FREE PIANO TEACHER TRAINING
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Stuart Storer is a highly experienced teacher working with students of all ages and levels from beginner to diploma. Stuart holds a Master of Music and B.mus.Performance (hons) from Elder Conservatorium University of Adelaide, L.Mus.A, Certificate of Advanced Music, and is a Member of Institute of Music Teachers.
He is an AMEB examiner in Piano, Piano for Leisure and Rockschool and is also a member of the AMEB Advisory Board for South Australia and the Northern Territory. You may be already enjoying Stuart's work through his assignment as syllabus repertoire consultant for Piano for Leisure Series 3 (purple) lower grades.
Stuart loves to compose and arrange and has had works on the AMEB Manual List in both Piano and Piano for Leisure syllabuses. He has arranged many backing tracks for exam repertoire from both for his own students and others to make learning fun, create deeper understanding of the genre and develop musicianship skills.
Since 2002 Stuart and wife Irene have owned, taught and nurtured new teachers in their Forte Music Schools in Adelaide. Stuart teaches students from beginner through to Diploma both in class and private lessons and regularly plays bass or keys in a band with his now young adult children who are also exceptional musicians across both piano, violin and drums.
Gillian Erskine is a very experienced piano teacher. She holds an LTCL (Teaching) and AMusA in performance. Gillian has prepared students for all levels of examination as well as having students perform at international competitions. Her knowledge of piano pedagogy is extensive and she has a particular interest in writing and arranging repertoire.
Gillian along with Paul Myatt is a founding director and co-author of the Forte School of Music curriculum which spans many age groups from 6 months through to advanced levels. She has a passion for helping and supporting school owners with their business growth and in training new teachers and developing their teaching skills.
Along with Paul, Gillian is also the co-author of the highly successful Theory Fundamentals series which was developed to make learning theory fun for today's child and are sold in music stores across Australia and the United Kingdom.
Gillian is a member of the board of the Australian Music Association and a strong advocate for the music education community.
Paul Myatt is one of Australia’s leading music teachers and campagner for Arts Education. Paul writes the Theory Fundamentals books with Gillian Erskine. 25 years ago they created Forte School of Music which is now a national and international network of music schools with over 6,000 students in Australia.
Gillian & Paul have also created Piano Teaching Success TV and Blackrock Music. Paul’s passion is to encourage every child to have fun learning music so that they can continue to play and continue to receive the benefits of playing music into adulthood.
He started his teaching career in 1986 and currently teaches over 70 group piano students in just 3 afternoons a week at Forte School of Music Dee Why in Sydney, with many participating in AMEB &&Trinity College grade exams.
He is a passionate believer in the benefits of music education and his personal mission in life is to help to educate teachers and students in having fun learning music as well as facilitating life-long music learning. Paul is an expert in class piano teaching techniques and is a regular workshop presenter around Australia, UK, Hong Kong and the US.