Teaching  Piano - Organ - Violin - Keyboard - Theory

Teacher’s Experience


 I have taught private music lessons for over 35 years having extensive experience with all aspects of tuition. I understand what it takes to be successful, with over 200 students sitting for examinations gaining solid results.


Numerous students have achieved fantastic results by passing their Diplomas in performance with both piano and electronic organ, one student gaining a high distinction for her A.Mus.A., while many students also passed theory exams with outstanding success.


I have entered many students in Eisteddfod's with over 1,600 entries, all being very successful, including numerous Championship winners. I accompanied and nurtured a student (who won the Australian Yamaha Organ Festival in Melbourne) to Tokyo where she received a third placing in the World Final. Many students have also been very successful with numerous festivals, talent quests and concerts.


I have also taught the violin for a number of years with success after having performed with the NSW Public Schools Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House playing 1st violin. For many years I also played the violin in many orchestras around the Sydney metropolitan area for numerous Musical Societies.


I hold all records of my students dating back many years and I am very proud of my achievements.


I am a professional musician having performed for many years in Clubs, Restaurants, Concerts, Weddings, Formal and Informal functions. 


With this wealth of knowledge and experience , it is my pleasure to pass this on to my students.


I am very happy to teach Classical Music, Modern 2014 Music and any style that is to your liking.    TRY ME


I hold a Certificate for Self Employed People in child-related employment. My certificate number is 6459CB/04/11/2012. To view, please visit the NSW Commission for Children & Young People website.


I am also an accredited member of The NSW Music Teachers Association having achieved the formal process of recognition by attaining a high level of teaching skills and appropriate Diploma.


Finally, I am an accredited  with Conservatorium Mid North Coast and at present I am in training with the Australian Music Examinations Board as an Examiner. 


Please click on the Link on my Website to view my Teaching Policy.


PLEASE NOTE.  I love teaching and my commitment is to make my students feel completely at ease while achieving the results they expect. I do expect consistent attendance and I am agreeable to make up missed lessons whenever possible.



Richard Crook  A.Mus.A     MNCC.  MMTA