Lily Su (Principal)


BMus Performance (Piano), XingHai Conservatory, 1987

Artist's Background

In 1987, Lily graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Piano) at XingHai Conservatorium of Music. During her 4 years of study, she regularly  performed with string, vocal students and teachers as a piano accompanist. After completing her degree, she became a piano lecturer and accompanist at Guangzhou Music and Dancing Academy School as well as being employed as a piano improvisation lecturer by the Department of Education in Guangzhou.


She has learnt piano from well renowned professors around the world such as; the Head of the Piano Association of GuangDong, Quguo Li at XingHai Conservatory; studied piano with Renate Schorler in Berlin, Germany in 1992; and also studied piano pedagogy under Dr. Paul Rickard-ford and Elizabeth Green at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Currently, she is also a piano tutor for the Department of Music at UNSW.

As a Teacher...

Lily has more than 30 years of professional piano teaching experience:

  • Her students from beginners to 8th grade are consistently rewarded A and A+.

  • Has over 40 students who have passed AmusA and LmusA with a numerous students receiving Distinctions.

  • 3 of her students were chosen to perform at the Opera House at multiple Encores chosen from 6000 students each year. 

  • Her students have won a multitude of 1st and 2nd prizes at numerous piano competitions in Australia

  • Over 12 students including her two sons, Monty and Verdy, have won over $200,000 worth of scholarships to prestigious schools.

Lily and her sons Monty (violin) and Verdy (cello) performing at our school's 2017 annual end of year concert.
Lily and her students at the 2014 AMEB Graduation Ceremony.
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