Piano, Guitar and Theory - Online lessons

Listing #: 715822602
Business name: Don Brough LTCL(perf)­) LRSL(teach­) AMusTCL AIRMT
Location: Glen Eden
Waitakere City
About: Warm, friendly, qualified, registered and experience­d teacher for all ages. Free trial lesson or chat. Zoom and skype lessons available.
Services offered: Tuition in piano or guitar and music theory 30 minutes - $30 ($5 extra for travel)
Areas serviced: Glen Eden, West Auckland
Availability: Some spaces available after school and during some school days
I offer a warm, friendly approach with expertise in several areas. I have had over 20 years experience in teaching, performing and recording music. I've been teaching in local schools for over 20 years. Parents are welcome to sit in with lessons or an adjacent room.

I teach beginners and experienced students over a wide range of ages. I often teach adults coming back to playing after a gap of many years.

I've had continued success over the years with students sitting exams up to advanced level and diploma.

A lot of students don't take the exam route and develop very well. You may care to dabble in a range of styles such as pop, classical, jazz and improvisation.

I believe rapport and understanding with students and parents is one of the most important parts of teaching.

I have been a professional performer and composer with recordings available through Bandcamp, iTunes, and Spotify.
(Under Don Brough or Donald Brough)

I've performed Classical, Jazz, folk, blues, pop and ambient styles

I've performed in two NZ solo national tours and also performed in the UK, USA and Germany

Registered music teacher with IRMTNZ

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Don is very approachable, patient, encouraging able to relate to our daughter on her level, He would help our daughter to work out where she was going wrong and why in terms of technique and theory. He has a relaxed attitude towards the lessons - so they were not in any way stressful. Don guided & supported my daughter through what she needed to achieve for her grade exams. We feel really lucky to have had Don as our daughter's piano teacher. We have no reservations in recommending him.
shelloid (392 392 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2020  Sat 27 Feb
Don has been the piano teacher for my three girls for over 3 years. Each child has a completely different personality yet Don manages to connect with each of them. Don is patient and kind with each child. I frequently overhear laughter and see smiles from the kids during their lessons. Don manages to encourage their love of music . I would highly recommended Don as a Piano teacher.
fur69 (29 29 positive feedback)  Wed 20 Feb
Don has taught my daughter piano for 3.5 years. I've been so impressed with his individualised approach -he has supported and encouraged my daughter's love of music as well as imparting the technical skills needed for her to pass exams. Don is very authentic, natural and gentle in his interactions and instruction. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for skilful and student-centred music lessons.
ml104 (49 49 positive feedback)  Mon 04 Feb
Don teaches both my children, aged 12 and 15 years. I am extremely happy with the progress they have made over the years and have been particularly impressed with Don's ability to adapt his teaching method to suit their different learning styles; one inclined to want to learn by ear, the other more analytical and reading manuscript seems to come more naturally. They very much enjoy being taught by Don who is very patient, fun and encouraging. I would not hesitate to recommend him. Tania
barnie15 (4 4 positive feedback)  Wed 18 Jan
Don has taught my daughters the piano for four years. They both love him and really look forward to their lessons. He relates to them on their level and is super at reading how they're feeling to get the most out of them at each lesson. He has a gentle, relaxed manner that makes the learning fun and easy. Last year they also took up the guitar with Don. We're thrilled with their progress and would heartily recommend Don to anyone considering a music teacher. Micheala Rooney
petemick (346 346 positive feedback) Address Verified Aug 2018  Thu 11 Sep
Don taught my children piano over a period of 7 years. My children absolutely loved working with him and were always successful in their exams. Don's teaching style is gentle and inspiring and my children have developed a deep love of music and playing music as a result. I would highly recommend Don Brough as a music teacher. Don is also an accomplished professional musician.
rmcdonnell (119 119 positive feedback)  Sun 09 Mar
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