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SYDNEY TEACHERS

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.

Eastern Suburbs Teachers

Sara
Natasha
Paolo
Dan
Josh
Mina
Giorgio
Elisa Simon
Gallya

APRA Professional Development Awards Finalist in Classical Category

Australian Institute of Music

Major in Audio Technology

Creative

JOSH COHN

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.

Improvisation

Composition

Performance

Audio Technology

Rhythm

 

Positive

Reliable

Passionate

Patient

Patient

Warm

Creative

Encouraging

Thorough

Conservatorium of Music

Classical Voice

SARA JASMINE

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 also spent some time studying singing under tutors 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 Romeo, and enjoying Sydney’s local hotspots.

Performance

Singing

Composition

Theory

Musicology

Australian Music Examinations Board

Grade 7 Classical Piano

Conservatory of Music, Ancona

1st Class Degree in Accordion

Calm

Paolo Campanari

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!

Singing

Performance

Rhythm

Improvisation

Composition

 

Funny

Versatile

Encouraging

Experienced

Toscanini Music School

Master in Rusticucci Method

Creative

Sincere

Precise

Ambitious

Humorous

Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS)

Graduate Certificate in Screen Music

DAN BUNTING

Aural

Improvisation

Composition

Theory

Audio Technology

Queensland Conservatorium

Bachelor of Music (Composition)

University of NSW

Bachelor of Music

Australian Music Examinations Board

CMus

Encouraging

Patient

Calm

Dedicated

NATASHA BANH

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.

Performance

Aural

Musicology

Finger Technique

Music History

Optimistic

Fun

GALLYA HAZALI

Gallya is a pianist and emerging composer with an innate musical passion instilled through church music and classical piano training. She is also an avid composer with a passion for orchestral and film music and is currently majoring in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In her spare time she also enjoys other creative activities such as arts, crafts, painting, sewing, puzzles and hanging out with friends at local cafes.

 

Finger Technique

Composition

Rhythm

Performance

Aural

Observant

Diverse

Dedicated

Calm

Friendly

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Bachelor of Music

Australian Music

Examinations Board

AMusA

Trinity College, London

Grade 8 Piano

Funny

MINA TAMRUKSA

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).

Music History

Aural

Rhythm

Performance

Finger Technique

Passionate

Friendly

Hardworking

Enthusiastic

Conservatory Of Music

Classical Piano

Easygoing

Calm

Funny

Open-minded

Imaginative

Sorbonne University, Paris

Master in Musicology

SIMON RIPAUD

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!

Performance

Music History

Composition

Rhythm

Musicology

Paris Conservatorium of Music

Licentiate Diploma in Piano

Scuola Civica di Milano

Classical Piano

Conservatorio di Milano

Music Theory

Gentle

Open-minded

Calm

Curious

GIORGIO SPAGNOLO

Giorgio is an eclectic musician, teacher and songwriter. He started his musical journey singing and playing the guitar before being drawn to the piano. Giorgio’s interests span from the classical repertoire (baroque in particular) to jazz and improvisation. In his teens he performed on national television and opened concerts for top indie bands. He loves singing, the ocean and sharing his passion for music.

Music History

Rhythm

Improvisation

Singing

Aural

Encouraging

Dedicated

Organised

Kind

Creative

Enthusiastic

Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

Diploma of Teaching

ELISA BERTI

Elisa is an Italian classically-trained pianist. She first started to play the piano at the age of 5 while doing ballet, horse-riding and ice-skating. Currently, she is the music expert of the Dante Alighieri Society Sydney, a historic Italian cultural institute. Since 2016, she has been supporting students with their AMEB and ABRSM exams, while performing every year as a soloist at the NSW Parliament House. In her spare time, she likes to make jewelry, paint, and bake cakes.

Performance

Solfege

Rhythm

Finger Technique

Music History

Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)

Grade 8 Piano

Understanding

Lively

Curious

Open-minded

Thoughtful

Nexus Institute of Creative Arts

Music Studies

LOUISE VAN DER LINDEN

Louise hails from the UK where she studied Music at Nexus Institute of

Creative Arts. She has a strong background in live performance and a

history of working with a wide range of musical genres. Louise has had

over ten years of music tuition behind her, working with a variety of age

groups and abilities. She now resides in Sydney with her husband and

enjoys exploring the city and drinking good coffee.

 

Improvisation

Musicology

Singing

Performance

Composition

Australian Music Examinations Board

Rock School Grade 8 Vocals

Fun

JULIE OGUEY

Julie is a bubbly multi-instrumentalist and singer, who has always thrived in creative environments. After studying the violin until she was 13, she took to the piano with a longing to understand the mechanics of harmony, and with the help of her teacher she began writing songs.

She loves jewellery-making, painting, dancing, and jamming with her hip muso friends. She is at her happiest when swimming in the ocean or patting a dog.

 

Performance

Rhythm

Aural

Composition

Singing

Sensitive

Quirky

Encouraging

Fun

Patient

Australian Institute of Music

Bachelor of Music

(Contemporary Performance)

 

Higher School Certificate

First in Music

Experienced

Creative

Funny

Passionate

Accepting

Australian Institute of Music

Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance)

MONICA MOAWAD

Monica is a pianist, singer and violinist. She graduated with a BMus in Classical Performance and has over 5 years experience teaching various styles across all 3 instruments. Throughout her life she has been involved with various choirs and orchestras, including, Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, Wesley Institute Choir and VOX in the Sydney Philharmonic Choirs, to name a few. Her party trick is to play piano with one hand, violin with the other, and sing all at the same time!

 

Singing

Improvisation

Music History

Performance

Finger Technique

Australian Music Examinations Board

Grade 7 Piano

Enthusiastic

Creative

Warm

Passionate

Positive

Australian Institute of Music

Bachelor of Contemporary Music

BEN CAUDURO

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.

Music History

Composition

Musicology

Rhythm

Finger Technique

Australian Music Examinations Board

Grade 5 Musicianship

Energetic

Creative

Warm

Versatile

Friendly

The Australian National University

Bachelor of Music

CHLOE ADAM

Chloe is the eldest of 6 siblings, has an undying love for ice-­‐cream and genuinely loves grocery shopping. She is known to be adventurous and spontaneous - often finding new places to explore. With over 20 years of experience in piano and 10 years in teaching, Chloe is passionate about seeing her students not only develop in their skill and technique, but also grow in their confidence as a person, and passion for learning.

Aural

Improvisation

Performance

Rhythm

Finger Technique

Australian Music Examinations Board

Grade 8 Piano

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DATES for SYDNEY 2020

Term 1:    28th January – 9th April

Term 2:    27th April – 5th July

Term 3:    20th July – 27th September

Term 4:    12th October – 13th December

 

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DATES for MELBOURNE 2020

Term 1:    28th January – 29th March

Term 2:    14th April – 28th July

Term 3:    13th July – 20th September

Term 4:    5th October – 13th December

 

9 weeks

11 weeks

10 weeks

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