Learn to Play the Piano at Focus Music

Playing the piano is a wonderful musical journey that can bring joy and enrichment to children and their parents. If you are interested in learning to play this beautiful instrument, Focus Music is a fantastic place to start your musical adventure. Read on to learn about the benefits of learning to play the piano. We will also introduce you to the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and the opportunities it offers for piano students.

Focus Music is a renowned music school dedicated to nurturing young musicians and helping them develop their piano skills. The school is known for its experienced and passionate teachers who are committed to providing quality music education. At Focus Music, children and adults can explore their musical potential and build a strong foundation in piano playing.

Learning to play the piano offers numerous benefits children. It enhances their cognitive abilities, improves their concentration, and boosts their problem-solving skills. Through piano lessons, children also develop discipline, perseverance, and a strong work ethic, as regular practice is an essential part of their musical journey.


What we offer


Tailored Learning

  • Personalized learning experience with a curriculum designed to suit your individual goals and skill level.
  • Customized lesson plans to focus on your specific musical interests, ensuring you stay motivated and engaged.
  • Flexible teaching approach that adapts to your learning style, allowing you to progress at your own pace.

Progressive Curriculum

  • As your child explores their musical potential, they will progress through carefully structured grades (Grade 1 to 8) within the AMEB system. Similar to coloured belts in martial arts, each grade represents a new level of skill and accomplishment and introduce new techniques, musical concepts, and repertoire.

Diverse Musical Styles

  • Explore a wide range of musical genres including classical, jazz, pop, rock, and more.
  • Learn to play your favourite songs and delve into the techniques and nuances of different musical styles.
  • Gain a well-rounded musical education by discovering and appreciating various genres, expanding your musical horizons.

Qualified Instructors

  • Learn from experienced and highly qualified instructors who are passionate about music education.
  • Our instructors have professional backgrounds and extensive knowledge in their respective instruments.
  • Receive expert guidance and personalized feedback to help you develop proper technique, musicality, and overall proficiency.

Performance Opportunities

  • Showcase your progress and boost your confidence through regular performance opportunities at the Mid-Year and End of Year Concerts as well as other events throughout the year.
  • Gain valuable stage experience, develop your performance skills, and foster a sense of accomplishment and pride in your musical journey

Choose your Teacher

Camille Nelson

Singing and Piano
Camille has been teaching singing and piano for 5 years, driven by a passion for sharing the transformative power of music. With a strong background growing up in the choral world, she incorporates Kodály-based methods, helping students become familiar with their voices and hone their musicality. She also has her...
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Ryan Van der Staay

Guitar | Piano | Management
Meet Ryan, a passionate music educator with seven years of experience. Specializing in teaching children, Ryan believes in fostering a love for music through engaging and interactive lessons. With a philosophy centered on making learning enjoyable, Ryan strives to create a nurturing environment where young minds can explore the wonders...
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Ashur Petersen

Guitar | Bass Guitar | Singing | Piano
Growing up South Africa, Ashur has been playing music since he was 6 years old! He went on to study a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cape Town. He pursued a career in music that saw him being invited to perform across the globe and when he returned...
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Daniel D’Rozario

Piano | Singing
Since learning the piano at the age of 7, Daniel has built a passionate career towards music and music education. Now with over 15 years of experience as a classically trained and qualified (AMEB) pianist, Daniel has graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a wealth of knowledge in music theory,...
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Justin Fletcher

Piano | Singing | Trumpet
Justin has been teaching piano, trumpet and voice for over 15 years; tutoring students of all ages in various styles and at various levels. Having a Licentiate in Piano teaching and studied voice and trumpet at university Justin has a particular interest in AMEB and ABRSM syllabuses. However, Justin also...
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More about Piano at Focus Music

Focus Music offers comprehensive piano programs for students of all levels, from beginners to advanced players. Whether your child is taking their first steps in piano playing or has some prior experience, the school has tailored programs to suit their needs. The lessons focus on fundamental techniques, music theory, sight-reading, and performance skills, ensuring a well-rounded musical education.

The Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) is a recognized authority in music education. They provide a structured framework for piano students to progress through different levels of achievement. One of the AMEB piano syllabi is the "Piano for Leisure" program. This program is designed for students who want to learn the piano in a more relaxed and enjoyable manner. The Grade 1 for Leisure level introduces students to a variety of musical styles, including classical, jazz, and contemporary genres. It allows students to explore their musical interests and develop a diverse repertoire.

If your child wishes to pursue a more classical approach to piano playing, the AMEB also offers classical piano exams. The preliminary level is an excellent starting point for young beginners. It focuses on developing basic piano skills, such as hand position, finger technique, and musical notation. The classical piano exams provide a structured path for students to progress and challenge themselves as they advance through various grades.

At Focus Music, students have the opportunity to prepare for AMEB exams under the guidance of their experienced teachers. The exams provide a sense of achievement and can be a great motivator for students to excel in their piano studies. However, participation in exams is not mandatory, and students can choose to learn purely for personal enjoyment if they prefer.

In addition to lessons and exams, Focus Music organizes recitals and concerts where students can showcase their progress and gain performance experience. These events help build confidence and create a sense of community among students and their families. Playing in front of an audience is a thrilling experience that boosts self-esteem and allows students to share their musical talents with others.

When considering piano lessons at Focus Music, it's essential for parents to support their child's musical journey. Encourage regular practice and create a nurturing environment where your child can explore and express their musical creativity. Take an interest in their progress, attend recitals, and provide positive reinforcement. Learning to play the piano is a rewarding endeavour, and your encouragement and support can make a significant difference in your child's musical development.

Learning to play the piano at Focus Music is an excellent choice for children and adults alike. Our school offers quality education, experienced teachers, and a supportive learning environment. With the guidance of AMEB syllabi, students can develop their piano skills and explore a variety of musical genres.