Professional pianist in Brisbane, offering high quality piano tuition for all ages.

BIOGRAPHY

MMus, BMus(Hons), BAppSc(Dist), LMusA, AMusA

Joanna is dedicated to her art of piano teaching and strives to ensure each student achieves a high level of technique and artistry in their playing, regardless of their age or playing standard.

Joanna’s professional experience includes recital engagements, adjudicating, private piano teaching, and working with the team at Encore Music Education. She holds a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music (Hons) with first class honours from the University of Queensland, and has been privileged to complete her piano performance studies under the guidance of Dr Max Olding AM. Joanna has performed in master classes with distinguished musicians, including Dr Piers Lane and has been awarded Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Classical Piano Performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board.

Joanna approaches music from an artistic and scientific background, having studied and worked within other fields including medical imaging. She has performed and adjudicated eisteddfods both in Queensland and overseas, and was a featured performer and member of the adjudication panel at the 2018 & 2019 Kota Kinabalu Music and Dance Festival in East Malaysia. She was the featured artist at the Encore Singapore Concerts in 2017 and 2018, and has enjoyed success at local competitions including the Queensland Piano Competition and Australian National Yamaha Piano Competition.

Joanna Gibson

With regular lesson attendance and practise at home, progress is rewarding for everyone involved.

Lessons are conducted from my studio at Enoggera, which features a Yamaha U5 professional upright piano as well as a digital piano. All levels of experience are welcome, whether you are a beginner, undertaking advancing levels, or resuming playing after time away from the instrument.

Beginner Students

I am a Licensed Encore Teacher, and teach the Encore On Keys program to all of my beginner students, through to approximately Grade 3 standard. After 12 months of lessons, beginner students are confident in playing along to backing tracks, have developed essential chord playing skills, and have experienced a wide range of musical foundation skills including solfege singing, body percussion, notation & rhythm reading, as well as transposition. The Encore on Keys Piano Series is a holistic approach involving whole-pattern learning, a strong rhythmic focus and a variety of contemporary and traditional styles. For more information on this teaching method you can visit www.encoremusiceducation.com.au

Advanced Levels

Piano lessons for advancing students focus on developing and fine-tuning musical and performance skills. These include piano technique, sound production, correct finger sequencing, pedalling, and awareness of musical phrasing & structures. Great care and preparation is taken when selecting repertoire for each individual student. This involves assessing the student's current technical ability, musical aptitude and learning goals, Repertoire is selected that is achievable, but that will also develop specific musical and pianistic skills.

Music Theory

Music theory lessons are available for students interested in expanding their knowledge in this area and for those looking to complete exam requirements. Theory lessons can be taken either in-person or online.

Piano word art
Piano Keys

I provide piano accompaniment for all instrumentalists including strings, wind, brass and voice. If you need an accompanist for your upcoming exam, recital or eisteddfod performance please get in touch for more information and to arrange a rehearsal.

Rates are those recommended by the Queensland Accompanist Guild and vary depending on the grade level. A minimum of two rehearsals is usually required before a performance.

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tuition fees

Tuition fees are structured according to the school term with payment in advance of the term. Casual payment options are available for adults.

Lessons are available in 30, 45 or 60 minute time slots.

Cancellations: If 24 hours notice is given, then a make-up lesson time that is mutually convenient during the term will be arranged. Cancellations with less notice than this will unfortunately forfeit the lesson fee. 

2020 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 27 January – Saturday 4 April (10 weeks)

Term 2: Monday 20 April – Saturday 27 June (10 weeks)

Term 3: Monday 13 July – Saturday 19 September (10 weeks)

Term 4: Monday 5 October – Saturday 12 December (10 weeks)

To enrol in lessons, or for more information please email