Piano / Keyboard

A Dream and Gift for Life

Learning to play a musical instrument is very rewarding and fulfilling, and we pride ourselves in making this opportunity available for students wishing to learn.

A lifetime of musical opportunity and talent could be discovered if given the chance.  The satisfaction of sharing this gift with family and friends is also very exciting.

To play a musical instrument is a dream that many people have had throughout their life.

Recognised as one of the most popular instruments, the piano has been the chosen instrument of outstanding musicians, composers and music educators for generations, providing all the fundamental requirements for further music education.


Kylie – AAGM, MAGTR

Principal – Piano, Keyboard and Theory

Kylie Hall has had extensive experience in music teaching (over 20 years), plus local, interstate and overseas performances opportunities.  As an active member of the Theatre Organ Society of Australia, Kylie has been the recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Organ Society’s “Young Organist of the Year” competition, winning the Senior Division in 1995, plus the ROTOSA Competition in 1993.  With many other performances, fundraising and a recording “Debut” – released in 1993, Kylie brings opportunities of performance for her students.  She was also awarded outstanding achievement certificates for Practical Grade 4, 5 and 7 on Electronic Organ by the Australian Guild of Music and Speech.  One of these awards was for the highest marks in both Australia and New Zealand in the two series of practical examinations held during 1988.  She obtained her Associate Diploma on Theatre Pipe Organ (the first to do so in Australia) and Grade 7 theory  in 1996.

Kylie’s focus for her successful teaching of her students, is to have fun whilst learning as she believes that the most successful students are those who enjoy their music.  Goal setting and learning the style of music that the student enjoys is encouraged as early as possible and contributes to the very high standard and student retention rate that she has.  All teaching is conducted through individual tuition and adapated for the individual students needs.  Musical instruments and styles offered are modern and classical piano, electronic keyboard, electronic organ and theatre organ.

Music school functions are arranged throughout the year which include student concerts, workshops and student exam performance practices.  Opportunities for exams through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), or Australian Guild of Music Education (AGME) are also available, or students can just play for fun and pleasure.

Kylie is a full member of the Music Teachers Association of SA, the Independent Music Teachers Guild of SA, and the Australian Guild of Music Education.  She also holds a valid Police Check, Catholic Education Police Check, and Music Teacher Public Liability Insurance.

Kylie manages to run her own business, teaching many varied level students each week and spending family time with her very supportive husband and 2 young sons.  In her spare moments you might catch her training the family dog “Tolly” who actively competes in the sports of “Flyball” plus “Agility and Jumping”.

Kylie looks forward to discussing your musical dreams and providing you with a fun and friendly learning environment.


Mitchell Park

Donna
Consultant – Piano, Keyboard and Theory

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Donna has been providing tuition for students from her residence in Croydon and previously in the school system since 2009.  She has a personal history of exceptional exam results in both practical and theory, plus having completed her Proficiency Certificate with the Australian Guild of Music Education in 2012, she is passionate about teaching and provides great quality and well structured lessons to her students. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Teaching and Arts at Adelaide University, which has assisted her in further developing her teaching approach.

Donna has had experience in performing from a young age. Her level of confidence with others is inspiring to young students wishing to move towards a performance goal.  She is a self motivated, dedicated and reliable individual who works extremely hard until a task is completed to a very high level.  Donna currently tutors privately after hours in her purpose built home studio.


Croydon Park


Jackson
 

Consultant – Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Theory

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Jackson has a wonderful gift for music having not only studied piano but also Bass guitar.  Jackson brings an “easy going” feel to his teaching and enjoys passing on his knowledge to others.

Jackson has been a devoted student of Hallmark Music Studio for many years where he has completed high levels in both practical and theory exams.  He has a strong passion for building up excellence in others and helping them become the best they can be with music.  He enjoys teaching students the fundamentals of music and incorporates a “fun” yet true method of passing on theory concepts to students.

He currently provides tuition to a small number of students after hours in Cumberland Park, and travels to some students (conditions apply and subject to suitable location).


Cumberland Park


Lucy – BMus
Consultant – Piano and Theory

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Lucy has her Bachelor of Music in Performance majoring in Piano, Graduate diploma in Education and Graduate diploma of music (Performance and Pedagogy) at the Elder Conservatorium of Music – Adelaide University.  She teaches piano and also accompanies ballet classes for students of all ages and levels.  Lucy is devoted to music tuition and working with parents to help establish suitable learning materials and a course plan for lessons.  She takes great interest in building up student’s enjoyment of piano and encouraging their piano practice.

Lucy is bi-lingual and able to provide piano tuition in both Native Mandarin and English.  Lucy provides quality tuition to selected Primary Schools in Adelaide and after hours tuition in North Adelaide.


North Adelaide

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Nick
Consultant – Piano and Theory
Nick started the Piano at the age of 5, continuing throughout high school at Concordia College and learning for a few years with Kerin Bailey. He graduated Year 12 in 2013 and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music; Classical Performance at the Elder Conservatory. He enjoys all music styles and genres, coming at his studies with a passion and increasing level of self-discipline and determination.

Nick has a deep love for Music, and this fuels his want to be an absolutely stupendous teacher, in order to help people discover their infinity of imagination, and this extraordinary potential within them. He encourages a relaxed and comfortable teaching environment for his students, while also challenging them to be their best.


School and after hours tuition

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Alyssa
Consultant – Piano and Theory

Alyssa is a consultant with Hallmark Studios, providing home tuition to students. Alyssa studied music from an early age and continued the passion throughout school, focusing on piano. In Year 12, she completed music performance and theory, receiving the Music Award, and also completing Grade 7 Piano (AMEB) under the tuition of Kerin Bailey.

Since completing high school, Alyssa has worked in a variety of creative fields and has completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English and Spanish. Her musical journey has included a range of performances in different genres from jazz and soul to funk and reggae, and she is involved with local original music groups, recording and performing locally and interstate.

Alyssa is vibrant and passionate, and enjoys bringing the wonder of music to students. She endeavours to make sessions fun and interesting, tailoring lesson plans to meet students’ individual needs. In her spare time, Alyssa enjoys cooking, yoga, cycling and writing music.


West Lakes
Olivia Wienert
Consultant – Piano and Theory

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Olivia began playing piano at a young age, and has since developed a serious passion for music. After studying music extensively during high school, she is currently in her second year at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, majoring in classical piano performance. She has consistently achieved outstanding results in both her performance and theory exams.

Although classically trained, Olivia is also interested in a range of genres including jazz and popular music. She has also been a member of various Adelaide choirs as both a vocalist and accompanist.

Olivia is a vibrant and enthusiastic tutor who endeavours to make piano lessons a fun and fulfilling experience. She is exceptionally organised and self-motivated, and with her passion for education, loves to help students reach their full potential.