Anne Hilberts BMusEd, AMusA, MMTA, MVMTA
Anne is a fully qualified music teacher,
specializing in teaching piano, keyboard, composition, theory, musicianship,
music craft and aural skills, with over 25 years experience.
She completed her music degree, studying both music and pedagogy, in 1989. During this time at Newcastle Conservatorium, she majored in piano performance with the late Dr David Jones, and continued further piano studies with him after graduation. This was a highlight of her studies, and means that her teaching line traces back through Gordon Watson to both Egon Petri and Busoni, who was a colleague of the famous pianist, Franz Liszt.
Anne likes to keep her music skills up to date and has participated in masterclasses with Gordon Watson, Gerard Willems, Philip Shovk, Warren Thompson, Clemens Leschke, Danielle Salamon, Richard Morphew, James Muir, Gian-Franco & Natalia Ricci, Catriona Stafford, Elizabeth Jacobs, Simon Tedeschi, and Gilbert de Greeve.
Having herself learnt excellent piano technique from a master of such technique, she loves to impart this to students in their piano lessons, inspiring them with confidence through their own musical development and personal achievements.
Matthew teaches both singing and piano. He is currently studying in the Bachelor of Music program at Sydney University Conservatorium, majoring in classical voice with Simon Lobelson.
He is both an accomplished classically trained singer and a pianist, having studied music for many years - learning classical voice with Patricia Woods, and piano with Anne Hilberts, before heading to study at Sydney Conservatorium. He completed all his AMEB grades by 2016.
Over the last few years he has enjoyed participating in music masterclasses with Gerard Willems, Tamara-Anne Cislowska, Catriona Stafford, Gilbert de Greeve, Phillip Shovk and David Greco.
Matthew has been teaching music privately for several years, coaching children and adults, for both their own pleasure and for exams.
He particularly enjoys seeing the light bulb moments in a lesson when students really connect with their music, and get excited about their achievements!
View the video below, to see Matthew & Anne performing together.
~ Lessons Available at Cooranbong, Wallsend and Online ~