Melbourne Music Teachers

Isaac Mouskovias

Isaac Mouskovias

Armadale VIC, Australia

Piano Lessons | Alexander Technique Lessons, VCE Music Exam Preparation


  • Qualifications: ATCL Dist, AMusA, P.Perf.Dip, L.Perf.ASMC, L.Dip.SCSM, Cert.Voc.Sci, Dip.Alex.Tech, BMus, GradCertMus, MA (Music Performance)
  • Pricing: $100 per hour
  • Styles: Classical
  • Suitability: AMEB Grade 5 and above (or equivalent). Special consideration for lower levels upon interview.

Bio

Isaac Mouskovias is highly qualified and experienced as an accompanist, repetiteur, and piano teacher, and is a piano technique specialist. Isaac holds many qualifications in piano education and performance, including a Masters Degree with a double major focus in piano accompaniment, and injury preventative piano technique. In 2023 Isaac will commence his PhD, further studying piano technique and the Taubman Approach.

Isaac is a sort after teacher by both students and professionals for his intuitive problem solving skills, and ability to address technical and musical problems at the piano. Through his approach to teaching, most students progress rapidly due to the mastery of the instrument that Isaac instills. For example, a common occurrence in Isaac’s studio is students coming in at a 5th Grade Level, and within two years completing their 8th Grade exam.

Isaac has worked as a Head of Keyboard in a leading Melbourne private school, as well as college accompanist and piano teacher at various other leading private schools in Melbourne. Across the schools Isaac has worked in, he has worked in both boys, girls, and co-ed education.

As a young pianist, Isaac began working as an accompanist at 14 years of age, and began his Bachelor of Music at the tender age of 16, leaving behind his Year 11 studies to begin this degree. As such, Isaac is an open minded teacher, who explores all avenues and potential approaches to reaching a students ultimate potential, without limiting them to traditional and dogmatic systems of training which more often than not, slow a student’s progress.

As a pianist who sits on the ‘Listz List’, Isaac has studied with many leading authorities in piano performance and technique, most notably including Eleonora Sivan and Dr Therese Milanovic.

Isaac is described by his students as a teacher who has a deep care for each student, loves to laugh and have fun, but works hard to ensure each student reaches their ultimate potential.


Teaching Info

My approach to teaching is very holistic, however, it is steeped in science; biomechanics and psychology. Through technical instruction, students learn how to create all colours at the piano, how to play fluently and with ease, and how to make music. My students are consistently praised in competitions and exams for their gorgeous tone production, and command of the instrument, all the while making it look easy.

However, the approach taken with each student is based on each individual case. Students may either have casual lessons, or ongoing lessons.

Potential ‘Ongoing‘ students will have an interview with myself. If students are of school age, a parent will be required to attend this interview. This interview will determine if we are a good match, and if I am the best teacher for you. The interview is very casual, and is used as a way of getting to know each other. Students will be required to perform a handful of works, or excerpts, which I will workshop with you. Expectations and goals will be discussed between the student, the parent, and myself. The interview also provides me with an insight into how we can move forward, and how I will approach our lessons together.

Ongoing lessons are aimed at students who are approximately AMEB 5th grade or above, however, special consideration will be granted to students in lower levels after the interview process. The only pre-requisite is that students must be able to read music, and are capable of learning the notes at home. 

Casual lessons are more aimed at pianists who are either at a tertiary level, or professional level, and are seeking technical help to either remove limitations or remedy playing related pain. A complete technical overhaul is also an option for those in need.

Students are also provided with numerous performance opportunities throughout the year, including competitions, eisteddfods, recitals, concerts, and masterclasses.

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