Dobbs Franks

Music Teacher and Accompanist
Harpsichord, Piano


Main Areas Taught:
Piano, Conducting, Vocal Coaching

Also Teaches:
Aural Training, Harmony, Music Theatre, Musicianship, Pipe Organ, Theory

Teaching Location & Hours:
I teach at home where I have a Baldwin concert grand piano. Consequently my hours and general schedule are quite flexible.

MMus Performance (Julliard School of Music, New York), BMus (Hons) (Hendrix College, Arkansas)


Since earning my Masters degree in Piano at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, I have enjoyed a busy and successful performing and teaching career. My performances have taken me around the world as a chamber musician with occasional diversions into performing my favourite piano concertos. My wife and I were a sonata team, and for over 35 years we performed a vast repertoire all over the world. I love playing the piano when I am not teaching or conducting.

Teaching Experience & Approach:

With over 50 years' teaching experience, I am keen to share my incredible musical experiences with aspiring musicians. I feel it is a way to say thank you for such an exciting music career and life that I have.

Levels & Areas Taught:

  • advanced pianists
  • beginner to advanced conductors
  • vocal coaching for opera and/or music theatre.

Sometimes I am willing to teach beginners but admit I prefer to let someone else teach them and later maybe they will come to me.

Preparation for Specific Requirements:

  • exams
  • solo performances
  • chamber music performances
  • accompanying

As a pianist, I have a very well-developed technique and knowledge of the requirements of solo and chamber music performing and accompanying, as well as techniques for memorizing and practicing efficiently without wasting time.

For further information, please visit my website at where you will find a list of my performing repertoire as a chamber music pianist as well as a conductor. 

Contact Details

Dobbs Franks

0411 105 823

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U1/ 9 Callander Road
Pascoe Vale
VIC 3044


Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne North, Melbourne North East, Melbourne North West

Pascoe Vale, most any suburb in Melbourne North

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Instruments and Subjects

Harpsichord, Piano

Choral Conducting, Conducting, Harmony

Styles and Specialities

Classical, Conducting, Music Theatre

Auditions, Ensemble work, Performances, Technique

Accompanist, Specialist Accompanist

Lesson Format

One-on-One Lessons

Qualifications and Experience

Masters in piano Julliard School of Music New York City - Professional conductor and pianist for over 50 years


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Last updated: 21-Oct-2019 12:59 PM

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