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As a child, I worked through my graded exams until one day, I decided that piano playing was what I wanted to become great at. I continued my studies and obtained a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, as well as a Master of Teaching from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Prizes and scholarships like the Joan Earle Classical Prize (Monash) and USCI International (Malaysia) helped fuel my desire to improve while performing with orchestras like the Monash Academy Orchestra (2018) and Australian International Opera Company (2016) gave me performance confidence. After more than a decade of teaching experience, I can appreciate and work with a diverse range of students and parents. Currently, I am the Treasurer for the Victorian Music Teachers Association and the 2024 Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference.


Developing honest, friendly, and respectful relationships with my students and their families is important. These kinds of relationships allow me to have ongoing conversations with you and your child so that we can work together as a team to set and achieve goals, discuss and share concerns, and motivate each other to do our best work. My studio offers piano learning through various activities that combine to form a holistic and engaging growth experience for my students.

Piano Learning

One-on-one coaching is the core component of learning the piano at my studio. During these weekly 60 minute sessions, we focus on exploring the practical side of piano playing. Beyond this, my studio offers optional weekly sessions to focus on theory tuition and performance practice. Also, regular performance opportunities and digital concerts to foster performance confidence, social hangouts to unwind and reset, as well as a rewards system to help parents and students engage with the learning menu.

Why Learn?

Learning to play the piano greatly stimulates brain development which offers a multitude of benefits including building proprioceptive and abstract thinking ability, developing discipline for goal attainment, and becoming a part of a longstanding culture of sound appreciation and manipulation. Also, it is very enjoyable to be able to play the piano!


  • Piano Learning
  • $1100 per term - check out the Handbook
  • Weekly tuition and support
  • Extension Sessions
  • $550 per term - check out the Handbook
  • More support, greater growth
  • Accompaniment
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  • Experienced collaboration for exams
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