Piano Lessons and Theory

Listing #: 715822602
Business name: Don Brough LTCL(perf)­) LRSL(teach­) AMusTCL AIRMT
Location: Glen Eden
Waitakere City
About: Qualified, registered and experience­d teacher for all ages
Services offered: Tuition in piano and theory 30 minutes - $30
Areas serviced: Glen Eden, West Auckland
Availability: 3.30 Tuesday, 3.30 Thursday
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 and Rockschool. This includes practical and theory.

Music is not just about mechanical perfection but is also 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 a good quality of teaching and repertoire 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. performance, preferred repertoire and just self enjoyment.

I have been a professional performer and composer with recordings available through itunes,spotify 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

Open to tutoring composition and I have experience in Sibelius notation software.

Registered music teacher with IRMTNZ

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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 (27 27 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 (47 47 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 (233 233 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 (106 106 positive feedback)  Sun 09 Mar
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