Dr Brieley Cutting

  • Doctor of Musical Arts (Teaching and Learning) on scholarship from Griffith University
  • Churchill Fellow - a 6 week international study trip from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from the Royal College of Music (London)
  • Master of Music (Performance) from the Queensland Conservatorium with Natasha Vlassenko
  • Advanced Performance Program (4 years) at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Music (Intensive Performance) with First Class Honours from the Queensland Conservatorium with Oleg Stepanov
  • AMusA from the Australian Music Examination Board at age 11 years

I offer private piano lessons and piano accompaniment from my home studio in Glebe (Sydney) where I have a Yamaha C2 Grand Piano. I have had over 16 years of experience at both, working with and teaching beginner and advanced levels, and students of all ages.

I am a Full Member of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales and I hold a current Working with Children Check.

I am currently also Academic Lecturer in Classical Piano at the Australian Institute of Music (Surry Hills).

My rates for piano lessons are $80/hr, $40/half hour. I usually charge by the school term.
Accompaniment rates also start at $80/hr.

As a piano teacher, I welcome students who have a genuine interest in learning. I encourage every student to be the best they can be in consideration of their talents and lifestyles, and excellence is promoted. I advocate the appreciation of music in general, knowledge of music theory, and encourage 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.

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

‚ÄčI began teaching in local music schools in Melbourne and Brisbane. When based in Brisbane, I was the Piano Teacher at St Joseph's College (Gregory Terrace) in Brisbane for two years, and I ran a private studio, this building from my teaching at the local Steinway & Sons Piano Showroom. In 2018 I was specially invited to Armidale in New South Wales to be the first Head of Piano at the local regional conservatorium, and I also ran a sought-after private studio whilst based in this regional area. In 2019 I moved to Sydney to take up my 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 November 11, 2020