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Canberra Piano Theory Teacher Anthony Smith


Piano, Accompanist, Music Craft

About Anthony

Anthony is a Canberra-based pianist, musicologist, composer, and arranger. As a pianist, he has performed in Australia, England, Germany, New Caledonia, New Zealand, the USA, Spain, and Sweden. 

Anthony is répétiteur of three major Canberra choirs: Canberra Choral Society, The Llewellyn Choir, and the ANU Choral Society (SCUNA). He often appears in concert with these choirs, either as piano soloist or keyboard continuo.

Anthony has worked as an accompanist for the ANU School of Music since 2000, performing hundreds of assessable recitals with undergraduate and postgraduate students, and accompanying many potential students in their auditions for entry to the School. 

In December 2004, he released the CD A Year in Paris with clarinetist Nicole Canham on the Move label. In July 2007, Anthony gave a recital in conjunction with the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) retrospective of the artist George W. Lambert. This recital included the Piano Sonata of Constant Lambert (the artist’s son). Anthony’s continuing interest in the life and works of Constant Lambert developed into a research topic for his doctoral dissertation, submitted at ANU in February 2012. 


Anthony has also composed music for theatre. Together with Maike Brill, Anthony wrote The Will to Freedom, a music-theatre work that premièred under the direction of Joanne Schultz at The Street Theatre in August 2010 as part of its Made in Canberra series of independent theatre and music-theatre works.


Piano or Theory Lessons with Anthony

Individual lessons with Anthony are held at ACTAM studios in Fyshwick with places currently available on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Places are available for secondary-school and adult students only. Audition/trial lesson is required for piano students.


Contact us for availability and fee information.


We recommend Anthony for competitions, recitals and exams for advanced students of all instruments.

Rehearsals and performances are invoiced at the hourly rate below and times are by arrangement. Please contact us if you would like to book Anthony for your performance.

Accompaniment:  $90/hour (discounted rates available for multiple rehearsals)

Exam Preparation - Accompaniment, Aural, Theory and General Knowledge

As well as being recognised as Canberra's best accompanist, Anthony has many years of experience helping students of all instruments prepare for other elements of their AMEB practical exams. Individual lessons can be arranged at the one off/casual fees listed below. Please contact us if you would like Anthony to help you with your exam preparation (best to get in early!).


Music Craft Classes:

45mins classes in small groups $350/term (20 classes)

Class times are arranged as needed, please contact us with your available times.

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