“One of the joys of playing the piano is chasing sounds – sounds that are sublime, that take you somewhere else.”
Sarah Gall has been teaching piano since 1999, sharing the art of playing this beautiful instrument with students ranging in age from preschoolers to adults. With a solid grounding in both classical piano pedagogy and the contemporary music industry, Sarah combines solid training and ability with years of experience touring, recording and performing with a wide variety of artists. Sarah loves the piano and loves to perform, bringing this passion into her teaching work.
Sarah’s teaching begins with revealing the sound, touch and potential of the piano, and then laying a solid musical and sensory foundation to allow imagined sound-worlds to come into being. Aims are to develop a student’s self-confidence, curiosity and pianistic skill-set. Sarah’s conceptual focus is on theory that supports creative music-making, and students will be exposed to music from a wide range of historical periods.
Sarah’s background as a pianist has included classical study with Lynne Jordan and Dr Diane Selmon. She has also had a successful academic career, undertaking research, teaching and course convenorship with Griffith University, The Queensland Conservatorium, QUT, University of Western Sydney and RMIT and on a range of independent academic projects. Sarah is a professional member of the Queensland Music Teachers’ Association and the Accompanists’ Guild of Queensland as well as being a songwriting member of APRA.
Sarah is also the ABRSM Representative for Queensland, and can assist students to prepare for ABRSM and other examinations at all levels. Please also make contact if you are a teacher looking to learn more about this international and growing music assessment board – Sarah will be happy to help.
Sarah is currently taking a limited number of new students on Wednesdays. Contact Sarah using the contact form below.