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Diane London - Canberra Music Education School

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Canberra School of Music (ANU) Trained

Welcome to the Canberra Music Education School where you will enjoy quality, professional, fun musical education.

Diane London – Piano

One of my most important personal characteristics is my love of music, it is this enjoyment and appreciation that I have been passing on to others as a piano teacher for over 15 years in Canberra. My training has included university study (BMUS) at the Canberra School of Music (Australian National University) as well as a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies from the Australian National University.

As part of my studies at the Canberra School of Music, I have been taught by some of Australia’s most talented musicians, including Professor Larry Sitsky who is a prolific Australian composer, pianist, researcher and who is one of the founding members of the Canberra School of Music (ANU) and John Luxton (former head of the Canberra School of Music (ANU)).

As a pianist I have performed many times at the Canberra School of Music as well as performances across Canberra including the Australian Parliament House and Wesley Music Centre.

One of the key approaches to my teaching is recognising and responding to unique student needs. Instead of following just one inflexible teaching style, I prioritise developing goals with the student and then creating a plan for the student to achieve their goals. Student goals can vary widely and can include just wanting learn to play the piano for fun; preparing for AMEB piano practical exams; learning piano to ‘keep the brain active’; or even learning to compose music. I have helped hundreds of students successfully achieve their musical goals.

Dominique Douglas-Smith

Dominique is currently studying a Double Degree (Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Science) at the Australian National University and would like to pursue her music studies at a postgraduate level and in the long-term aspires to be a conductor. Dominique has won the 2016 National University Scholarship. Dominique is Passionate about music and its role in society and holds the following views on music and teaching music –

‘My involvement in music has enriched my life. I love all aspects of music, having been involved in orchestras, choirs and chamber ensembles. I wish to share the love of music with my pupils. I believe in developing a solid foundation in their studies, without forsaking the joy and fulfillment that music should bring to their lives. I will work patiently to develop their skills and ensure they always feel engaged and excited to learn.’

All our music teachers are highly talented musicians who are university educated or at AMEB Associate of Music Diploma Level and dedicated to passing on their knowledge and skills to their students. We take pride in being a leading music school and are passionate to teach students of all levels, styles and all ages.

Love learning the piano, guitar, singing, flute and other instruments

The Canberra Music Education School offers professional instrumental lessons as well as theory, composition and musicianship lessons. Talented, university educated or AMEB Associate of Music Diploma Level teachers of the following instruments are available: – Piano – Singing – Guitar – Flute – Trombone – Violin

Both individual and group lessons are offered. Lessons are customised for the student’s needs and can include the following styles/genres:
Classical, Jazz, Blues, Contemporary, Pop, Rock, Country and Folk.

The School can offer lessons which include the following goals:
1. exam preparation for all levels;
2. learning to play just for fun;
3. for school performances or for special performance events.

Students from age 5 upwards from beginners to advanced are all welcome. For beginner students, expect to play music pieces from your first lesson. Even students who did not consider themselves as ‘musical’ are surprised to find that they can play music pieces within their first lesson and build on these skills to expand their musical repertoire within every lesson. If you would like to learn to play an instrument and improve your musical skills, contact Diane London (Director) to start your music lessons on 0414788380 or visit our website

Individual piano lessons are held once per week at a suitable time during the ACT Public School terms, the fees for all teachers* are:

$35 per 30 minute individual lesson.
$70 per 60 minute individual lesson.

Group classes:
Group lessons can include duo lessons which often have 2 siblings, parent and child, or friends. Group lessons can run for 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour, the fees are:
$26 per person for a 30 minute group lesson.

These details were last updated on March 8, 2018