Piano Teaching is...
Winnie started her piano training from the age of eight. After coming to Australia, she continued her lessons with a brilliant teacher, Lorna, who she remembers was strict, but yet full of love for her students. Winnie felt she has largely become the piano teacher she is now because of Lorna, who gave Winnie very good classical piano trainings such as in postures and techniques, expressions, and music theory. There are so many good memories of her lessons even though there were a lot of pressure preparing for exams. After going to uni and stopping piano for many years, she determined to finish her eighth grade piano. She finally completed it in 2009 and received a Distinction. Since 2008, She became a piano teacher working from her studio. For the past eleven years, she has taught students of different ages from primary schoolers to adults, and she has thoroughly enjoyed her job. In Winnie's lessons, she made use of the classical piano training methods that she was taught from by Lorna. In addition, she implemented her own 'creative approach' to make her lessons interesting - such as using music games and activities (manual and online, with some which she devised herself), writing her own music for her students to play, as well as teaching her students beyond merely learning pieces such as harmonisation and analysing music.
Her teaching format is face-to-face and online. Due to the current pandemic, she has been teaching more online. She understands this is a format that new students may feel very new to. However, Winnie shall go through the process of setting up in the most simple way. Regardless of the 'delivery method', she strives to provide the same kind of quality teaching that she has provided.
Winnie's Music Qualifications
Associate in Music Teaching diploma (AMEB) - completed in 2019
A Professional member of the Queensland Music Teachers Association
Other Music Experiences
Winnie performed some of her compositions at the Queensland Music Teachers Association in Brisbane in early 2019.
She also has experience volunteering to entertain senior people with her piano performances at Blue Care and Wesley Missions.
She played as an accompanist for a primary school in Brisbane in 2019.
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 who want to understand this art further, it is my job as a piano teacher to thoughtfully plan a program to enable my pupils to understand the elements that make up music and to know how they are organised; and to learn the playing techniques to be able to create 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