Develop Your Enduring Connection with Music

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.

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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.

Develop Your Enduring Connection with Music

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.

Piano Lessons In Person & Online

Whether you would like to have lessons in person at my Studio, or take them up online, you’ll receive personalised, individual tuition tailored to your needs and abilities.

Learn in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment, and at your own pace

Play music that’s enjoyable and fun, and appeals to you

Experience a wide range of styles form Classical to Jazz influenced and Contemporary music

Learn music just for your own pleasure, or prepare for practical and theory exams if you like

Experience the benefits of learning from a professional piano teacher with over 30 years’ experience

Students of all ages are welcome, including adult students with no previous background in music

In-person lessons are given at my Studio in Waverley, Dunedin, New Zealand

Professional Studio Equipment and Gigabit Internet to broadcast world class online piano lessons

Enjoy creative and imaginative teaching techniques which will keep you engaged and ensure your musical education is of the highest quality

Free Introductory Piano Lesson

Jane Trotter in her Piano Studio

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

Free Introductory Piano Lesson

Jane Trotter in her Piano Studio

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

A Piano Teacher for all Ages & Abilities

If you'd like to learn more about online piano lessons, my philosophy and background as a piano teacher, and my music books for younger students, please explore the sections 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.

Jane Trotter with Online Lesson Setup

Piano Lessons

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

Online Piano Lesson Setup

Online Lessons

Enjoy learning to play the piano from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Jane Teaching Tom 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 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.

Get in touch for a free, no obligation 30 minute Introductory Lesson