Classical Performance - Keyboard
The Elder Conservatorium has always maintained a strong keyboard program. Its dedicated staff are committed to providing a rich and vibrant learning environment in which students are encouraged to aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Intensive one-to-one tuition is offered, together with weekly Technique and Repertoire classes giving students regular performance exposure. Masterclasses with world class visiting artists further inspire and enrich the learning experience, and students are strongly encouraged to participate in a range of internal competitions.
The Elder Conservatorium is proud of its keyboard facilities, boasting two brand new Steinway Concert Grands in the Elder Hall, together with Steinway Bs in all its specialist keyboard teaching studios.
Head of Keyboard
Keyboard Teaching Staff
Emeritus Professor David Lockett AM
Ashleigh Tobin (organ)
Dr Diana Weekes
Meet a Current Student
Warwick Ambrose is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance) at the University of Adelaide. Since 2001 he has studied under Emeritus Professor David Lockett AM. Gaining both his AMusA and LMusA with distinction, he was awarded the state prize for each diploma. Warwick was the inaugural winner of the University of Adelaide’s Lance Dossor Prize in Piano Performance and has been awarded two Eder Conservatorium Director’s Awards. He is the recipient of many scholarships from the University of Adelaide, recently the Patrick Cecil Greenland Scholarship. In 2010 he appeared with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra as a Keyboard Finalist in the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award. Warwick has also appeared as a soloist with the Marryatville High School and Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestras.
Warwick has enjoyed considerable competition success. In 2005 and 2007 he was a national finalist in the Yamaha Youth Piano Competition and on three occasions has been a state finalist in the MBS Young Performer of the Year Award. He was named most promising pianist 17 years and over at the Adelaide Eisteddfod and frequently places in local concerto competitions. He has received three performance scholarships from Recitals Australia as well as scholarships from the Music Teachers’ Association and the AMEB.
Warwick is a graduate of Marryatville High School, where he was School Captain and part of the school’s award-winning Special Interest Music Program. Warwick is also studying Law at the University of Adelaide.
'I have been impressed with the individual attention you receive from lecturers at the Elder Conservatorium. There are a number of outstanding staff members who are always happy to offer assistance and advice. The Conservatorium fosters a broad musical education whilst allowing you to develop your own specialisation. The Keyboard Program provides the necessary support and structure to gain the high levels of technical and musical proficiency required of professional musicians.'
Bachelor of Music student (Classical Performance - Keyboard)
How to Apply
Applying is easy, visit our Future Students page for all the information you need.