Amber Harnisch commenced her piano studies at the age of 6. Upon graduating high-school, she went on to study a Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance at the ANU School of Music under the tuition of world-renowned pianist and educator Dr Geoffrey Lancaster and the mentorship of acclaimed Australian composer and pianist Larry Sitsky. Amber has performed both as a solo pianist and as a member of several piano and instrumental duos and trios on the South Coast and in the ACT, including performing as a soloist with the National Capital Orchestra at Llewellyn Hall. She has also worked as an accompanist for various choirs and musicians and continues to enjoy accompaniment and performance work in addition to teaching.
Amber has been involved in music education since 2004 and holds a Diploma of Education in secondary music teaching. She has worked in several primary and secondary schools as a classroom music educator and choral conductor and is currently undertaking a Masters degree at the University of Sydney, researching best practices for delivering comprehensive music education in the private piano studio. Amber runs a multi-teacher music studio in Canberra, Australia, teaching her own piano students while supervising and mentoring teaching staff and their students. Amber has presented at music education conferences in Australia and the United Kingdom and regularly delivers professional development workshops for other piano teachers.
See https://amberspianostudio.mymusicstaff.com/About-Us for more information about the services offered by Amber and her staff members.