THE ROYAL COLLECTION
|Detail from “The Music Lesson”
by Johannes Vermeer
It’s time to learn the harpsichord—a most wonderful instrument with hundreds of years of repertoire worthy of enjoyable and serious study. This page may help you by showing Australian and Asian early keyboard specialists who enjoy sharing their musical experience and enthusiasm for the harpsichord and other early keyboard instruments by teaching.
People learn harpsichord and other early keyboard instruments for different reasons:
Of course, it is especially wonderful to be able to impart knowledge to a gifted and enthusiastic youngster with regular weekly lessons, but many adult students may prefer the odd lesson at infrequent intervals, particularly if they must travel long distances to their nearest teacher.
Each teacher has their own style, preference, and speciality, so a few may not entertain adult beginners at all, insisting on a certain level or musical understanding before they are willing to introduce the harpsichord. Some teachers may have expertise in certain repertoire, figured bass accompaniment—a most important use of the harpsichord—or other early keyboard instruments like clavichord or fortepiano. Some teachers are associated with tertiary educational institutions which may or may not restrict their freedom to give private lessons.
You will need access to a suitable instrument to be able to practise what you learn. Some teachers might insist this is a harpsichord of your own—and this is probably essential for advanced study—but for other teachers, the style you pick up may be able to be grasped on other keyboards.
This listing of musical practitioners is as complete as possible. Listing is open to all teachers without fee, and inclusion or omission does not imply recommendation or otherwise. Feel free to approach a teacher in your area and see if your relationship can develop: Contact details have been provided and confirmed by the teachers themselves.
Harpsichord teachers in the Asia/Pacific region wishing to be listed here should please complete the Teacher detail form, and ensure that their contact details are kept up to date!
Christine Faron (02) 6251 1737
Anthony Abouhamad MUFFAT COLLECTIVE / SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM, UNIVERSITY of SYDNEY (0401) 543 337
Huguette Brassine (07) 5448 1449
Katrina Brown UNIVERSITY of ADELAIDE
Priscilla Alderton (03) 9458 5110
|Stewart Smith EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY (08) 9370 6110
Jiang Yushan 江禹衫 CHINA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, BEIJING +86 176 1031 0371
Bu Xinge 卜心歌 +852 6621 8207
|Timothy Kwok MACAU POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE +853 8599 3216
|Douglas Mews VICTORIA UNIVERSITY +64 4 384 8854
Lena Ching NANYANG ACADEMY of FINE ARTS / UNIVERSITY of the ARTS SINGAPORE
Joo Hyun-Jung 주현정 +82 11 9903 5080
Alexander Sung 宋老師 +886 910 871 027
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