Piano and guitar Lessons and Theory

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Business name: Don Brough LTCL(perf)­) LRSL(teach­) AMusTCL AIRMT
Location: Glen Eden
Waitakere City
Auckland
About: Both adult and young students welcome. Weekdays and Saturday. I am a qualified and registered teacher.
Services offered: Tuition in piano, guitar and theory 30 minutes - $29
I've been teaching piano, music theory and guitar since 1991. My approach is friendly and encouraging and I try to adapt my method to the needs, age and nature of each student. I teach children, teenagers and adults of all ages.

I teach beginners and for those wanting to sit exams, I teach all grades, and diploma level through Royal Schools of Music, Trinity College London, Rockschool and NZMEB. This includes practical and theory.

Music is not just about mechanical perfection although this approach does seem to impress and pass exams. Music is about feeling and expression of oneself and the music and I believe this is where the enjoyment and true satisfaction lies.

After over twenty years of teaching I feel I have established an improved quality of teaching and repertoire knowledge. This includes being on the ball with a student in regard to what might be best needed in any moment rather than relying purely on past habitual knowledge.

I endeavour to maintain a clarity and satisfaction regarding the teaching and learning process for all involved, i.e. student, parents and teacher

Exams are not the suitable or preferred choice for all students in which case another course of learning can be found, i.e. for fun, performance, preferred repertoire and just self enjoyment.

I am a professional performer and composer with recordings available through itunes and amazon.com
The styles I compose are classical, new age, jazz and pop I've performed in two NZ solo tours and also in the UK, USA and Germany

Registered music teacher with IRMTNZ
www.irmt.org.nz/index.php

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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 (2 2 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 (179 179 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 (73 73 positive feedback)  Sun 09 Mar
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