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BMus (first-class honours), AMusA(distinction), PhD Student, University Lecturer

Roya's Piano

Studio

 

This studio offers quality piano, theory, and aural music lessons to students of all ages and abilities.

Temporarily Located in: Forrest, ACT

Moving to: Googong, NSW (27 March, 2024)

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Teaching Style & Philosophy

Roya began her musical studies with the Suzuki Classical Piano Method. Through this method, she successfully completed her Grade 8 Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) exam at the age of 12 and earned her Associate Music Diploma (AMusA) with distinction at the age of 15. The Suzuki method emphasises healthy piano technique through repetition and the development of aural (listening) skills, enabling rapid progress but often leaving gaps in theoretical knowledge.

Enriched by her experiences as a university music theory lecturer, Roya's teaching style combines the fast-paced Suzuki aural approach with music theory and history, ensuring a comprehensive musical education from the outset. Students develop excellent listening, memory, critical-thinking and pattern recognition skills through aural, theory and reading exercises. Additionally, they learn about different composers, styles (e.g., pop, jazz, traditional music from different cultures, etc.) and musical periods whilst following the AMEB curriculum. As an intercultural composer who convened the Music and Globalisation course at the Australian National University, Roya recognises the importance of exposing students to a diversity of musical traditions in multicultural Australia.

Central to her teaching philosophy is nurturing a student’s intrinsic motivation for studying music. Fostering this motivation is crucial for long-term success and instills a passion for learning. With over seven years of experience as a music teacher, Roya understands that while some students are motivated by AMEB exams and concerts, others find joy in learning specific pieces, composing music or playing music with friends. Her piano lessons include one group class per term, allowing students to share their achievements and learn together. Parental involvement, especially for younger students, is encouraged for consistent support. The goal is to create a community where students inspire and motivate each other throughout their musical journey, promoting a lifelong love for music.

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Lessons & Fees

Music lessons follow the NSW school term dates. The studio offers the following classes:​

  • Private Piano Lessons (30-min, 45-min or 60-min)

    • Prices start at $48 per lesson

    • All lessons include a free 60-minute group class per term

      • Note: there is also an option to have private composition, theory and aural skills lessons​

  • Group AMEB Theory and Aural Classes (3-day workshop)

    • Enquire for pricing. This is a school holiday program. 

 

What does the private tuition fee cover?

  • Weekly 30-min, 45-min or 60-min personalised piano lessons

  • One free 60-min group class per term focusing on either performance, ensemble work, exam preparation and/or theory or aural skills

  • Personalised materials - worksheets, music scores, AMEB technical materials, etc. 

  • Term newsletters highlighting the achievements of students and upcoming events

  • Term reports/feedback for students under 18

  • Initial interview/consultation in-person or online

 

What does the theory/aural group class fee cover?

  • This is an optional class for students who want to improve their theory/aural skills and sit the Australian Music Examinations Board Theory, Musicianship or Music Craft exams. Each class is limited to a maximum of 10 students and will run every term break subject to student numbers.

  • 3-day workshop

  • Practice sheets and activities

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Term Dates

  • Term 1: Consultations/Interviews start January 31st, you can book a consult even if you are looking to start later - Click Here

    • Studio opens for lessons on Wednesday, 7 February (Wesley Music Centre, Forrest ACT - temporary location)​

      • Googong Studio opens 27, March

  • Term 2: 29 April to 28 June

  • Term 3: 22 July to 27 September

  • Term 4: 14 October to 13 December

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Studio Policies

  1. Payment for tuition is to be made for the full term in advance and must be made before the first lesson. This is to reserve the student’s lesson time/day for that term.

  2. Following the commencement of term lessons, no refunds will be made if a student discontinues. 

  3. Fees cannot be transferred from one term to another. 

  4. Make-up lessons or payment credits will not be offered for cancelled or missed lessons. However, if a student is sick, an alternative Zoom/Skype lesson may be coordinated, contingent upon the student providing sufficient notice (at least an hour before their lesson time).

  5. A student’s lesson time/day cannot be guaranteed for subsequent terms unless payment is made in advance. Priority will be given to current students and students who demonstrate diligence and a passion for learning music. 

Lessons & Fees
Teaching Style & Philosophy
Term Dates
Studio Policies

Location

Googong, NSW

Book an Initial Consultation/Interview

The free initial consultation/interview is an opportunity for you to ask me any questions before proceeding with formal music lessons. It is also an opportunity for me to assess you or your child's musical abilities so that I can create high quality, individually tailored music lessons. Come prepared to learn and play!

LOCATION: Wesley Music Centre, Forrest, ACT

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