Piano Teacher

Piano lessons in-person in Sydney (City, Inner South and Inner West)

Contact Details
Alex Janes

I have ten years’ experience of teaching up to 50 students per week.
I have enjoyed teaching students of varying ages, abilities, and personality types, and have taught for leisure as well as prepared students for AMEB examinations, concerts, eisteddfods, and HSC examinations.
Through my teaching experience I have gained the ability to relate well to young and adult students, parents, and other staff members.
I have a passion for music and am approachable, enthusiastic, motivated, creative, friendly, patient, reliable, personable, dedicated, punctual, have excellent communication skills, and show professionalism and structure in lesson planning while still being flexible of the students’ goals.
I am passionate about helping my students realise their fullest potential.
I am a natural communicator and can give clear explanations and instructions.
I am also a good problem solver, and I work well both independently and in teams.

Piano Teacher at Steps 2 Stardom Performing Arts Academy (2002 – 2005).
Piano Teacher (self-employed from home, and mobile) (2000 – Present).

Over 20 years’ experience in piano.
Calm demeanour and able to work under pressure, obtained through preparing piano students for examinations and concerts.
Attention to detail, obtained through my tertiary and piano studies.
Team player, effective communication, and assertiveness, achieved through teaching up to 50 students per week and providing regular feedback to students and their parents.
Ability to remain trustworthy, tactful, and diplomatic, keeping all students’ information and progress confidential.
Non-judgmental, patient, and accepting of each student’s personality type and potential.
Ability to help each student realise their fullest potential.
Well organised – able to provide unique lesson plans for each student tailored to their needs; able to keep accurate, clear records on each student’s progress, and able to produce regular reports for parents of piano students if required.
Ability to engage with and teach students of a variety of ages, levels, capabilities, and personality types.
Ability to keep students motivated.
Professional yet approachable – able to provide tuition in a nurturing environment where all students are comfortable asking questions or raising concerns.
Willing to learn and undertake training to adhere to any preferred style of teaching.
Able to work independently.
Passionate about teaching and enjoy working with both adults and children.

1999 – Associate Diploma of Music Performance – Australian Music Examinations Board.
1999 – 2001 – Bachelor of Music Studies – Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, (studied under concert pianist Nikolai Evrov, and concert pianist and 2000 Classical Aria Award Winner Gerard Willems).
2000 – Music Teacher’s Association of NSW Accreditation Certificate (accredited to teach piano, theory, and musicianship).
2001 – Accepted into a postgraduate music therapy course – University of Technology.

1993 – 1998 – Took piano tutoring with concert pianist Marilyn Meier
1998 – Took piano tutoring with Maria Cartwright
1994 – 1995 – Took voice lessons – Chevalier College
1994 – 1996 – Choir member – Chevalier College
1995 – 1996 – Pianist – Chevalier College Orchestra
1996 – Took 3 Unit Music in Year 11
1998 – Pianist – Australian National Youth Orchestra (performed at numerous locations including the Parramatta Riverside Theatre, Sydney Town Hall, Great Hall at Sydney University, and the Sydney Cricket Ground)
1990 – 2005 – Performed as soloist at many concerts, participated in the Macarthur and Wollongong Eisteddfods and won many prizes, and accompanied for auditions and exams
2002 – Took voice lessons – Joan Shute
2004 – 2005 – Took piano lessons with Phillida Green
2012 – Choir member – St Mary’s Singers (choir of St Mary’s Cathedral)
2020 – Present – Choir member – St Stephen’s Uniting Church

Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
Bachelor of Music Studies (Conservatorium of Music, Usyd)
Music Lessons Provided
Adult Learning, AMEB, Musicianship, Sight reading, Technique, Theory
Child Checked, Police Checked, Comes To You
Areas Serviced
Sydney (City, Inner South, Inner West)
Burwood, Lewisham, Newtown, Petersham, Redfern, Stanmore, Strathfield, Summer Hill
Other Details
Minimum age taught

Last Modified: 30 August 2022 at 6:08 AM