Piano Tuition

... a direct teaching lineage from Liszt and Beethoven

Individual Lessons for Children, Adolescents and Adults of All Ages

  • Develops confidence, co-ordination, relaxation and motivation from the first lesson

  • Makes music reading easy, fun and unforgettable

  • Prepares students for piano examinations (Prelim. to L.Mus.A., AMEB & ANZCA), V.C.E., eisteddfods and performances as well as for pure relaxation and enjoyment

  • Nurtures creativity - improvisation and composition offered at every stage

  • Frees up musical blocks releasing creative drive and facilitating learning

  • Inspires a true appreciation of a wide repertoire

  • Cares for the exceptional learner, both special and gifted

Music lessons have been shown to improve a child's performance in school.
A research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reports that music training - specifically piano instruction - is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children's abstract reasoning skills... necessary for learning maths and science.

Rauscher & Shaw, Neurological Research  (Feb 1997)
University of California

Music Therapy

Music... a subtle medicine used throughout civilisation for its profound power to regulate breathing, pulse, brainwaves and psychological states; to create poise, serenity and effectiveness through the whole sphere of human activity. Piano for the Whole Person offers a unique music therapy for children and adults with special needs.

  • Children with learning problems and social/emotional difficulties

  • Adults and children undergoing stress in life transitions e.g. bereavement, separation, burnout, accidents, chronic illness

  • Children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities

...for Instrumentalists, Singers, Dancers

Peter Carthew provides excellent and sensitive accompaniment for every artist and occasion - examinations, auditions, performance, recording and private functions.


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"The time is fast approaching when people will select their music with the same intelligent care and knowledge they now use to select their food. When that time comes, music will become a principal source of healing for many individual and social ills, and human evolution will be tremendously accelerated."
               Corrine Heline