Piano Teachers

Mya Whatson

Piano Teacher

Mya has been studying the piano for 14 years and the cello for 11 years. She began learning piano at the Queensland Young Conservatorium at the age of 5 under renowned pianist Angela Turner and cello at age 8 under the tutelage of esteemed cellist Mei-Lee Stocker. Mya graduated from All Hallows' School in 2018, and within that time, she became a five-time recipient of the St Celine Memorial Trophy- an award given to the highest achiever in the school's inter-school music eisteddfod. She is a prize winner of the Queensland Piano Competition and she was chosen with her piano duet partner to represent the Queensland Young Conservatorium in the Australian Piano Duo Festival Finale Concert in 2016. She was the Associate Principal Cellist of the Queensland Youth Orchestra Junior String Ensemble at 10 years old (2011) and accepted into Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 the following two years. Mya was also the Principal Cellist of the Queensland Young Conservatorium String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra from 2017-2018, and Principal Cellist of the Queensland Young Conservatorium Chamber Ensemble in 2017. She has been granted a distinction for both her Certificate of Music (CMusA) in cello and her Associate of Music (AMusA) in piano. Mya was also accepted into the Manhattan School of Music Summer School in New York City (2018). Afterwards, she was offered a four-pronged scholarship to study a double-major in cello and piano by the University of Queensland (2018) and is now studying a Bachelor of Music majoring in Piano at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Dominic Erbacher

Piano Teacher

Dominic Erbacher is a pianist from South-East Queensland who has been playing since he was 4 years old. After graduating high school at the age of 16, he was offered a place at both the University of Queensland and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, where he is currently studying a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical piano. Piano has been his passion from a very young age and he has completed all of AMEB grade exams. He has been competing in local and state competitions, bursaries, and Eisteddfod since the age of 12 and was the recipient of the James Melville-Clark Memorial Scholarship in 2017.

Zackary Keleher

Jazz Piano Teacher

Zackary Keleher has been enthusiastic about music since the age of 7. As he has grown up, he has experienced many different facets and genres of music, leading to his love for Jazz. He has worked hard over the past two years to secure his enrolment in the Bachelor of Music Performance Course, in Jazz Piano at Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium. Within that time, he was awarded the role of Music Captain at St Pauls, High Distinction in Grade 8 AMEB Piano for Leisure, received Academic Gold in both Music and Music Extension and the Most Outstanding Contribution to music award. He took part in multiple school ensembles such as Big Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Audition Choir, Combined Choir and Percussion Ensemble, on Piano, Voice or Mallet Percussion. Outside of school, he was lead vocal for the Talkin' Jazz Big Band of 2018 and took part in their second workshop program, which provided him with the opportunity to learn with many of Brisbane's best Jazz musicians, culminating in a concert for the esteemed Brisbane Jazz Club. Zackary has a deep passion for music and has plans to become a working musician through finishing his degree and expanding his skills in performing, composing and teaching. He is a very attentive player, always listening and trying to reflect and become better. Zack hopes that with his teaching he can share his passion for Jazz Piano and also grow to become a more rounded musician himself.

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