Australian Piano Teachers

Roslyn Bardwell Dip.Mus. (Melb. Uni.)

Roslyn began her studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the DSCM course, studying piano with Alexander Sverjiensky. She subsequently moved to Melbourne and continued her studies at Melbourne University with Max Cook, graduating in 1971 with a Diploma in Music. Since then she has been a foundation teacher of the Yamaha Music Foundation which specialises in teaching 4 to 9 year olds. She has also run her own private music teaching studio for 25 years teaching Piano , Theory and Musicianship , preparing students for AMEB and Trinity College London exams as well as Modern Stream exams.

Roslyn has also taught privately in schools including the preparation of students for HSC Examinations and has for many years accompanied flute and singing students from other studios in their examinations. She has continued to keep in touch with changing approaches to teaching by regular attendence at various in-service courses. Roslyn’s studio is located in the Sydney suburb of Castle Hill.

Phone : (02) 9634 4913

Zara Bulatova Masters Degree with High Distinction ( Moscow State Conservatoire )

Zara Bulatova has many years experience teaching the Piano in Russia, USA and Australia. Miss Bulatova teaches students at both tertiary and primary level at her Pymble Studio. Many of her students receive excellent results in both Practical and Written examinations and have been prizwinners in many Piano contests. Zara Bulatova graduated from Moscow State Conservatoire of Music with a Diploma of High Distinction. She also holds the Artist Diploma from Duquesne University (USA,Pittsburgh). In addition,she is a Laureate of European, USA and Australian Piano competitions. Miss Zara Bulatova regularly performes Solo and Chamber Music recitals.

Phone : 9488 8095

Mobile : 0415 927 922

Su – Jen Lin Cheng B.Mus ( Hons. UNSW)
Teacher of Piano & Theory

Su-Jen is a teacher of piano and music theory with more than 20 years teaching experience from Beginner to advanced levels. She believes in a holistic approach to learning, through which practical and analytical skills acquired through piano study become naturally incorporated into all aspects of the student’s music education.

Su-Jen graduated with 1st Class Honours from UNSW. In addition, she gained a Diploma in Music with a piano major at Woman’s College of Arts & Technology (Taiwan) as well as Advanced Certificate from The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Su-Jen is confident in teaching students of all ages and flexible in meeting students needs.

Studio located at Kensington in Sydney

For further information please contact Su-Jen at:
Tel: (02) 96635832

Laura Hofstee B.A. (Music) Queensland Conservatorium

Teacher of Piano , Musicianship & Theory

Laura is a dedicated piano teacher with over 20 years teaching experience. She teaches students of all ages, from early beginners to advanced, children and adults.

Laura aims to make the lessons enjoyable and fun. She inspires students to develop their piano skills through learning various types of music, from the classical, jazz and popular repertoires.

Laura has extensive experience preparing students for music exams, including AMEB, with many of her students achieving A or A+ results.

Laura also tutors her students for the HSC certificate in Music I, Music II and Extension courses.

Laura’s students often start piano lessons at an early age and continue piano lessons throughout primary school and high school, with several completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award and International Baccalaureate.


Phone : 0424 259280

Studio located Chifley, Eastern Suburbs, Sydney

Emma Stephenson B.Mus. (Perf.)  

Emma Stephenson is an Australian songwriter, pianist and piano teacher. She was trained at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a jazz pianist, and is soon to receive her PhD in research on the implementation of healthy piano technique during jazz improvisation. After performing her original music at the Sydney Opera House in 2017, she was awarded the Freedman Fellowship for Australian jazz musicians under the age of 35. While residing in New York City from July 2017 to March 2020, she recorded her second studio album of original music (‘I Wrote You a Song’ 2020), performed live piano karaoke and request shows at some of New York’s most famous piano bars, and nurtured the talents of forty piano students.

For adults and older children Emma will accommodate and adapt the lessons according to individual learning styles, goals, experience and musical taste. Whether the student is playing music for leisure or with career aspirations, and whatever style of music they would like to play and/or compose, she guarantees a highly personalised and considered approach for each person.

For children between the ages of 4 and 8, Emma keeps lessons play-based and creative, unless requested otherwise by the parents.


Phone : 0475 209142

Studio located at Thornleigh in Sydney

Lyall Duke L.Mus.A. + RSM

The playing of Lyall Duke has received critical press accliam in London, throughout the English provinces, as well as in Paris, Vienna and Berlin.

Born in Hobart Tasmania, Lyall Duke received her early training from Miss. Anne McGarry, before being awarded scholarships to study abroad. Four years in Paris studying with Marcel Ciampi, during which time she debuted in Paris, at London’s Wigmore Hall, were followed by three years in London, where she played in the prestigious London Piano Series and broadcast for the BBC. Her studies continued in Munich with Friedrich Wuhrer, and in Italy, where she took part in the masterclasses of Guido Agosti and Alfred Cortot, and was awarded the Diploma of Merit in the Prix Viotti. Since returning to Australia she has played with all the principal Australian orchestras and has appeared as guest soloist at the Adelaide Festival and Melbourne’s Myer Music Bowl. In addition to frequent work with the ABC, Lyall is also a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Her wide solo repertoire has encompassed works by neglected composers such as Hummel , Dussek , Clementi and Arnold Bax, while orchestral performances have included the concertos of Frank Hutchens and the Sydney born composer George Boyle, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In 1993, Lyall Duke performed the complete solo piano works of Eugene Goosens as a tribute marking the centenary of his birth, receiving the Critics Award for one of the ten best recitals of the year.

Phone : (02) 9660 0439

Forest Lodge , Sydney

Lorretta Wong ATCL (P) , Dip.Mus.Perf. (AIM) , Dip.Perf.Pedagogy (HK Uni) , Cert.Advanced.Piano.Perf. , Cert.Piano.Perf. , Cert.Music.Language & History


Lorretta is an experienced piano teacher with more than 20 years experience teaching in Hong Kong and Sydney. She graduated with a Piano Performance in Pedagogy and a Piano Performance in Hong Kong and Australia.

She has experience teaching students with special needs such as ADHD, cerebral palsy, and light autism.

She is a full member of the Music Teacher’s Association NSW and she can tailor each lesson to suit your individual learning needs. Her students have achieved great results for exams and competitions. She can prepare students for exams such as AMEB and ABRSM, as well as other music competitions.

She has experience working with individuals of all ages. She can teach lessons at her place,online or she can travel to your place (near my area).

Mobile: 0413 411 428

Lorretta’s studio is located at Gladesville in Sydney.


Bernadette Talese Assoc.Dip.Mus.T., Aust. Kodaly Cert.Mus.Ed.

Bernadette completed the Associate Diploma in Music Teaching at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney) and both the Early Childhood and Primary Certificates in Music Education from the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia. Bernadette is an accredited teacher of piano, musicianship, theory and developmental music with over thirty years’ experience. A nationally accredited do-re-mi Music for Children teacher and affiliated with KMEIA, Bernadette has taught individuals and groups in schools, pre-schools, community halls and her own studio at Burwood in Sydney where she currently teaches.

In her business, Allegro Childrens Music, Bernadette teaches all ages and levels from babies to adults. Purposes include developmental, recreational, and preparation for exams, auditions and eisteddfods. Developmental music classes involve singing, movement, dance, percussion instruments and various sequential learning activities.

Bernadette enjoys a capella singing and is an enthusiastic member of Aurora Australis Chorus (Sweet Adelines Australia). She believes that music is a gift to be valued and shared by all, having the capacity to benefit everyone in many ways.

Phone : (02) 9745 4692

Studio Location : Burwood in Sydney

Margaret Greig MA (Music Therapy – UTS), A.Mus.A. Dip.Teaching, Grad.Dip.Arts (UNSW)

Margaret began teaching piano at a quite young age under the caring and watchful mentoring of both her Piano and High School Music teachers whilst studying for an Associate Diploma. Now with over 45 years teaching experience at all ages and stages, in schools as a generalist and as a private Piano and Theory teacher, in group and private situations. Margaret firmly believes in the power of mentoring and the importance of constant professional development for teachers – principles she applies to the running of her music school. .

Margaret has a thriving student cohort, both individually and within the school, with a philosophy of teaching which is inclusive of all ages, stages and genres. She takes time to encourage each student to develop at their level of expertise and interest. Margaret believes that music should be encouraged from early childhood in appropriate courses with well trained teachers, laying a solid background for a lifelong engagement with music. Music is often neglected in educational settings although scientifically proven to be of holistic benefit to those who learn.

Phone : 9858 2249

Studio located in Dundas.

Gian-Franco Ricci B.Mus. (Uni of Michigan USA), M.Mus. (Uni of Massachusetts), Ph.D. (Uni of Newcastle, Australia)

Gian-Franco Ricci has been a Lecturer in Piano at the University of Newcastle from 1996 to 2016, and during that time was invited by the University of Auckland (NZ) to teach as Senior Lecturer in their piano department. Dr. Ricci has over two decades of experience teaching piano at tertiary level. During that period, Gian-Franco also coordinated the piano strand, taught piano techniques and music pedagogy classes, as well as coached music ensembles.

Gian-Franco’s broad range of abilities, from solo performance to designing eLearning music software, allows him to incorporate technical and interpretive skills, biomechanics, technology, and principles of sports psychology into his teaching.

Born into a musical family of renowned musicians, Gian-Franco studied in the USA with many well-known pianists including, Béla Síki, Leon Fleischer Abbey Simon and Theodore Lettvin. Dr. Ricci earned his BMus and MMus in the US and a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle (Australia).

Dr. Ricci has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, and Australia. His live broadcasts include performances for PBS in the USA as well as the ABC in Australia. His recordings include the world premiere of Yusef Lateef’s Piano Sonata on Atlantic Records, and the complete Schubert Sonatinas with his father, Ruggiero Ricci, on the violin, on the Ricci Collection label.

Dr. Ricci has had many years experience as an AMEB Diploma examiner, and an adjudicator at competitions and eisteddfods. He has given many master classes in Europe and Australia, also conjointly with his wife, Natalia Ricci, a permanent staff member of the Sydney Conservatorium, with whom he runs a private studio in Crows Nest. Gian-Franco’s latest project is the development, in collaboration with Avondale College of the first fully online music pedagogy course in Australia.

Phone : 0402 931367

Studio located at Crows Nest

Erzsi Marosszeky M.Mus. (Budapest) , DSCM (Sydney) , A.Mus.A.

Erzsi Marosszeky works as a pianist, choral conductor, chamber music/ ensemble and vocal coach. Currently the President of the Australian National Choral Association in NSW/ACT, Erzsi has broad experience as a teacher, master class clinician, lecturer and as an examiner/adjudicator. She has worked extensively in Europe, the United States and Australia, and is a senior examiner on national examination panels.

Masters’ Degree in piano performance and pedagogy (6 years) at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest. Sydney Conservatorium, (DSCM Piano). Post graduate study Cincinnati University, Ohio, USA.

Piano Focus:
Chamber musician and recording artist (CD/live broadcasts), founding member of the Budapest Trio, Bergonzi Ensemble, Marosszeky/Herscovitch Piano Duo, Zoltan Szabo/ Erzsi Marosszeky Cello/Piano duo. Guest artist with Flederman (London Proms, Cheltenham Festival etc), Seymour group etc. Chamber music tutor Sydney Conservatorium High School, repetiteur and orchestral pianist for Opera Australia, experienced vocal accompanist, senior music examiner, lecturer at national conferences, competition adjudicator.

Tuition for early intermediate to advanced students of any age from a teacher, performer, examiner with extensive experience both in Australia and overseas. Coaching for scholarships, performances and exams up to professional level, including HSC and tertiary study.

Musicianship Courses:
Private Musicianship coaching in short holiday courses.

Teacher Professional Development:
Master classes and consultation for Diploma candidates and teachers.

Mobile : 0466 439684

Studio located at Turramurra.

Carolyn Rossis Dip.Teaching (Primary), Grad.Dip.Mus.

Students are tutored in private one-to-one lessons from the age of five right up through adult years and may choose to study music for enjoyment or for exam purposes.

All lessons include basic music theory. The core work covers the following:
TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT: To develop the student’s dexterity and technique.
SIGHT READING: To develop the fluency of the students.
THEORY: To develop the student’s knowledge of the fundamentals of music.
A.M.E.B. ABRSM, TRINITY and VCE EXAM PREPARATIONS: These help identify the student’s progress and help develop musical skills and performance.

Phone : 0409 131961

Studios located in Rowville and Patterson Lakes, Melbourne

Chris Kimber B.A. , LLB , B.Mus. ( Hons. – 1st Class )

In 1987 Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology and a Bachelor of Laws. He practised law as a solicitor in private practice and as corporate counsel.

In 1997 Christopher commenced musical studies at the University of New South Wales. He was awarded the Apple Australia Scholarship before completing his Honours degree in 2000 with the award of Honours first class. He has a scholarship for a PhD which he may take up when his children finish school.

Christopher has been lecturing on the Bachelor of Music program at the Australian Institute of Music since 2004 and is also engaged as a piano tutor by the University of New South Wales.

He has been running a music studio since 2000. He has also been active in community music and has conducted community choirs and run courses on reading music.

His piano studies continue under the tutelage of Dr Christine Logan.

Mobile : 0425 211689

Studio located in Mount Murray NSW.

Gregory Kinda M.A. (Poland), B.Teaching (Secondary Music) UWS

Gregory Andrew Kinda was born in Katowice, Poland. In 1983, his family immigrated to Australia. In 1984, at the age of 6, he became the youngest scholar to enter the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the preparatory department. In 1986 he moved to Papua-New Guinea, and in 1990 he returned to Poland. He studied at the Katowice Secondary Music School. In 1999, at the Academy of Music in Katowice, Gregory completed his Master of Arts degree in an accelerated three years instead of the usual five. He also studied post-graduate courses in Oslo, Norway and Gdansk, Poland. He returned back to Sydney in 2000. In 2003, he completed his Bachelor of Teaching degree at the University of Western Sydney. From 2001 to 2006 Gregory was a piano lecturer at the Australian International Conservatorium of Music in Sydney. From 2008 till 2010 he worked as a teacher at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Conservatorium of Music. Since 2010, he works as an full time accompanist at Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill, NSW.

Gregory has performed in Australia, Poland, Norway, Germany, Russia, France, Czech Republic and Japan.
Kinda was the star performer in March 2010 at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place in Sydney, during the official NSW state celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin, where he played in the presence of the Polish Ambassador and the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC.

His prizes at international competitions have included:
3rd Prize in the F. Chopin Competition in Szafarnia, Poland 1993.
Artistic Scholarship from the F. Chopin Foundation in Warsaw, 1994.
3rd Prize in the M. Magin Competition in Paris, 1995.
2nd Prize in the National Competition in Zagan, Poland 1996.

Mobile : 0432 387 302

Studio located in Greenacre.

Irina Klamka Dip.Mus.(High Distinction) & B.Mus (Distinction) Russia, M.Mus.Studies (Griffith Uni.)

Irina Klamka was born in the USSR where she obtained her DipMus (Kuznetsk) with High Distinction in 1986. In 1991 she was awarded a BMus with High Distinction from Saratov Conservatorium of Music named after L.V.Sobinov. After her arrival in Australia she graduated from Griffith University in 2000 with a Master of Music Studies. She developed as a musician under the direction of N.I.Tarnavskaya, A.E.Rikkel and A.N.Cherednichenko in Russia, all outstanding educators and Fellows of the Russian School of H.N.Newhause and M.I.Grinberg.

In Australia Irina completed her Degree with the renowned Ms M. Hair, Dr.B.Harvey and Emeritus Professor M.Brimer.

Irina started teaching while studying at musical college in 1983, counting her pedagogical experience at more then 20 years. Currently Irina lectures in Piano (Tertiary level) at the Australian Institute of Music, works as an accompanist and teaches in the Young/Open AIM Program. Irina also teaches Piano and Musicianship in Kambala. Her students perform regularly at a variety of concerts including the Art Gallery of NSW, in Eisteddfods and on 2MBS-FM. Some of her students hold scholarships at some of the most prestigious schools in Sydney.

As a qualified Piano teacher, Music lecturer and Accompanist with over twenty years experience, I have striven to develop and maintain a high level of professionalism. I have succeeded in diagnosing areas of weakness in students, as a first and essential step in their transformation as learners. It is my belief that strong communications skills are also essential in the teaching of piano and accompaniment. I have made the development of these skills a priority because effective communication enables the imparting of knowledge, clear understanding and building of strong relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

I set high standards for myself as a lifelong learner and for my students as a means of achieving their full potential. To support these expectations, I have a strong commitment to achieving excellence in learning outcomes by providing my students with support that will result in realising their goals. To this end, I am open to and use new and innovative teaching strategies that accommodate the individual needs of students. Further, I believe in varying strategies and techniques to ensure a flexible, positive and encouraging environment in which students feel comfortable, are ready to learn and are motivated.

The study of music is a wonderful spiritual practice.

Phone: 45 878 755

Mobile: 0409 650 210

fax: 45 878011

I am teaching in Windsor and City

Michelle Lee L.T.C.L.

After studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Michelle travelled to London where she studied privately for her L.T.C.L. with amongst others, the renowned Rumanian -born pianist Carola Grindea.

Upon returning to Sydney in 1990 she has established her private studio in Mt.Druitt and prepares piano students of all grades for Pianoforte, Theory and Musicianship examinations ( A.M.E.B., Trinity College & Ass

ociated Board ). Students are also encouraged to perform at eisteddfods and concerts.

Her experience in leading and playing music in a church congregation setting may also be of use to those requiring a teacher who can teach them the skills involved with Contemporary Church Music and playing music by composers such as Graham Kendrick, Geoff Bullock, Rob Smith and Keith Green..

Michelle continues to perform and is frequently invited to play for Weddings and other religious events.

*(Accepts payment by all major credit cards and Eftpos).

Phone: 0439 595 528

Studio located at North Turramurra.

Sussanna Lin B.Mus., A.Mus.A., L.Mus.A. , M.Teach ( Music & TESOL ), M.Bus.

Sussanna began music lessons at the age of 6 with the Yamaha Music School. She has won many piano competitions and was awarded her A.Mus.A and L.Mus.A. She has a Bachelor of Music from the University of New South Wales, majoring in Piano performing and completed her Master of Teaching (Music and TESOL) course at Sydney University. Sussanna has been a choir conductor as well as performer on the flute and piano and has taught children and adults for 11 years. She taught at the Yamaha Music School in Jannali from 1997 to 2002. She is accredited private teacher by Music Teachers’ Association of NSW and a qualified high school Music and ESL teacher. She is also an active piano accompanist and a flute player. She last accompanied singer Susie Wang at Rose Seidler House in 2004. Apart from engaging in self development through music, she has also completed a Master of Business (Marketing Strategy) at The University of Sydney in 2005. She is now working at Coogee Public school for its piano program and she is a permanent accompanist for The Sydney Jewish Choral Society from April, 2007. She believes in positive reinforcement and making learning music fun. She holds at least one students’ concert annually.

Phone : 0433 010 623

Studios located at Kensington and Chatswood.

Lily Ma B.A. , Dip.Ed. , L.T.C.L.

Lily Ma is a qualified and experienced piano teacher. Always updating and upgrading her professional skills and methods, she is capable of teaching students of all ages, all levels and all syllabi, with enthusiasm and patience.

Phone : 9477 1379

Studio located at Hornsby.

Selma Mehmedbasic B.A.(Hons. Piano), B.A. (Hons. Musicology)

Selma gained her Bachelor of Arts – Piano degree in 1986 and Bachelor of Arts – Musicology degree in 1990 at Sarajevo Academy of Music , Bosnia, where she studied with Professor Matusia Blum. From 1992 – 1994 Selma studied in the postgraduate course in Musicology at the UNSW in Sydney. In 1993 she was accredited as a piano teacher by the NSW Conservatorium of Music and became a full member of the MTA (Music Teachers’ Association of NSW).

Selma has more than fifteen years experience teaching students classical piano, keyboard, theory and musicianship from beginner to advanced levels. First introductory lesson is free.

Phone: (02) 9698 1769

Mobile: 0412 819 211

Studio located at Moore Park.

Natalie Woodcock B.Mus. , B.Ed. (UNSW)

Natalie offers private piano lessons to children and adults. Learn from an experienced and encouraging teacher. Receive well rounded tuition from a music education specialist who uses effective teaching strategies that cater to the learning style, age and experience of each student. Proven methods are used for motivating home practice. Lessons are enjoyable, engaging and inspire students towards a lifelong enjoyment of playing music. Songs are used that suit each student’s interests and needs.

There is the opportunity to prepare for Australian Music Examination Board practical and theory exams with the advantage of a teacher who has extensive knowledge of the syllabus requirements and standards. Natalie’s piano students receive outstanding results in their exams. All of Natalie’s 2016 AMEB exam enrolments received an A or A+.

Natalie is an experienced classroom teacher with a thorough knowledge of the Music 1, Music 2 and Extension Courses. Tuition can be used to prepare for written, listening and aural exams, musicology viva voce/essays, compositions and performances. Natalie regularly attends teacher training workshops to keep up to date with HSC Music.

Phone : 0415 796095

Studio located at Engadine.

Dr. Gillian Selikowitz Ph.D , B.Mus. , B.A. ,Dip.Ed. , M.Ed., M.A.


Gillian Selikowitz is a distinguished musician and pianist, who has received degrees from the University of Cape Town, Sydney and New South Wales. She studied piano in South Africa and London, and her teachers include Lamar Crowson, Neil Solomon, Benjamin Kaplan and Edith Vogel. She has pursued a career in Australia as a soloist, accompanist and teacher.

Gillian Selikowitz is a piano teacher of wide experience. She has prepared students of all ages and levels for the AMEB and Trinity College examinations. Many of her students have continued their musical studies at conservatoria throughout Australia. She has had particular success with mature age students.

Gillian Selikowitz has written extensively on Bach’s keyboard works, as well as philosophical issues implicit in secondary school music curriculum. She has been the Independent Schools’ Representative for Secondary School Music on the New South Wales Board of Studies Syllabus Committee. Her interest in music pedagogy led to a number of papers on the problem of sight reading difficulties in pianists, and possible methods of overcoming these.

Gillian Selikowitz teaches in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

Phone : 0419 011445

Paul Somerville A.Mus.A. , B.A. (Comm.) , Cert. III Music Industry (Technical Production) TAFE

Paul Somerville is a creative piano teacher with studios in Ultimo and Panania. He completed his Associate of Music Diploma in 1990 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Conversant with a wide range of musical genres, he has played in numerous bands and has completed several courses in piano pedagogy. An award-winning songwriter, he recently completed a certificate in the technical side of music production.

Paul has been teaching Classical piano, keyboard, theory and musicianship for more than fifteen years, with students ranging from beginners to advanced-grade candidates. He also teaches the new AMEB contemporary keyboard and MusicCraft courses.

Whether you are interested in a rigorous approach to the great piano literature, improvising jazz, pop and rock on the keyboard, or something in between, Paul has the the experience and the flexibility to help you reach

Phone : (02) 9212 2292

Mobile: 0417 17 1993

Anna Szydlowski Master of Arts in Piano Performance and Education (Hons.)

Commencing her piano education at the age of four, Anna is a graduate of the Cracow Conservatorium of Music (Poland) which ranks among the European’s leading music institutions. Many legendary figures in music have been associated with it as professors or directors: Rubinstein, Paderewski, Zimerman, Messiaen.

Anna studied pianoforte (under Prof. Mizia and Prof. Szlezer), theory of music, psychology of music, education, sociology, harmony and singing. She completed the four year program in three years and obtained her degree with distinction. Active as soloist, she has acquired a reputation in the performance of 20th century music, not only appearing at major international festivals but also commissioning and performing new works. She performed at the Sydney Opera House and recorded for Melbourne Academy of Music.

Anna has been active in music education for over ten years. Her students regularly distinguish themselves in piano competitions and AMEB exams. She is currently a lecturer in piano at the Australian International Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and also teaches privately at her own Studio Pianoforte at Liberty Grove (Concord West) which offers tuition in piano, singing and theory for children and adults. She continues her research in the area of the role of psychology in teaching piano and conducts regular piano workshops and master classes.

Phone : (02) 8765 0027

Mobile – 041 443 5884


Natalie Samarin Dip. Piano Teaching, Chamber Music & Accompaniment (Leningrad)

Natalie Samarin graduated from the Leningrad (St.Petersburg) Conservatorium of Music in 1976. She taught piano in music schools and music colleges in Leningrad before coming to Australia in 1981at which time she was accredited as a piano teacher by the NSW Conservatoium of Music. Since then she has been teaching as a private teacher and in schools. Natalie has vast experience in teaching all ages from very beginners to adults.

Since 1981 she has worked as a piano and musicianship teacher at Kambala Church of England School for Girls at Rose Bay. Her teaching involves preparing students for all levles of AMEB examinations, including A.Mus.A. and L.Mus.A. diplomas, and all levels of Trinity College London examinations. She is responsible for preparing students for all elective music examinations including the HSC performance component. She is teaching musicianship in individual and group situations. Natalie also teaches privately at her studio at Kensington.

On many occasions Natalie’s students have been highly praised by examiners and adjudicators for their outstanding achievements in piano playing. In recent years some of her pupils have also gained music scholarships to various schools including Kambala, Cranbrook and Newington College. All her students have regular opportunities to perform in school and studio concerts gaining valuable experience in performing skills. Natalie is valued by her students as a dedicated, serious and caring teacher.

Phone : (02) 9663 0027

Studio located at Kensington in Sydney

Michelle Randall A.D.M.T. , A.T.C.L.

Michelle graduated from the NSW Conservatorium (Sydney) in 1984, gaining an ADMT and teacher accreditation. While there, she studied with Lyal Duke and observed the classes of Gerard Willems and Sonya Hanke. Michelle trained with Yamaha Music Australia and has been teaching group classes with them
since 1993. She also has a private practice, where students have the opportunity to perform in private concerts and also at other venues such as the Powerhouse Museum. With a varied background and experience including performing in a military concert band on piano and vocally, music lessons are always fun and interesting.

Michelle prepares students for AMEB Grade exams, both on the piano and in theory and musicianship. As well as accompanying other instruments , such as violin, trumpet, saxophone  and clarinet.


Phone : 0401 426 709

Studio located at Abbotsford in Sydney.

Yanghee Kim L.Mus.A. , A.Mus.A. , A.S.C.M.

Korean-born Yanghee Kim grew up in Sydney and distinguished herself as a performer whilst in her teens, winning most of the major competitions in Australia including the ABC Young Performers’ Awards, the City of Sydney Eisteddfod Scholarship and the prestigious Landa Scholarship. She has also been awarded two Australia Council Fellowships and three successive BHP scholarships – among numerous other awards. She graduated from the NSW Conservatorium High School with a High Distinction in the ASCM course, going on to the University of Sydney where she achieved High Distinctions in performance. In 1989, she studied at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth with Tamas Ungar, and further studies followed in London with Maria Curcio and Mark Swartzentrüber. She was resident in Europe for seven years (studying privately) where she was fortunate enough to be able to observe many great masters in performance. Yanghee has taken part in numerous master classes, some international competitions and has a tremendous amount of performance experience.

Yanghee started teaching from a very early age, with now almost 25 years of experience. Her involvement with singers began when she was 18 when she began working as an accompanist and vocal coach, and ever since has been in love with the human voice. Yanghee is a totally dedicated and enthusiastic teacher and advocates teaching proper technique in order to produce the best sound possible as easily as possible (with emphasis on performance aspects) whether on a piano or using one’s own voice.

Mobile : 0419 153694

Studio located at Ermington in Sydney.

Andrea Calilhanna M.Mus. , Grad.DipT (Mus) , Dip.Mus. , L.Mus.A. , A.Mus.A. , MMTA , FCSME , MAAS


Andrea M. Calilhanna is a PhD candidate at The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University, Brain Sciences. Andrea has 35 years of studio teaching experience in Piano, Saxophone, Musicianship and Music Theory and she has served on the Council of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW for over 10 years. Andrea offers lessons for examinations and leisure for students of all ages, levels and interests. In 2018 Andrea completed a Master of Music (Musicology) at The University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music where her research focused on musical meter with respect to psychoacoustics, mathematical music theory using the Ski-Hill Graph, circular cyclic graphs and beat-class. Andrea’s current research continues her interest in music curriculum development, mathematical music theory and African (Nigerian) music studies. Piano accompaniment is offered to students for grade examinations. Adult beginners welcome. Vacancies for Diplomas available.



Contact me via Cherrybrook Music Studio website:

Mobile : 0408 753141

Studio located at Cherrybrook.

Nonna Kretsu Dip.Mus. (with Distinction) , Specialist Diploma (Ukraine)

Nonna is dynamic and motivated, with experience a little over 20 years in teaching piano, solfeggio, theory, basics of composition. She is delightful to be around, that makes everyone who studies with her try different music styles, with ease and pleasure. She does encourage her students to discover all possible sides of music, to acquire a variety of skills that will unlock individual potential. Her enthusiasm is very catchy. Extensive knowledge in teaching technique allows her to create an individually balanced programs, based on contemporary technology and latest research in education, within the scope of current AMEB, Trinity examinations frameworks.

All that knowledge is based on extensive education in music, that she started music studies at the age of 6 in her hometown in Crimea, Ukraine. Soon enough she was winning State Youth Art Performing Competitions, and participating in countless concerts at local venues. That alone helped her to make the decision to become a professional musician. The following 9 years were spent studying at Simferopol Music College, Crimea, Ukraine (Honors) and Donetsk State S.S. Prokofiev Conservatory, Donetsk, Ukraine, in the classes of prominent Ukranian piano performers Assoc. Prof N.U. Chesnokova, Prof. M.Legotsky. Soon after completing education her family immigrated to New Zealand, where she was actively engaged in piano performing, choir singing and teaching. Last decade in Sydney was spent on further development of teaching techniques, incorporating new technology into everyday teaching.

Phone: 0410 299853

Studio located at Meadowbank.

Bernadette Newman M.Ed.Admin , B.Mus.Ed , A.Mus.A. , Cert. Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Teacher of Piano, Theory, Musicianship and Music Education

Bernadette is Head of Performing Arts (Music, Drama and Entertainment) at an Independent College in Sydney and teaches in her own studio in Alexandria.

She graduated from the NSW State Conservatorium of Music in 1987, and has worked in Music Education and tutored Piano, Theory and assisted HSC students with their music studies throughout her career.

Other qualifications that Bernadette has attained include a Master of Educational Administration (UNSW), Associate of Music Australia (AMEB) and Certificate III in Live Production, Theatre and Events (NIDA).

Bernadette has extensive experience teaching classroom music from K—12 (including Music 1, Music 2 and Extension courses). Her expertise tutoring in Piano and Theory encompasses all levels, beginners to advanced, across a broad spectrum of stages.

Bernadette has had consistent success with students achieving outstanding results in the Higher School Certificate and AMEB examinations, as well as students learning to play for leisure.

Phone: 0419 279 291

Location: Alexandria in Sydney.

Constance Lee –Grimson B Mus., ATCL (Teaching)

Constance graduated with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Performance and Studio Teaching. She has more than 15 years of piano teaching experience in private studios –piano, theory & musicianship and group teaching with Yamaha Music Schools in Malaysia, Singapore and presently in Sydney, NSW.

As a Music Educator, she works well with students of all ages, and with different temperaments and abilities. She not only imparts her knowledge and a love for music to students but she brings out the best in their abilities as musicians. Students have been successful in graded ABRSM and AMEB exams.

Mobile : 0431 727690

Studio located in Castle Hill

Olivia Choi A.Mus.A., Dip.ABRSM
Teacher of Piano, Theory & Musicianship

Olivia is a dedicated teacher with over nine years experience teaching students of all ages and levels. She attained her AMusA (piano) in 2010, and her DipABRSM (instrumental teaching) in 2012, and continues to upgrade her professional skills as a pianist and teacher regularly.

Olivia has prepared students for AMEB and ABRSM examinations, with some excellent results. She also enjoys teaching students to play piano for their own leisure. She organises a concert for her students every year to give them the opportunity to develop their performance skills and confidence as a musician.

As a passionate teacher of music, her desire is to nurture a positive music learning experience and interest in all her students, and to guide and facilitate their growing journey as a musician.

Phone: 0412 711818

Studio located in Artarmon

Judith Einstein BA, ATMusA
Teacher of Piano

As a piano teacher with many years experience, I believe in offering a fully rounded musical education of the highest standard, to students of all ages from early beginners to advanced stages. I consider it is important to recognise the interests of every student and develop a program to suit each person individually, whether it is purely classical or includes contemporary music. Each program is based on a thorough grounding in technique, musicianship, aural skills and the ability to interpret individual styles of music.

My own background includes the benefit of having studied privately with Elizabeth Kozma (previous Deputy Director of the Liszt Academy, Budapest), Dulcie Holland and for a short period Nancy Salas, before her death. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from UNSW. I completed the piano pedagogy course at the University of Southern Queensland. I hold an ATMusA, specialising in child development and early years at the piano.

Over the past 20 years I have taught piano at Roseville College Anglican School for Girls, as well as from my own private studio. I present numerous students annually for all levels of AMEB grades in Pianoforte and Piano for Leisure. I have also prepared students for the HSC practical component.

In past years I have attended Conservatorium Access Centre courses, professional workshops and pedagogy conferences in order to keep up to date with current teaching philosophies and trends. I have also developed a special interest in passing on pedagogical techniques to advanced students who may be interested in starting their own private studios or preparing for the ATMusA.

I have a further interest in supporting young performers through the Sydney International Piano Competition with which I have a close involvement

Phone: 0417 273404

Studio located in Castlecrag

Turner Lai M.A. (UK) , ATCL (Hons.Dip.)
Teacher of Piano, Theory & Accompanist

Turner Lai, the founder of the Turner Music Studio, acquired a Master Degree in Music Education & performance diploma in England and more than 20 years of teaching experience especially with young talents. The mission statement of her teaching is to explore, develop and nurture the talents with impeccable teaching techniques and happy learning environment. The well-equipped state-of-art studio is especially designed for the young talents to enjoy and learn the true art of piano playing. Apart from normal piano lessons, there is a music club to enable students & parents have a get-together bi-monthly to share the joy and appreciation of music.

Phone: 02 – 9477-1678

Mobile: 0416-022-823

Studio located at Hornsby.

Shirley Scott B.Mus (School Music) , A.Mus.A.
Teacher of Piano

Shirley studied with Eugene Gienger, a former student of Menahem Pressler, graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1983. She is experienced in classroom and studio teaching. Shirley aims to give students a thorough training in classical piano in an enjoyable and individualised way while fostering a lifelong love of music. Shirley prepares students for AMEB exams in piano, piano for leisure, theory and music craft. She keeps up-to-date through attendance at workshops and seminars.
Current availability: Saturday lessons only.

Phone : (02) 9975 2293

Studio situated in Frenchs Forest.

Yu- Ju (Yvonne) Kuan B.Mus. (Perf.) , M.Teach. , Grad.Cert.Mus.Pedagogy
Teacher of Piano, Theory, and Musicianship

Yvonne Kuan is a musician specializing in piano performance. She enjoys her teaching and constantly improves her services by adopting creative teaching methods to suit different age groups. By implement her unique teaching method, her students have achieved remarkable improvement in their piano skills. She is proud of her students who have excelled in AMEB and numerous Eisteddfods, including Northern Beaches, Ryde, and Parramatta .

Yvonne organizes public concerts for her students twice a year. She often encourages her students to participate public concerts as she believes performing in public will consequently increase students’ self confidence and make students feel comfortable with other people.

Apart from her private tuition work, Yvonne is also a school teacher recognized by New South Wales Department of Education and Training. She has worked as a music teacher for many schools in eastern suburb and north shore area. She is currently undertaking the role of active accompanist as a professional pianist for Eurythmics classes at the Lorien Novelist School.

Phone: 0421 848 698

Studio Location: Gordon in Sydney

Jennifer King Dip Mus Ed, Fellowship of the Collegiate of Music Teachers, JP
Teacher of Piano, Theory, and Musicianship

Jennifer King is a NSW Conservatorium/Sydney University trained graduate (having studied piano with Nancy Salas) & an accredited Music educator. An experienced studio teacher who offers lessons in piano, musicianship, theory & composition, as well as tutoring on any aspect of the HSC (Music 2, Extension and Music 1) Courses & I.B.

Piano & theory options:

My passion for teaching music is grounded in technique and understanding of musical style and structure, while aiming that each student develops a love of music and reaches their full potential so becoming a richer person from studying the art of music-making.

Whether students are preparing formal examinations, or beginning pianists (young or adult) it is the joy of music making that underpins my teaching philosophy and methodology. Both AMEB and Trinity Courses are offered for students wishing to prepare for external examinations. I also teach the AMEB & ABRSM theory & musicianship syllabi, all grades (including advanced levels) are available.

HSC & IB senior Coaching:

As a retired Head Teacher of Music, Senior HSC Examiner, and member of the NSW Board of Studies Music Syllabus Committee, I am especially aware of the syllabi requirements. My experiences in HSC preparation mean that I am in high demand with many of the most prestigious private and public school’s music departments, assisting them with Trial HSC Performance Examinations, marking of Compositions and Musicology essays. My HSC students consistently nominated for encore (all areas) gaining marks in the top 10% of the state across the 3 courses. I now offer same support for IB (International Baccalaureate) courses & had similar successes.

Tertiary Entrance Tests & General Knowledge Preparation:

Preparation of students for Tertiary Music Entrance Test & General knowledge (any instruments) specialising in advanced grades & diplomas.

Tertiary support:

I also teach composition and musicology and am available for proof reading of tertiary theses, as well as mentoring support in preparation for masters & doctorate degrees.


I have wide experience in many aspects of music education and enrichment, including lecturing in Concert Classes on performance skills, as part of the NSW Conservatorium of Music weekend Open Academy Courses and presenting lectures in the annual HSC Study Workshops; in recent years I have also been involved in the NSW Conservatorium’s Summer and Winter Workshops.

Studio Teacher workshops & Eisteddfod adjudication, is another aspect of music education which I especially enjoy. Personalised HSC performance workshops are available for students & teachers these are designed to meet the needs of the individual students & teacher’s requests.

Full MTA Member & Accredited Teacher

Phone: 9570 4541

Mobile: 0414 239 608

Suburb: Oatley

Tatiana Koshevich Diploma – Piano Teacher / Concertmaster (Ural State Conservatory of Music USSR)
Teacher of Piano

Classically educated, Tatiana worked for many years as a professional piano teacher and accompanist. Previous work experience acquired in Russia and locally is based on Russian national music education framework and practice. Online lessons available. Accredited by Music Teachers’ Association of New South Wales as a teacher of piano

Styles: Classical, Romantic, Contemporary, 20th Century

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Suitability: Ages 5 years and up

Has been schooled in Russian piano tradition and has knowledge of the repertoire and a good technique that she is able to pass on to students.
Lessons are tailored to the individuals facilitating relationship with the instrument (physical development, posture, hands/fingers position, natural flexibility).

Phone : 0431 697 194 or (02) 9940 3969

Studio located in Hornsby, NSW

Beverly Katz BA Hons. (Wits, S.Africa) , Dip.Ed. , LTCL Teachers (Trinity London) , UPLM Performers (Uni. of S. Africa)
Teacher of Piano

Beverly Katz is an experienced, dedicated piano teacher, performer and presenter of music appreciation courses. She has just returned to Sydney after a two-year period abroad where she attended international music workshops , masterclasses and festivals.

Beverly has received the Degrees of BA Honours and Dip Ed (University of Natal ; University of Witwatersrand – South Africa) , Licentiate of Teaching, Piano (LTCL- Trinity College, London) , and Licentiate Performing, Piano (UPLM – University of South Africa).

She has taught Music classes and Piano at several Independent Schools in Sydney and has run her own music studio for many years in the Eastern Suburbs. She teaches all ages and levels for AMEB and Royal Schools examinations.

She also teaches theory, musicianship and harmony . She has had much success with mature age students.

Beverly presents courses in Music Appreciation and has worked with national organisations such as Sydney Symphony and Musica Viva .

View Beverly’s professional profile

Beverly teaches in Double Bay , in the Eastern Suburbs.

Phone : 0431 448854

Nola MacFarlane Accreditation Cert. (NSW Conservatorium) , MMTA
Teacher of Piano

Fully accredited member of Music Teachers Association.

Fully accredited member of Suzuki Talent Association.

Co writer for EMI Music – Dulcie Holland, Master Your Theory Answer Books Grade 4 and 5.

I have collaborated with my husband, Roderick MacFarlane with his Piano Fun series albums and CDs with EMI Music.

I have been teaching piano for 25 years at all AMEB examination levels – Beginner to L Mus A.

I teach Suzuki Method Piano from 4 years old.

I teach AMEB Theory mainly Grades 1 to 6 with most students achieving a High Distinction.

I have done extensive study in both Accelerated Learning and Neuro Linguistic Programming.

I love motivating my piano students to enjoy music and love to make it both fun and challenging, resulting in a drop-out rate of next to zero.

Many of my students earn scholarships with prominent private schools. Over $500,000 of music scholarships to date. They start young, gain a great love of music and strategies to success and the rest is easy!

Parents are welcomed to all lessons.

Phone : (02) 9579 3271

Studio located in Oatley.

Roderick MacFarlane Master of Arts, A Mus A, L Mus A, LTCL, ATCL
Teacher of Piano

I have been teaching piano for over 20 years and am extremely passionate about it, and helping every student to reach their full potential. I specialise in the higher level students – grade 7 to L.Mus A. I especially enjoy teaching at this level but have also some young beginners who I thoroughly enjoy.

I am a Composer with EMI Music – Six Piano Albums – Piano Fun 1, 2 and 3, Music My Way, Piano Fun for Beginners Book 1 and 2 and Piano Fun Studies.

I am the Co writer (with my wife Nola) of Dulcie Holland Grade 4 and 5 Theory Answer Books – commissioned by EMI Music. I have also produced Two CDs.

I have adjudicated competitions in Sydney Canberra and many regional centres in NSW.I have given workshops to music teachers and students around Australia and New Zealand. I have been a Council Member and president – Music Teachers Association NSW. Fully Accredited member Suzuki Talent Association NSW

I enjoy preparing students for AMEB examinations and coaching at the higher levels for other teachers. I am keen to pass on my love of music to students of all ages.

Phone : (02) 9579 3271

Studio located in Oatley.

Elizabeth Hsu LRSM (performance), LTCL (teaching), BA, MA
Teacher of Piano, Musicianship, Theory & Aural, Accompanist

Elizabeth is a professional music teacher. She has over twenty years experience as a music teacher and accompanist.

Elizabeth has wide experience teaching beginners to advanced levels; the young to adult learners. She teaches the Piano, Musicianship, Theory and Aural Training; and prepares students for AMEB, ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall Examinations as well as the lighter repertoire for pleasure music.

Accompaniment is another source of joy to Elizabeth, besides teaching. She does piano accompaniment for instrumental and voice examinations, auditions, recitals, musical shows and choirs. Full MTA member and Accredited Teacher.

Elizabeth is willing to travel to teach and do accompaniment within reasonable distance from Sydney CBD.
Mobile: 0422 258755

‘Music teaching and accompaniment are works of heart.’

Mobile: 0422 258755

Helen Cameron FTCL (Piano Perf.) , LRSM , Dip Teaching , MBA (Macquarie Uni.)
Teacher of Piano

My studio is located on Sydney’s lower north shore, and is positioned close to Wollstonecraft station with easy access by bus and train. I teach piano, musicianship and music theory lessons. My primary aim is to develop a love of music in each student and for the student to experience the great sense of achievement which is gained through being able to play the piano.

Students range from beginners through to those wishing to perform at professional level, or prepare a performance for HSC. Age range is from school aged students to adults. My approach is to work with each individual student to achieve their personal goals, using a blend of teaching methods to compliment the students own knowledge and skills.

My professional qualifications are in piano performance and teaching. I am a Fellow of the Trinity College of Music (FTCL), and have a Licentiate from the Royal Schools of Music, both in piano performance. I also have a Diploma in Teaching. I am happy to prepare students for either AMEB or overseas exams.

Phone : 0412 862578

Studio located in Wollstonecraft.

Roshinee Weerakkody L.T.C.L.(T), A.T.C.L(T) & M.M.T.A
Teacher of Piano, Theory, and Musicianship

Roshinee Weerakkody is a Sydney based qualified piano teacher, with L.T.C.L. Solo Piano teaching and A.T.C.L. in Piano Forte Teaching. She is a fully accredited teacher and Member of the Music Teacher’s Association of New South Wales. Roshinee has more than 20 years of teaching experience with 10 years of Studio Teaching experience in Sydney, Australia; and more than 10 years of Studio, High school and Primary school teaching overseas.

Currently she runs an independent piano teaching studio where she teach a variety of students from very young beginners through to mature aged students. She is inspired to make a difference through music in every student’s life her belief in every students potential inspires her to motivate them to excel to achieve their personal best. She actively seeks to stay current and further her professional development as a teacher, by regularly attending Music Teacher Association events as well as music conferences and workshops.

She consider herself to be very organized, as it is vital in order to manage a private business, preparing lessons, organizing music appreciation workshops, on top of being a mother. She believe students benefit immensely from a balance of off bench learning through games, music appreciation, discussions as well as standard lessons; and she implement this in her teaching. As a studio piano teacher she endeavours to develop independent learning skills in her students and believe in providing a holistic musical and learning experience in an enjoyable environment.

Through the past two decades of teaching she has touched many lives with an honest and genuine approach in teaching, resulting in building well balanced, creative, students who have excelled in both piano as well as theory. Roshinee, strives to keep her students motivated by teaching them repertoire of different styles and genres, and train students for both Trinity and AMEB exams in piano, theory and musicianship.

Phone: 0437061325

Studio located at Ermington

Elizabeth O’Neill B.Mus.(Syd.), A.Mus.A
Teacher of Piano, Theory and Musicianship

Teacher of Piano, Theory and Musicianship

Elizabeth studied piano with Neta Maughan and Sharon Raschke, completing a Bachelor of Music at Sydney University in 1979. She has run a private teaching practice for over forty years, and has experience in both classroom teaching and piano teaching in schools.

Lessons are held at my home on weekdays and include:

– Classical piano

– Piano for leisure

– Theory

– Musicianship

All students are encouraged to develop technical, aural and sight-reading skills as they pursue programmes of study which are tailored to support their individual goals.

“I have prepared students for AMEB exams, HSC performances and practical assessments at undergraduate level. Flexible options are available for adult students wishing to begin or return to piano study.”

Phone (02) 4626 6501

Studio is located at Rosemeadow.

Ari Daoutakis B.Mus. (Syd. Con.) , A.Mus.A. (Distinction) , Dip.Ed. (in Sec. Music – ACU) , Cert. of Composition for Film & TV
Teacher of Piano

I provide a fun and inspiring learning environment for students of all ages and skill levels. I have been teaching piano and music theory/musicianship for the past 16 years. The teaching method that I provide is of the highest standard and stems from the Russian School of piano playing which has a strong focus on musicality first and foremost, combined with a solid technical grounding. My aim is to inspire students to play the piano with a beautiful singing tone and to help them bring music to life

My students consistently achieve outstanding results in both practical and written AMEB exams with an A+/A average.

My first teacher during primary and high school was Kathryn Lambert. Whilst completing my Bachelor of Music Studies degree at the Sydney Conservatorium I studied with Stephanie McCallum and graduated in 2002. Although classically trained, I also love playing and teaching other styles. These range from Classical, Jazz, Pop, Film & TV to name a few.

I have had a lot of experience teaching children from ages 5 to 12, however all ages are welcome. If you are interested in playing for leisure or would like to do AMEB exams I’d be happy to help you achieve your goals.

I have also helped prepare many senior high school students for their HSC Music exams both in practical and written forms, all of whom have achieved a Band 5 or higher. My studio also offers recording facilities.

25% Referral discount.

Working with children check – WWC0734424E

Mobile : 0411 981 960

Studio located at Earlwood