Our piano teachers are carefully chosen for their ability to encourage exploration and expose students to a variety of styles. They’re reliable and personable people, passionate about their calling, who form real relationships with their students through their love of teaching. They will nurture your curiosity and help you laugh at your mistakes, earn your rewards, and feel proud of achieving your goals.
Care is taken to match our teachers and students, so our starting point will always be
to understand your needs and wants, finding the best fit for you.
Conservatory of Music, Ancona
Paolo is an Italian-born artist and musician, who studied piano and accordion at the Conservatory of Music in Ancona and was head of the music program at the Italian Bilingual School in Meadowbank. As a solo musician, he has performed various styles of music: classical, pop, folk, Balkan, klezmer, jazz, soul and funk. Paolo's passion for acting and singing has seen him perform in plays, musicals and comedies, as well as voice overs. Paolo likes to imitate sounds and noises, and make jokes to his friends!
Josh is an accomplished and widely respected piano teacher recognized for his warm, personal and innovative teaching style. He's also an avid composer of original music, embracing a diverse range of styles including orchestral, progressive rock and experimental soundtracks.
Josh regularly participates in a variety of musical projects and has released several solo albums. Josh is passionate about art, philosophy and healthy living.
Natasha trained in piano from a young age, and it was not long after she learnt her very first piece that she discovered her strong passion for music. She graduated from high school at the top of her music cohort and was the recipient for the Cedric Ashton Award for Music Excellence., deciding to further pursue her music studies at UNSW. When Natasha is not jamming on the piano, she is usually travelling around Sydney to try unique and scrumptious food.
Mina has played since the age of 3, and began teaching when she was 16 after her own piano teacher offered her a job. In 2001 she played in the AMEB Piano Competition and was awarded 3rd place - an unforgettable experience. Mina often records herself playing ukelele & piano and boasts a YouTube channel full of music, especially songs from her mother country, Thailand. She also loves doing dance classes and has a pet rabbit named “Noi-Nha” (“Custard-Apple" in Thai).
Christina hails from Melbourne, bringing her flair for teaching and many years of experience with her. She thinks teaching is the best job in the world, and loves laughing and having fun with her students. She's interested in everything creative - music festivals, jamming with friends, sketching, reading and writing. She studied both music and creative writing at university and hopes one day to write a novel in the style of Marquez. Give the girl a dance floor and she'll be the first one on it and the last one to leave!
Simon is classically trained and has been teaching since he was 17. After finishing his studies in piano and musicology in Paris, he came to Australia to explore the country, learn English and share his passion for music. Four years later he is still here, living in Australia permanently. He dedicates most of his free time to composing and exploring worlds that only music can allow you to!
Stephen is a music and video-game loving fanatic who spends most of his time out with friends or sleeping at his university campus. He's a high-achiever who was heavily involved in music at his school, and was both the choir and percussion captain for the Scots College. He performed at the top of his graduating class of 2015 for Music, and has won many prestigious awards. When he’s not sight reading random pieces off the internet and singing in the shower, he’s busily pursuing his Commerce and Engineering degree.
Jennifer is a classically trained pianist who loves to jam to feel good pop music in her spare time. Music has given her the chance to tour Europe with her high school Instrumental Program, gain her AmusA diploma, and both benefited her HSC (where she was the 2015 Fort Street Raymond Sly Memorial Prize for Music) whilst also worked as an effective stress reliever. When she's not studying Law at UNSW, she loves going on spontaneous road trips with friends and spends way too much time making Spotify playlists!
Kezia is a Sydney-based composer, pianist and producer studying Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is passionate about supporting young and emerging artists and is involved in producing collaborative events and projects as part of a collective. She is currently a composer in residence with Ensemble Offspring and produces a weekly show on FBi Radio. In her spare time, Kezia enjoys googling baby animals with hats.
Check out Kezia's sounds here: www.keziayap.com
Born and raised in the streets of Sydney, Keith has been learning classical piano from the very day he could coordinate his fingers. Despite pursuing an animal-related degree (Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience), he was in too deep to let go of music and still plays every day. When not on the piano, Keith is driving around discovering new chill spots to the tune of David Bowie and Mick Jagger's 'Dancing In The Street', or working on farms all over the place, wrestling sheep and keeping cattle in line.
Christian is an energetic and engaging teacher who can sing, play piano and saxophone. He is passionate about helping students to discover their own musical identity, in whatever style makes them tick. Christian is currently performing professionally with a variety of groups as well as his own “Piano Punk” solo show. When he’s not playing or writing music, Christian is likely playing video games or skateboarding.
Wilbur is a pianist and composer who recently completed his studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with first class honours. While at the Conservatorium, Wilbur was awarded various prestigious scholarships now enjoys performing as an in-demand Jazz pianist and piano teacher. When it comes to teaching, Wilbur believes in providing each student with their own means of problem solving and resilience to overcoming challenges, while also instilling a sense of joy in playing music.
Sara is a classical pianist, soprano opera singer, saxophonist and hobby film composer. Growing up she made performance debuts at the Festival Theatre, performed with James Morrison and with a number of Australian Choirs. She is an experienced piano teacher, and is currently studying singing at the Conservatorium of Music. In her spare time she can be found out on the greens hitting a round of golf and showing the boys how it’s done, hiding all chewable items from her cheeky cocker spaniel and enjoying Sydney’s local hotspots.
Heidi is a passionate and outgoing musician with a curiosity for adventure who loves snowboarding and has a 1st Dan in karate! Even though her training is in classical music, Heidi has a keen interest in a wide range of styles including electronic music and is currently learning to play the drums. When she is not teaching, Heidi loves to spend time with her daughter sharing the love for creativity.
Nicole holds her Grade 8 piano certificate, and although classically trained, has also explored and studied other genres including tango, flamenco, contemporary and musical theatre. Alongside her piano and singing training, Nicole is a flamenco dancer and has performed in various shows and venues. She encourages creativity and expression in all her students so that they not only learn how to play the piano or sing a song, but also learn how to express themselves as musicians and performers.
Ben is an energetic teacher who plays piano, trumpet and guitar. He is aspiring to be like his songwriting heroes as he creates ambitious recordings and live performances. He has recently completed a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) at the Australian Institute of Music. He is passionate about unleashing his students’ interests in music and letting that fuel their creative ambitions. Ben loves sport and history, collects more CD’s than anyone else and enjoys finding vintage instruments.
Cheryl started piano at the age of five, which she believes provides a working space for infinite creation, adding her own unique touches to any song she comes across. Her hobbies include watching and reading about psychological experiments, learning new languages, hanging out with friends and exploring different places. She has a pet rabbit who comes to her when she whistles Brahm’s Lullaby. You can see Cheryl's recent performance of the Star Wars Suite here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3Ef1QVuQhs
Mirko is a professional musician and educator, specialising in contemporary music, jazz and latin styles. He has vast performance experience and continues to perform live with his two bands and as a session musician. Mirko uses music as a way to artistically express or reinterpret the world around him every day. He finds passing on his knowledge to students to be an invaluable teaching-learning process that never stops.
DATES for 2017
Term 1: 30th January – 9th April
Term 2: 24th April – 2nd July
Term 3: 17th July – 24th September
Term 4: 9th October – 17th December
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Prior teachers just weren’t engaging with me. As soon as I started to work with Josh my attitude changed completely.
works a treat!
Who would have thought that kid’s piano lessons could be so much fun?!
The teacher's priority is playing music and specifically, the music that the student is listening to.
Play Music taught my daughter to play tunes that she knew and liked and it made a huge difference.
Play Music has made learning piano as an adult a breeze.
Roslyn's manner is perfect for older students and we have been able to work together to find exactly what learning style works for me - no boring bits here!!
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