WELCOME TO GRACEFUL NOTES
Encouraging, supportive and extremely patient assisting students in understanding music, learning efficient practice methods, and forming solid foundations for piano playing.
Fun and engaging lessons for all ages teaching beginner to intermediate levels. Students learn to read music, sight-read, and understand music theory through personal tutoring and games.
Each lesson is tailored to individual needs, goals, musical tastes and learning styles. Students explore musical structure, composition, and music history.
ABOUT GRACEFUL NOTES
I’ve been playing piano for over 40 years. I bring to each lesson a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained from teaching over 20 years. I’ve been in Australia 10 years but prior to that lived in Minnesota, USA where I homeschooled my children.
I love all kinds of music, but my first love is classical. I’ve always been involved with music starting with singing as a child in church to playing organ and piano for worship services, funerals, weddings and other special occasions. I even paid my rent by accompanying a church choir and playing for services whilst I studied music at University of Jamestown, ND. I was a member of the University choir and travelled throughout the US giving concerts as well as a European tour.
"I can very highly recommend Erika as a music teacher. She has taught my daughter piano over the last 5 years, from the age of 11 to her current age of 15. Lucy finds Erika a calm and encouraging teacher. Lucy was very nervous about sitting her piano exams, but Erika prepared her beautifully, and she passed with a Credit. Erika maintains professional communication and is very flexible and personable. We hope Lucy can continue with her for many years to come. "
"Erika has been a brilliant piano teacher for my daughters for the last 7 years. Both of my daughters now aged 12 and 9 have been learning piano since they were 5 years old. They have always enjoyed their lessons with Erika. This shows Erika's expertise and passion in teaching piano. Erika has also diligently prepared my daughters to perform outstanding piano pieces for their piano solo performances in Catholic Performing Arts Festival and for their Australian Music Examination Board. We highly recommend Erika for anyone that wants to excel in piano."
S. and J. Yasay
"I certainly would recommend Erika as a professional and skilled teacher to any parent that wants to have their child progress from the level of basic to advanced piano. We have always seen Erika with a great initiative and a positive attitude towards instructing our daughters."