How do we set the tone for a solid love and understanding of music that lasts a lifetime?
Inspired by what is called a 'whole child approach' to teaching, we place students at the centre of their learning. Underpinned by constructivist theory, we focus on their interests and needs whilst integrating their physical, creative, and cognitive capacities into their music programs. We provide resources and opportunities that promote a deeper understanding of music. We aim to inspire a motivation for lifelong learning.
Research tells us the paramount role of the teacher. In fact, it's consequential to a student’s motivation to continue their music education, which is why our teachers have a firm grasp of pedagogy and continue to expand their proficiency through professional development. We stay up to date with current research, knowledge, technology and resources to nurture effective teaching and arrive at favourable outcomes.
Our teachers adhere to the Professional Practice Guidelines for Studio Music teaching in Australia, which is supported by the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME).
We empower our students to take control of their own learning. Our one-on-one tutelage is conducted based on individualised lesson plans that are designed in collaboration with the student. We understand that each person learns differently and everyone has their own unique story. That’s why we co-create learning programs to suit each student’s abilities, learning styles, and goals.
Pablo Picasso summed it up best when he said: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” We believe in a scaffolding learning approach because setting up strong foundations allows students to have more autonomy in their learning. This promotes student engagement and enjoyment, which go hand-in-hand with progress.