Hi, I am Crystal. I have been learning and playing music for most of my life and love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for music with others.
I enjoy teaching piano and guitar as well as music theory and composition.
Students of all musical interests and skills are welcome, whether you are a complete beginner or would like refresher classes. Lessons are located in a fun and friendly environment at my home studio.
Some of my earliest childhood memories are of sitting at a white toy piano and learning the songs it played. I began piano tuition at the Music Learning Centre in Phillip when I was about four years old and continued with lessons and performances there for several years. Just before starting high school, I decided to take up the violin and had four years of lessons with John Gould. John was a wonderful teacher and encouraged me to become a member of a Canberra Youth Music string orchestra and the Maruki Community Orchestra, which he founded in 2005. My father is also a keen musician who introduced me to guitar, so I grew up in a very musical household.
In high school I practically lived in the music room and was a member of the string ensemble, choir and school band. I regularly performed at the school as well as around the community, including Christmas busking for charity with the string ensemble every year. During college I studied advanced music and resumed piano lessons under Inessa Babajanova, who helped me to improve my musicianship tremendously over those two years.
I went on to do a Bachelor of Science at ANU, however music always remained my true passion. In 2012 I began tutoring with Ramos Music. Through the ongoing support of its owners, Julie and Louis, I quickly realised my love of teaching. They also gave me the opportunity to perform with the Bungendore and District Concert Band at Llewellyn Hall in the ANU School of Music. Since then I have had over six years’ experience teaching different instruments to students of all ages in and around Canberra, most recently including early childhood percussion classes through Music Education Australia.
Lessons are tailor-made for all needs, whether you are learning for fun or want to prepare for exams or performance.
All programs include music theory, technique development, sight-reading and aural awareness.
Ages 5 and above
Ages 7 and above
FREE INTRODUCTORY SESSION
My teaching approach is to focus on the interests of each student, so I offer a free initial session in which you can meet me at my studio and discuss your interest in music (approximately 20-30 minutes).
From this I can suggest books or instruments and start planning lessons around your learning goals.
Classes are run in line with the N.S.W School Terms, usually in blocks of 10 weeks.
Term 1 2019 - Tuesday January 29th to Friday April 12th
Term 2 2019 - Monday April 29th to Friday July 5th
Term 3 2019 - Monday July 22nd to Friday September 27th
Term 4 2019 - Monday October 14th to Friday December 20th
30 minute lesson - $330 per term
45 minute lesson - $490 per term
60 minute lesson - $650 per term
Lessons are generally held once per week and must be paid in advance to reserve the time slot.
Payment can be made via bank transfer, credit card, cash or cheque.
PLEASE NOTE: All music tuition spaces are currently at capacity.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED