Why lessons?

  • Have you ever wanted to learn to read music, or to just "sit down and play" the piano?

  • Do you have some favourite songs or pieces that you want to play...classical, pop, jazz, or even from YouTube or gaming?

  • Do you need help choosing the right version of online printed music to suit your ability?

  • Are you learning online, but just need some occasional help?!

  • Are you looking for a qualified, experienced teacher for your child or children?  

  • Do you think you are too old to begin lessons, or "to take up from where you left off"?

  • Are there pieces you have always admired, but thought too difficult for you?

  • Do you want to challenge yourself mentally and improve your memory and coordination?

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I CAN HELP YOU!

Whom do I Teach?

 
  • Students of ALL AGES - school-aged children, teens, uni students, and ADULTS - especially! From ages ..6-83!

  • Persons with dyslexia, ASD, ADHD, Tourettes

  • Home-schooled or university students

  • Anyone who enjoys a challenge!

  • Lessons are personalised to cater for every student's needs and goals-if you have a "bucket list", I can help you achieve it!

What Else do I offer?
  • Learn chords without having to learn to read music

  • Help with singing & playing

  • Assistance in modifying and/or selecting online music to match your skills

  • Piano accompaniment for instrumental exams

  • ONLINE LESSONS available, should more Covid-19 restrictions occur

  • Gift Vouchers (Birthday, Christmas) - a great idea for someone who is impossible to buy for.  Very popular these days!

What I teach

"Combining traditional methods with modern approach"

 
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Traditional...

  • Learn to read (and write) music (Exams are OPTIONAL)

  • Learn to play chords

  • Practical and technical skills - play styles from classical to pop, blues, jazz, worship - even music brought from YouTube 

  • Theory - understand the fundamentals and how to apply them in PRACTICAL ways (exams OPTIONAL)

  • Aural skills - play-by-ear, listening and singing, assistance with writing music 

Creative...

  • Chords and Composition

  • Improvisation & Blues

  • Guidance with musical apps including Sibelius, iRealPro and flash music note apps

A Digital Piano with WEIGHTED KEYS is all that you need to start!

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Who are we?

Giselle Rogers

My name is Giselle Rogers - someone who LOVES to teach piano!

  • A qualified piano teacher (A.Mus.A (Associate Diploma - AMEB) + B.Sc) with over 22 years of teaching experience, and who has been playing for 40+ years!

  • Specialist school music teacher

  • Qualified teachers' aide experienced in special-needs students.  I am very patient!

  • Current Blue Card Holder and certificates in counselling, aged care and first aid

  • Past member of the GCC Choir & various stage experience

  • Wife and mother to three grown sons (I understand the demands of family!)

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Celesty Wini

Celesty is a new addition to GCPT and also loves teaching the piano!  She has extensive teaching experience and is a true "people person" who understands everyone's needs and requirements.

Celesty has completed a Master of Music degree (UQ), is completing a Master of Social work, has qualifications in digital music development, and attended international masterclasses. Her love for community and music along with her teaching experience can help students to translate learning music into harmony within the society. 

 

Charlie

Hi! I'm Charlie Rogers- a therapy dog, and I love everyone! 
I especially love snoozing with the mums and dads while they are waiting for their kids to finish lessons!

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Cost

"I met Giselle many lessons ago expecting to find a stern, no-nonsense type teacher.  Instead, I found a warm, smiling young lady with very obvious people skill... Giselle is very patient, takes each student along at a pace she thinks fit for each individual, complimenting and moving ahead each lesson as is needed."  Dulcie, 80 years

"Giselle guides me through all the steps/notes with a friendly and professional attitude to help me enjoy my lessons..." Manuel, 70 years

 

Fees and Structure

Weekend Lessons are here!

  • $30 for 30 mins

  • $40 for 40 mins 

  • $60 for 1-hour lesson 

  • Fortnightly lessons may be available

  • After-school & weekend lesson fees are charged in advance monthly (waiting list may apply) 

  • Adult payments are more flexible and discounts for pre-purchased vouchers

  • Weekend lessons available - standard fee + additional $10.

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School Students - Primary & Secondary

  • Different payment options available (cash, bank transfer)

  • After-school and weekend timeslots now available

  • Parents are welcome to attend lessons.  It is ESSENTIAL to remain involved and aware of your child's motivation and regular practice

  • Buddy lessons and ensemble opportunities

Contact Me

Mob 0410 623 872

Maldon Ct
Helensvale, 4212
Australia

(5 minutes' walk from Helensvale SHS)

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