the music education centre

TEACHERS



DAVID CROOKS
Piano Teacher

Intro
Teaches: Piano

Teaching Style: Mainly Classical, assisting with preparation for Trinity and Royal School of Music Examinations

Experience: David has had more than 25 years of piano teaching experience



Personal Profile
David is a highly experienced piano teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. Over this time he has tutored 90 students and approximately two thirds have passed their examinations with a Distinction grade. David also has a Bachelor of Arts with a masters and honours degree from Canterbury University. He holds an LTCL music teaching qualification and a Teaching Certificate.

In the past David has participated in numerous competitions and won scholarships to private tutoring schools. He was the winner of the Chief Soloist Award in Christchurch and the Wellington Evening Post Championship. To add to his musicality, over the years he has also sung in several operas as a cameo role.

“I hope to help my students attain the best results they can possibly achieve. I work through a continental method taught by my private tutor; this includes scales, technical exercises, muscle memory development, and inspiring them to enjoy learning - particularly with duets. Just change up the octave and away we go!”


As the Music Education Centre has different teachers over a range of locations, please contact our office on 0800 89 39 39 to find out where David is currently teaching, or which of our other great teachers may be available at your preferred location.


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