Music Theory Tutoring

 

Music Theory is an important part of being a well rounded musician. Our expert Theory Tutors are here to help you, whether it be for sitting Theory exams, for songwriting, or just so you can better understand how and why your instrument works. We can teach you music theory during your instrumental lesson slot, or give you a dedicated weekly theory lesson, depending on student needs.  

 
 
 
 
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Eujin Wong

Piano Teacher and Theory Tutor

Eujin was trained at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide where he studied piano under Lucinda Collins the Head of Keyboard at the Elder Conservatorium, Stefan Ammer, a Piano Professor at Musikhochschule Freiburg, Diana Weekes and David Lockett. During that period Eujin also undertook compositional studies from Stephen Whittington and voice from Robert Dawe OAM. Upon the completion of his Bachelor of Music, Eujin moved to Victoria in order to study with Dr. Donna Coleman the Head of Keyboard at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) for his Honours and Masters degree.

Eujin's piano playing and teaching is firmly founded on technical approach of Abbey Whiteside, Johannes Brahms and Heinrich Neuhaus. For vocal training, he is strongly grounded on Van Christy's singing technique. As a teacher, he is actively involved with the research of new methods to improve piano and singing technique, and as a result his students have had tremendous success in their music examination.

Eujin teaches on Friday and Sunday.
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Mina Yu

Piano Teacher, Theory Tutor

Mina Yu completed her Master of Music degree at Manhattan School of Music in 2015 and her Bachelor of Music degree at Berklee College of Music in 2012. She has been teaching for over 10 years both privately as well as in a variety of schools including City University of New York (New York), Manhattan Country School (New York) and Chambers Music (Melbourne).

Mina creates a curriculum that is both infused with fun and directed at the student's individual needs. She has taught students from all levels and ages, from 3 year old children to biology professors in their 60s. 

Her performing career as a jazz pianist, accompanist and music director has taken her to some of most prestigious concert venues in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Columbia University and New York Live Arts. Mina has also undertaken international tours of USA, South Korea, England and Switzerland. Since relocating to Melbourne, she has performed her original music at the Paris Cat and Darebin Music Feast and is the principal accompanist for the Excelsis Choir.

Mina teaches on Monday and Tuesday                         Click here to secure your spot with Mina

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Natasha Rakhlin

Piano Teacher and Theory Tutor

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Music and a Masters of Education and has performed as a solo pianist and singer. She is an experienced teacher, having taught for 15 years, both in Russia and Australia. She has experience in teaching students of varying ages, in both Primary School and private setting, group lessons with children aged between 5-12 years old, to conducting private lessons with adults with various levels of musical experience.

Her belief is that every student has an individual learning style and it is her goal to discover this style and then incorporate it in the lessons. Her teaching methods vary depending on what the student is striving to achieve, whether it be in preparation for AMEB examinations or learning contemporary music.

Natasha teaches on Friday and Saturday.
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Penny Temple-Watts

Piano Teacher, Theory and VCE Music Tutor

Penny joined our staff in 2008 and is an experienced music educator. She gained her Bachelor of Education in Music at Burwood State College in 1980. Penny worked in secondary schools for over 30 years, where she was Director of Music, Head of Performing Arts and taught Classroom Music to students from Years 7-12, in particular VET Music and VCE Music Performance. At these schools, Penny conducted many concert bands and choral groups. She also was Musical Director for many school musical productions. Penny has previously worked as an assessor for VCE Music Performance exams and managed orchestras and bands for Eastern Metropolitan Regional Concerts. Penny has enjoyed teaching many piano students through the years. She is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working with young people and fostering a friendly learning environment. She is passionate about discovering how each student learns and tailors programs to suit each individual.

Penny teaches on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
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Stephen Lebsanft

Piano (Classical, jazz and improvisation), Composition & Theory Teacher

Stephen is a musical educator, performer and composer. He completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical trombone at the Queensland Conservatorium and a Graduate Diploma in composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Under the direction of Ben Marks, Jason Redman, Malcolm Gaydon and Scott McKenzie, Stephen has played trombone in numerous recitals and with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. His compositions have been performed in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Toowoomba and most notably, at the Asian Composers' League Festival and Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. In addition to these areas of focus, Stephen is also an accomplished piano player in the disciplines of both classical and jazz. He began his piano and theory studies at the age of seven under the tutelage of Mavis Jackson in Toowoomba, QLD. 

Stephen strives to balance fun and hardwork in his music lessons. His belief is that the student cannot reach their full potential without utmost enjoyment from their practice and although achieving great technical proficiency is a given, an ingrained passion and respect for the art is equally important. Stephen understands each student is different and tailors a program to suit both their individual needs to progress and also to reach their goals. 

Stephen teaches on Friday & Sunday.
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