Henry P.

Henry P.

Your friendly neighbourhood Violist

Musicianship Lessons

Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Lessons are structured in blocks of:

1 - Introduction to a topic - Explanation, Q & A and I find a way (suiting your learning style) that you are going to most effectively learn the topic. Each element of the topic is categorised and you get a lesson plan and the lesson results for you to later look over while practising!

2 - Repetition - We go through the topic and elements until you are able to confidently reproduce.

3 - Analysis - You explain to me how you understand what you have just learnt and demonstrate, I'll add in anything that needs to be added!

Example of a topic - Aural Transcription

1 - Introduction - I will explain and demonstrate the hows and whys and define what Aural Transcription is and how you achieve it. You'll get some history so you better understand why we are doing this and why I am assigning you a particular associated exercise.

2 - Repetition - We work our way through the associated exercise, perhaps trying variations to see if we achieve a better outcome.

3 - Analysis - Once reproduction is upon demand we can take a step back and talk about what you just learned in your words!

Example of topic - History!

In AMEB there is a large emphasis on studying musical works and the political, socioeconomic and cultural practices of the time. In teaching you I distill essential information into an easy to understand format and we work on using leaning techniques and developing association between need to know information and painting a vivid picture that helps you remember that information easily!

Once all learning blocks are in place we hit the exam papers and whatever method of revision best suits you, be it flash cards or rhythmic couplets!

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About

  • Male

  • Teaching since 2007

  • Teaches special needs

  • Teaches: Males aged 8+

Hi all.

I teach Viola, Violin and musicianship to 8th grade AMEB and beyond! Piano and cello to 4th grade AMEB.
My approach to teaching is finding a system that best suits the student and then chipping away consistently to produce results!

I have extensive repertoire knowledge for solo and group works and can pass on my extensive orchestral experience of 16+ years, time spent in the SYO, SBSYO, Sydney Symphony Symphonia, etc.

My formal training is performance at a distinction average from the University of New South Wales.

I teach all ages and and all backgrounds.

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