“An exemplary performance”
Dr Kenji Fujimura

James is an exciting and passionate piano teacher who provides a positive learning experience in which each individual student is able to excel at their own pace.

Having played the piano since a very young age, he has gained some valuable experience and knowledge on music performance which he looks to pass on to anybody who is keen on learning.

James teaches students of any age and ability. He offers comprehensive preparation for AMEB exams at all levels (practical and leisure streams), which includes teaching his students music theory and general knowledge where pertinent. He also helps to prepare students for VCE Music Performance, for both the performance and aural exams.

In his lessons, close attention is paid to technique and musicality. James is a firm believer that developing a sound technique during the early stages of learning will reap rewards when advancing to higher levels. At the same time, however, an enjoyment and appreciation of the nuances of music-making is crucial to making a good performance great. James will always try his very best to ensure that both goals are met.

James holds lessons at his house in Templestowe Lower. He is able to communicate in English, Mandarin and Shanghainese, and holds a valid Working with Children Check.


  • $35 for half hour lessons
  • $50 for 45 minute lessons
  • $65 for one hour lessons