Individual tuition for children or adults

Margaret is a versatile and experienced teacher of:

Her accelerated learning techniques foster easy learning for both children and adults. In particular Margaret has many years of experience teaching adult beginners to play in the shortest possible time using her ‘playing made easy’ techniques. ***Margaret is the major contributing writer of the written component of AMEB’s Music Craft student workbooks – Preliminary to Fourth Grade. (The aural questions for this course were devised by Robert Keane)

Lessons and master classes with Margaret Brandman can be arranged by private consultation. Margaret also conducts professional development courses for teachers.

Studio Address: 46 Gerrale St, Cronulla, NSW 2230 The studio is close to public transport and there is free parking nearby.

Landline 02 95276661
Mobile 0414 185 193

Selected Past Professional Development courses for teachers


2020 June 4, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Musical Decoding – The Da Vinci Code of Music

In this online workshop, Margaret will show how to develop strategies to decode a piece of music. Decoding is an important tool as it develops good sight readers, allows teachers to work out how to teach a piece of music and provides a toolbox for students to effectively learn new pieces. This session will look at a range of repertoire and decoding strategies.

The Musical Tool Box

In preparing for this lecture/workshop, Margaret has created an extensive Music Tool Box resource for teachers. An index of all 87 tools is attached to this email for free and Margaret will be using various tools over the course of the session. There are some sample pages of full resource also attached.

The full, 38-page resource is available for purchase for $35. Contact Margaret Brandman to arrange purchase.


By popular demand after the 2014 presentation in Canberra, again Margaret presented a two-day intensive Professional Development course for teachers in the suburb of Fraser in Canberra on the 14th and 15th of February 2015.
Click here to view the flyer for details [PDF 77KB].

“Margaret Brandman’s ‘Scales in an instant’. During this session Margaret explained easy ways to learn and remember scales using her Pictorial Pattern approach and demonstrated how the Major Scales in the Cycle of 5ths can be played in 34 seconds.”

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend of workshopping!”
– Juanita Cucinotta

“Thank you very much Margaret! Your work is extensive and comprehensive, and l will certainly be using resources! l am delighted to have met you after so many years!!” Christine Thompson

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