About Me

Epics Music offer piano & guitar lessons for leisure, for AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board), high school, and skill levels from beginner to intermediate/advanced. Epics Music is the perfect place to learn an instruemnt and all students between 4 and 94 years old are welcome. Teachers are friendly, happy, helpful and most importantly patient! Epics Music allows you to develop your skills using a learning method personalized to your abilities and Epics Music is open to all musical genres!

Christine Buurman (b. 1986) was born and educated in the Illawarra, graduating from Kiama High School in 2003 and remaining on the beautiful south coast Christine studied composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Graduated with her Bachelor of Music (Composition) in 2009. This young aspiring composer had the privilege of studying with Michael Smetanin, Trevor Pierce, Mary Finsterer, Damien Ricketson and others.

Having the desire to learn piano from age 7 Christine began composing for her instrument. Christine began by composing piano pieces for high school assessments and has now expanded her compositional theories and practices from the experience and advice accumulated from her time spent at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Christine’s first commission and performance of her own work was at her sister’s wedding in 2004, since then Christine has also performed at local venues and functions and is currently recording a collection of her solo piano pieces.

Having composed for a variety of different ensembles performed at the Conservatorium, Christine has had her works performed in the reopening of Jamberoo School of Arts, 60secs and ANEMOI.


Qualification

Kindermusik Educator

Kindermusik International

2013 - 2013

Bachelor of Music (Composition)

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

2004 - 2008


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Subject

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.

Having studied music theory and solfege at the Sydney Conservatorium I have discovered teaching theory with practical exercises optimizes the learning experience and I implement this in my teaching.

Music theory covers topics such as chordal structures, harmony, notation, instrumentation, structure, musicology and more.

Composition Lessons

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 so 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 or Cage (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.

Having studied music theory and solfege at the Sydney Conservatorium I have discovered teaching theory with practical exercises optimizes the learning experience and I implement this in my teaching.

Music theory covers topics such as chordal structures, harmony, notation, instrumentation, structure, musicology and more.

Piano Lessons is what Epics Music is all about which is why the first Piano Lesson is FREE to get to know each other and to discuss styles and set goals. Through Epics Music, Christine offers fun and productive piano lessons for leisure, for AMEB exams (up to Grade 7), high school, and skill levels from beginner to intermediate/advance. Having studied at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Christine has wide musical knowledge and skills and has years of experience in tutoring Piano and other subjects. Piano lessons can be 30 minutes or one hour in length and are generally held after school hours. Located near Jones Beach in Kiama Downs, Epics Music and Computers is the perfect place to learn piano and accepts students who are between 6 and 60. Christine is friendly, happy, helpful and most importantly patient! Piano Lessons through Epics Music and Computers allows you to learn piano in the style you like!



A Message from Christine:

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 center my lessons around the students needs and interests while consistently focusing on the goal that we set together to achieve. I teach at my house in Kiama Downs, I have been teaching for over seven years and enjoy it thoroughly. I offer piano lessons for leisure and for AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) exams with skill levels from beginner to intermediate/advanced. I endeavour to make sure that my students’ have fun while learning.

At Epics Music we value the parents opinions and their involvement in their child’s learning. That is why through the Epics Music website you will be able to receive information about your child’s progress, their strengths and other information.

• Individual Lessons (either 30 minutes or 1 hour).

• Available most weekdays and Saturday.

• Constantly available via phone, text messaging, e-mail and online chat.

• Term Newsletters.

• Available to pay per term or per lesson.

• Online Student Profiles to keep track of payments and lesson times.


Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
  • One to One
  • In Group
  • Online

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  • Kiama, NSW 2533