Welcome to the Piano/Keyboard tuition class information page.
Whether you are looking to take piano lessons for the first time, or rekindle your love for playing, we welcome both beginners and those with more experience. No matter what your music background or interests are, we can provide the lessons needed to take you to the next level.
We cover –
Modern piano – great for playing contemporary/pop songs you love.
Classical Piano – Ideal for a more traditional approach and/or to take AMEB examinations.
Jazz Piano – Improvisation, modes, and harmony, Jazz repertoire.
Amanda started piano lessons at the age of 7 under the tutelage of Mrs Irene Pereira (LTCL,LRSM). Throughout school, college and university, she won various competitions and scholarships and has 10 years of teaching experience to her credit.
In 2006, she graduated with a double major in Sociology-Psychology, and in 2008 completed her Masters in Sociology. In 2010, Amanda completed her Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance (L.T.C.L) from Trinity College, London with a distinction.
Over the years, she has taught students of all ages, and trained students for competitions, recitals and exams across different international boards including Trinity College, London, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), London College of Music and more recently the Australian Music Examinations Board(AMEB). She also accompanies choirs, musicians and individuals for religious functions, commercial events, exams and competitions.
In 2011, she trained in Early Childhood Education and Piano Pedagogy and Development under Mary Stouffer and Karen Quinton from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. She then went on to co-formulate piano curriculum, train, mentor, manage teachers and help lauch centres for Furtados School of Music- India’s biggest music school, with branches across the country. She also headed the music program for children with special needs. In addition she is certified in Baby and Toddler courses from Musikgarten (U.S.A).
In 2012, Amanda was 1 of 14 musicians and educators from India to be selected for the prestigious exchange program in New York with the Academy- a program of Carnegie Hall, Julliard School and Weill Music Institute. She strongly believes in outreach through music and has provided ‘know how’ for the keyboard curriculum for Mewsic- the Brett Lee foundation for underprivileged children in India. She also volunteers for music studies and research at the University of Western Sydney regularly.
Jessica began learning the piano at the early age of 5, completing Grade 8 ABRSM (Associated Board of Royal School Music) when she was just 14 in her hometown Palembang, South Sumatra Island in Indonesia.
Over the years she has received a number of certificates and awards as a concert duet piano performer. Since the age of 12 she has performed at many Major events as a solo pianist, accompanist and band member.
In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business from Singapore and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music in Classical Piano Performance at The Australian Institute Of Music in Sydney.
Over the past 6 years Jessica has taught many private students in Classical, Contemporary, Pop, and other styles with students ranging from early childhood to adults at various levels of ability. She also currently accompanies vocalists, guitarists and choirs and often contributes to large and small events locally.
Jess strongly believes that in order to be a good musician, experience and practice is an important key, and has a strong focus on developing the ear in conjunction with theoretical knowledge.
Jessica is an avid listener to many different styles, but has an intense passion for Classical and Jazz music.