Erica Bramham Music Studio
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Singing & vocal coaching ・ guitar ・ piano ・ double & electric bass ・ ukulele ・ music theory, composition & songwriting ・ VCE music tuition & tertiary entrance preparation

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

 

Established in 2014, Erica Bramham’s studio provides private and small group instrumental and vocal music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. All contemporary and classical styles are catered for, and lessons are tailored to each individual student's goals and interests.

 

Tertiary qualified teachers

Lessons are available with Erica Bramham, Adam Spiegl and Nathan Liow, who are highly qualified and experienced teachers on their respective instruments.  Alongside their teaching practice, they have each built up successful performance and recording careers, working as professional musicians across a diverse range of projects.

 

bentleigh studio location

Erica’s home studio is located in central Bentleigh, close to Centre Road shops, Bentleigh Library and walking distance from Bentleigh Train Station.

 

Lesson pricing for 2018:

1 hour private lesson: $80

45 minute private lesson: $60

30 minute private lesson: $40

Contact for small group & workshop lesson pricing.

Most lessons run by the school term, with discounts are available for term bookings. New students are welcome to commence lessons any time throughout the year, subject to teacher availability.

 
 

Singing & Vocal Coaching

Guitar

Piano

DOUBLE & ELECTRIC BASS

 

Ukulele

Music theory, songwriting & composition

VCE music & tertiary audition preparation

 

Singing & Vocal Coaching

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ADULT SINGING LESSONS & Vocal coaching: BEGINNER TO ADVANCED

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica Bramham

Singing lessons cover vocal technique, performance skills, aural training, music theory, songwriting and improvisation appropriate to the student's level and interests.  Erica takes a holistic approach to vocal technique that focusses on developing a healthy, natural voice with her students.

Erica believes in providing singers with the same musical foundations other instrumentalists receive in their training, something that many vocal students miss out on. Musicianship training provides singers with the confidence and tools to write and arrange their own music and work with other musicians, and Erica encourages vocal students to develop these skills alongside their technique, and to explore their creativity through songwriting and improvisation.

For students wishing to transition to a semi-professional or professional music career, Erica provides career development services to assist students with audition and performance preparation, writing, arranging and recording original music, creating audio and video demos, and self-management and promotional skills.

Singing can be taught standalone or combined with guitar, piano or ukulele.

 

Children's SINGING LESSONS

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica Bramham

For very young singing students lessons are focussed on fun, age appropriate content that will develop the child's confidence and musicality and work with their natural voice.  For older children and teenagers more rigourous vocal technique work is introduced, as their vocal anatomy and maturity have developed enough to let them work on their voices safely outside lesson supervision.

All lessons include music theory, aural, rhythm and sight reading skills appropriate to the student's age.  Students can also work toward exams such as AMEB or Rockschool, and are encouraged to explore their creativity through songwriting and improvisation.

Singing lessons can be taught standalone or combined with guitar, piano or ukulele.

Guitar

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ADULT guitar LESSONS: BEGINNER TO ADVANCED

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica Bramham Adam Spiegl

Guitar lessons cover a range of musical styles and are tailored to the student's musical interests and level.  Students can learn for fun or work toward goals such as performances, exams and auditions or composing their own music.

Guitar lessons can be taught standalone or combined with singing, music theory and songwriting.

Guitar lessons are taught by Erica Bramham and Adam Spiegl, who are both well-rounded teachers with experience tutoring students of all ages and skill levels.  Adam has a particular interest in improvisation, and Erica is highly skilled at working with singer-guitarists on accompaniment, music theory and songwriting skills.  Students are encouraged to contact Erica to discuss which teacher would be the best fit.

 

Children's guitar LESSONS

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica Bramham

Guitar lessons are tailored to the student's age, level and musical interests and include both guitar technique and music theory content. Erica provides a fun and inspiring learning environment and encourages students to find their own interests and explore their creativity through songwriting and improvisation.  Students can work on material for school or extra-curricular performances, and can work towards exams such as AMEB or Rockschool.

Guitar can be taught standalone or combined with singing, music theory and songwriting.

 

Double & Electric Bass

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Double & Electric Bass Lessons: Beginner to advanced, all ages

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Adam Spiegl Erica Bramham

Double and electric bass lessons cover all classical and contemporary styles, and cater to students of all ages and levels, from complete beginners to advanced players.  Lessons are tailored to the student's goals and interests, and can include classical double bass technique, contemporary jazz and improvisation, music theory and composition. 

Bass lessons are available with either Adam Spiegl or Erica Bramham.  Adam teaches double and electric bass students of all ages and levels, and is a highly experienced teacher and performer.  Erica teaches beginner electric bass, and most of her students are studying bass alongside vocal lessons. Students interested in taking bass lessons are encouraged to contact Erica to discuss their requirements.

Bass can be taught standalone or combined with singing, music theory and composition/songwriting.

Ukulele

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Ukulele lessons: All ages

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica Bramham

Ukulele is a fun and easy instrument to learn, and students only need to master a few simple chords to be able to play and sing many of their favourite songs. Ukulele lessons cover a range of musical styles and are tailored to the student's musical interests and skill level.

Ukulele skills are particularly beneficial for singers, as a portable means of accompanying themselves and a tool for songwriting, and ukulele skills can be included as part of vocal lesson content.

Ukulele can be taught standalone or combined with singing, music theory and songwriting.

Piano

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Piano lessons: Beginner to advanced, All ages

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Nathan Liow Erica Bramham

Piano lessons cover all classical and contemporary styles and cater to students of all ages and levels, from complete beginners to advanced players.  Lessons are tailored to the student's goals and interests, and can include traditional classical approaches, jazz and improvisation, music theory, accompaniment and composition skills.

Lessons are available with either Nathan Liow or Erica Bramham.  Nathan teaches students of all ages and levels, from complete beginners to advanced players, and is a highly experienced teacher and performer.  Erica teaches beginner and intermediate piano with a particular focus on accompaniment skills for singers, and most of her students are studying piano alongside voice lessons.  Students interested in taking piano lessons are encouraged to contact Erica to discuss their requirements.

Piano can be taught standalone or combined with singing, music theory and songwriting/composition.

Music Theory, Songwriting & Composition

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Music Theory

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica BramhamAdam Spiegl & Nathan Liow

Music theory is a fundamental skill that opens up a world of musical possibilities, from improvisation to composition, songwriting and audio production.  Many students come for lessons wanting to fill gaps in their music theory knowledge, and Erica, Adam and Nathan are all highly skilled at breaking down concepts into material that is relevant to the student's interests and goals.

Music theory can be taught standalone or incorporated into vocal and instrumental lessons with Erica, Adam or Nathan.  Students interested in studying music theory are encouraged to contact Erica to discuss their requirements.

 

Songwriting

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica Bramham

Songwriting lessons include music theory, lyric writing exercises, strategies for finding inspiration and overcoming writer's block, and preparing and arranging original music for recording or performance.  Songwriting is taught by Erica Bramham, who is a prolific songwriter, and a passionate songwriting teacher.  In 2017 she embarked on a project to write a song a day for 365 days, and while she only made it to day #203 she amassed a huge toolkit of writing exercises and insights, which she now uses in her teaching practice.

Erica encourages all students to have a go at writing their own songs, regardless of their skill as a singer or instrumentalist, and welcomes absolute beginners as well as experienced songwriters.

Songwriting can be taught standalone or incorporated into vocal or instrumental lessons.

 

 

Composition, arranging & electronic production

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica BramhamAdam Spiegl & Nathan Liow

Composition, arranging and electronic production lessons include music theory, composition principals, arranging for ensembles or solo performances, and electronic production.  Erica, Adam and Nathan are all skilled at teaching composition and related skills, each with different interests and specialties.  Lessons can be taught standalone or combined with vocal or instrumental lessons, and students are encouraged to contact Erica to discuss their requirements.

 

 

VCE Music Tuition & tertiary entrance preparation

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VCE music tuition

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica BramhamAdam Spiegl & Nathan Liow

Private instrumental tuition is available for students studying VCE music on the following instruments:

  • contemporary voice

  • contemporary & classical piano

  • contemporary electric bass

  • contemporary double bass

For Year 12 students wishing to move on to tertiary music study after they complete VCE we can also help them prepare for tertiary entrance exams and auditions.

 

Tertiary Music Entrance audition & exam preparation

SERVICING BENTLEIGH, OAKLEIGH, MOORABBIN, ORMOND, BRIGHTON, HAMPTON, CAULFIELD, ELSTERNWICK & ELWOOD

Taught by Erica BramhamAdam Spiegl & Nathan Liow

Tuition is available for students preparing to audition for tertiary music courses on the following instruments:

  • contemporary voice

  • contemporary piano

  • contemporary electric bass

  • contemporary double bass

We can assist students in selecting and working through appropriate audition repertoire, sourcing accompanists, running ensemble rehearsals and preparing for music theory, aural and rhythmic entrance exams.

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