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Drawing on a wealth of teaching and performance experience Anthony maintains a high level of engagement with the accordion and the piano and is available for lessons. 

At the heart of Anthony's teaching is the belief that no two students are the same and that lessons must focus primarily on what will facilitate the best musical and educational experience for the individual. 

Anthony started teaching in a studio in the early 1990s before moving into tertiary education along with a number of years providing piano tuition and conducting ensembles at secondary school level. He has taught at Box Hill College of TAFE, Methodist Ladies College, Lauriston Girls School, Carey Grammar, Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and is currently a lecturer in the Bachelor of Music at Melbourne Polytechnic. 

Students or parents of younger students are encouraged to discuss their thoughts and goals with Anthony either via email or on the phone to ensure the best learning outcome. 

Contact information is here

I had lessons with Anthony over several years for both piano improvisation and as a beginner piano accordionist. My lessons were inspirational, and Anthony is a special teacher, not just because he knows stuff and is an exceptional performer, but because he is passionate about teaching. This is a rare combination in my experience. So many performers seem to teach because it’s expected, or it pays the bills, but do not seem really interested in their student’s artistic development. As an older student and amateur pianist (albeit with reasonable playing and teaching experience), it was wonderful to be taken seriously, as many teachers seem only interested in younger students, perhaps because they may glorify the teacher’s capabilities by becoming known professionals. In this sense, there is no “ego” in Anthony’s teaching, a genuine desire to learn was nurtured and respected, and the lessons provided space for my own individual way of learning and interest areas. I can’t recommend Anthony highly enough.

Vicki Halik

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