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Piano Tuition

Carla M Keeley


Carla has helped countless beginners and pro's reach their own personal goals. A highly experienced piano teacher covering all aspects of piano including proper technique, songwriting theory, improvisation and live performance.

Based on the Gold Coast; Carla has an extensive work history as a teacher with over 20 years experience and as a seasoned performer.


  • Griffith University

  • Certificate of Popular Music Technology

  • Diploma of Music Performance 

  • Studied under renowned  Jazz Pianist David Fennel, and Composer/ Pianist Paul Eotvos.

Work history

Solo Pianist for several 5 star venues and corporate functions including:

  • Guest Resident Pianist at The Palazzo Versace, Main Beach

       2012 – present

  • Jupiters Casino

  • The Sheraton, Main Beach

  • SeaWorld Resort, Main Beach

  • Royal Pines Resort

  • Sofitel Gold Coast

  • Reflections on the Promenade, Robina Town Centre ( 2 years )

  • The Baby Grand Lounge, Oasis, Broadbeach ( Weekly for 7 years )

  • Titans Club, Parkwood

  • Pilates Retreat Surfers Paradise

  • Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton


  Musical Theatre Shows:

  • The Little Tree, Mt Tambourine Theatre ( Keyboardist )

  • The Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Spotlight Theatre ( Pianist )

Original bands and music

Charley Horse – Originals Brisbane band with performances at:

  • The Zoo,

  • The Troubadour, and several other Brisbane venues.

  • “Sinecure” Own Instrumental Jazz pop trio with bass and drums.

  • In 2013 Carla composed and released a solo instrumental Piano album “Renew”  which is currently available on all digital online stores. The album consists of  11 tracks recorded at prominent musician Roulf Commandeur’s studio.

Notable collaborations/Tours:

  • “MUTTO” Guy Mutton finalist in Australian Idol

  •  Marissa Burgess, Moulin Rouge Star

 About the lessons

Carla’s teaching approach focuses on helping students  reach their own personal musical goals, with an emphasis on enjoyment. Whether your goal is to play for fun, or to reach an advanced level, lessons are tailored to meet your own individual needs. 

An extensive live performance history has culminated in a wealth of experience in the real world which is such a bonus for her students. A powerful performer and effective teacher that gets results.

Carla is a focused, patient and enthusiastic teacher who gives more than is expected and is fun to be around. With her many years of teaching experience with children and adults and a highly experienced performer you can be assured that your individual requirements will be met.


​          Just some of the things you will learn are:


  • How to play the music of your choice. ( starting at your first lesson )


  • The basic foundations of music – Melody, Harmony, Rhythm.


  • Songwriting & improvisation (optional).

  • Aural training and Music theory if interested ( Scales, Chords and Keys )

  • Sight reading

  • Correct technique.

  • Examinations ( optional )

  •  Competitions (optional)


Lessons are personalised to taste and interests. Carla endeavours to facilitate your personal goals.


Beginner to Advanced.




All styles including:


  • Contemporary

  • Pop

  • Ballads

  • Rock

  • Jazz

  • Blues

  • Classical

  • Worship songs

  • Hillsong



  • Performance tips

  • Competition tips

  • Music industry advice

If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play. -


Amy Winehouse

Does this sound like YOU?

"l only want to learn the songs l like"

"l already sing but would like to learn the piano to   accompany my singing."

l write lyrics and would like to learn about songwriting theory".

"l can already play but would like to boost my confidence to play in front of people".

"l have had  piano lessons in the past but had problems playing in time".

"l  played when l was younger and would like to get back into it"

"l don't want to be bothered with theory and scales l  just want to learn how to play the piano for fun without any pressure".

" There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be ."

- John Lennon.


Carla's  diverse experience - A teacher, touring performer and recording  musician.


Reasonable rates.

Premium piano lessons 100% customised to your taste.

Convenient location and parking.

Dedicated sound proofed and air conditioned studios.

Registered Blue card holder.

"Be brave and fearless to know that even if you do make a wrong decision, you’re making it for a good reason." -



"As a kid I did a few terms of piano lessons, but left it after a short time. Ever since then I had a goal to get back on track with piano lessons, so I wanted to find a teacher that could train adults, but also be flexible in their approach.

My main goal was being able to play and sing at the same time which seemed impossible. Within a few short months Carla had me up and singing, with enough basic knowledge to look up songs online and start performing them.


Carla is warm and extremely knowledgeable, and an absolute pro on the piano herself. This has given me the confidence to perform live in a band which is a huge milestone and to express my original song ideas on the piano also.


Absolutely love learning from Carla and developing this skill which I will have with me for life".

Mary Leishman

Lost Belongings Band

This is a great place to learn how to play the piano!

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