We are a team of esteemed musicians with a dedication to share our love for music through our teaching approaches. We are currently offering lessons in the following instruments: Piano and Violin lessons. We are mainly located at our studio in 1 Roy Street Melbourne 3004, which is conveniently a 10 minute drive away from the Melbourne CBD and is only a 5 minute walk from Tram Stop No. 25 (Corner Commercial Rd/St. Kilda Road) along the St. Kilda Road tram lines.
ANN-THU NGUYEN, DIRECTOR OF MELBOURNE MUSIC EDUCATION
Ann-Thu Nguyen is an emerging Melbourne based Pianist and Music Educator. Born in Sydney, Ann learnt piano early with her mum at home then started piano lessons at the age of 6 and violin lessons at the age of 8. She has performed solo and in chamber ensembles in various concerts and won many piano awards and Eisteddfod prizes in Sydney, greater NSW and Melbourne. She was a young Academy Musician in ANAM (Australian National Academy of Music) and also a member of AYMA (Australian Young Musicians Academy). Ann has also participated in masterclasses both locally and internationally with well-known educators and pianists including Paul Lewis and Alessio Bax and Dr. Johannes Kropfitsch from Vienna Conservatorium University.
In 2007, Ann attained AMusA (Associate Diploma in Music, Australia) and in 2010, she achieved her LMusA (Licentiate Diploma in Music, Australia) in Piano Performance. In 2012, Ann was awarded the FTCL (Fellowship Diploma in Piano Performance, Trinity College of Music – London). She subsequently completed the Bachelor of Music degree within two years (instead of three years) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, with First Class Honours. During these years she was awarded five prestigious scholarships for excellence: the Francis Quinn Arts Encouragement Award (2014), the DW Gardiner Fund Award (2016), Florence Menk Meyer Prize (2016), Madeleine Orr Scholarship (2017) and the Grace Funston Scholarship (2018). She continued her studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music completing an Honours degree in 2016, then a Master of Music Performance in 2018, again obtaining First Class Honours. Ann has performed and continues to perform as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
Along with performing in Australia and overseas, Ann is also experienced in teaching piano for various ages to suit all interests from playing for leisure to partaking AMEB exams. For Ann, teaching piano is more than just ‘tickling the keys’, it also involves exploring the meaning behind the music, providing various cognitive approaches to the learning and encouraging the student to learn to the best of their ability. Ann is available for piano lessons at our Melbourne Music Education Studio.