Dr Brieley Cutting

  • DMA (Teaching and Learning)
  • PGDip (Performance)
  • MMus (Performance)
  • BMus (Hon) (Intensive Performance)
  • Australian National Academy of Music (Advanced Performers Program)
  • Churchill Fellow
  • AmusA

Dr Brieley Cutting offers private piano lessons from her home studio in Glebe, Sydney. Brieley has much experience teaching beginner and advanced levels, and students of all ages.

Brieley is also Academic Lecturer in Classical Piano at the Australian Institute of Music, and teaches privately from AIM's newly built, double grand piano studios.

Dr Brieley Cutting is a Full Member of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales.

Brieley welcomes students who have a genuine interest in learning. She encourages them to be the best they can be in consideration of their talents and lifestyles, and excellence is promoted. Brieley advocates the appreciation of music in general, knowledge of music theory, and encourages discussion of music careers and the music industry. Aspects of technique are front and centre, alongside how to create notes into music unique to each player.

Brieley's non-tertiary students are encouraged to sit for exams with the Australian Music Examinations Board and to perform in local eisteddfods, competitions, and concerts. Previously, her students have regularly received distinctions and high distinctions in their AMEB exams and she has successfully guided students to achieve their Associate in Music Diploma (AMusA) from the AMEB. Her own experience was to receive this Diploma at the age of 11 years. Her students have also been recipients of scholarships and successful in local eisteddfods, including at the Sydney Eisteddfod.

​Brieley has been teaching for over 16 years and began teaching in local music schools in Melbourne and Brisbane. When based in Brisbane, she was the Piano Teacher at St Joseph's College (Gregory Terrace) in Brisbane for two years, and ran a private studio, this building from her teaching at the local Steinway & Sons Piano Showroom. In 2018 Brieley was specially invited to Armidale in New South Wales to be the first Head of Piano at the local regional conservatorium, and Brieley also ran a sought-after private studio whilst based in this regional area. In 2019 Brieley moved to Sydney to take up her current position at the Australian Institute of Music.

Additional experience includes teaching students through the Woodhouse Centre (now Creative Careers Centre) at the Royal College of Music in London, being invited to examine at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and delivering masterclasses for students of all ages.

Details last updated on September 7, 2020