Teaching

Tim Di Ienno, student of 8 years receives his associate diploma

Tim Di Ienno, student of 7 years receives his associate diploma

Emily-Rose has over 10 years of teaching experience. She has run her own private music tuition from the age of 15 and has taught a wide range of students from 4 years of age up to adults and from beginner level to concert pianist standard. She is comfortable teaching a wide variety of styles, but believes in no one method. She believes each individual student needs to have lessons tailored to suit their needs. Emily-Rose’s classroom works on the basis of developing a sound and strong technique alongside a vivid imagination, so that student’s creative minds are able to express themselves freely. All of Emily-Rose’s students have won awards in eisteddfods and gained high marks in exams for both AMEB and Saint Cecilia, however exams are not compulsory and are there only for those who wish to take them. Her classroom holds both a firm discipline and a fun, caring atmosphere in which budding young musicians can develop and shine.

As an accompanist, Emily-Rose is confident both to rehearse and perform with students for their exams, auditions or concerts. Emily-Rose also has a lot of professional experience playing in duos with Singers, Strings and Woodwind and is available for professional engagements and collaborations.

For information on fees and timetables please call Emily-Rose on 0401432892 or email emilyrosepiano@gmail.com

What Students and parents have said about Emily-Rose

‘Emily-Rose is gifted both as a musician and a teacher. Her abundant, deep and diverse knowledge of music means that my children have been privileged to have the foundations of their musical learning enabled by piano lessons with Emily-Rose. As an educator myself, I am conscious of Emily-Rose’s deeply intuitive approach, as well as her battery of skills. It’s a pleasure to witness a teacher of her talents guiding my two children with their very different temperaments and orientations with a patient and responsive approach. Musically, my children are inspired, impressed and amazed by what Emily-Rose knows and can do. As well as learning music, my children are experiencing the inspiring example of a dedicated, creative professional. We all feel exceptionally fortunate and I can recommend Emily-Rose without reserve for her imagination, warmth and impeccable professionalism.’ - Felicity Plunkett (mother of Benjamin and Imogen Hamer)

‘I have really enjoyed having you as a piano teacher. Despite the short time I’ve known you, I believe you have been one of the most instructive and insightful music teachers I have been taught by. Thank you for teaching me!’ – Caroline , Student, 16 yrs

“Emily-Rose Sarkova has taught our son since he was 10, tentative and barely finding the notes on the keyboard. Under her tuition, five years on, Tim is about to perform an advanced recital of eighth grade pieces. Emily-Rose has consistently impressed us with her understanding of our son’s gentle personality and musical potential, her insightful guidance of Tim’s musical interests and her wise sequencing and teaching of different skill sets. Emily-Rose’s considerable and diverse professional achievements, allied with a passionate commitment to wide ranging musical performances, styles and instruments, has enlarged our son’s own musical vision and ambition. We are grateful for the good fortune that has matched him with such an able teacher and perfomer. From our experience we are confident to commend Emily-Rose to anyone in need of  a gifted teacher and a multi-talented, charming and passionate musician. We also think she’s ‘cool’. ” – Paul and Karen Di Ienno, Parents of Timothy Di Ienno.

Thank you so much for all your dedication and guidance throughout the year with Vanessa’s piano lessons. Vanessa has truly blossomed as a pianist since her very first lesson with you! I’m sure there’ll be many more years of further development and progress to come her way.’ Sharon Lee, Parent of Vanessa Lee.