"Nobody notices the accompanist at all. He looks so slender and shy and so modest that people think he's there just to do what he's told, to follow the singer through thick and thin. Well, there's a great deal more to it than that." - Gerald Moore, The Unashamed Accompanist
"It's always really difficult to find someone that has the qualities to be a great accompanist." - Victoria de los Angeles
Grace is a piano and violin teacher with 20 years of teaching experience both privately and at music schools. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of New England and both Licentiate and Associate Diplomas in piano. Her teachers have included Nada Brissenden, Yasuki Nakamura, Susanne Powell, and Jerard Heffernan.
Originally from Beijing, Joanna is a classical-trained pianist and a qualified teacher of the Suzuki method. She completed her certificate of performance (Honours) and has performed extensively as a soloist and a piano accompanist.
She believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience music. Music is a wonderful method for the development of character and confidence while providing a way for a child to bond with family, friends and the community. As Dr. Suzuki says, "Where love is deep, much will be accomplished"
Joanna can offer Suzuki or Traditional piano method, Wednesday and Sunday. She is also available as an accompanist and can speak Mandarin.
Sam Zhan is currently pursuing a Masters of Music Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney. He has completed a Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance) at the Sydney Conservatoirum under the tutelage of Daniel Herscovitch. As a classically trained pianist, he has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. During his time at the Sydney Conservatorium, he has participated in masterclasses and worked with renowned international artists and pedagogues such as Helen Krizos, Thomas Hecht, Michael Endres and Ingo Dannhorn.