Leonie Horvat Piano Matters Music Studio

Leonie Horvat Piano Matters Music Studio

Piano lessons in-person in Adelaide Central and Hills

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Leonie Horvat
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Piano Tuition on Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano for beginners, intermediate & advanced.
AMEB preparation with 100% pass rate:
95% students attaining High Distinction (A+) or Honours (A)
5% students attaining High Credit (B+)
Prize winning students: School Music Scholarships, AMEB 7th grade Piano Scholarship, AMEB High Achievers Award, Eisteddford Piano Division First Place Award, MTASA Norman Selleck Award First Place, Miriam Hyde Competion First Place.
Alternatively, learn for leisure.
Specialties include:
classical repertoire
sight reading
aural training

Lessons designed to meet the needs of individual students, assisting each attain full potential.
Churchill Fellow, Masters Degree Piano Performance University of Adelaide, Postgraduate Diploma Piano Performance Royal College of Music London, Accredited Member of the Music Teachers’ Assoc, Senior AMEB Examiner, former Lecturer in Piano Elder Conservatorium University of Adelaide, Piano Lecturer TAFE, Chamber Music & Instrumental Accompanist in recitals & exam performances, guest Speaker/Performer re Professional Development workshops MTASA, Lecture Demonstrations & Master Classes MTASA, TAFE & Elder Conservatorium, Adjudicator: MTASA music competitions. Student recipients of music scholarships to private schools, Glenunga International & Marryatville Special Music School, AMEB High Achievement Awards incl the AMEB Seventh Grade Piano Scholarship, Eisteddford Piano Division first place awards, prize winners MTASA Piano Competitions. Former Piano Tutor: St. Ignatius College, St. John’s Grammar, St. Andrews School & Whitefriars School. Past performances: solo recitals Adelaide University, Recitals Australia, Adelaide Festival of Arts, RCM London, ABC & Recitals Aust. Broadcasts, Concerto Soloist: Sydney, Melbourne & Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra & Norwood Symphony Orchestra. Current Director & Piano Instructor, ‘Piano Matters Music Studio’.

Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
Master of Music Performance
BMus Hons Performance
Postgrad Dipl Performance Royal College of Music London
Churchill Fellow
Accredited Member Music Teachers Assoc
Senior Examiner AMEB
former Piano Lecturer Elder Conservatorium University of Adelaide
former Piano Lecturer TAFE
former Piano Tutor St Ignatius College, St Andrews School, St John's Grammar, Whitefriars School
Currently Home Studio
Music Lessons Provided
Classical, Contemporary, Traditional
ABRSM, AMEB, ANZCA, Auditions, Aural Training, Ensemble, Gifted Children, Music History, Musicianship, Performances, Repertoire, Sight reading, St Cecilia, Technique, Theory, Trinity, HSC / VCE
Child Checked
Areas Serviced
Adelaide Central, Hills
Other Details
Minimum age taught
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Pricing Information
0.5 Hour Individual Lesson
0.75 Hour Individual Lesson
1 Hour Individual Lesson
Pricing includes GST

Over 11 yrs Leonie has taught me more about playing the piano than I thought possible, combining theoretical knowledge and sound technical development to be a competent performer. She has not only been an inspirational teacher but an exceptional friend, helping me solve problems both on and off the piano. With her expertise and insight I can thoroughly recommend her to any student.

Zachary Knopoff

Leonie is a teacher who is greatly passionate about her music and students. She taught me for 6 years and consistently encouraged and guided me to perform at my very best, always challenging me to play a variety of Pieces in order to expand my repertoire.

Yen-Ming Le

Leonie is a firm but friendly teacher, who expects commitment and practice from her students but also has a smile, a laugh and an appreciation of their broader lives.

Sarah Keenihan PhD BMedSci GradDip SciComm

In the 10 years Leonie taught me, I say honestly, her skills and style of teaching were first class. The small critiques could take a Piece from good to great and beyond while each lesson remained enjoyable.

Phoebe Pado

Over the 11 years of learning Piano from Leonie, I developed both technical and musical skills through her inspirational and committed method of teaching.

Maria Lagana

Leonie helps me improve by being honest and fixing up my mistakes. I have improved a lot.

Maisie Keenihan (9 yrs)

I started learning piano recently, aged 66. Leonie has been wonderfully encouraging, patient, supportive, intuitive, flexible and demanding, teaching me to listen to the sound I’m making in order to create music not merely tunes. Nothing is too much trouble for her; she obviously cares deeply about what she does. I recommend Leonie as a piano teacher of the highest calibre.

Linda Morton

Throughout my Honours Performance Degree, Leonie ensured I not only passed rigorous examinations, but exceeded my own expectations. Students are very fortunate to have her guidance as both teacher and brilliant pianist. She remains a source of great inspiration. Eternal thanks!

Lily Jedynak

Leonie’s persistence, discipline and high level of expectation over the last 9 years, have helped our son, Zachary, develop into an exceptional musician who is now self-motivated to be the best he can be.

Jill Noble

As you know I work at St Peters Boys College. We always have music before Assembly. Today I had great pleasure listening to your AMEB grade 5 student (in yr 5) play for 15 mins in which he demonstrated all his exam repertoire with wonderful musicality and excellent technique! Bravo Ms Horvat!

Irina Lioubimova
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