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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Introduction of Late Fees

When I first started teaching, my payment terms were set such that payment for the month ahead was due by the first lesson in the first week of the month at the latest. With the move to automated billing software many years ago (5 or 6 years?), the due dates…

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2020 Enrolments Open

Enrolments for new and transferring students looking to commence lessons in Term 1 (week commencing Monday 3rd of February) are now open! The following lesson times are currently available: Monday: 3:15pm taken 5:00pm taken Tuesday: 3:30pm 4:15pm 5:00pm Wednesday: 3:15pm NEW 4:30pm taken Thursday: 3:45pm Saturday: 10:45am Sign up for…

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New Rockschool Syllabus

To date I am the only piano teacher in Perth who has been submitting students for the Rockschool exams! I have the entire set of books for the first series of the syllabus which came out in 2015. The 2019 syllabus has now come out and has seen all new…

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Better Practice App

Home practise can be quite a challenge, which I know of first hand with my own children taking music lessons on other instruments! I am constantly looking at ways to make it easier for everyone to make sure it (a) happens and (b) is effective, as the main reason for…

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New lesson slots opened up!

It’s not often that I have openings for new students, but after receiving some enquiries from potential students I have reorganised my schedule to open up a handful of new lesson slots. (Edit: 1 has already been taken!) The current days and times available are: Monday 3:45pm Thursday 5:15pm –…

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Tonara Practice App

This week I have started using a new app called “Tonara”, which helps to motivate students to practise at home. I set them assignments, with how many times a week and how long each day to aim for. When students use the app, they select which assignment they are going…

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Prize Shop ready to go for Term 3

At long last the requirements to earn and redeem points have now been set, and the Music Prize Shop will begin operation next week when Term 3 starts! All those who have already made it onto the the Rhythm Swing Hall of Fame and have completed full books in Piano…

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New content coming

I have finally moved my previously hand-coded website over to Word Press, so that it will be quicker for me to add more information and updates! Not all information from the old site has been transferred yet – that will come soon. Also coming soon will be more information relating…

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