Piano Teaching is...
Winnie started learning the piano from the age of 8 in Hong Kong. After coming to Australia and stopping piano for a few year, she started lessons again in her high school years in Canberra with a brilliant teacher, Lorna Menzies-wall and sat many piano exams receiving many Distinction grades. She had worked in Canberra in office jobs and then she spent a few years working in Sydney as a Sales Analyst for a logistics company. Winnie's first degree is in economics and she also has a Grad. Dip. in Marketing. In 2006, she moved to Brisbane and went on to complete her eighth grade piano with Jan Lockwood and received a Distinction for her exam. Since 2008, She has been teaching piano in Brisbane from her home. In 2016, she started a Bachelor of Music degree studying on a part-time basis at the University of New England, where she learnt music composition as well as music technology. Although Winnie has been writing music a long time and doing a lot of self-study to hone her skill in this area, she only first formally learnt about compositions from her uni course. She is still very passionate about writing music and she recently performed five of her pieces at the Queensland Music Teachers Association in Brisbane for a 'Composer Presentation' as part of their Annual General Meeting events in February 2019. In 2007, she self-produced an album titled 'A Touch of Innocence' showcasing her earlier compositions on piano, and from which she recorded all the pieces herself from her home studio. Whilst living in Brisbane, she played as a piano accompanist for the Jamboree Heights State School choir in 2018 as well as in the past played piano for the Henderson Centre for Blue Care in Kenmore as well as for Wesley Mission nursing home in Sinnamon Park. In August 2019, Winnie successfully achieved her Associate in Music Teaching diploma from the AMEB. Winnie is also a Professional member with the Queensland Music Teachers Association.
The following outlines Winnie's music teaching philosophy. For enquiries about Winnie's music tuition, please contact her by email at or use the Contact Form below.
"I believe all human beings have the ability to be musical (whether they are aware of them or not!). For those that want to understand this art further, it is my job as a piano teacher to thoughfully plan a program, to enable them to understand the elements that make up music and to know how they are organised, and to learn the techniques to be able to produce beautiful music on the piano." - Winnie Choy
For a copy of Winnie's teaching policy, please click on the button.
"Winnie has taught my daughter Rosie piano for ten years. In that time she has been kind, patient and flexible, responding to the needs and interests of Rosie. She never put pressure on Rosie to do exams and has instilled a genuine love of the instrument in her. Rosie has grown in confidence and creativity during her time with Winnie. Winnie is gentle and encouraging and very proud of her students' achievements. I highly recommend her as a piano teacher."
From Amanda, Dec 2018