Maria Welna- Concert Pianist, Virtuoso Piano Lessons, Recitals, Masterclasses

Live Online Lessons Available
Music Teacher and Accompanist


Learn piano or professional development with an internationally renowned soloist, dedicated pedagogue and experienced adjudicator - now online, to maintain covid-19 safety for all students and their families. European and Russian School trained, I hold postgraduate degrees (Bachelor's with Honour's and Master's in performance) from elite European and Australian conservatories. I maintain an artistic practice as an internationally renowned concert pianist and performance practice specialist, performing some of the world's most difficult repertoire. To see my artistic CV please visit

Described as a "consummate professional", I believe in teaching for excellence but in a creative manner which develops learning with understanding. Due to the safety of all students (covid-19), lessons have moved online. Lessons are still live, one-on-one, individually tailored to each student, and as effective as in-person lessons. Why not use this time of working/learning/staying at home to increase your piano practice and take your piano skills to a new level? When it is safe to do so, my students will resume in-person lessons or continue online if they prefer.

If you'd like to learn with me in term 2 2020, the best way to arrange a lesson time is to email or text (we respond promptly). Please include information such as your location and previous piano background/level. I also teach at the Conservatorium Open Academy (currently lessons are online as well). Sessional lessons, consultations and professional development can also be booked, if online you can be located anywhere in Australia. (Students are from Sydney, Melbourne and even overseas).

I have a current WWCC and am experienced with teaching both children and adults. I have specialist performance practice expertise and experience which is essential at all levels (especially for intermediate, advanced, diploma level and tertiary level students). I've also had excellent results teaching students presenting with performance anxiety. My curriculum (whether for exams, diplomas, tertiary study, PD or own betterment) is based on excellent performance practice standards. It develops quality skills, creativity, effective practice strategies and a growing sense of independent learning and learning with understanding (where relevant). This ensures superior student achievements not only for all forms of external assessment (eligible students demonstrate competition wins, fine HSC and exam results) but as musical skills which will be retained for life in a healthy manner.


My musical pedigree can be traced to world-renowned music conservatories, and a long list of distinguished concert artists/professors from Europe and the U.S.A. Furthermore, as a performance practice specialist, I specialise in the Russian School, the golden age of pianism and its concert-virtuoso tradition.

I hold Bachelor and Master’s degrees in performance from the K. Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice (the alma mater of Krystian Zimerman) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. I also have teaching qualifications (for teaching instrumental music in primary and secondary music schools), wide education experience and pedagogical knowledge. I’ve taught advanced piano in selective music schools for gifted children in Europe, maintained a piano studio in Australia, taught voice and acted as a music director/répétiteur for many years, completed a postgraduate ‘Principles of Studio Pedagogy’ unit at the Sydney Conservatorium and have experience as a piano adjudicator/examiner within NSW and ACT (at all levels i.e. from P Plate piano to 8th grade AMEB as well as Certificate of Performance). I have taught piano at the Conservatorium Open Academy, am a member of the Accompanists’ Guild of NSW and have maintained membership of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW for some years.


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Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne Inner, Sydney, Sydney South

Lugarno, Revesby, Padstow Heights, Kingsgrove, Kogarah Bay, Sans Souci, Hurstville, Oatley, Penshurst, Beverly Hills, Connells Point, Illawong, Sutherland, Jannali, Oyster Bay, Miranda, Sylvania, Caringbah, Cronulla, Peakhurst, Menai, Alfords Point, Bangor, Riverwood

Teacher's Studio, Student's Home, Live Online Lessons

Instruments and Subjects


Music History, Theory, HSC/VCE Music

Styles and Specialities

Classical, Contemporary, Traditional

AMEB Exams, ABRSM Exams, Auditions, Repertoire

Specialist Accompanist

Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications and Experience

BMuS (piano perf) K. Szymanowski Music Academy, MMusSt (perf) Sydney Con, performance practice specialist, guest lecturer-piano performance practice, pedagogical qualifications (Europe), Principles of Studio Pedagogy (postgraduate unit, Sydney), presenter at national/international conferences


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