Epics Music teaching philosophy is simple: to learn and have fun! Music is full of emotion and meaning and is meant to be enjoyed; therefore it seems counterproductive to have lessons that are dreary and boring. We tailor lessons to the students’ strengths, weaknesses and interests. We invest in new material and combine practical exercises with current technology. Our aim is to provide fun and enjoyable lessons while working diligently to achieve specific and measurable goals. Most importantly we aim to create a fun, energetic and supportive learning atmosphere.
Epics Students will;
- Learn a lifelong skill and language.
- Gain an appreciation of music.
- Develop confidence, creativity, resilience and independent learning habits and
- Have fun!
At Epics Music we value the parents’ opinions and their involvement in their child’s learning. Through the Epics Music website parents are able to receive information about their child’s progress, their strengths and other information.
Epics Music provides;
- Individual one-on-one Lessons (either 30 minutes or 1 hour)
- Online Student Profiles to keep track of payments and lesson times.
- Tax Invoices that are payable via PayPal, Bank Transfer, Cash, Card or NDIS 3rd party.
Christine, Chloe and Jane offer fun and productive piano lessons for leisure, AMEB exams, High School, and developing skills from beginner to intermediate/advance. Having studied at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Christine has wide musical knowledge and piano tuition experience. Christine has mentored her fellow trenchers to enable them to provide high quality lessons. Piano lessons can be 30 minutes or one hour in length and are generally held after school hours. Located in the centre of Kiama, Epics Music is the perfect place to learn piano for students from 3 to 93. Christine, Chloe and Jane are friendly, happy, helpful and most importantly patient teachers!
“I understand that learning a new skill and language can be difficult and hard work. Having to make the time and the effort after school or work can be a challenge. This is why it is vital that lessons are fun and engaging. I am student centered and goal focused; I centre my lessons around the student’s needs and interests while consistently focusing on the goal/s that we set together to achieve. I have been teaching for over 15 years and enjoy it thoroughly. I endeavour to make sure that my students’ have fun learning.”– Christine Buurman, Director.
MEET BRAD – Epics Guitar and drum Teacher!
Brad is currently studying his Masters in Teaching after graduating University of Wollongong with his Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music). Brad is the lead guitarist of local band Headland Worship and had the opportunity to perform on the Australasia live stream of GAFCON.
Brad is a Marvel fan, understands all that diamond armor Minecraft talk and has an amazing guitar collection. His flaw is that he has not read all the Harry Potter books but it’s good to know we all have room to improve!
Come and join Drum lessons with Brad. We follow the Australian Music Exam Board (AMEB) Rockschool drumming curriculum as well as having some fun goals of playing along to the students favorite songs. Drumming is great for cross-lateral and hand-eye co-ordination, along with self esteem and many other benefits!
Junior Epics Music – JEM
Having had amazing experience as a licensed Kindermusik teacher, Christine has now opened up the studio to welcome preschool piano classes! By following the amazing Wunderkey’s program we provide fun and active lessons for children from ages 3 and up. It’s a fun and exciting way to be introduced to music & the piano through games and stories. Each lesson goes for 30 minutes which includes 5 minutes of “week in review” chat, 20 minutes of stories, piano playing and off-the bench music educational games finishing with 5 minutes of “week to come” run down.
From senior / VCE / HSC Composition through to University level.
Composition requires a good understanding of music theory, a general knowledge base of music history, confident performance skills, the ability to improvise, buckets of creativity, preferably experience with more than one instrument and a passion for creating music! Luckily through Epics Music you can learn all of these traits of a composer and more. You will learn many different styles and techniques of composition, the use of abstract inspiration and the “musical side” of mathematical equations.
Composition is much broader than putting a few notes together and can be taught at many different levels. If you wish to receive lessons in composition, lessons can start from basic solo instrument tonal pieces and can continue up to tertiary level symphonies.
A message from Christine:
Composition is my passion and what I love and live to do, so lessons will be both extensive and exciting. Because of the amount of skills that need to be taught for composition these lessons are only available for a minimum of 1 hour per week.
Composition is very fulfilling no matter what level it is for. If you are even slightly curious about learning composition I strongly urge you to contact me so we can get started on creating another great Debussy, Xenaxis, Stockhausen, Cage or Williams (they’re composers… we’ll cover this in our lesson!)
Music Theory Lessons
For high school, university and AMEB theory. From beginners to advanced students.
Theory can sometimes be a forgotten necessity of learning any instrument. It’s great to know what keys to press but you need to know why.
Music theory is required for elective music in high school and above as well as for AMEB grades.
Music theory covers topics such as chordal structures, harmony, notation, instrumentation, structure, musicology and more.