Con Moto Music Studio
Helping you advance as a musician
Jazz and Pop Piano
We teach and coach people of all ages the love of music and the ability to create music on the piano or in an ensemble setting (eg band). From classical through to playing pop and jazz piano in a band context. We also teach music theory along with composition arrangement. Composition includes working with a Digital Audio Workstation (such as Garage Band or Logic Pro X) to create midi mock-ups.
We believe that growing in knowledge and experience ultimately happens inside the person. Our job is a mixture of teaching and coaching so that you’re growing musically and moving in the direction of your music development goals. We tailor our approach to best suit the student and where they are at in their musical journey.
If you’re looking to learn piano in Sydney’s upper North Shore, talk to us today. We’d love to help you advance as a musician
Meet your teachers
Amy Cheung is an accomplished classical pianist who has taught piano for over 25 years. She has also directed choirs, sung in vocal ensembles, accompanied soloists, choirs and instrumentalists, played White Chapel handbells and performed in musicals. She even played the Chinese “Gu Zheng” on Dave Halls’ album “Burning Time”.
Amy enjoys teaching piano and music theory to all ages and stages of musical development. Amy is a AMEB teacher. She is passionate about advancing her students’ music potential and love of music.
Dave Halls has been writing, performing, recording and teaching music for over thirty years. He has released his own albums and played on many other recordings. Dave comes from a contemporary jazz tradition influenced by blues, Latin, and funk.
Dave has been teaching jazz and pop piano, music theory and composition for over 25 years. When teaching composition, he combines a mix of music theory and Digital Audio Workstations like Logic Pro X and Garage Band. He also coaches bands to help them play better together.
Dave has played with some of the leading jazz musicians in Sydney at venues like The Basement, Sound Lounge (at the Seymour Centre), Soup Plus, Melbourne Exhibition Centre (for corporate events) and outdoor concerts for 5,000 people in Bradfield Park.