Prima Piano is committed to providing premium quality piano lessons in Sydney CBD and surrounds.
Our mission is to deliver engaging and enjoyable lessons for all ages and all levels. We believe in nurturing a passion for music, while cultivating all the essential skills needed for genuine ability on the piano.
Our convenient Piano Studio is located on King Street in the CBD. Close to Wynyard and Town Hall.
Our teachers are also currently able to service homes within Sydney Inner city areas: Sydney CBD and surrounds, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, and Lower North Shore.
Our approach has been developed on the basis of extensive high-level piano training at the Juilliard School in New York and the Royal College of Music in London, and many years’ teaching, music examining, music adjudicating and music performance experience at all levels.
Successful music learning requires correct technique on the instrument and an ability to read and hear music accurately. Our methods in developing these and other essential skills open the door to successful music studies at all levels, anywhere in the world.
Travelling to and from lessons can take up valuable time more productively spent practicing or preparing for your lesson. Delays at teachers’ studios are commonplace. When other lessons run overtime YOUR time is further wasted waiting with nothing to do, for both student and parent.
Avoid the inevitable drawbacks of navigating traffic or public transport delays and save money on transport costs at the same time.
The familiarity of learning on your own instrument and in the comfort of home can ease nerves and allow for a more relaxing environment to learn.
Our philosophy of teaching allows for the development of all of the technical and musical skills needed for every student to achieve their goals in communicating music while ensuring that every student enjoys the process.
Our approach promotes thorough development of essential skills in these key areas:
Dynamic, enthusiastic and dedicated, our teachers are fully equipped to develop all the necessary skills needed to reach performance standards at an international level.
To ensure the highest quality piano lessons for our students we provide our teachers not only with extensive resources but also with ongoing in-service training and workshops.
All teachers have access to our large music library, are provided with teacher training materials and guidelines, and are offered regular consultations and opportunities for professional development.
Prima Piano was established by mother and daughter duo Elizabeth Green and Geri Green. After many years piano teaching experience we perceived a need to make good quality lessons available to a wider range of students, and to assist parents overwhelmed with the requirements of child raising and work to access high-standard lessons at home.
Our priority is to foster a love of music in all students, and to ensure that the very best efforts are made to develop all necessary skills carefully and systematically.
The development of self confidence and independence in each student is important to us. Although our students achieve success in examinations and competitions we do not use this success to promote our own reputation. Our focus is entirely on the well-being of each student.
BMus, BA Hons, ARCM and FTCL.
Elizabeth studied at the Juilliard School, New York, for four years, and continued her tertiary studies at the Royal College of Music, London. She has taught for many years, achieving for her students successful results at all levels in AMEB exams, as well as for diplomas in Associated Board and Trinity College exams. She has herself been an examiner for over thirty years and an adjudicator at various eisteddfods and competitions. She is currently Adjunct Lecturer in Piano at UNSW. As a performer she has given solo recitals, played as concerto soloist with orchestra, accompanied singers and instrumentalists at professional level, played chamber music as pianist and as harpsichordist, recorded piano and harpsichord for the ABC and released solo recordings.
BA Mus, MA Screen Composition AFTRS
Geri studied piano with her mother Elizabeth Green and has privately taught piano, theory and composition for over 15 years whilst also working in the film/TV industries as a composer, orchestrator, music producer, and sound engineer regularly performing and recording her own scores. She founded and managed the business, Studio Ripple, which produced original music for the film/tv/media industries for over 8 years before she established Prima Piano. She co-founded, with her sound engineer partner, a boutique recording studio in the Sydney CBD, which houses two Steinway grand pianos. Geri’s particular range of skills gives her a unique insight into the many pathways available for students of piano.
For those who would prefer to come to a professional piano studio we also have a convenient location for piano lessons in Sydney’s CBD.
Our studio’s prime location in the beautiful heritage listed Reid House on King Street in the CBD, is close to major transport hubs, trains, busses and ferries.
Our studios are available for lessons Monday – Friday 7.30am-9pm.
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As music is a performance art, opportunities to perform in front of others are important to all students.
Skills that are enhanced include: the discipline and organisational strategies involved in working towards a goal; development of memorisation skills; the use of imagination in developing a musical interpretation; the ability to project musical ideas to an audience; the development of self-confidence.
At Prima Piano we provide frequent performance opportunities in both small and large groups, as well as opportunities for students to record and listen to their own playing.
For those wishing to do exams, we are experienced in achieving successful results at all levels.
We want to ensure all students are enjoying their lessons, progressing towards their goals and properly understanding what is required of them to reach their goals.
Through systematic communication between teachers and management as well as between students/parents and management we’ve put in place a system of quality control designed to closely monitor quality and consistency and to track up to date student information with: