Occasional Workshops

Understand the big-picture of music theory: fill in the gaps in your musical knowledge

music notes and symbols on a plate

These are short workshops, covering specific topics about music theory. They usual run for 2-3 hours, either a morning or an afternoon. Discover the craft behind the magic of how music works.

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Comments from students

“Susan’s teaching methods are very good in her use of musical examples of the theory both recorded and on the piano. She has the skill and innate ability to understand when a student grasps a concept. To complete the learning experience Susan makes her courses enjoyable”

“Consistent and high quality teaching methodology. Susan is a most able, resourceful and knowledgeable teacher”

“I was amazed at what I could understand and hear. Susan worked hard to make us “get it” – her confidence in us was inspiring. I loved coming to the course”

“Fabulous course – I hope to learn more with you, Susan. You made the course interesting, and are a really inspirational teacher, and obviously concerned and interested that we understood what you were conveying. I learned so much”

About Susan Deas

Susan Deas is a professional musician, lecturer and teacher. She has been teaching piano and music theory for over twenty years, and is accredited in both Piano and Musicianship. Her training includes a Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance (Piano) and Musicology, a Master of Music Studies (Studio Pedagogy), a Bachelor of Arts (Communications), and an A.Mus.A in Musicianship. Susan also lectures in music theory and music appreciation for Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education, WEA Sydney and at other venues. She performs professionally as a pianist and organist, as well as giving professional development workshops and lessons to private music teachers. Susan is on the Council of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW.

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