Piano Lessons Eltham
Tirta Nicholson, Piano Teacher & Music Therapist
Tirta Nicholson is a passionate music educator based in Eltham with 8 years piano teaching experience.
Tirta has an Australian Diploma of Music (AMusA – Piano) and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne (Therapy, with First Class Honours). She is a full member of the Victorian Music Teachers Association (VMTA) and a registered music therapist with the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA).
Over the past 18 years, Tirta has performed piano at private events around Melbourne. She studied classical piano with renowned pianists/teachers including Ronald Farren-Price and Priscilla Alderton, jazz piano with Steve Sedergreen, and vocal improvisation with Hilde Knottenbelt (Creative Voice, Melbourne). Tirta has a broad interest in musical styles including classical, jazz, alternative and world music, and a lifelong love of learning and teaching music.
As a piano teacher, Tirta uses a resource-oriented approach (based on students’ strengths, skills and interests) and works collaboratively with students to achieve their musical goals. She provides a strong foundation in musical skills, including aural skills, sight-reading, theory, improvisation and composition.
Tirta encourages her students to write and perform their own compositions, and organizes regular concerts. AMEB exam preparation is offered to students if they choose. But most importantly, the emphasis is on fostering love and enjoyment of music and learning!
As a music therapist, Tirta believes passionately in the power of music and also the therapeutic relationship, to foster health and wellbeing. Her broad experience brings an open-mindedness and compassionate approach to her work.
In 2016-17 she undertook training with Keys of Life / Daphne Proietto, and qualified to teach piano to children with a diagnosed ASD. Currently she has several private students with an ASD, and also teach in this capacity at Eastern Ranges School, Ferntree Gully.
Tirta teaches piano from her studio at 77a John St, Eltham.
Lessons are taught on a Bechstein upright B-124 piano.
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Director of Melbourne Piano School
Music Education Qualifications
BMus (Music Therapy, Honours)
Victorian Music Teachers Association (VMTA)
Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
Tirta Nicholson, Piano Teacher and Music Therapist in Eltham.