watch a full piano lesson - covid - 19

One - On - One Piano Lessons Have Returned

Back to Normal With Just a Couple Simple Rules

1) Students of 12 years and over have to wear a face mask.
2) Parents who attend the lesson have to wear a face mask.

 

Adam Simpson's piano studio has two pianos next to each other so the student and Adam are always 1.5 metres apart.

Receive the Ultimate Master Class Like Experience
30 mins, 45 mins, 60 mins, Family Lesson

30 Minute Lesson

A Brief Lesson Overview

2:00 - Complements - Adam always praises his students when they do something really well!

5:35 - Adam showing his perfect pitch skills, knowing what scale the student was playing just by hearing it.

8:10 - Really fun song - movie music, Amelie by Yann Tiersen.

11:05 - Applause! Adam always says the great things first and then helps the student.

15:45 - Practising a specific section, not always starting from the beginning.
17:45 - General main focus for the lesson.
23:48 - Adding in beautiful musical detail, resolving phrases.

25:30 - Music games!!
 

45 Minute Lesson

A Brief Lesson Overview

4:42 - Adam always praises and complements the student when they are doing something really, really well.

8:35 - Adam showing his perfect pitch skills, knowing what scale the student is playing just by hearing it!
10:53 - Always writing down notes to know exactly how to help the student.

12:47 - Applause! Always praising and complementing the student first, then helps them.

24:50 - Helping to play specific volumes in sections.
34:57 - Bringing out the melody more in the LH.

36:15 - Always praising and complementing the student when they are doing something really, really well.

39:50 - Changing the range as the notes were played an octave too high.

42:58 - Music games!!

Lessons are done through the telephone and no internet is required (such as using Zoom or WhatsApp) as music has never been visual. You will get
- A master class like experience.

- First lesson is complementary.

- No annoying device re-positioning.

- No internet lagging.

All videos here contain the highlights and overview of the lesson.

FAQ - How do you teach without using a screen?
A - Music has never been visual. Whatever is required for the lesson can just be easily explained over the telephone.

60 Minute Lesson - Adam Simpson Needs a Haircut

A Brief Lesson Overview

4:45 - Adam helping the student with more arm flexibility, changing the range of the scale.
6:20 - Adam always writes down notes to know exactly how to help the student.
7:00 - Blitzing and learning a brand new scale - F Major.

20:29 - Applause! Adam always says the great things first in the performance and then helps the student.
21:04 - Adam asking what the student enjoyed most about her performance.

29:10 - Adam demonstrating, playing the melody with the thumb.

40:54 - Adam always gives compliments when he hears something really good!

43:00 - Really fun song - River Flows In You by Yurima.

45:39 - Adam demonstrating to help with more RH projection.

Family Lesson - Adam Simpson Needs a Haircut

A Brief Lesson Overview

3:08 - Applause! Adam always says the great things first in the performance and then helps the student.
7:45 - Complementing the 5 year old student on getting all the rhythms and letters spot on!
19:27 - Adam demonstrating, Whoopee Ti Yi Yo!
22:20 -  Adam always gives compliments when he hears something really good!
31:45 - Sister's turn and performs Sarasponda.
33:30 - Adam always writes down notes to know exactly how to help the student.

34:52 - Talking about where and what the dynamics mean.
41:10 - Adam helping the student so the student knows where the music markings are and going through each part.

1:01:25 - Student reading all letters for the RH.
1:12:35 - Teaching student great habits, writing in their diary.
1:14:02 - Music games!!

If you would like to view all the above lesson details, go to Adam's Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Adam Simpson - Melbourne Based 

Pianist | Dancer | Teacher | Composer

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