Grace Leong

  • MMTA (Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales)
  • Bachelor of Music (Music Education) (Honours)
  • Associate Diploma in Piano (Australian Guild of Music and Speech)

An Honours graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music after 4 years full-time training in music education, Grace studied under the instructions of distinguished Australian piano lecturer and examiner Dr Paul Rickard-Ford. With a passionate interest in her area of expertise, Grace conducted a research in 2008 on parental conceptions regarding child musical learning with Dr James Renwick. Full thesis available here

Fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay, Grace is confident in communicating with both parents and students regarding individual needs in learning piano and music theory. Having taught a myriad of students from diverse backgrounds and different ages, Grace has extensive experience in tailoring piano lessons to suit the particular student, and is always intrigued by the creativity and brilliance shown by her wonderful protégés.

Grace has taught extensively in Sydney since 2004, and enjoyed a 2-year overseas teaching contract in the very multicultural Malaysia in 2012-2013. Since returning to Sydney in 2014, Grace has extended her teaching career further and now manages the prestigious Clavier Music & Art School in Hurstville.

Music examination candidates under Grace's care are regularly enrolled under syllabi offered by international examination boards including AMEB, ABRSM, TCL, ANZCA, and Australian Guild of Music (formerly AGMS).

Educational/work profile
2003 Associate Diploma in Piano (Australian Guild of Music and Speech)
2004 Awarded Certificate of Academic Excellence for Music in the University of Sydney Foundation Program
2004 Completed University of Sydney Foundation Program (Music Major)
2005 Performed Verdi's Requiem at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Conservatorium Choir
2006 Professional experience at North Sydney Demonstration School
2007 Awarded Sydney Conservatorium of Music International Merit Scholarship in recognition of outstanding achievement
2007 Professional experience at Burwood Girls High School
2008 Professional experience at Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
2008 Awarded Bachelor of Music (Education) (Honours), University of Sydney/Sydney Conservatorium of Music
2009 - 2011 Piano teacher at SunArt Piano School, Hurstville, Sydney
2011 Member of the Randwick Proms Contemporary Choir, Sydney
2011 Member of the Di Canto Choir, Woollahra, Sydney
2011 - 2014 Overseas teaching contract at the acclaimed Presto Music School, Malaysia
2014 - present Principal teacher and director at Clavier Music & Art, (Hurstville) Sydney
Present Private music tutor at St. Leo's Catholic College, Wahroonga

Clavier Music & Art (Hurstville) offers piano, clarinet, violin, viola, and flute lessons, as well as art classes on Saturdays.
For more information, please contact:

Suite 2, 172 Forest Road, Hurstville Nsw 2220
Hurstville, NSW


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Details last updated: March 28, 2023