Our recent concert featuring the works of Alexander Peskanov guest starred the composer himself. In a marathon 3 hour concert with no intermission, Sharp Music Academy students performed Australian Premiers of 21 piano concerto movements of Alexander Peskanov, accompanied by the composer, as well as numerous piano solos and duets. What a memorable night with a truly inspirational composer and internationally acclaimed pianist!
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The early stages of learning to play the piano are of fundamental importance. At Sharp Music Academy, lessons are fun, and students quickly develop a deep love of music. At the same time, we set up the foundations for strong note reading skills, a relaxed, confident piano technique, and a thorough understanding of musical concepts. Our beginner students achieve remarkable progress with loads of laughter!
After a few years of learning to play the piano, students enter into the Intermediate level of their piano studies. These are very important years, as they determine a student's future pathway in music.
At Sharp Music Academy, we nurture the love of music in our Intermediate level students, exposing them to a wide variety of musical styles. At the same time, we work relentlessly with our students to ensure that they pass through these years without any gaps. Their reading skills and their piano technique are the core foundations of their future piano studies, and we ensure that these skills are optimised in every single student. This allows them to develop confidence and a sense of themselves as musicians and budding artists, ensuring lifelong love of the piano.
Studying the piano at Advanced level is a huge commitment!
At Sharp Music Academy, we help our Advanced pianists through every step of this difficult, yet rewarding journey. With a strong focus on Technique and Artistry, we guide them to perform even the most difficult of repertoire with confidence and fine musical interpretation.
Over the last four years, we have enjoyed 100% success rate amongst our AMus A candidates, including two Distinctions.
Many of our students have completed degrees in Music, and are now working as Professional Musicians.
What an honour for Sharp Music Academy students to perform live together with the composer, Alexander Peskanov! Johnny Shen performs concerto 2, 2nd movement, with Alexander Peskanov.
Savannah Li performs Concerto 1 complete with Alexander Peskanov.
Happy 2017 from my wonderful little students Savannah, Ivy and Jennifer!!!!!!!
7 year old Savannah Li dazzles at Carmel Klavier International Piano
Competition for Young Artists! Congratulations on winning 2nd Place!
Jackie Sharp talks about Shaping Phrases in Music
Musically gifted students delight in learning the piano. They are often eager to learn more and to practice more than their peers. They are sensitive to sound, and are genuinely interested in working in detail to achieve a high standard of excellence.
They are capable of accelerated progress, and benefit greatly from increased frequency of lessons. At Sharp Music Academy, we suggest a program of two piano lessons and one theory lesson per week for the musically gifted child. This ensures that they are progressing at a rate which would give them maximum opportunity to reach their potential.
The benefits of enrolling in the Gifted Program are many, including:
- Accelerated learning
- Deeper understanding of musical concepts
- Increased interest and satisfaction
- Opportunities to participate in both Local and International Piano Competitions
- Possibility of obtaining Music Scholarships at Private Schools
- Discounted tuition fees
If you feel that our Gifted Program may be suitable for your child, and are interested in learning more, please email [email protected] with your expression of interest.
8 year old Savannah showing that playing Czerny can be both fun and beautiful!
7 year old Johnny playing Passacaglia - Tribute to Gluck, by Alexander Peskanov
6 year old Johnny plays Malaguena. Congratulations Johnny for receiving A+ for AMEB Preliminary Pianoforte and Grade 1 Piano for Leisure both on the same day! What an achievement!!!
6 year old Savannah - Heller Op 46 no. 11 Ethan - Lento e pathetico - Clementi Karen and Jackie playing AMEB Grade 4 AMEB Grade 7 A+ Schubert Fantasy at the HSC Trials
Barbara playing Beethoven Sonata Op 10 no 5
Emma practising Russian Rag, Savannah playing Kabalevsky, Clowning Ivy - 2nd movement
by Elena Kats-Chernin - AMusA Pass Kuhlau, Sonatina in C
Jessica - 1st movement from Haydn Sonata in B minor
HSC Distinguished Achievers