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Develop your pianistic technique and performance skills
Gain new insights into the diverse world of piano performance in all its forms: as a soloist and in collaboration with others as accompanist, chamber musician and ensemble pianist.

Studying piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will give you a broad knowledge of music as we focus, not only on your piano technique and performance skills, but on supporting you to become a skilled and multi-faceted musician.

You will have solo performance opportunities include regular performance workshops, lunch hour concerts and masterclasses given by renowned pianists.

In addition to individual lessons and chamber music, you may study accompaniment, early keyboard, orchestral piano and repetiteur skills – all with performance opportunities involved.

  • Our piano staff come from around the world and have included luminaries such as Laurence Godfrey Smith, Alexander Sverjensky, Isador Goodman, Gordon Watson and Nancy Salas.
  • Our current staff are performing and recording artists and international prize winners.
  • We provide various performance opportunities, including weekly concert practice and lunchtime concerts. 
  • We offer regular masterclasses given by visiting pianists such as Pascal Rogé, Louis Lortie, Arnaldo Cohen, Joanna MacGregor, Peter Donohoe, Paul Lewis and Lang Lang.
  • We provide five performance venues and more than 130 teaching and practice studios.
  • You'll be part of a dedicated group and we encourage you to form musical connections and collaborations with your peers in Piano Studies as well as other musicians.

Our current piano staff are performing and recording artists and international prize winners. The Con has a proud history that includes luminaries such as Laurence Godfrey-Smith, Alexander Sverjensky, Isador Goodman, Gordon Watson and Nancy Salas.

Our piano students will develop as professional musicians and reach the levels of excellence demanded by the music profession. You will gain transferable skills that can be used in a range of industries and occupations, such as research, critical thinking, collaboration, entrepreneurial initiative, communication and public speaking.

Career options include:

  • soloist
  • chamber or orchestral musician
  • recording/touring artist
  • music teacher (primary/secondary)
  • private tutor
  • music research/academia
  • artist agent
  • arts administrator
  • audio engineer
  • music events manager
  • music journalist.

What are my study options with piano?