discover your inner musician...
Our partnership music teaching and performing practice is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. A&M is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service possible.
We offer quality tuition from experienced and enthusiastic qualified teachers, personalised to the individual requirements of each student. Anthea teaches piano and theory of music and Mark teaches guitar and theory of music.
There are regular opportunities to perform, including informal Musical Evenings and more formal Recitals, and students may also choose to undertake examinations with the Australian Guild of Music Education or The Australian Music Examinations Board.
Guitar: Norwood 5067
Piano: Parkside 5063 and Hawthorndene 5051
Our personnel: PIANO - Anthea Trevelyan, B.Mus. (Hons)
Anthea:I have been living & working as a musician in Adelaide for thirty-five years, and my musical experience includes instrumental teaching, theory tutoring, composition & performing.
Piano began with lots of enthusiastic free improvisation as a toddler, lessons since about six, and I began teaching students when I was fifteen. I studied at the Tasmanian Conservatorium for a year, and then at the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide, where my principal area of study was composition and contemporary music, leading to a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours, completed in 1978.
During that time, and since, I have been a free-lance composer, hosted a contemporary art music radio programme for a year, and taught piano and theory to students at several private schools and at my home studio. I have written several commissioned works for orchestra, and have had choral, instrumental solo and chamber compositions performed.
Currently I teach piano & theory, and perform with the ensemble Capriccioso (piano, flute & guitar, cello or electric bass) playing trios and duos for occasions such as weddings, dinners and garden parties, and am also available as an accompanist and solo pianist.
GUITAR - Mark Trevelyan A.G.M.S Prof.Cert.
Mark: My musical background began in rock bands as singer/guitarist, and then extended to classical guitar, singing and flute. I am a member of local choir Cantamus, and also enjoy playing guitar duos and accompanying singers on the guitar. In my ensemble, Capriccioso, which is available for functions, I perform on guitar, electric bass, and ‘cello. I currently teach in several local schools and at my home studio, with twenty-seven years' instrumental teaching and playing experience in the Adelaide area.
PIANO - Claire Trevelyan
Claire has six years' piano teaching experience, and has fun with her students, being committed to continuing to teach piano as well as having recently moved from being a student to working in public relations. She studied piano with Anthea and is a capable pianist who has also enjoyed composing her own music and playing guitar and violin. She is the younger of the two pianists in the photo on our home page, shown "discovering her inner musician" with Anthea.
The underlying philosophy of our teaching is to always enable the student to become as independent a musician as possible at the level of musical ability they have so far attained. No matter how simple or how complex the music you may be technically capable of playing, you only own it if you have sufficient knowledge & understanding at that level to work out and understand the rhythm, pitch and harmony of the music for yourself.
To achieve this aim in indivual tuition we employ a multi-faceted approach: each lesson may consist of not only instrumental playing (technique & musical expression), but also sight-reading skills, aural development, theoretical understanding, and improvisation or extemporisation – each paced to suit the individual student. In our teaching partnership we offer students the benefit of our considerable learning & teaching experience on our principal instruments to further their personal musical understanding and expression; students may also choose to prepare for exams.Anthea's piano students have a choice of several different examining bodies, whilst Mark has a preference for the Australian Guild of Music Education Inc. http://www.guildmusic.edu.au/
Our strengths: as well as teaching music, we also enjoy playing it!
In our ensemble Capriccioso we combine with our friend, flautist Caroline Weatherstone, to perform a classically based, sophisticated musical selection, with some popular arrangements included where appropriate.
We enjoy playing quality music to enhance and add elegance to any occasion.Beautiful music for your wedding, dinner or garden party: Capriccioso provides an harmonious background to complement your social event.
We can also provide piano or guitar accompaniment for singers and other instrumentalists, and Anthea may be booked as a solo pianist for your event.
To enquire or to make a booking for live music or our accompanying services, please contact us on out teaching studio email or telephone.
Our weaknesses: in our enthusiasm to make sure each student's lesson is of maximum effect, sometimes we run a little over time.
Also, sometimes our accounts are issued a little late in the Term, as we are so busy teaching and making music. We do continue to rely on you paying them, in order to keep providing our service!
What are we currently doing?
Mark is working on his 'cello skills, and enjoying the Bach 'Cello Suites arranged for guitar by Stanley Yates. He is also playing guitar ensemble music, with Caroline (music by Faure, Giuliani and others) and Anthea (music by Bach (Bach again!), Tarrega, Vivaldi, moreno-Torroba and others).
Anthea is enjoying working on the Schumann Aufschwung (Soaring) from Fantasiestucke op.12; music by early English composers William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, John Dowland (set by Giles Farnaby) and Martin Peerson, from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book and Parthenia; and a full arrangement for piano of the Pachelbel Canon & Gigue in D major, by Jerry Lanning. Also Bach (always Bach!). She's also deciding which of the Liszt Consolations to polish up first, and sight-reading through the Chopin Ballades, to decide which to learn first (thank you so much, Grace!). Also busy adding many volumes of new music to my data base for all my students to share!!
Anthea plans to encourage her students to play duets & ensemble music more actively this year, in addition their solo repertoire, as the focus on co-operative effort and LISTENING can be refreshing and exciting. Piano lends itself so well to solo playing that sometimes it seems easier to avoid the challenge of working with other people, but the rewards are tremendous.
She also hopes to add some of her recorded original piano improvisations to this site in the very near future.
Claire is out of touch at this very moment, but I'll update on her musical activities soon.
Capriccioso: has recently had a reboot with a shift of instrumentation using Mark as a 'cellist as well as a guitarist, and allowing Caroline to accustom herself to her new custom-adapted flute. We are currently developing new repertoire, including music by Johann Schobert (correctly spelled - Google him!), Tartini, Handel, Bach and others.