Janet Brewer

As a pianist and harpsichordist Janet is a regular performer on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, in particular with Pacific Chamber Players (www.pacificchamberplayers.com).  She is also in demand as an accompanist and teacher of piano and woodwind.  Her most recent achievements include a Master of Music Studies (2004) and a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Research (2007), Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.   Currently Janet is Artistic Director of Pacific Chamber Players, Harpsichordist for Arioso Chamber Ensemble and Official Accompanist for Noosa Chorale.

For her services to music on the Sunshine Coast Janet was honoured with being nominated for an Australia Day Award 2014.

Upcoming Events

Performance Calendar 2019

Please click on highlighted text for further information. FEBRUARY 17     Queensland Baroque The Bach Effect       2.00pm       St Andrew’s Uniting Church Brisbane 19     Camerata: Queensland’s... read more

Lessons in Piano, Harpsichord, Clarinet, Flute & Saxophone

Teaching Philosophy

Next to respect, I believe music is the most important gift one human being can give to another. Plato, one of the world’s greatest philosophers, said: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
My teaching reflects this ideology. Each student is treated as an individual and is given a firm technical grounding. From here each is able to appreciate and enjoy their music and therefore be creative and thoughtful in their music performance.
Piano is my major instrument. I teach all styles, including classical, jazz and popular from beginner to Licentiate level, from the age of 6 to 100. If required, I use the AMEB and TCL examination systems.

Harpsichord Tuition

involves both Baroque performance technique and Continuo realisation.

Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone tuition

includes all styles from beginner to grade 8. I recommend that students do not begin before the age of 9. I also accompany students for instrumental examinations.

Theory of Music

tuition covers AMEB grades 1 to 6



Arioso Chamber Ensemble presents

“Ornaments of the Earth”

A stellar line-up of performers: Judit graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in 2008 and has performed extensively across Europe and Australia, and most recently in Sydney, Osaka and Seoul in 2014. Margaret studied baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague and has performed in many baroque orchestras in Europe and Australia, including the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Belinda performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for many years and now does so at University of Queensland and New Zealand. Janet, a regular performer on the Sunshine Coast with Pacific Chamber Players, has recently returned from early music study and performances in Norway and England.

Testimonials

It is a pleasure to recommend Janet Brewer as an exceptional music teacher and performing artist. I have received piano lessons from Janet over the past 3 years and have achieved improvements in technique, interpretation, and level of complexity beyond my expectations. These have been made possible by Janet’s excellent teaching abilities which facilitate learning in an encouraging environment.
Her extensive knowledge of repertoire, music theory and history, and her personal wide experience as a performing pianist, makes her an inspirational teacher. I have also had the pleasure of attending many of Janet’s performances on both piano & harpsichord. She plays in a variety of groups, demonstrating great versatility,skill and connection with the audience. She has a loyal following on the Sunshine Coast and further afield.
Dr Sue Fox (retired)
Cooran, Qld

Janet Brewer’s accompaniment was wonderful! She skilfully, dexterously and musically executed the intricate jazz rhythms and nuances with astonishing style and the Chorale and I sincerely thank her for her dedication, time and talent to the music.
Adrian King
Director, Noosa Chorale
“The Roaring Twenties” Concert

Janet “can wrest a brilliant blues sound from any keyboard, but give her a white baby grand and it’s magical!”
“Tune-In” Volume 12 No 5


Please contact me by email for further information on upcoming concerts and tuition

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