Qualities of NSW Piano Tuition:

  • Planning piano classes for individual student according to their abilities.
  • Preparing and presenting materials including music scores and music theory.
  • Instructing and demonstrating.
  • Assigning problems and exercises relative to students’ training needs and talents.
  • Positive teaching: offering students advice, criticism and encouragement.
  • Keep up to date with education curriculum changes and assessment methods.
  • Preparing students for exams, performances, auditions, competitions.
  • We have 100% pass rate reputation in ALL music exams!!
  • Keep records and write progress reports for our students to keep track of their progress.

How it works – Easy steps

  1. Contact our office on [email protected] and tell us your situation (your musical background, current level …).
  2. We will match you with teacher based on location, schedule, level and style.
  3. Discuss and plan your lessons schedule with your teacher.
  4. Begin your lessons.
  5. Choose a payment method that is most convenient for you.

How piano lessons positively affect the brain

  • Success in brain development.
  • Success in problem solving skills.
  • Sucess in creativity.
  • Success in social development through our concert programmes and workshops.
  • Success in school for children: bonus points for HSC!
  • Success in life: balance your mind and body through playing the piano!

CEO & Managing Director

Paddy Ge, CEO & Managing Director of NSW Piano Tuition, and President of the Australian Piano Society, from Sydney Eastern Suburbs, would like to share her knowledge and skills in piano to her collegues and students.

Paddy GeI started piano lessons at the age of 3 at the prestigious Beijing Conservatory of Music. It was a decision made by my parents because they believe that not only the piano is the king of all instruments but it also brings class and elegance to the home. My parents and I then immigrated to South Africa after I turned 7. I was invited with scholarship to study at the National Arts School where I also learned to play the violin, flute, operatic singing, and ballet. (It produced a few famous celebrities including Charlize Theron). During my teenage years at the school I performed on various concert tours to France, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. I graduated with high distinction which enabled me to choose any university degree I wanted. I chose music and business economics. I studied the double degree with scholarship at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. I was lucky to be taught by professors from Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, and the Paris Conservatory. Thereafter I was invited with scholarship to complete my Masters degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Piano is destined to be my career; I believe this lifestyle will make me happy and fulfilled. I am still an active concert pianist and it has taken me across the world to perform in prestigious concert venues including the Sydney Opera House in 2011 and Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre in 2012. The piano has been second nature to me since an early age. It is not only a part of my life, IT COMPLETES MY LIFE. I’ve been playing the piano for more than 26 years now and I love it more and more each day. Listening to music and playing the piano is therapeutic. I am pleased to have founded the NSW Piano Tuition and share my passion.

Piano teachers of  NSW Piano Tuition and the Australian Piano Society:

Mrs Giovanna van Leeuwen

Mrs Giovanna van Leeuwen holds an A.DipA Certificate from ANZCA and

AMEB Grade 8 in piano. She has been teaching piano and accompanying students for over 15 years in both Sydney and London.

Mrs van Leeuwen encourages goal setting and long-term objectives with each student. Mrs van Leeuwen is currently completing her Bachelors of Arts degree at UNSW in Music and Sociology.

Giovanna also has her own Jazz ensemble: “The Lampstands” which play in hotels and restaurants in the Eastern Suburbs. “The Lampstands” was estalished since 2011 and have recently reformed to release anew sound. Performing the classic Jazz standards while expanding and exploring new styles in swing, blues and latin, The Lampstands gravitates towards releasing an instrumental sound that reflects the natural acoustics and timbres of their instruments. The Lampstands members are: Giovanna at piano, Gareth plays the trombone, David plays the bass, and David Peters plays the guitar.

Ms Giovanna van Leeuwen speaks fluent English and Italian.

Ms Melody Lin

Ms Melody Lin graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Bachelors of Music (Education). Ms Lin has been teaching the piano for over 3 year sand has a passion to teach not only the piano but also music theory, aural, composition, improvisation, digital music making, group performance skills, and conducting.

Ms Lin also performs with the Chinese band: “Voice in Panda” as a keyboard player, and regularly performs in the restaurants. Ms Melody studied piano with Professor Lijuan Tang from the Central Conservatorium of China, who is also a student of Maestro Riccardo Marini, a famous pianist in Italy.

Ms Lin speaks fluent Mandarin, English, Shanghainese, and Japanese.

Mr Tin Yung

Tin began playing the piano from age 5 and obtained ABRSM Grade 8  piano at the age of 12. Tin also started learning the guitar from 2005 and has participated in many performances and achieved top rankings in competitions. Tine also plays the violin and drums. Tin is influenced by wide range of music from Classical to pop, rock and jazz. Tin has performed and led several local bands mainly as keyboardist and guitarist. He is currently a member of the famous Sydney Asian Band “VIP”, where Tin and the band performs in weddings, cruises and many festivals in NSW and ACT. Mr Yung writes and records original songs and background tracks for TV series and micro-movies. Mr Yung teaches piano and guitar lessons that involves techniques, music theory, ear training, improvisation and song writing skills. His passion in music inspires his students to enjoy music and create their own music. Mr Yung is patient to his students and speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Madarin.

Ms Chantel Leseberg

Chantel is a piano and singing teacher. She started learning the piano at the age of 6. She is a trained pianist in the modern stream, a strained singer in the classical stream, and have high knowledge of theory and musicianship. Chantel has written and recorded her own music and have won numerous awards and nominations at the MusicOz Awards in 2006 and 2010.

Chantel enjoys teaching and believes that every person has a musical ability, and she helps her students to find their musicality and creativity. Chantel sees teaching as passing on knowledge and sharing the enjoyment in music.

Ms Leonie Horvat

Leonie Horvat graduated with a Masters degree in Piano performance at the University of Adelaide. A Churchill Fellowship enabled her to continue Postgraduate Studies with a Diploma in Piano Performance at the Royal College of Music, London. She was also awarded the State winner and Commonwealth finalist in the ABC Concerto Competition twice, winner of the Beta Sigma Phi award, the Frederick Baxendale Piano Scholarship, ASME Young Composers’ Award and a University Research Grant. Leonie has been active concert pianist including solo recitals for the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Elder Conservatorium, the ABC, Recitals Australia and the Music Teachers’ Association SA Inc. An extensive teaching career has encompassed lecturing in Piano at the Elder Conservatorium, CAE and TAFE Colleges, Professional Development workshops, master classes, St Andrew’s school, St Ignatius College and her private studio. She has also served as adjudicator for a number of Piano competitions. As an accredited member of the Music Teachers Assoc. SA Inc and a Senior Examiner for the AMEB, Leonie offers piano tuition for all ages at all levels and particularly enjoys the process of shaping beginners into capable musicians, equally, assisting adults acquire new skills or revisit old skills. Preparing students and accompanying instrumentalists for exams and performances is also Leonie’s speciality.

Joanne Chan

Joanne was born and raised in Canberra. She graduated from ANU with Bachelor of Music degree. Joanne has recently returned from Germany where she specialised in vocal accompaniment with Henning Lucius at the Hamburger Konservatorium.  She has played in a variety of concerts, Eisteddfod and competitions in Canberra and Hamburg. She also toured with the Hamburger Konservatorium to Bremen and Norderney. During her days in Germany, she also learnt singing with Cornelia Zach and had lessons with Gundel Deckert and Martunas Svegzda von Bekker and Joanne also played as an accompanist in the classes of Kun Schoch and Jeanette Scovotti.

As a music educator Joanne has over four years of experience of teaching students at all ages. Joanne’s expertise spans from teaching piano and singing to piano accompaniment.

Jessika Zen

Jessika is very enthusiastic about teaching music to people of all ages (piano, voice & guitar). She can teach most styles from classical, pop, jazz, blues, world & rock. She has completed Grade 8 Piano AMEB – achieving grade A and highest level theory & musicianship ABRSM. After receiving a degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Composition & Music Synthesis at the Berklee College of Music on scholarship she continued teaching & working in the film & TV industry in Los Angeles and Europe before settling back in Sydney where she continues to perform & teach. Jessika is also an ESL TEFL certified teacher and speaks seven languages with varying degrees of fluency. In her spare time, she surfs, lap swims and enjoys dancing.