Piano Lessons: Age 7+
-Tailored lessons that focus on a holistic musical approach; incorporating whole-body and multi-sensory learning experiences.
-Fully equipped studio with an acoustic piano, an ever-expanding music library, and numerous teaching resources.
About Studio Teacher and Founder: Claudia Rapisarda
Claudia has had an interest in the creative arts from a young age. Aged 16, she was accepted into the State’s only specialist music secondary school: The Sydney Conservatorium High School. At this stage, Claudia also discovered a love for composition and was placed under the instruction of Dr. Trevor Pearce.
Claudia has performed for, was adjudicated, and conducted by Carl Vine, George Palmer, and Dr. Carolyn Watson. She has received awards in the Sydney Eisteddfod and has been involved in several master classes, most notably with the German vocal quintet AMARCORD.
Claudia has performed with The NSW Public School Singers (2009-10), School Spectacular Central Choir (2010), The Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (2011), and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (2011). She has also had the opportunity to perform alongside American voice actor John De Lancie, soprano Elizabeth Scott, and under the baton of conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Claudia's compositions have been broadcasted on Fine Music 2MBS FM as a part of their Young Virtuosi program (2013, 2014 and 2016), the Sydney Eisteddfod programs (2013), and through the Elizabethans Trust’s Academy of Chamber Music aired performances (2014).
In 2015, Carl Vine began to refer students to Claudia for private studies in Instrumentation and Orchestration. Claudia also scored a film, which was later in the Top Five Directors Pick and nominated for ‘Best Original Score’ at The Idyllwild International Film Festival in Los Angeles (2016).
In 2019, Claudia was awarded the John Antill Composition Scholarship, the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) Scholarship, and is currently completing Postgraduate Research in holistic piano pedagogy at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Claudia is also a certified Rainbow Kids Yoga instructor.