The Advantage Music Teaching
is about pedagogy; not gamification, apps, methods, and other tools that can be incorporated into your teaching. These things can enrich students' learning experiences, but they're not substitutes for good pedagogy. We look to education research and practise for direction and think critically about everything we do because we know our pedagogical decisions have a great and lasting impact our students' educational lives and experience of music.
The Advantage Music Teaching blog is about studio management; not how to build a [insert figure] music school, create automations, or master social media marketing. We're all about sharing daily experiences, challenges, and successes, and advice steeped in reality that resonates with and helps all teachers.
We don't pretend we get everything right; we don't pretend we have all the answers. We humbly offer our advice supported by our experience, education, and research. Through the process of reflecting and articulating our thoughts, we learn as much as you do. We're all here to learn and grow as professionals.
Don't be a stranger. We want to hear from you.
— Brock & Steve
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Founder & Director
Steve founded Advantage Music in 2018 with 19 students and one teacher, growing the Academy to over 300 students and 11 teachers today. Steve has over 20 years' experience teaching the piano and is a multi-award-winning former lecturer of musicology, holding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music and educational leadership. He is also a piano examiner at the Australian Music Examination Board. Steve brings a wealth of experience, education and training in piano, musicology and education to Advantage Music Teaching.
Early Years Program Developer
In addition to teaching 50+ piano students every week at Advantage Music Academy, Brock is responsible for developing and delivering early-childhood programs and has done so with phenomenal success. Brock is an immensely popular piano with extensive experience in both group and one-to-one contexts. He works with children of the age of just two years and holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in music and teaching.