Dr Brieley Cutting is a teacher and accompanist with 20 years of experience. She has considerable experience teaching beginners and has guided teenage students to achieve the AMEB AMusA. Brieley's students have regularly received distinctions and high distinctions in performance exams, and her students have been recipients of scholarships and successful in competitions and eisteddfods, including the Sydney Eisteddfod. Brieley also teaches Bachelor of Music and Masters level students, gives Masterclasses, and was recently an adjudicator at the Sydney Eisteddfod (2021).
Brieley's Home Studio is in the suburb of Forest Lodge (Sydney City and Inner West). Lessons are held on a Yamaha C2 Grand Piano. She has a current Working with Children Check and is a Full Member of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales. Piano lessons are organised to work alongside the four school terms, invoiced usually at 8 lessons per term. Brieley is also set up to comfortably teach online via Zoom.
Brieley welcomes students to her studio who have a genuine interest in learning. In lessons, Brieley works to encourage her students to be the best they can be in consideration of their talents and lifestyles, and excellence is promoted. Aspects of technique, style, and sound production are priorities, alongside how to create notes into music unique to each player. She advocates the appreciation of music in general, knowledge of music theory, and encourages discussion of music careers and the music industry.
Brieley has been fortunate to have had her piano technique, music knowledge, and performance style shaped and influenced from intensive tuition with various renowned pedagogues. In her own studio, she draws on this experience. Influence is felt from her time with Pamela Page and Max Olding (considered by many to be classical music royalty in Australia), from studying for seven years with Oleg Stepanov and Natasha Vlassenko (graduates and teachers of the Moscow Conservatory), and from studying with Timothy Young (graduate of the Nicolò Paganini Conservatorium in Italy), Rita Reichmann (student of Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute), and Ruth Nye (student of Claudio Arrau). Brieley's skill as a teacher also draws on the many Masterclasses she participated in when studying; her piano competition success as a student; her extensive studies in Brisbane, Melbourne and London; participation in short European music academies in Brussels and Saltzburg; studies via a Churchill Fellowship in the UK, Netherlands and New York; and her extensive experience as a concert performer.
As well as teaching at her Home Studio, Brieley also teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney.