Amy Jørgensen (previously Bastow) is an award-winning Australian 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 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.
We recently sent out a survey to all our students to get their feedback on their experience of being a student with us. We made the survey anonymous so they could be as brutally honest with their feedback as they liked.
Here are some of their responses...
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.
*Available for music in our Sheet Music Library*
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 preview one of our beginner piano games right now, for free. Click here.
We place all our social learning activities and events in our Calendar. You can check out all our upcoming events 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 :)
We teach children ages 5+. Parents of children under 13 agree to supervise/assist during their child's practice sessions. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent complete the application process (and agree to our Terms and Conditions) on their behalf
We definitely teach adults too! In fact, Amy currently teaches a beginner student who is 67...so don't be shy!
Must be able to speak and understand English
We're based in Melbourne (Australia), but you can learn from any location, as long as you have access to an internet connected device that you/your child can use in practice sessions
Must have a piano or keyboard to learn on
Any level or style
Complete beginners are welcome :)
For the last fifty years or so, students, parents and teachers have faced the same old struggles when it comes to piano lessons. We've listed some of these below.
When you learn at Virtual Piano Academy you can forget these headaches!