Momo Hamada

Teacher


 

Lessons are an interactive experience between myself and the student.

Developing a basic technique is an important element of overall musical development, providing students with tools required to explore their creative side and self expression.  It could be composing your own music, or recreating the memorable song you heard - the possibilities are endless.

Every student is different.  I chose teaching materials carefully to suit the requirements and learning style of the individual student.

- Current Blue Card holder
- Fees $44 per 30 minutes lesson, payable per school term
- Lessons provided in English or Japanese languages

日本語と英語でレッスンを行っています。


E  momo.hamada05@gmail.com

 

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Momo teaches classes from her studio in West End, Brisbane. Please e-mail her at momo.hamada05@gmail.com or call 0403988366 for free trial lesson and bookings.

 

Teaching style

Momo's believes in taking a holistic approach for her lessons. This means developing physical aspect of playing music, as well as having the correct mindset towards musical development.

Lessons involve maintaining correct posture and use of hands and feet, and anywhere else necessary to make music, moving on to learning rhythm patterns, music reading, developing necessary listening skills, singing the melodies, music theory, expressions, dynamics.. the list goes on, but over all, HAVE FUN!  Momo is very serious about having fun with music, lots and lots of it! 

 

Her Early Childhood Music classes also involve learning simple rhythm patters, hand signs (Do-Re-Mi), and Japanese nursery rhymes/folk songs that she has studied through her time in Japan. Students get to try simple instruments like triangles, tamborine, rhythm sticks... and even sign language!

Through these classes Momo aims to develop love of music in her students.  Apart from sharing her musical experience with her students, she also focuses on developing a sense of commitment, dedication and achievement in her students.  And of course, having lots of fun while they are at it - this cannot be stressed enough!

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Messages


Momo was recommended to me by a friend who returned to piano lessons as an adult. I was nervous about trying to play again, as it has been over 30 years since I learned piano as a child, and I have forgotten how to read music. I did not want to put pressure on myself with music exams or performances – I just wanted to be able to play for pleasure. Momo took time to get to know me and the kind of music I wanted to play. We used some music I bought second-hand from the Lifeline Book Fest and some music that Momo suggested to me. My favourite pieces are by Nils Frahm.

I work full-time and have two children with busy lives, so it has been difficult to squeeze in much time to practice. However, I enjoy it when I do play, and I have been steadily learning and improving. I played 3 short pieces at Momo’s end of year recital, which was really challenging and exciting. Momo is strong on technique as well as being really gentle and encouraging to her students of all ages. I would highly recommend her to you for your child or for yourself!

- Genevieve, December 2018


"I think lessons are great! They are never too long - sometimes I want to spend hours on it, thank you for teaching me. You teach me everything I will ever need to know about Piano!"

- Stella


「音楽好きな息子」だと思い始めた音楽教室。予想に反しレッスン開始から帰りたいと号泣し、泣かない時は周りにあるもの全て触りたがり、それを制止する事を繰り返す疲労困憊の毎回のレッスン。

継続の意味がないと思い不参加を告げたのですが、次のタームが始まる直前に息子が音楽教室で習った歌を口ずさんでいました。

やっぱり次のタームも参加します、と慌ててお願いしたものの、泣き叫ぶ回数こそ減ったけれど歌って楽しむとは程遠く。そしてその次のタームがその年最後のタームということもあり、ここまで通ったのだからと意地で続けました。

少しづつ、ほんとに少しづつだけれど参加できるようになった息子。一刻も早く終わって欲しいと思っていたレッスンが今ではあっという間に終わってしまいます。

聞いたこともないわらべ歌、不思議なわらべ歌、数え歌。それは他の音楽教室にない、もも先生からでしか知り得なかった歌が沢山あります。

そういったもも先生のこだわりや人柄に少しづつ触れ、いつの間にか「ももワールド」に引き込まれもうすぐ1年。そして今では息子のための音楽教室ではなく、私が聞いて歌って楽しむ音楽教室となっています

- 晶子



"We are really happy and grateful for your diligence in teaching our 3.5yr old daughter Emma piano. After the first two lessons with you, she became so interested in learning more from your piano lessons and keen to practicing everyday at home. Thank you so much for your great patience and skills in helping her to learn step by step!"

- Jessy


Momo Hamada - student

"Isaac has been coming to Momo for piano lessons for 3 months.  During this time, he has bloomed in his musicality. Momo has built a good relationship with Isaac and is very adaptive to Isaac's music needs. Every lesson is fun."

- Esther (Isaac's mum)


"I am an adult student of Momo. Momo has been very flexible in choosing music pieces for me to play, and my new chapter of musical experience so far is thoroughly enjoyable. It has been helping me improve the technique, and I am more confident than before when playing in front of the audience."



"At Momo’s children music class, she doesn’t play the ordinary Japanese nursery songs which everyone knows. She only plays unique songs which I have never heard, like old children's songs, nursery rhymes, and regional songs. When I joined the lesson, I was not very familiar with this type of music, but now I love the simple and original melody. Even my son is singing at home now and enjoys the lessons.

I’ve never thought that I could learn old Japanese children songs and share with my children here in Brisbane, far from Japan.  New songs are added every term and the lessons never become dull. I am always amazed at Momo’s passion for music, her lesson, and general teaching philosophy."


定年退職後の数年間、ずっとコミュニティー合唱団で歌って来ましたが、歌だけでなく子供の時に習っていたピアノを、もう少し上達できたらとと思い2年ほど前からももさんのスタジオに通っています。週に30分のレッスンですが、ちゃんと楽譜が読めているか、指使いは間違っていないか、どんなところを強調したらいいかなどをしっかり見てもらえるし、一人で練習しているだけでは気がつかない細かい点や、適当にごまかしていたりするところも指摘してもらえるので、だんだん演奏に自信がついてきました。半年に1度参加できるコンサートへの出演は緊張しますが、人前で落ち着いて演奏できるようになるのも大切だと思うので、若いもも先生の言うことを聞いて、欠席しないように心がけています。
- 古野ゆり