Tutor – Private Piano
American born Dr Denise Stanley is a highly experienced and passionate teacher who has taught hundreds of children and adults to play piano.
Her qualifications include Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and the Fine Arts from California State University, Sacramento; a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Southern Oregon University and a PhD in Education from The University of Sydney. Denise is an Associate Lecturer and Supervisor at The University of Sydney who has also lectured at the University of NSW. As an accredited piano teacher of The Music Teachers’ Association of NSW, she has prepared many students for the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) and Higher School Certificate (HSC) music exams.
She is the recipient of a number of Scholarships including a Fulbright Memorial Scholarship Fund, Japan; and the Frank Mancini Memorial Award for Music. Internationally, Denise has performed in the Governor’s Mansion, California and her band once opened for none other than Led Zeppelin’s front man, Robert Plant. She has directed concerts in venues as varied as the Sydney Opera House, St Augustine’s College, Sydney Vocal Arts Centre and the William Street Studios in Fairlight.
Denise is highly regarded for her ability to teach students of all ages and levels to be successful in their musical quest. She caters to the individual needs of each aspiring musician and believes that the learning process must first and foremost be fun.