If you prefer the one-on–one approach, you can arrange
for private lessons on piano and concertina.
You will learn ways of infusing your music with the Celtic lilt and lift.
Piano lessons are available for children and adults, beginners
to intermediate. We can work with written music or play
by ear, and as well as Celtic style piano I can teach you
melody and accompaniment styles.
Guaranteed painless tuition! Come and share a joyful, creative space.
Lessons are $25 per half hour.
piano repertoire as a child
was classical but she now prefers
to compose her own music or
draw on a repertoire of Celtic
traditional and contemporary
Jo has studied classical,
Celtic and improvisational
piano with Barbara McDonald
Magone, Tracey Dares & Alaudin
Mathieu, USA; Muriel Johnstone & David
Milligan, Scotland. She has
attended Scotland’s Celtic
Connections Winter School and
the Valley of the Moon Scottish
Fiddling School in the USA..
Jo is joined at her studio
by piano teachers who specialise
in classical, contemporary,
blues and jazz styles and are
able to take students through
players are a rare breed in
Australia and teachers are
few and far between. Jo has
taught concertina since the
early 1990s; her own teachers
include concertina master Noel
Hill & John
McMahon, Ireland and Sandra
She has studied at world reknowned
traditional celtic music schools
including, in Ireland, the
Willie Clancy Summer School
at Miltown Malbay and Drumshambo Traditional Music School in County Leitrim.
Jo’s concertina repertoire includes Scottish,
Irish, Scandinavian, English and American tunes and she
can put it through its paces as both solo and accompanying