Dr Brieley Cutting welcomes students who have a genuine interest in learning. She encourages them to be the best they can be in consideration of their talents and lifestyles, and excellence is promoted. Brieley advocates the appreciation of music in general, knowledge of music theory, and encourages discussion of music careers and the music industry. Aspects of technique and style are priorities, alongside how to create notes into music unique to each player.
Brieley's students are encouraged to sit for exams with the Australian Music Examinations Board and to perform in local eisteddfods, competitions, and concerts. Previously, her students have regularly received distinctions and high distinctions in their AMEB exams and she has successfully guided students to achieve their Associate in Music Diploma (AMusA) from the AMEB. Her students have also been recipients of scholarships and successful in local eisteddfods, including at the Sydney Eisteddfod.
Brieley has been teaching for over 16 years and began in local music schools in Melbourne and Brisbane. When based in Brisbane, she was the Piano Teacher at St Joseph's College (Gregory Terrace) in Brisbane for two years, and ran a private studio, this building from her teaching at the local Steinway & Sons Piano Showroom. In 2018 Brieley was specially invited to Armidale in New South Wales to be the first Head of Piano at the local regional conservatorium, and Brieley also ran a sought-after private studio whilst based in this regional area. In 2019 Brieley moved to Sydney to take up her current position at the Australian Institute of Music.
Additional experience includes teaching students through the Woodhouse Centre (now Creative Careers Centre) at the Royal College of Music in London, being invited to examine for the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and delivering masterclasses at various NSW regional conservatoriums for students of all ages.
Dr Brieley Cutting currently gives face-to-face and online lessons through Zoom, and she is a Full Member of the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales.
stay home if you have cold symptoms or a temperature
all students to disinfect their hands before lessons
the studio is disinfected regularly
the piano keyboard is disinfected before each lesson
only one student at a time in the studio
NSW Government COVID-19 rules
“…(student) was awarded his Amus on piano today. Yahoo! Thanks to his teacher Brieley Cutting for all your perseverance and dedication with a fifteen year old, laid-back boy…”
“…thank you so much for encouraging music back into my life…”
“…You have a wonderful way with children, I have enjoyed observing the lessons…Your future students will be blessed to have you as their teacher…”
“… I have appreciated and enjoyed learning piano from you, thank you for all your work the last year. I have confidence now that I can continue the journey towards higher qualifications and enjoyment of my instrument…”
“…we will miss your expertise, friendship and crazy sense of humour..."
“…(student) loves your piano lessons "very very much". When we told her the news, she said she would go to Sydney to take lessons! Hopefully, she will get used to having her music lessons with another teacher…”