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Jul 30 / Greg

Learn To Play Piano – Lessons in Perth

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Western Australia School Holidays:

NO LESSONS
Monday 26 September to Saturday 8 October, 2016, inclusive


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Learn how to play piano and/or take Music Theory lessons by having your piano lessons in Perth at Carlisle in Western Australia.

Local to the areas of Perth, Carlisle, East Victoria Park, Victoria Park, Lathlain, Bentley, Rivervale, St James, South Perth, Kensington, Kewdale, Queens Park, Cannington, Redcliffe, Burswood.

You’ve arrived at Greg Norman’s piano teacher website.

Since 1977, I have taught how to play piano and taught Music Theory.

To answer your questions about learning to play piano or about Music Theory lessons…
Click here to call me Monday to Saturday, before 8:00pm AWST.

I teach:

– absolute beginners (adults, children and teens),
– music students for AMEB/ABRSM piano examinations,
– adults who want to re-learn playing the piano,
– piano lessons simply for personal enjoyment,
– and you, with your unique reason(s) for learning to play.

IT IS ESSENTIAL & EXPECTED that you already have your own piano when taking lessons with me.
Please ONLY CONTACT me for lessons once you have your instrument, ready & set up for practising.

I only provide personalized, individual lessons and only at my Carlisle address.
I do not teach groups and I do not travel to lessons.

Parents are extremely welcome to sit in during their children’s lessons.

Start at any time of the school year. I teach during most holidays. You can begin right now!

I am able to provide Music Theory over the internet too, if long distance education is preferred.

I am looking forward to speaking with you. Send me an email or call me, either option is perfectly fine.


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Greg Norman’s Piano lessons and/or Music Theory lessons…
Styles: Classical, Modern
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Post-Graduate, AMEB/ABRSM exams
Suitability: Ages 7 years and up to any age, any experience level. Lessons are weekly.

Click the following link to Call or send me an Email

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Aug 31 / Greg

Music Education and Brain Development

Music education changes the anatomy and function of the brain.

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There is a great deal of research to support all the benefits in taking up playing a musical instrument for the purpose of brain development in alternative disciplines.

The following are just a few that you might like to explore further:

Music training in childhood fundamentally alters the nervous system such that neural changes persist in adulthood after auditory training has ceased.

Studies have shown that assiduous instrument training from an early age can help the brain to process sounds better, making it easier to stay focused when absorbing other subjects, from literature to tensor calculus.

The cognitive structures developed through music instruction exposed and illuminated more general organizing structures relevant for multiple disciplines.

The combined results of 12 experimental studies indicate a positive relationship between voluntary music study and math achievement.

Multiple studies indicate that early music instruction is linked to significant improvements in students’ spatial reasoning abilities.

The combined results of 30 studies indicate that music instruction is linked to significantly improved reading skills.

Researchers have found a correlation between three or more years of instrumental music training and enhanced auditory discrimination, fine motor skills, vocabulary, and nonverbal reasoning.

Playing a musical instrument significantly enhances the brainstem’s sensitivity to speech sounds. This relates to encoding skills involved with both music and language.

Children with music training had significantly better verbal memory than those without such training, and the longer the training, the better the verbal memory.

Adults who had trained on a Western musical instrument for at least six years before age 12 had significantly better verbal memories, as demonstrated by a word recall list, than those without any musical training.

Those links to research and more can be found at this website link.


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Greg Norman’s Piano lessons and/or Music Theory lessons…
Styles: Classical, Modern
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Post-Graduate, AMEB/ABRSM exams
Suitability: Ages 7 years and up to any age, any experience level. Lessons are weekly.
Click the following link to Call or send me an Email


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May 8 / Greg

Scan Your Music Lesson Notes To Save Time

Scan Your Music Lesson Notes ImageA piano student gave me a great tip on how to scan your music lesson notes!

It’s something that you might like to take up as well. It’ll sure save me a lot of after-hours time, in scanning & emailing music pieces to you.

I was so impressed by the speed at which my student simply took a photo of the music (right from the music rest on the piano), and then showed me how it looked on her iphone and ipad.

The print was crystal, clear. In fact, possibly clearer than any scanned copy I might email to you.

All you’ll need is this handy little scanning tool on your iphone or ipad. Best of all, it’s free!

This is not an advertisement and I receive nothing in return for recommending this to you. 🙂

Read more about how it works, at that app’s web site link. Just click the little “More” link, that you’ll see at the site, and read everything that this super fast, handy app can do.

I sure hope more of you are able to take up using this app, or similar. Let me know of a good android version and I’ll insert its link here for you too.

During your lesson time, it truly will take seconds to capture a sheet of music or notes while at the piano. You’ll then have everything ready to take home with you.


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Greg Norman’s Piano lessons and/or Music Theory lessons…
Styles: Classical, Modern
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Post-Graduate, AMEB/ABRSM exams
Suitability: Ages 7 years and up to any age, any experience level. Lessons are weekly.
Click the following link to Call or send me an Email


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Feb 18 / Greg

April 2015 School Holidays

Piano Lessons april 2015 school holidays ImageI will not be teaching during the April 2015 school holidays for WA.

I am taking a break from piano teaching during school holidays between Friday 3 April to Thursday 16 April, inclusive.

I am teaching Friday 17th & Saturday 18th April during the holidays! Examination students: I will continue lessons with you & arranged holiday teaching times with you.

Apart from those dates, your piano lessons during April are at their usual times.

If you are someone who intends to begin music lessons then do not hesitate to get in touch, anytime.



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Greg Norman’s Piano lessons and/or Music Theory lessons…
Styles: Classical, Modern
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Post-Graduate, AMEB/ABRSM exams
Suitability: Ages 7 years and up to any age, any experience level. Lessons are weekly.
Click the following link to Call or send me an Email


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Jan 5 / Greg

Musical training and brain development

The largest study of its kind has shown a link between musical training and brain development.

The study was published by the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the authors analysed brain scans of 232 children aged 6-18.

The authors of that study wrote: “[These] statistics, when taken in the context of our present neuro-imaging results, underscore the vital importance of finding new and innovative ways to make music training more widely available to youths, beginning in childhood”.

In a separate study, researchers at Northwestern University studied brain activity of children in Los Angeles, who were involved in a non-profit that provides music education to disadvantaged.

The benefits of music lessons on young people’s brains are much stronger when the students actually pay attention.

Those who regularly attended music classes and actively participated showed larger improvements in reading scores and in how the brain processes speech.

Kraus said, “These findings are a testament that it’s a mistake to think of music education as a quick fix, but that if it’s an ongoing part of children’s education, making music can have a profound and lifelong impact on listening and learning”.

Another interesting article about music and its relationship with brain development is published here, by Guido K.W. Frank, MD.



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Greg Norman’s Piano lessons and/or Music Theory lessons…
Styles: Classical, Modern
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Post-Graduate, AMEB/ABRSM exams
Suitability: Ages 7 years and up to any age, any experience level. Lessons are weekly.
Click the following link to Call or send me an Email


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