Teacher Register2019-06-05T11:33:14+00:00

ACTKA Teacher Register

This piano teacher register offers a list of ACTKA teacher members, together with their areas of specialisation and locality in the Canberra ACT region.


For students seeking a piano teacher

Teachers are listed alphabetically below, including area(s) of specialisation, locality, experience and contact details.


For teachers seeking to be listed in the register

If you are an ACTKA member and would like to be listed on the register please click here to submit your details.


Phillipa Candy

phillipacandy@optusnet.com.au – Hawker, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Classical piano –all grades and styles, theory & musicianship, accompanying & chamber music

QUALIFICATIONS
B.A (Mus.), Grad. Dip. (secondary music), L. Mus. A (piano performance), M. Mus. (University of Tasmania –piano performance), M. Mus. (Temple University, USA –piano performance)

ABOUT
Philippa has worked as piano teacher and accompanist for 40+ years. Her special interests include chamber music collaborations, art song/lieder and playing with professional singers. Phillipa enjoys teaching all ages but especially the 15 -18 years. Her passion involves getting beginners set up properly from the first piano lesson. She also undertakes aural/singing/choral work with pianists to encourage a piano community for a solo instrument.

Sophie Chalk

actsuzukipiano@gmail.com – Downer, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Classical Piano

QUALIFICATIONS
B Mus (Performance Piano), LRSM, Kodaly Level 1 (Secondary), Teacher’s Certificate (STEAA)

ABOUT
Sophie is director of ACT Suzuki Piano. She believes that a beautiful tone comes from a beautiful heart and that making music is an artistic, social and emotional experience. Sophie is passionate about encouraging a child’s natural love of music from early age as well as guiding parents to be part of child’s learning journey.

Alison Cozadinos

alisoncozadinos@iprimus.com.au – Palmerston, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Classical Piano, Beginners to Grade 7

QUALIFICATIONS
A. Mus. A., B. App Sc

ABOUT
Alison has twenty years teaching experience. She aims to introduce students to a broad range of musical styles from the varied classical repertoire through to jazz and pop style. Alison emphasizes the importance of developing good technique and fluent reading skills while providing students a total musical experience encompassing musicianship, theory, ear training and the ability to express themselves through music.

Marie Cull

mecull@pianomarie.com – Pearce, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Classical piano from beginner to advanced levels

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Music in Classical Piano

ABOUT
Marie gained her B Mus from the Canberra School of Music and then furthered her studies in Vienna. She is a highly experienced teacher who focuses on helping her students develop a solid technical foundation, a beautiful tone and a love of music. Marie was awarded the AMEB Shield for the best exam results throughout ACT and NSW in 2012 (Preliminary to 6th Grade) and has also been awarded Letters of Commendation (Top 5 teacher) for Preliminary to 6th Grade in 2013 and 7th Grade to Licentiate in 2014.

Amber Harnisch

amberspianostudio@gmail.com – Various locations, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Classical and contemporary piano from beginner to advanced levels

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Music (Classical Piano); Diploma of Education (Secondary Music)

Master of Music (Music Education) – ongoing

ABOUT
Amber’s diverse multi-teacher music studio provides students of all ages and levels with well-rounded and thorough instruction in piano performance, aural, sight-reading, healthful piano technique, composition, improvisation, and theory of music. She believes in preparing and inspiring her pupils to engage with life-long collaborative and creative music making.

Wendy Lorenz

wendylorenz@hotmail.com – Conder, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Classical Piano – Higher Grades

QUALIFICATIONS
DSCM (Perf. Hons); DSCM (Teaching, Hons); LMusA

ABOUT
Highly experienced teacher and performer at national and international levels including over 30 years as a tertiary level piano specialist. Currently an AMEB Federal Examiner, Performance Teaching Fellow at ANU, Pianist in Trio Empyrean and the Lanyon Trio, Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference National Committee member and frequent presenter of masterclasses, workshops and teachers’ seminars throughout Australia.

Beth Moores

beth.moores87@gmail.com – Mawson, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Classical, music theory, beginner-intermediate

SUBURB/LOCALITY
Mawson, ACT

QUALIFICATION
B. Ed. (primary), Cert. IV Music (performance)

ABOUT
Beth is passionate about music and sharing this with others. She believes that learning to play the piano should be an enjoyable experience for all. She has 10 years experience performing with small bands.

Terry Norman

termernorman@gmail.com – Macgregor, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Theory, Musicianship, Organ

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D., M.Mus., Dip.Ed.

ABOUT
After music studies in Adelaide, Terry undertook advanced studies in organ, improvisation, and choir direction in Vienna, and music education in Salzburg. He is now well known as an organ harpsichordist, musicologist, choir director, and teacher, having taught piano, organ, theory and musicianship successfully for many years.

Giselle Roberts

groberts@grapevine.com.au – Wanniassa, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION
Classical and Popular Piano, AMEB and ANZCA Grades up to AMUSA level, Theory and Musicianship up to Grade 7

QUALIFICATIONS
B.Ed (Secondary Music), A.Mus.A (Piano), L.Mus.A (Piano), Certified Simply Music Teacher, MTA Accreditation

ABOUT
Giselle has been teaching the piano for over 25 years and enjoys teaching all ages from Beginner to Advanced Levels and caters for individuals. Giselle is passionate about piano teaching, passing the joy of learning the piano onto her students and helping them reach their full potential as musicians.

Rebecca Simon

thepianogal@gmail.com – Bonython, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION:
Classical piano, theory, improvisation, basic jazz skills and accompaniment

QUALIFICATIONS
AMusA, Associate Degree in Piano (with Distinction)

ABOUT
Rebecca’s primary goal is to introduce her students to a lifetime love of music, whilst developing their technical, theoretical and musical skills in a holistic way. She enjoys working with young beginners right through to adults wanting to revisit their childhood musical ambitions or learn a new skill.

Elizabeth Silvey

esilvey@optusnet.com.au – Griffeth, ACT

AREA OF TEACHING SPECIALISATION:
Classical Piano, AMEB Grades up to grade 7, Theory

QUALIFICATIONS
A.Mus.A. (Piano), B.A. (Hons) Dip. Ed., MTA Accreditation

ABOUT
Elizabeth has many years of experience teaching a wide range of students. She strives to encourage a love of all kinds of music.

Temporary Relief Teaching

Various locations around the ACT. Click for more info

Temporary Relief Piano Teaching

If you are unwell, need time off, are planning to travel, or are planning maternity leave, please feel free to get in touch with us at act.keyboardassociation@gmail.com for advice, or contact one of the teachers listed below.


Amber’s Piano Studio ~ Various locations

Amber Harnisch (see main listing above) manages a multi-teacher studio and her trainee teachers are available to travel to your pupils’ homes to provide affordable in-home practice assistance and music theory tutoring. These sessions are designed to be supplementary to regular regular piano lessons and are excellent for keeping children on track with their goals, both in-between regular weekly piano lessons and in situations where the main piano teacher requires time off. Contact info@amberspianostudio.com


More contacts will be added soon.

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