Harpsichord Teachers

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Vermeer’s Music Lesson 34K jpeg
THE ROYAL COLLECTION
Detail from “The Music Lesson”
by Johannes Vermeer
c1662–64

It’s time to learn the harpsichord—a most wonderful instrument with hundreds of years of repertoire worthy of enjoyable and serious study. This page may help you by showing Australian and Asian early keyboard specialists who enjoy sharing their musical experience and enthusiasm for the harpsichord and other early keyboard instruments by teaching.

People learn harpsichord and other early keyboard instruments for different reasons:

Of course, it is especially wonderful to be able to impart knowledge to a gifted and enthusiastic youngster with regular weekly lessons, but many adult students may prefer the odd lesson at infrequent intervals, particularly if they must travel long distances to their nearest teacher.

Each teacher has their own style, preference, and speciality, so a few may not entertain adult beginners at all, insisting on a certain level or musical understanding before they are willing to introduce the harpsichord. Some teachers may have expertise in certain repertoire, figured bass accompaniment—a most important use of the harpsichord—or other early keyboard instruments like clavichord or fortepiano. Some teachers are associated with tertiary educational institutions which may or may not restrict their freedom to give private lessons.

You will need access to a suitable instrument to be able to practise what you learn. Some teachers might insist this is a harpsichord of your own—and this is probably essential for advanced study—but for other teachers, the style you pick up may be able to be grasped on other keyboards.

This listing of musical practitioners is as complete as possible. Listing is open to all teachers without fee, and inclusion or omission does not imply recommendation or otherwise. Feel free to approach a teacher in your area and see if your relationship can develop: Contact details have been provided and confirmed by the teachers themselves.

Harpsichord teachers in the Asia/Pacific region wishing to be listed here should please complete the Teacher detail form, and ensure that their contact details are kept up to date!


National flag 1K gif AUSTRALIA    
    ACT

Christine Faron (02) 6251 1737
Barbara McRae (02) 6258 2110

     
    NSW

Anthony Abouhamad SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM, UNIVERSITY of SYDNEY (0401) 543 337
Diana Blom WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY (02) 4736 0164
Lyn Brown (02) 9519 5303
Neal Peres Da Costa SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM, UNIVERSITY of SYDNEY (02) 9351 1273 or (0405) 356 364
Paul Dyer BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA of AUSTRALIA (02) 9363 2899
Rosalind Halton UNIVERSITY of NEWCASTLE (02) 4921 8950
Ray Harvey CONCERTATO (0431) 719 024
David Kinsela (02) 9361 5966
Monika Kornel SYDNEY CONSORT (0416) 345 489
Mark Stuart (0405) 022 786
Philip Swanton SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM, UNIVERSITY of SYDNEY (02) 9351 1376 or (0411) 441 167
Paul Thom
Joanna Tondys SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM, UNIVERSITY of SYDNEY (0409) 240 786

     
    QLD

Huguette Brassine (07) 5448 1449
Rebecca Smith (0417) 703 691
Catherine Stirling (0407) 420 877

     
    SA

Katrina Brown UNIVERSITY of ADELAIDE
Lesley Lewis ADELAIDE BAROQUE / MUSIC FOUNDRY
Jill Lowe (0427) 977 539
Glenys March UNIVERSITY of ADELAIDE (08) 8431 5575
Anne Whelan (0410) 425 572

     
    VIC

Priscilla Alderton (03) 9458 5110
Elizabeth Anderson AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSITY of MELBOURNE / VICTORIAN COLLEGE of the ARTS (03) 9387 3004
Peter Hagen
Roger Heagney (03) 9817 5053
Erin Helyard UNIVERSITY of MELBOURNE (0478) 010 836
David Macfarlane PAST ECHOES / NEWMAN COLLEGE (0412) 915 380
Ann Murphy Morgan UNIVERSITY of MELBOURNE (03) 5348 7604
Donald Nicolson LATITUDE 37 (0450) 242 679
Helen O’Brien GEELONG COLLEGE / GEELONG GRAMMAR (03) 5223 1245 or (03) 5223 1147
John O’Donnell UNIVERSITY of MELBOURNE / MONASH UNIVERSITY
Jacqueline Ogeil
Priscilla Taylor (03) 9387 5517

     
    WA Stewart Smith EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY (08) 9370 6110

National flag 1K gif CHINA    
      Ng Yi Ching 吴怡青 WUHAN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
Shen Fanxiu 沈凡秀 CENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, BEIJING
Zhou Ting 周挺 MIDDLE SCHOOL AFFILIATED WITH SHANGHAI CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC+86 136 6185 9848
Zhu Di 朱迪 CHINA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, BEIJING

National flag 1K gif HONG KONG    
      Alice Chan 陳韋潔 +852 9651 0769
David Chung HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY +852 3411 7871
Timothy Kwok CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Shane Levesque HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS +852 6691 5271
Betty Li HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS

National flag 1K gif JAPAN   Harpsichord teachers in Japan should please complete the Teacher detail form to arrange their free listing.
    Nagoya Michio O’Hara 小原道雄
     
    Osaka Miho Ioka 井岡みほ OSAKA MUSIC COLLEGE / DOSHISHA WOMEN’S COLLEGE +81 72 633 7276
Seiko Nakata 中田聖子
Mito Shimonishi 下西美都
     
    Tokyo Atsuko Watanabe 渡邊温子

National flag 1K gif MACAU    
      Timothy Kwok MACAU POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE +853 8599 3216

National flag 1K gif NEW ZEALAND    
      Douglas Mews VICTORIA UNIVERSITY +64 4 384 8854
James Tibbles UNIVERSITY of AUCKLAND +64 9 373 7599 x82330

National flag 1K gif SINGAPORE    
     

Billy Kristanto +65 9029 9952
Gerald Lim +65 9650 5898
Tien Yang SCHOOL of the ARTS / NANYANG ACADEMY of FINE ARTS +65 9018 7727


National flag 1K gif SOUTH KOREA    
     

Joo Hyun-Jung 주현정 +82 11 9903 5080
Jung Kyung-Mi 정경미 YONSEI UNIVERSITY +82 10 5294 5786
Ko Hyunjoo 고현주 KOREAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY of ARTS / SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY +82 11 9065 8170
Tomi Koo 구민수 +82 10 3647 2076


National flag 1K gif TAIWAN    
     

Alexander Sung 宋老師 +886 910 871 027
Tsai Chia-Hsuan 蔡佳璇 FU JEN UNIVERSITY +886 988 292 234


National flag 1K gif THAILAND    
     

Alberto Firrincieli ASSUMPTION UNIVERSITY / YAMAHA MUSIC SCHOOL RATCHADAPISEK / INTERNATIONAL KEYBOARD ACADEMY


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