The Classical Temple offers violin (all levels) and piano (beginners) tuition to children, teens and all ages who are eager to learn playing an instrument in a fun, safe and motivating environment. We aim to develop solid technical as well as musical skills upon which the player can build and progress.
For the violin beginner, this would include correct posture and balanced alignment with instrument, correct bow technique advancing through to various bow patterns, left-hand formations and finger patterns, good intonation, phrasing and ability to read music independently and confidently. In time we learn vibrato and tonal colour.
For the aspiring pianist, we also focus on correct seated posture, stable and relaxed hands and finger shape, development of various techniques, reading in both treble and bass clef, understanding of tempo and rhythm, coordination of both hands, understanding of dynamics, tonality, phrasing, and more.
All lessons incorporate music theory from the very start in addition to learning to read music (key and time signatures, dynamics, tempo, intervals, transposition...), and we recommend further study of music theory using AMEB approved texts. This helps students prepare for AMEB Music theory grade exams and can be done intensively as part of instrumental lessons. Most importantly, we aim to ignite a spark of passion for learning to play the violin or piano, and loving music in general.
Lessons are tailored according to the student’s needs and aspirations, and we follow AMEB approved repertoire which would allow students to sit for exams if they wish.
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