• How to read music
  • How to practise intelligently and accelerate your progress
  • How to play piano with the greatest control and comfort

Accelerated learning

  • Sightreading: At Sam’s studio, students learn to read music right from the start except for very young students.
  • Posture: Curved fingers and correct body placement in relation to the piano are consistently developed.
  • Listening: Sam places a strong emphasis on ear training with frequent listening to recordings and ear training exercises.
  • Heart in the music: Students learn not only to play the music but to express the music with emotion and ‘life’.

Silence is very important. The silence between the notes is as important as the notes themselves.

Amadeus Mozart

Practice teams

It takes a team to nurture a budding musician! The child, parent and teacher all work together to develop the child’s skills.

Parents help to cultivate a musical environment and guide their children with their home practice.

Parents do not need prior experience with music. By participating in lessons and making use of the provided learning resources, parents can confidently encourage their children at home.

Lesson Plans



  • 20 minutes
  • Weekly lessons
  • Essential concepts: posture, note reading etc.
  • Suitable for very young beginners

$260 / term


  • 30 minutes
  • Weekly lessons
  • Everything in Poco plus a rhythm module
  • Best for most beginners

$360 / term


  • 40 minutes
  • Weekly lessons
  • Additional time for rhythm and theory modules
  • Best for advancing students and beginner students who want to accelerate their progress

$460 / term

Video conferencing lessons are also available (ie. Zoom). The length of lessons depends upon the student’s skill level, age and concentration. Beginning students usually benefit from thirty-minute lessons while more experienced students often need longer lessons to cover everything they’re learning.

Our Terms and Policies

Term fees

All of our lessons are based upon a term-by-term commitment. Payment for the term is due on the day of the first lesson.

There is no additional registration fee.

Missed lessons and make-up policy

Lessons missed by the student: If the student cancels a lesson, the lesson will not be refunded or credited. Instead of cancelling, the student can opt to have the lesson online or can send a video to the teacher before the lesson for feedback. The student may have the opportunity for a make-up lesson if another student cancels their lesson.

Lessons missed by the teacher: If the teacher cancels a lesson, the lesson will be rescheduled or credited to the next term. Where neither of these options is possible, the lesson will be refunded.

Cancellation/suspension policy

If the student/parent cancels enrolment with no less than three weeks’ notice, we provide a full refund of any remaining lessons.