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Our Teachers

All of our teachers have an inspirational passion for music and all of them have or are pursuing university degree/or diploma in music/or extensive years training on their instrument, they all have previous teaching experience, the ability to keep students motivated, and hold a Working With Children check. 

 
 
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Anastasia tionadewi

Originally from Indonesia, Anastasia began piano lessons at the age of 3, and has been performing since the age of 4. Prior to her departure to Melbourne, she studied under Indonesia's distinguished piano teachers Firstly Theodore and Dr. Johannes S. Nugroho. She completed her Grade 8 of ABRSM (Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music) with the highest score in Indonesia at the age of 12, and her Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music at the age of 17. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree under Australia's renowned concert pianist Janine Sowden. She has recently been awarded the 2017 University of Melbourne Frederick Harlock Scholarship Recipient for her outstanding recital performance. 

Anastasia is passionate about introducing young musicians to the beauty of music. She adapts her teaching style based on the needs of individual student. Anastasia specialises in piano practical and theory for beginners, AMEB and ABRSM exam preparation, eisteddfods preparation, and piano for leisure. To view more information about Anastasia and where she teaches please click the link below. 

 
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stefan christie

Originally from Darwin, Stefan begun lessons at the age of 3, taking part in the only NT eisteddfod at the age of 6, acquiring his 8th grade AMEB with honours at the age of 15. Stefan pursued music, performing locally several times before moving to Melbourne, where he is currently studying in his final year of his Bachelor of Music degree under Australia's renowned concert pianist Janine Sowden. 

Stefan teaches: AMEB and ARBSM exam preparation, eisteddfod preparation, pop, beginner theory, piano for leisure and learning for fun. To view more information about Stefan and where he teaches please click the link below.          

 
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Masako Onishi

Raised in Thailand and Malaysia, Masako is a creative person with multicultural experience and 3 fluent languages: English, Thai, and Japanese. She began piano lessons at the age of 5, taking part in many national piano competitions as well as ABRSM exams. At the age of 13 she left Thailand for Malaysia, where she took music theory as one of her electives at Garden International School, Kuala Lumpur, for 4 years before departing to Melbourne. Prior to moving to Melbourne, she completed her Grade 8 of ABRSM exam.

Masako specialises in piano practical and theory for beginners of age 4-10 years old. Now studying psychology at RMIT University, she is outstanding at understanding her students and adapting her teaching style based on their needs.