AMS Music Centre are pleased to provide expert tuition on the piano. The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument. It is played using a keyboard. Most modern pianos have a row of 88 keys (52 white keys and 36 shorter black keys).
Our piano lessons are perfect for Melbourne eastern suburbs students and we cater to all standards. Based in Mount Waverley, we offer lessons in Blackburn, Burwood, Glen Waverley, Malvern and the surrounding areas.
The piano is widely employed in classical, jazz, traditional and popular music for solo and ensemble performances, accompaniment, and for composing, songwriting and rehearsals.
Modern acoustic pianos have two basic configurations, the grand piano and the upright piano, with various styles of each. There are also specialized and novelty pianos, electric pianos based on electromechanical designs, electronic pianos that synthesize piano-like tones using oscillators, and digital pianos using digital samples of acoustic piano sounds.
Our Piano Teachers
Deborah Carr-Perkins has over 30 years experience teaching piano and is perfect for students of all standards and ages. She graduated from Deaking University with an Associate Diploma in Music (Education) and has several other music certificates. Deborah specialises in improvisation skills and sight reading and her students are always highly successful in their A.M.E.B and A.N.Z.C.A. examinations.
Dylan Edge teaches beginner to intermediate piano, and has extremely high success getting young beginners to pass their first AMEB exam with strong results. He holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors and a Masters of music performance from the University of Melbourne. Dylan has also taught instrumental music at both primary and secondary schools for more than 10 years.
Jessica Heffernan is a VIT registered teacher with extensive experience teaching instrumental music, running school choirs and bands. She has a Masters of Education from Melbourne University and teaches intermediate level piano at the centre.
Andrew Pope is a songwriter/performer who has played in and worked with multiple bands. He completed a bachelor in applied music performance majoring in voice (minor piano), alongside an associate degree in sound production. Andrew offers piano lessons at the centre, along with an array of other instruments.
Stephanie Vapp is a singing and piano teacher with a Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor in Music Performance. She has been playing piano for 19 years around many venues in Melbourne and we are privileged to have her as a piano teacher.
Call the centre on 03 9888 1433 to enroll or enquire.
As with any other musical instrument, the piano may be played from written music, by ear, or through improvisation.
The piano is a crucial instrument in Western classical music, jazz, blues, rock, folk music, film and television scoring, and many other Western musical genres. A large number of composers and songwriters are proficient pianists because the piano keyboard offers an effective means of experimenting with complex melodic and harmonic interplay and trying out multiple, independent melody lines that are played at the same time. Bandleaders often learn the piano, as it is an excellent instrument upon which to learn new pieces and songs which one will be leading during a performance.