There is nothing quite like sitting down at the piano and playing a song that other people know. That is why with beginner students, we use a number system that allows students of all ages to play simple songs from their first lesson. As they get more confident, we add chords to make the songs come alive. We try where possible to use songs that the students know and enjoy listening to. Along with the modern songs, we also teach how to read music, with a strong emphasis on chords and keys to allow students to play in a band setting.
Along with weekly lessons, we encourage our students to participate in our Ignite Music Academy Concerts. This helps to develop their skills, as well as giving them a sense of self worth and confidence.
We teach in local schools as well as the Ignite Music Academy Studio which is located in Kamo, Whangarei. We can also do lessons online, if you are unable to come onsite.
Weekly half hour lessons are $300 per 10 week term. This is to be paid for in full, at the start of each school term.
Our 9 year old daughter Rosie has had a term learning keyboard with Rachel. She was a little nervous to start with, but after her first lesson came home so excited to practice what she had been taught. Most days without asking we hear Rosie practicing her songs on our keyboard. Rachel's number approach has really been successful with Rosie giving her confidence. She has so much fun learning this new skill.
We can't recommend Rachel more highly.