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Hanford's Journey

I started learning the piano when I was four, going through ABRSM graded exams, VCE Music Performance (Melbourne High School), and a Bachelor of Music with an Honours research year (Monash). Throughout my studies, I have been fortunate to receive scholarships and prizes, as well as tons of performance opportunities locally and overseas. As I experienced different things, I discovered that I really enjoyed teaching. So, I topped off my formal education with a Master of Teaching (Melbourne). Currently, I am the Treasurer for the Victorian Music Teachers’ Association. As my journey continues, I would love to help your child grow a love for music in their own life!

How I teach

Developing honest, friendly, and respectful relationships with my students is important. These kinds of relationships allow me to have ongoing conversations with you and your child so that we can work together as a team to set and achieve goals, discuss and share concerns, and motivate each other to do our best work. Ultimately, I take pride in bringing 100% of myself into my lessons to engage with my students.

What I teach

There are many things that an education in piano playing can deliver. Some components of music learning include aural training, development of imagination and creativity, technical mastery of body movement, and musical culture. By combining one-on-one lessons with a group enrichment program, I am able to design and deliver experiences to your child that mix all the components of music learning in an interactive, fun, and memorable way.

Why I teach

There are two main reasons. First, playing the piano gives me an incredible feeling and I wish for others to experience this enjoyment and develop a love for music. Second, there is something special about passing on good knowledge and skill to future generations, and it is joyful to witness student improvement. The collaborative relationships I have with parents are also valuable and motivational.

Learn with Hanford
  • Piano Lessons
  • Personalised weekly private piano lessons
  • Complete beginners to diploma candidates
  • Clubs and Excursions
  • Multiple exposures to music
  • More time, more support, more learning
  • Accompaniment
  • High-level collaboration for performances
  • Instrumentalists and vocalists
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