Piano Lessons Melbourne

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Are you looking for piano lessons in Melbourne for you or your child?

I get very frustrated at the stories I hear of kids and adults quitting piano purely because of a bad teacher.

Have you or your child:

  • been forced to play music you don’t want to with absolutely no discussion about pop/rock/modern repertoire?
  • been taught by a teacher without social skills or a personality?
  • been stuck in method books year after year?
  • been taught that scales are the most important thing to practice?
  • had a teacher with no sense of humour and who clearly hates what they do?
  • been put-off learning piano even though you really like it and would love to learn more?
  • learnt piano for years and year and years only to get nowhere?

If you empathise with any of the above, then you’ve come to the right place, because I hate all those things too!!

My name’s Tim Topham and I’m a piano teacher based in Richmond, VIC. I’ve been playing since I was 8 and have been a teacher for more than 12 years.

I have an AMusA (distinction), BMus, DipEd and MBA and teach students of all ages, styles and experience from beginners to advanced students. I also teach music theory and basic composition.

In addition to playing and teaching piano, I have also worked as a music producer (aka “Fourth Nation” – this is one of my remixes on Sounds of Then (Fourth Nation Remix) - Tim Topham) and have done a fair bit of conducting and accompanying for musicals.

Most importantly: I’m fun, I’m very passionate about my work and I know you will have a ball learning with me!

I have been lucky to study with an eclectic bunch of teachers including Rosemary McIndoe, Steve Sedergreen (jazz), Glen Riddle, Louise Robertson-Glasgow (theory) and Caroline Almonte (classical), all of whom have given me a wide experience on which to draw for my teaching and a vast collection of fun and manageable repertoire ready for any level.

I pride myself on finding music that keeps my students having fun and wanting to learn and ensure that you get a holistic musical education and an understanding of how music works and even how to compose. Have a look at some of my videos on this blog and on my YouTube channel.

I love teaching adults as well as children and teenagers and I’m happy to work on music that YOU want to learn (as long as the basics are there, of course!). I believe strongly that sight-reading, chord reading, improvising, rhythm and a good ear are vital for playing the piano and I work hard to build up all these skills in my students.

I offer 60 minute lessons as suited to your level from my home studio in Richmond. If you want to experience an enjoyable, in-depth understanding of music from an experienced, professional and dedicated teacher, please get in touch.

Please call or email me if you have any questions or would like to book a lesson.

Thanks,
Tim.

ps. see below for testimonials 🙂

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