Amy is an award-winning film music composer and pianist. She has written music for a number of successful TV shows with all the major Australian networks (Channel Seven, Ten, ABC, SBS and Nine) including Bluey, Home + Away and Winners + Losers. Amy has worked internationally on a number of projects, and has even worked with Hollywood film maker James Cameron (Dir. Titanic, Avatar), for which she was nominated for an Australian Academy Award (AACTA).
Amy is also a dedicated and experienced music educator, having taught at some of Australia's most prestigious universities and schools including The University of Sydney, Monash University, St Andrew's Cathedral School and Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.
Amy has a First Class Honours Degree in music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; has studied music composition in New York City at NYU (New York University); Orchestration at Berklee College of Music and holds an Associate Diploma of Piano (AmusA) from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).
Amy’s unique style and warm personality make her a highly sought-after and much-loved teacher. Growing up in a small rural town with limited access to music resources and having to fight hard to pursue her musical aspirations, Amy is determined to pass on her knowledge, skills and industry experience to other aspiring musicians.
Digital Sheet Music With Annotations, Notes, Practice Guides + Video Walkthroughs
Receive annotated digital sheet music with notes, tips, and practice videos. We call these our TutorialScores.
We have an active-learning policy at Virtual Piano Academy. We believe the most effective way of learning something is to roll up your sleeves and DO! Games, quizzes, videos and diagrams allow you to immerse yourself in learning a concept in a variety of fun and engaging ways.
You can sample one of our beginner piano games right now. Click here.
We believe that learning piano online should be just as social (if not more!) than in-person. Collect points when you practice and go in the running to be crowned Student of the Month. Push yourself with a monthly challenge. Supplement your weekly video lessons by interacting in our social community (called The Academy HIVE) or by participating in our Piano Parades, Q&A sessions or Topic of the Month activities. All our social events and learning activities are updated in our live Calendar of Events, so you never miss a beat.
What else do you get for your fees? Read this article for more information on everything you get (and don't get) for your monthly fees. We recommend browsing our Help Centre, which should answer some of the questions you might have about how you will learn with us :)
Ages 8+. Children under 13 must have parental supervision/assistance during practice sessions
Must have access to an internet connected device that you can use in your practice sessions
Must be able to speak and understand English
Complete beginners welcome, but must be willing to commit to practicing regularly
Those who already play piano but want to learn from a world-class teacher in a more immersive online lesson experience
Must have access to (or willing to acquire) a piano or keyboard to practice on
Must be willing to submit an application to be considered (click on the APPLY tab at the top of the page)
We are for dedicated students, who want to become the best piano players they can be