“To play without passion is inexcusable!”


Piano and Theory Lessons in Shailer Park

Brenda Hunting, Certified Instructor in the Taubman Approach, QMTA Mentor.

Brenda Hunting is a piano teacher and music educator located in Shailer Park, on the southside of Brisbane. Her studio offers private piano lessons, theory lessons, musicianship lessons and instruction in piano pedagogy. Online lessons via Zoom and Skype are also available.

Pedagogy workshops for piano teachers in private studios and music schools can be arranged. These are ideal if you run a music school and would like to to offer professional development for your teaching staff. Private teachers may like to join together with other colleagues to organise a workshop together. 

A wide range of students make up Brenda's studio, including children, teenagers, piano teachers looking to improve their own playing and their teaching skills, amateur adults and injured students needing rehabilitation. 

Brenda is a Certified Teacher in the Taubman Approach, an approach to playing the piano that facilitates freedom and technical ease at the instrument. She is committed to lifelong professional development, regularly attending workshops, symposia and masterclasses and continues to study the Taubman Approach with mentors Therese Milanovic in Australia and John Bloomfield in New York City. 

What Brenda's students are saying:

I have loved taking piano pedagogy lessons with Brenda. She has been a wonderful help in building my confidence as a teacher and studio owner, encouraging me to think of creative solutions to teaching students and thoughtfully managing parents. In particular, Brenda’s patience in reshaping my piano technique by use of the Taubman Approach has given drastic improvements to the neck pain I’d previously encountered as a freelance flautist. The skills taught through this approach are so transferable across different instruments and allow for better sound production and stamina during long orchestra calls. I strongly recommend Brenda’s lessons to both teachers and performers.‚Äč (A.C.)

Although Brenda came to us highly recommended she has exceeded her reputation in the music community. Our daughter (who has an abundance of words and energy) has been patiently and lovingly dealt with by Brenda. This skilful teaching has produced a higher level of interest in music in my daughter and also significantly improved skills in a very short period of time. My wife and I couldn’t be more impressed with Brenda’s teaching methods and personal care for the individual student. (T.C.)

I have been playing the piano for many years and thought that I just couldn’t play certain pieces even though I practised them “properly.” I would pull up in front of my teacher’s house with trepidation because even though I had put in the hours, I knew I could not play with fluidity and confidence.  I am now finding out through Brenda’s help that I can play them without pain or cramping and I am gradually finding my confidence.  I am looking forward to lessons now because I know I will find a solution to any technical difficulty I am experiencing and be shown how to overcome it.  Thanks Brenda! (D.S.)

Brenda, you are truly such an inspiring teacher, honestly! It was so wonderful learning from you and I hope someday, I will be just as passionate and inspirational as you are! (C.H.) 

Brenda Hunting's Piano Studio, Shailer Park
Mobile phone: 0413 290 982 
PO Box 7352, Loganholme 4129

© Brenda Hunting 2022