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Welcome to Play Well, Australia’s leading online piano lessons delivered with convenience from the comfort of your own home.
Our focus at Play Well is all things piano. Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned professional looking to upskill, or an instrumentalist looking for the perfect accompanist, we are the right people for you.
As a complete beginner and having received a starter pack as a Christmas gift, I was somewhat sceptical and even reticent about online learning, but those preconceptions were quickly dismissed after my first couple of lessons with Annie. Her approach to teaching, her relaxed, friendly manner and her sense of humour, make her entirely suited to remote teaching. She is assertive but patient, challenging but supportive and incredibly observant. The thing I find most appealing about Annie's approach is her attention to detail, not settling for merely reciting the exercises or the pieces, but exacting the character, the expression and the precision from your playing. I am in no doubt this is because Annie wants you to succeed. I am a long way from where I want to get to but I'm confident I'm in the right hands to achieve that. I highly recommend Annie to anyone considering online lessons, I am quite sure you will not be disappointed.
Frank- Sydney, NSW.
"It’s never too late to learn how to play piano."
- James Rhodes
Accelerated Piano Program
These lessons are suitable for adult beginners to intermediate students and are an affordable and fun way to give you the fundamental skills to get you playing the music you love in record time!
We cover a whole range of styles and skills that will give you a solid foundation and a love for the process of learning music for life.
If you have ever wanted to get into playing the piano from scratch (it’s never too late!) or you are wanting to revisit playing after a long break this program is for you.
Weekly lesson packages start at $220 per month with discounts available for bi-annual/annual billing.
Book in your first lesson today!
Our Premium lesson programs are designed for advanced students already at a high level of skill who are looking at taking their playing to the next level both musically and technically.
To apply for our Premium lesson programs, you must already be playing repertoire at an AMEB Grade 7 level or above.
These lessons are also for students who are looking at retraining through any playing-related injuries via the Taubman Approach as we have highly-specialised teachers who can help with this.
It is also for players who would like to find ways to push through technical limitations, speed walls, improve their sound and tone quality as well as build confidence in performance skills. Book a consult today to get started.
If you are an instrumentalist preparing for an upcoming performance, exam or assessment you are going to need a collaborative pianist who is reliable and experienced to help you play your best.
All of our collaborative artists are well-seasoned and can handle most repertoire given sufficient notice as well as provide you with expert coaching.
Pricing varies depending on factors such as notice given, repertoire and number of rehearsals yet all projects come down to availability.
Apply below with full details of your upcoming performance and we will be in touch shortly once your application has been received.
APP stands for Accelerated Piano Programme – this is our popular online hybrid lesson programme suited for adult beginners & younger intermediate students. It’s a fun way to help you achieve the fundamental musical skills so that you can learn to play the songs you love in record time!
Our APP lessons are conducted online via Zoom in a 'hybrid' setting. This unique format gives the students the benefits of both individual and group learning. Each 60min class will have a maximum of 2-3 students & a teacher.
During the lesson, the teacher will work with each student via their own individual/private online room where they go through specific instruction & learning, so that the student receives valuable feedback on their playing as well as space to practice whilst the teacher works with other students. This allows the student to invite the teacher into their individual room whenever required and gives them thinking space required to practice in solitude without judgement or distraction.
The teacher checks on each student’s technique & progress, while demonstrating when necessary, from their own piano. General questions & tips and discussions may be shared collectively with all students during the end of the lesson.
This hybrid mode gives the student the best of both worlds with individualised learning as well as some group interaction and reassurance that other students have similar experiences and challenges along the way. An added bonus is that students often form wonderful friendships and inspiration as a result of these interactions.
To make your online piano lessons a success, you will need:
- A piano/keyboard with 88 weighted keys
- A stable internet connection
- A device (tablet/phone/computer) that you position to show your hands on the piano (for your teacher to see)
- Optional: 2nd device to use for any online music reading
If you want further info on setting up and the full technical requirements, please download our handy guide HERE.
Yes! You will definitely need your own piano to practice on between lessons and to tune into the lesson itself. If you are unsure whether you want to purchase a piano yet, we recommend hiring one or tuning in to your lesson at a friend/relative's home if they have one. If you are looking at purchasing your own piano and don't know where to start, please download our free guide HERE.
You will! Your teacher may not be in the room with you but they will be with you via your device as if they were sitting right next to you.
Most DIY online piano tutorials won't have this feature hence many people assume online learning doesn't work for them. Be assured that even though your teacher is with you online, they will still see and hear every little nuance and expect you to turn up with regularity and hold you accountable. You won't get away with anything suspicious just because we are on the internet!
Yes they will! Most of our students have weekly lessons at a time that has been chosen & secured for them. Really dedicated students committed to bringing their skills up to scratch quickly even come to lessons multiple times a week! Learning happens at your pace and we will help you succeed, regardless of how much time you can commit to your goals. We will work with you to choose the best day/time & frequency to suit your needs.
Best of all, you can still access our online lessons no matter which state or country you are from!
Some students have continued with lessons even while travelling/on holiday! So long as you have the items in Question 3, you’re good to go!
Yes of course! Our programme transitions students into this option after you have achieved a certain level of competence in your APP classes. This is deliberate as from our experience of teaching thousands of students at all ages and stages, the APP is our proven fastest method to get you up to speed quickly and move you through intermediate to advanced playing in no time.
No. We also have a comprehensive library containing all sorts of useful resources to assist and delight you in between lessons. In addition, we run regular studio challenges, concerts, workshops and events as well as provide sheet music as well extra resources which are all included in your package fees.
WHO WE ARE
Our Director and founder Anastasia graduated from UWA with a degree in Piano Performance in 2012 and has since played an active role as a passionate performer, presenter, collaborative pianist and experienced teacher in both WA and abroad. Having a love for technology, piano and people she has scoured the world for the leading practices and innovations in learning and teaching music.
She has a strong background in movement studies such as the Taubman Approach, Alexander Technique, dance and yoga and specialises in helping pianists to play with more comfort, speed, accuracy and ease as well as retraining pianists out of injury.
In addition, Anastasia has served as Vice-President of the WA Music Teacher’s Association and assists in accrediting, upskilling and mentoring the next generation of music teachers to give the best music lessons the world can offer.
We are a team of innovative and passionate musicians who specialise in working with adults at all levels of their piano playing, to learn music easily and with total confidence. Wherever you are in the world, our expert Play Well teachers can help you with:
If you would like to find out more, please contact us via our contact form or book in for a lesson below.
"Practice the sound, not the notes. Play the music, not the instrument."
We offer a range of consultant services in addition to our regular lessons and by appointment only, such as:
- Teacher Consultancy/Pedagogy
- Examining & Preparation
- Private & Hybrid Lessons
- Lectures (enquiry only)
- Performance Coaching
- Taubman Approach
If you are interested in our additional consultant services please complete our contact form and we will be in touch.
"Stop wishing, start playing!"
At Play Well, we aspire to give adult students at any level the confidence to play the piano and learn music with ease. It doesn’t matter what age or what part of the world you are in, if you have access to a piano, a device such as a computer or a tablet and a stable internet connection we will bring the highest quality of lessons to you.
All of our teachers are fully WAMTA Accredited, qualified and experienced to give you the best lessons and are focused on getting you terrific results in your playing. We will show you how to practice like a professional from your first lesson as well as how to really understand the music you are playing and love the process of learning music for life.
Our unique approach to teaching breaks the mould of traditional lessons, using the latest technology to give you the fastest access to playing at your full potential. We work with you to reach your individual playing goals through face-to-face contact online. If your mind is open to trying new things and you have an eager desire to learn to play the piano in record time, book in for a lesson today!
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Accompaniment for woodwind,
strings, brass and keyboard
For Accompaniment services, you will need to apply to ensure we have an available pianist for you based on your needs. Please note that pricing varies for each project and performance, depending on repertoire, preparation time, proximity to the performance date, number of rehearsals and the overall nature of the project.
To apply to work with one of our expert pianists, please fill in the application form HERE. Please note that we need all accompaniment details & music PDFs before we can respond back with our availability.
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything."