Piano Lessons, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (University of Canterbury/CPIT Jazz School)
- Pricing: $30 per half hour; $50 per hour
- Styles: Jazz Funk Soul Rock Hip-Hop
- Suitability: Any age, any style, any ability
Hi, my name is Tim Driver, and I am currently based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I am a musician by trade, and as such, have specialised in fields such as performance, composition, arranging and tuition. I play piano/keyboards, with some experience in vocals, and am currently working in the field of music as a professional musician and piano teacher. In addition to standard lessons, I have also previously taught in schools, and as an online keyboard tutor.
Over the years I have earned experience by a variety of means, in local, national and international vehicles, by means of performance. I consider myself to have a broad range of abilities musically as I have exposed myself to many different styles, genres and attitudes towards music, ranging from Jazz to Rock, Funk/Soul to Hip-Hop, Electronica to Folk.
I have a casual yet informative approach to tuition, and I try to instill a sense of passion and understanding in my students. Nothing is more satisfying to me than allowing a student to understand the mechanisms and concepts of music, or to achieve their own goals musically! Therefore, my teaching style is one of patience, dedication and, above all, enthusiasm, as my main goal is to foster the understanding of my students (without being autocratic or harsh).
If this sounds like your cup of tea, get in touch!