traffic and end up very early.

But please understand also that if these things are going to impact your music lesson, please communicate with me as soon as possible so that I don’t end up with a day like today… which sadly happens more often than it should.

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