Hello & welcome
Welcome to Purple Tree Piano Tuition (PTPT)!
Everyone can play piano!
Purple Tree Piano Tuition (PTPT) was established in 2010 with the goals of nurturing musical skills in students of all ages and levels. Our past and present students range(d) from ages 3 to 75 and beginners to AMus levels.
PTPT is conveniently located right in the heart of Teneriffe. It is within short walking distance to the Teneriffe Citycat terminal and many bus stops (199 and CityGlider 60).
We nurture our students to appreciate and feel music with passion and enjoyment.
We make sure that our students find music learning fun, easy and achievable.
We train each student to develop skills in sight-reading and memorizing music.
We prepare our students to excel in AMEB exams as a way of gauging and encouraging progress.
We provide opportunities for our students to always learn and perform on grand pianos.
We encourage our students to strengthen the relationship between parent-child-teacher to develop confidence and progress in character.
We give each student ample opportunities to gain exposure as a performer and give parents assurance of their child's progress.
We encourage students to expand their repertoire and improve sightreading skills by providing free piano library book loan.
About The owner and founder of ptpt
MMus, BMus with Honours and Distinction, L.L.C.M.
Laura has been a piano teacher and a Blue Card holder in Brisbane since 2008. She is also an experienced accompanist for AMEB instrumental exams, Queensland Conservatorium and The School of Music at The University of Queensland. Prior to that, she worked as the Head of Music Pedagogy in Malaysia for 7 years. Her qualifications include Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy (University of Southern Queensland, Australia) and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with Honours and Distinction (University of Iowa, U.S.A.).
At USQ, Laura was the recipient of the Laurence Lepherd Award for Best Postgraduate Musician. As an undergraduate, she was awarded the Iowa Center for the Arts Scholarship as well as the First Prize for Sigma Alpha Iota Undergraduate Scholarship Competition at The University of Iowa.
In addition to teaching and accompanying professionally, Laura also accompanies Chantefique French Choir at Alliance Francaise. She is also keen in accompanying instrumentalists as a chamber performer. In the past, she has collaborated with Sophie Manoharan (flutist), Luke Carbon (clarinetist) and other musicians in public recitals.
Do you know that Laura is also a gifted composer? She composes and performs her own piano music for special events especially weddings in her family.
Since 2014, Laura has started giving free open-book piano recitals to entertain her enthusiastic audience with delightful classical and inspirational piano solo music. Her audience would usually have a chance to enjoy her latest compositions in these recitals!
Please do contact us if you are interested to know more about Chantefique French Choir and Laura's open-book recitals!
Fees & policies
Schedule of Fees - 2019
Weekly Private Lessons for Beginners - Grade 8:
30 Minutes $38.00
45 Minutes $55.50
60 Minutes $72.00
Weekly Private Lessons for Performer's Certificate - AMus:
30 Minutes $43.00
45 Minutes $60.50
60 Minutes $77.00
Piano accompaniment service for AMEB exams (15% discount is given to current PTPT students):
Grades 1-4: $92 (30 minutes rehearsal + exam)
Grades 5-7: $132 (45 minutes rehearsal + exam)
Grade 8: $154 (1 hour rehearsal + exam)
*Extra rehearsals can be scheduled upon requests. They will be charged according to the weekly lesson rates.
Lesson fees are due at the beginning of each term. They can be paid either by cash or internet banking transfer.
Cancellation notice must be given at least one day before the lesson to guarantee a make-up lesson or money refund.
If a lesson is cancelled on the day, 50% of the fee will be forfeited.