Looking for piano lessons, help with music theory, or just want to have fun playing a new keyboard?
Andrew Dicks has been a performing musician, pianist, organist, choral director and tutor for many years. He offers one-on-one piano lessons for students of all ages and levels. These can be either at his home in Augustine Heights, or in your own home.
Learning a musical instrument can make a positive difference in your everyday life. Developing your piano and keyboard skills is a great way to start. Studies have shown that people who undertake music lessons do better in a learning and working environment, are smarter and score higher on standardised tests.
Time is precious so we will strive to help you fit any music learning into your busy lifestyle.
Over the past 25 years Andrew has helped many students aged between 7 and 70, often showing terrific progress in just a few months with several high scoring results in AMEB exams.
Whether you’re a complete beginner, or have a few years of experience , Andrew is happy to guide you and watch you become the musician always hoped you could be.
Its all about building confidence through attention to detail, both in playing technique as well as reading sheet music and grasping the theory of music. With a career in science and music, Andrew’s qualifications include PhD and ARCO organ diploma. He has been called on to direct and accompany choirs in England and Australia, as well as perform in chamber music ensembles. As a member of the CBSO Chorus under Sir Simon Rattle, Andrew has performed in some of the leading concert halls around the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to travel anywhere for my piano lessons?
Andrew is able to teach in your home within 15km of Springfield.
Which days of the week are available for lessons?
Currently we have availability most days except Thursday and Friday. Typically lessons for school students are before or after school hours. Weekend lessons are also readily available, please enquire for more information.
Do I need to own a piano or keyboard?
Of you do not own a piano a budget keyboard is perfectly OK for beginners. Budget keyboards are also ok for starting lessons.
How old should my child be to begin piano lessons?
There is no simple answer to this as it depends on the individual child. The best age to start piano lessons is typically between the ages of 6 and 9-years-old. While older students may have an easier time learning to play, students as young as 5-years can also learn since little effort is needed to play the keys of the piano.
What styles of music do you teach?
Whilst the bulk of teaching is based on a classical approach, I introduce students to all genres from jazz to rock at an early age.
What is the benefit of one-on-one lessons compared with school classes?
Piano students learning in individual lessons progress much faster than students learning in group classes.
Am I too old to start learning to play piano?
No! Learn to play your favourite songs, learn how to read music, the theory of music, or just about anything you’d like to know about the piano. Playing the piano is a fun and great way to exercise your creative abilities so don’t just dream about it, start lessons now.
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4 Tomasi Street, Augustine Heights, QLD 4300
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+61 458 077 727
Mon - Fri, 8:00-22:00