Hello, I'm Hanford!

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Introduction

I want to show people how science, discipline, and art come together in piano playing. Since beginning my studies at four years old, I have collected over twenty years of experience and training in this skill. Music is fun because of the places it can take you and music education helps you see meaningful connections in different ways. To me, music represents an essential part of the human experience.

Qualifications

I am completing a Master of Teaching at the University of Melbourne. Additionally, I hold a first-class Honours degree in Music from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. My accolades include awards from local Eisteddfods, multiple university prizes, academic and musical scholarships, as well as being a semi-finalist at the UCSI International Piano Competition.

I have given performances at venues including the Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Hamer Hall, Duneira Estate, live on 3MBS, 16 major theatres on tour with the Australian International Opera Company, Robert Blackwood Hall as organ soloist with the Monash Academy Orchestra, and numerous community events. My presentations at the 2019 and 2020 VCE Music conferences support my work as a VCE Music Performance specialist in schools across Melbourne.

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picture of Hanford the fun and engaging piano teacher

Teaching

With almost ten years of teaching experience, I work to discover and match my students’ natural learning styles, appreciating the strengths and differences of each unique individual. It is through positive interaction and honest dialogue that I endeavour to engage my students and their families in learning.

As a believer of multidisciplinary education, I also regularly design broader educational programs for my students. I teach students to understand piano playing as a fusion of three components. The science of reality, the discipline of the mind and body, and the artistry of humanity. My goal is to create musical experiences that will impact and benefit students for the rest of their lives.

Services

  • Exam Accompaniment
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  • Piano Education Program
  • Holistic learning for $1600 each term
  • Daily support and mentorship
  • Weekly piano and musicianship lessons
  • Monthly performance workshops
  • Annual student showcase
  • Piano points rewards program
  • Musica Viva digital concerts
  • Extra-curricular experiences
  • Studio in Boronia, Melbourne
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