• World-Class Teachers

    Learn from world-class, award-winning pianists from around the globe. Receive personalised feedback once a week (just like a traditional piano lesson) and if you get stuck on something mid-week, send your teacher a message and have your question answered asap.

  • Real Progress

    It's our mission to provide the highest quality lessons, coupled with an active-learning approach, where we immerse you in the world of music and ensure you have a deep and well-rounded musical education. With a solid foundation, you'll progress exponentially, becoming an expressive and confident pianist.

  • 100% Online

    No more driving to piano lessons early on a Saturday morning. No more frustrating glitchy Zoom/Skype lessons. No more trying to rearrange your lesson times when there's a clash. No more wasting time not knowing what to do in-between lessons. No more boring or uninspiring homework.

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How Does Virtual Piano Academy Work?

Meet Our Founder + Music Director

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. 

Why Learn With Us?

  • Quality Lessons

    We aim to provide the same rigorous training and quality of education that you would expect of in-person lessons, with access to world-class musicians from across the globe, 100% online.

  • Customised Lessons

    We're not a dusty, static course, or a gimmicky App. We're qualified teachers, who tailor lessons specifically to help you achieve your personal music goals.

  • Get Creative

    Composition, improvisation, theory games, ear training. We've built all of this into your lessons (if you want it) so you're armed with all the tools necessary to become a pro!

  • Online Interactive Community Events

    Monthly Q+A's, Student of the Month awards, internal Academy forum (known as The Academy HIVE); monthly challenges; goal diaries; piano parades; "Topic of the Month" games and learning resources; success stories etc.

  • Track Your Progress

    Receive points when you complete your homework. Push yourself towards your goals. Monthly Progress Reports. Log your practice and see Academy-wide practice statistics.

  • Flexible Lesson Days

    No more trying to find an available lesson day/time that works for both you and your teacher. And you'll never have to waste time rescheduling lessons due to a clash.

Precise, Personalised Video Feedback

Receive personalised video feedback on your weekly video uploads (known as your Weekly Showcase), so you know exactly which spots need improving and what to work on.

TutorialScores


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.

Active Learning Games

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.

Social Community

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 :)

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Nice Things People Have Said

Tim

Amy helped me get back into playing piano after a 20 year hiatus. After only a year of guidance I have just sit my 5th grade AMEB exam and passed with flying colours! Amy even gave me great guidance helping me to compose one of my extra list pieces. Amy has helped me particularly with my expression and overall musicality. I used to be a very rigid player but Amy has helped me so much with my posture, muscle movement and tone. I would recommend Amy to any player who is looking to improve their technique and take their playing to the next level!

Sarah

I learned more in my first lesson with Amy than I did over a whole term with my previous teacher. Amy has this amazing ability to take a complex musical concept I'm learning, break it down and explain it in a way that just makes sense. I get so much more out of each lesson!

Rose

We appreciate all your hard work, enthusiasm and positive attitude in teaching our son the piano. He enjoys his music lessons with you and we know he has great respect and affection for you as a teacher.

Steve

Amy continually demonstrated her deep commitment to our son’s musical education. She had a great rapport with him and successfully brought him through a number of AMEB exams. We were always touched by Amy’s passion for music and personal attention to our son’s progress.

Mary

Thank you for being such an inspiration to my children throughout the year. You are very gifted.

Who Can 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

Refer a Friend

Know someone who you think might like to learn piano? 

Join our Referral Program, recommend us to a friend, and if they join Virtual Piano Academy, we'll give you $99.

Classes Begin July 13, 2020

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