Teacher of Piano & Theory
Anne Lierse holds a Bachelor of Music Education, and a Diploma of Music, from the University of Melbourne where she studied piano with Ron Farren-Price, AO, and Margaret Schofield, OAM. She also has the Associate Diploma of Music (A.Mus.A) and the Licentiate Teaching Diploma (T.Mus.A) from the Australian Music Examinations Board.
Her extensive experience spans nearly fifty years as a studio teacher and as a piano teacher in schools, which include Trinity Grammar School, Huntingtower School and Melbourne High School. Anne has also had years of accompanying experience, and as an orchestral and band director and conductor.
Anne teaches students of all ages from beginner to advanced levels. She regularly enters students in the Australian Music Examination Board exams, presenting students from Preliminary level right through to Associate Diploma (A.Mus.A) and Licentiate Diploma (L.Mus.A), with great success. She has also taught a large number of VCE students who have all achieved a high level of success. Many of her students have gone onto tertiary level piano studies and are now performers and music teachers.
Performance is very much encouraged and concerts are organized to provide performing opportunities for her students. In addition to regular student recitals each year, a number of her students at Melbourne High School perform a concerto movement with the Melbourne High School Symphony Orchestra, and also perform in the Steinway recital.
Her students have been successful in competitions winning many prizes, including the open piano concerto section, solo sections, and open chamber music sections in major eisteddfods. In addition to success in examinations and competitions, students have also been particularly successful in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Music Performance exams where many have won Premiers Awards, and students are regularly invited to perform in the VCE Season of Excellence as Top Class, and Top Acts Performances.
Anne Lierse is a teacher trainer and a teacher of theory, music analyses, and general knowledge. She is an adjudicator, and a VCE and AMEB examiner.
She has also lectured and presented papers on music pedagogy both in Australia and Internationally.
‘Musical development beyond grade 5: A psychological approach to teaching the advancing musician’. (2007)
In Music and the Teacher. Journal of the Victorian Music Teachers Association. March, Melbourne.
‘Nurturing and inspiring higher level piano students in their last years of secondary schooling’.
Paper presented at the 27th International Society for Music Education World Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2007).