Jazz Performance - Piano
The lecturers within jazz piano are dedicated and supportive and all are experienced performers in the field of jazz. In addition to the one-hour individual lesson, a weekly ‘master class’ reinforces keyboard technique, serves to deepen knowledge of style and repertoire, and increases awareness of the role of the jazz pianist. It also gives students a chance to exchange information and tips with fellow players.
HEAD, Jazz Studies
Piano Teaching Staff
Meet a Current Student
Alex Wignall has been learning jazz piano since the age of 10 and identified music as a career path while studying music at school. Since commencing studies at the Elder Conservatorium in 2008, he has developed his musical skills both as a soloist and ensemble performer. In 2009 Alex was recognised as one of the ‘emerging artists’ within the conservatorium and later that year received the Directors Award for outstanding performance. Alex is finishing his final year in 2010, and is planning to undertake honours studies next year.
'Since arriving in 2008, I have found the Elder Conservatorium to be an outstanding environment for the dedicated musician to develop their technical and performance skills. The opportunity to learn from accomplished musicians as well as study alongside talented fellow students provides the perfect foundation for any aspiring musician. I particularly enjoyed the small ensemble and big band performances which have provided the exposure to live audiences and critical performance experience. I am looking forward to completing my honours year before entering the professional music scene.'
Bachelor of Music student (Jazz Piano)
How to Apply
Applying is easy, visit our Future Students page for all the information you need.