At Play Well Perth, we strongly believe that music is something to be shared and we offer a range of different classes tailored specifically for the needs of every student. Our group classes offered are delivered in small groups so you can be guaranteed to receive customised lessons which meet you at your level. Often larger group piano classes are delivered in a one-size-fits all approach, sacrificing critical elements such as building solid technical foundations and following up any misunderstandings in addition to no choice when it comes to repertoire. Our group classes take into consideration your likes of repertoire, ensuring absolute simplicity of delivery and extra resources to make sure you can’t possibly get it wrong plus personalised additional support should you ever feel stuck. We specialise in matching individuals to form groups that are appropriate in level and many life-long relationships are formed through our various programs forming a community of well-rounded musicians. Have a browse to see the kinds of piano classes we offer and if you can’t see something that fits your needs, we would love to hear from you to see if we can accomodate.
Group Lessons for Kids
We offer group classes for children with a range of 3-6 students at a time. These lessons are held on a weekly basis in conjunction with the school term. These classes provide all of the skills required to become a well-rounded musician, including a mixture of improvisation and composition, music theory and ensemble-based learning. Students learn to play together as a unit and explore a wide breadth of repertoire. At Play Well Perth, all students under 12 years old are enrolled in private one-on-one lessons are expected to participate in group classes to learn valuable ensemble skills, practice performing in front of others in addition to solidifying their music theory and working on their solo repertoire. These are skills that simply cannot be gained through private tuition alone. These group classes are held once a month in addition to regular private lessons followed by a cup of tea and array of delicious snacks!
Group Classes for Adults
We offer a series of exciting and comprehensive group classes for adults in terms that suit the group. Our group class sizes vary from 2-4 people per class on either a weekly or fortnightly basis, depending on the needs determined by the group prior to the commencement of term. Learning the piano as an adult beginner or revisiting piano studies can often be daunting and this option is recommended as one of the most effective at keeping yourself motived and accountable as you have peers with the same challenges to support you. You will learn everything about the piano in record time with an understanding you never thought possible. Full online resources are provided at the conclusion of each lesson, tailor-made to your needs so you have the expert guidance to ensure success in your piano studies.
As a member of one of Play Well Perth’s group classes, you will learn a range of well-known and loved songs, from pop to blues to classical, as well as any specific song requests from participants taken into account when designing the program for each term. In addition you will soon be improvising and creating your own music in an array of different styles that resonate with you and your personality. On top of this, you will learn the fundamentals of music theory in a way that is so simple to understand you will have the skills to apply it to almost any song you want to play on almost any instrument. You will also be able to fluently read music in no time at all, and will wonder what all of the hype around reading music is about. If you have ever received prior music lessons feeling baffled, let one of our classes completely demystify this for you!
Piano for Parents
Learning music is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child in terms of developing their fine-motor skills as well as enhancing both their literacy and numeracy. It gives them the creative power to solve highly intellectual problems throughout their lives and connect with society. It is also known that studying music from an early age creates better connections between both the mind and body. We also hold short, 5-week courses for parents considering lessons for their children. It is encouraged that parents learn the fundamentals of music theory and basic piano skills during this short course, as well as practice strategies to help their child succeed in their learning journey BEFORE enrolling their child in a lesson program (although it is never too late to learn if your child has already been learning for a while!). Many of our piano parents have moved directly from the Piano for Parents course into a regular group classes simply because they cannot get enough of what the benefits of learning music has to offer, making them highly qualified and confident to help their children leap into music.