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Dr Anne Lierse

Music Educationist & Teacher of Piano


Rosemary Anne Lierse life’s work has been as

  • a teacher of piano and theory
  • a music teacher and Director of Music in primary, secondary independent and government schools
  • a researcher in areas of music education internationally, nationally and state-wide
  • an advocate and lobbyist for music in schools

Her current position is

  • Piano teacher at Melbourne High School
  • VCE Assessor for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority
  • Examiner in Piano for the Australian Music Examination Board

Former positions included

  • Director of Music at Melbourne High School (until 2010), where she taught VCE Music, conducted the Melbourne High School Symphony Orchestra and directed chamber music
  • Co-ordinator of Music at Blackburn High School
  • Director of Junior Music at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School
  • Classroom music teacher at Balwyn High School, East Doncaster High School and Templestowe Technical School
  • Lecturer at Monash University
  • Assessor at Deakin University
  • Project Officer for the Board of Studies (now the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority)

Anne has produced a large number of curriculum documents and reports, and has worked on a number of curriculum review and writing committees.

Anne Lierse completed undergraduate degrees in Music and Education, a Graduate Diploma in Education Administration, and a Masters in Education at the University of Melbourne. Her Doctorate of Education, completed at Monash University in 1998, was an evaluation of the effectiveness of music programs in Victorian government secondary schools from 1995 – 1996.

Under her direction, in 2009, Melbourne High School’s music program was nationally recognized by ABC FM and Music Play for Life winning the ‘National Flame Award’ for the school with the most outstanding music program in Australia, which included singing.