Jane Trotter - Piano Teacher

I love being a piano teacher and can’t imagine my life without music! I started piano lessons when I was nine years old and I’ve been playing the piano ever since. Music lessons were always a joy, and to this day, I still get the same feelings of pleasure, satisfaction and even exhilaration when I sit down at the piano to make music.

As a teacher, I want my students to experience the same feelings – to make an enduring connection with music and have those skills and enjoyment last a lifetime.

Jane Trotter Playing Piano

Tuition Designed for You

  • Personalised, individual tuition tailored to students’ needs and abilities
  • Students learn in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment, and at their own pace
  • Play music that’s enjoyable and fun
  • Experience a wide range of styles from Classical to Jazz and Contemporary music
  • Students of all ages are welcome, including adult students with no previous background in music
  • Instruction and preparation for practical and theory examinations offered
  • Specialist piano teacher with over 20 years experience
  • Piano lessons are given at my Studio in Waverley, Dunedin NZ
Jane In Her Studio

Free Introductory Piano Lesson

If you’re not sure about music lessons or whether the piano is the right instrument for you or your children, come along to a free, no obligation 30 minute introductory lesson to find out what it’s all about.

I’d love to hear from you – no matter whether you or your children are complete beginners or seasoned players.

Contact me for more information about piano lessons

I Look forward to hearing from you

A Piano Teacher for all Ages & Abilities

If you'd like to learn more about my teaching style, background and philosophy as a piano teacher, please explore the pages below for more details. You can also visit the testimonials page to discover how my students feel about their piano lessons and having me as their teacher.

Piano Lessons designed for you

Piano Lessons

Personalised tuition for you and your children. Learn at your own pace with pleasure and confidence.

It's never too late to learn to play the piano

Adult Piano Students

Whether you're starting from scratch, or keen to resume lessons after a break, I'll get your fingers moving!

Jane Trotter - Piano Teacher

About Jane

Discover more about my qualifications and background as a Piano Teacher.

Professional piano tuition to build a foundation for further study

A Beginner's Journey

I believe teaching beginners is one of the most responsible and pleasurable experiences a music teacher can have. 

In their own words - students and parents share their piano lesson experience

Testimonials

Check out what many of my students and their parents have kindly shared about their piano lessons. 

Frustrated with the lack of good teaching repertoire Jane wrote her own and got it published!

Publications

Read about the music books I've composed for beginner to intermediate level pianists.

Jane instructs, inspires and motivates...


Sudheesh Chandran

It’s my pleasure to share my experience with Jane Trotter! My son Surya resumed piano class after a gap of 4 years. And felt very fortunate to have found her after much research on the internet.

My story of Jane’s abilities and skills begins with excellent competency as a pianist, and her obvious delight in teaching. Jane is very patient, kind and understanding, how well Jane instructs, inspires and motivates a student.

Even as a person who was watching I learned some basics of Piano in the introductory session.

Clearly, Jane takes her profession seriously, with lots of commitment and enthusiasm.

We felt very fortunate to have found her!


Lisa Houghton

All three of my girls took piano lessons with Jane – each with their own interests and learning styles and we found Jane was able to adapt and motivate them in different ways. My girls relayed that they always felt so comfortable with Jane. She felt more like a ‘friend’ helping you rather than a ‘piano teacher’. She was very patient, kind and understanding and they loved going to her house as her piano was ‘really nice’ and the house, warm, quiet and calm. They also really liked how she tailored their music selection by trialling songs for them to pick. This strategy helped with motivating them through each week of practice. All of my girls bounced out of their music lesson with Jane and thoroughly enjoyed seeing her each week. We felt very fortunate to have found her!

really enjoyed attending the piano lessons


Emma Crampton

Jane was a wonderful music teacher to me throughout the four years I was lucky enough to be taught by her. She always made sure to take my opinion into consideration when picking out music and has been very patient in her teaching style. She also ensured I was well prepared to take my piano exams, making the whole experience a lot less stressful. Not only did my music skills improve immensely, but I also really enjoyed attending the piano lessons. It was a great opportunity to do something a bit different from my everyday activities.