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Emily Ventura – Piano Tuition

Cielle Kinross_black and whiteCooma School of Music welcomes another new teacher, clinic
Cielle Kinross
. Cielle will be teaching singing and song writing at Cooma School of Music. Cielle is a wonderful singer in her own right and she has an extremely impressive background in music. Her website contains some great audio and video as well as a biography and photos. www.ciellekinross.com.

Cielle loves many diferent kinds of music, clinic but her first love is country. “Growing up on the land, listening to artists such as Neil Young, John Williamson, Emmylou Harris and John Denver, there was never any doubt that country music was in Cielle’s blood. Nowadays, her musical influences consist of artists such as Holly Williams, Patty Griffin, Eva Cassidy, Zac Brown Band, Bernard Fanning, Shane Nicholson, Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile and many, many more….” (from her website)

January 2015 saw Cielle kick the New Year off in Tamworth, where she not only performed at the Country Music Festival, but also attended the highly acclaimed CMAA Academy of Country Music, and was fortunate enough to be mentored by industry leaders such as Tamara Stewart, Lyn Bowtell, Kevin Bennett, Karl Broadie, Roger Corbett, Brad Bergen and Amber Lawrence. Among the many highlights was the opportunity to sing a few songs with the likes of Kasey Chambers, Harry Hookey and Catherine Britt.

You can contact Cielle on 0421 810 038

Cielle Kinross - singer, song writer & teacher

Cielle Kinross – singer, song writer & teacher

Emily Ventura B.Mus - Piano Tuition_taggedWe would like to welcome a new piano teacher, internist
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to our faculty.

Emily has just graduated from the University of Newcastle Conservatorium. She majored in piano and was awarded a with a Bachelor of Music degree with Distinction. Her teacher there was Helen Smith. Emily has also studied piano with Gabriella Pusner and Carl Schmidt.

Emily has been teaching piano for several years, pregnancy
with all levels and ages, and particularly enjoys seeing the level of satisfaction that her students gain from improving their music skill and playing pieces they enjoy.

Contact Emily: 0421 173 824

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Peter de Jager wins Australian International 2011 Chopin Piano Competition!

Peter de Jager - Concert Pianist & Composer

Peter de Jager was born in South Africa on December 1st, treatment 1989, his family relocating to Australia in 1992. Soon after, Peter lived in Cooma with his mother Helen, his father John, and his sister Ruth until he was 7 years old.

Helen de Jager taught piano with us at Cooma School of Music. Peter and Ruth were great mates with our children Leon and Hannah. They all went to Cooma North Primary School together.

It was obvious from a very early age that Peter was a gifted child with a remarkable musical talent. He was totally in love with the piano.

In 1997, the de Jager family moved from Cooma to pursue educational and career opportunities. After moving to Melbourne, Peter studied piano for five years with Nehama Patkin, then two years with Professor Stephen McIntyre, with whom he achieved his LMusA in 2003, at 11 years of age.

From 2007, Peter spent two years in the Australian National Academy of Music’s Advanced Performance Program, studying with Rita Reichman. These years brought him into contact with many international visiting artists, and exposed him to many performance opportunities.

In 2007 Peter participated in the Lev Vlassenko Piano competition, winning the inaugural Enid Lane Memorial Prize for best performance of a work by Mozart. He has twice been finalist in the Academy’s internal concerto competition, on the second occasion performing Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand with Orchestra Victoria.

Today, Peter is 21 and has already achieved so much in music. He is not only an outstanding pianist but he is also a dedicated composer, with a great interest in early music. Currently, he is undertaking a Bachelor of Music in harpsichord and composition, studying with Ann Morgan at the University of Melbourne.

Here’s some photos from the Chopin Competition:

(Click on thumbnails for larger images)

Click here for more information about the Australian International Chopin Piano Competition

The Piano Works of Rachmaninoff, Volume XIII: Piano Concerto No. 3 – $23.95

Code:27008  $23.95

Code:27008 $23.95

This historic reference edition of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, illness in D Minor, Op. 30 is considered by many to be the composer’s most virtuosic piano concerto. It is composed of three movements: Allegro ma non tanto, Intermezzo: Adagio and Finale: Alla breve. Also included is an outstanding CD recording, from the Naxos label, by internationally renowned artist, Bernd Glemser, with the Ireland National Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk conducting. Glemser has received many first prizes in international competitions including the Cortot, Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky events.


  • Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30
  • I. Allegro ma non tanto
  • II. Intermezzo: Adagio
  • III. Finale: Alla breve

Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au