Whether you are a beginner, have a child looking to jump into the art form, or you want to take your existing abilities to a higher level, Simon D’Aquino’s Piano Vocal Studio can help.
Based at 75 Murray Rd Preston, the studio is equipped with an upright acoustic piano to help you master your abilities. We offer a range of different teaching styles, as well as guidance in theory across the board.
Our aim? To not only make you a better player, but a well-versed musician with a passion for playing on the instrument. Additionally, Simon is a vocal coach for those looking to improve their singing voice.
A classical piano instructor for the northern suburbs
Learn to play music from the Baroque, classical, romantic and 20th Century eras. Focusing our passion on these periods, students can enjoy these timeless pieces by learning to sight read and develop solid piano technique.
New students will be mesmerised by the beauty they are capable of producing while those preparing for exams will be taught the nuances and emotions needed to wholeheartedly produce the sound these pieces demand. At higher levels, students will delve into music theory, with all able to showcase their skills at the end-of-year concert.
Simon has been a professional pianist with extensive classical performance experience throughout Melbourne. From his rigorous training, practice, and experience, he is able to deliver effective classical piano lessons to students of all abilities.
Jazz and contemporary beginner piano lessons
Directed by their piano instructor – Simon – Students will build on chord theory with improvisation techniques, including playing accompanied if desired. This is a great way for classical players to break loose and develop their own sound, compose their own music or even improve their ability to sing and play at the same time.
However, if you’re those looking to emulate your favourite modern musicians or compose your own music, contemporary classes will help you learn to not only play like the the stars – but to write music for this category, as well.
All contemporary piano lessons we provide across Preston focus on:
- chord structure
- chord progressions
- melody and harmony
- song structure
- rhythm and feel
- song writing
Beyond these aspects, we also provide singing lessons at the studio, with Simon having being recognised as a well-regarded vocal coach in Melbourne.
Learn to play the keyboard
Want to learn the latest techniques available on a synthesiser? Through these lessons you can learn to layer recordings, understand the different tones and apply synth patches for playing live or for composition. Simon is very experienced with keyboards and VSDs and can help digital recording artists learn the basics of the instrument.
For the kids
While these classes are structured and theory-orientated, kids lessons are fun and interaction-filled. In the past, he’s catered well for those who are having a hard time finding the enjoyment in the instrument.
Classes are available for children from five years old and upwards, providing an introduction to music. Children will learn the fundamentals of reading music and playing in an environment with a qualified piano teacher at Preston, a teacher they will want to keep coming back to. Read more information on kids piano lessons here.