Aural Skills Lessons
I teach you to "Learn Music Like Language." I have deeply studied how some of the greatest musicians learned music.
I'll teach you how to learn music the same way as:
J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Victor Wooten & Jacob Collier.
All lessons are structured according to the book I wrote titled: "How To Learn Music Like Language," as follows:
1. Pick A Song or Piece You Love
2. Listen - Neutral Syllable
3. Imitate - Neutral Syllable
4. Improvise - Neutral Syllable
5. Compose - Neutral Syllable
Then we repeat the process with verbal association, that is, identifying all the "sound patterns."
Rhythm Patterns e.g. Du Ta De Ta
Tonal Patterns e.g. Do Re Mi
Harmonic Patterns e.g. I IV V7 I
6. Listen - Verbal Association
7. Imitate - Verbal Association
8. Improvise - Verbal Association
9. Compose - Verbal Association
Every lesson follows this structure with your favourite pieces of music.
I will teach you to be good at everything - first learning by ear, improvising & composing and then, reading & writing music.
I look forward to helping you Learn Music Like Language.
Teaching since September 2010
Teaches special needs
Teaches students aged 0+
Music Composer & Educator
Zac Lazarevski is a professional composer, music educator and performer, with over a decade of professional experience.
His areas of expertise include "Music Learning Theory" (MLT), curriculum development, jazz, pop & classical piano, learning by ear, improvisation, composition, songwriting, vocal technique, sight-reading and rhythm and tonal solmization systems.
Zac regularly performs jazz, r&b & popular music as a solo singer-pianist in Melbourne Australia.
You may view videos of Zac performing classical piano repertoire at his website: learnmusiclikelanguage.com
Zac has also recorded an album of improvised piano compositions for a computer game, you may listen to these in his portfolio, or by searching 'Thoughtful Musician, Tessellations' on SoundCloud.
For four years, from 2008-2012, Zac took intensive private weekly lessons in piano, music theory and composition with world renowned composer Robin A. Smith. During this time, he completed AMEB 6th grade theory of music (Credit), AMEB 7th grade piano performance (Honours) and a TAFE Diploma of Music.
Zac studied Bachelor of Music at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne, achieving H1 - the highest mark, for 6 out of 10 subjects in his very first year and a GPA of 78.8/100.