Piano Lessons St Kilda Rd
James He, Pianist & Music Educator
James He is an award winning pianist offering piano lessons from his studio on St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.
Originally from Tasmania, James graduated his Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree with First Class Honours at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Ronald Farren-Price. He has also worked extensively with Alexandre Dossin and with Kristian Chong for chamber music and participated in many masterclasses with pianists including Igor Machlak, Graham Johnson, Thomas Linde, Jerry Wong, Anna Goldsworthy, Janine Sowden, Glenn Riddle among others.
Learning previously from Annette Stilwell, he achieved his A.Mus.A in 2014, L.Mus.A in 2016 and has been successful in competitions during his time in both Tasmania and Melbourne, including 3 major awards in the 2016 Hobart Eisteddfods, 2nd prize in the Boroondara Concerto Competition 2020 and numerous other prizes in Melbourne. James was also awarded the 2019 Florence Menk Meyer Prize, the 2019 John Gaitskell Memorial Mensa Prize and the 2020 Rosemarie Kenny Prize for his remarkable undergraduate recital performance.
Most recently, James participated in the isaDigital 2020 Music Festival held by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and had the opportunity of being mentored by renowned pianists such as Boris Berman, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Jan Jiracek von Armin, Gottlieb Wallisch and the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo. James was also a finalist in the Great Romantics Competition held at the Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC) in 2018 and also performed in a fundraising event in 2019 held by the MRC with his teacher Ronald Farren-Price. He had his concerto debut in 2016 playing Grieg’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Derwent Symphony Orchestra and has performed live on radio for 3MBS Talent in 2018.
He is particularly drawn to the works of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff and hopes to express their individual narratives to the audience. James is able to teach students of all expertise ranging from beginners to advanced and hopes to inspire his students through the wealth of knowledge he has obtained from all of the different teaching styles he has experienced throughout his degree at Melbourne.
James teaches on a beautiful Yamaha YU33 upright piano at
555 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
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Call us at (03) 9010 5678
2021 Tuition fees with James
30 minutes - $40
45 minutes - $60
60 minutes - $80
James' studio is conveniently located on St Kilda Road, Melbourne, easily accessible by tram from Melbourne CBD.