I feel excited to be connected to families who see the immense value of music. I'm grateful for this opportunity with ACTAM.
For the last 11 years I've been teaching piano to up to 30 students on a weekly basis. My students learn to play music, read music, critique music, perform and sometimes compete. I was connected to the New England Conservatorium of Music and was privileged to learn from other tutors and participate in courses and concerts. I've taught piano to all ages, from kindergarten to grandparents! I've taught the visually impaired and I've taught children with learning challenges. I've taught very shy children and I even had one boy who was a soccer player... Piano was his "downtime"! My family re-located to Canberra in December 2016 and I taught for 5 years at a K-12 school.
I've played in church bands nearly all my adult life, I co-ordinated an annual Christmas carols orchestra for young people in Armidale from 2008-2015. I accompany string and woodwind students in recitals, eisteddfods and exams and I'm registered with the Australian Music ExaminationBoard.
I'm always keen to encourage children to consider exams as a route for their learning, however, this is ultimately a decision for the students and their families. Occasionally I will send home a theory type worksheet, or recommend a workbook.
I also wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I very much understand the life of a piano parent. Please know that, while I'll spend most of maytime motivating and assisting your children, I'm also here to support you. Working as a parent/child/teacher triangle is the optimal way to ensure progress and enjoyment.
Lessons with Megan
Individual piano lessons with Megan are held at ACTAM Studios in Fyshwick.
Contact us for availability and fee information.