“You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you’ve looked into a pair of beautiful eyes.” – Robert Schumann
"They afterwards took me to a dancing saloon where I saw the only rational method of art criticism I have ever come across. Over the piano was printed a notice- 'Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.'" - Oscar Wilde
"There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself." - Johann Sebastian Bach
A graduate of the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Ester has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, and is a qualified teacher of the Suzuki method of learning piano.
Eunice is a classically trained pianist, flautist, and violist/violinist with 15 years of private teaching experience.
With a familiarity in a variety of teaching methods as well as the AMEB system, Eunice is passionate about building trust with each student and creating a program to suit their individual needs and learning styles with the goal of sharing the joy of music!
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.
Helen Hughes is a teacher trainee who is currently completing the Suzuki Teacher Training Program on Piano under the guidance of Erica Booker from the Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia (NSW).
Helen will complete her Certificate III in Suzuki Talent Education (Piano) in June 2023.
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.
Junko Nishimura is a classically-trained pianist and an experienced and qualified exponent of the Suzuki Method for teaching piano. Trained in Tokyo and in Australia, Junko has been teaching and performing since childhood, and has been teaching the Suzuki Method for 15 years.
Merryl is a professional South African flautist with over twelve years of teaching experience in various settings from private lessons, sectional rehearsal direction at youth orchestra festivals, ensemble direction at the primary school, high school and university level. She is an enthusiastic community music advocate with a passion for sharing a love of music with others.
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.
Thi Nhat Ha Nguyen- (Known as SUNNY NGUYEN)
Sunny Nguyen (Thi Nhat Ha Nguyen) was born in Vietnam, began playing the piano at age six and graduated from Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music in 2009. Sunny moved to Sydney in 2018 to take up further studies, completing her bachelor’s and master’s Degree under Pianist Luu Hong Quang from Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) in Sydney.