Studio news 2020 ūüé∂

ūüéĻ Our online concert¬†was a great success. Thank you to all the parents and students for participating. We have all gained a new experience from the online concert.

ūüéĻ¬†The chart for the 30 & 40 Piece Challenge is up on the studio wall. There are prizes for reaching the¬†milestones of playing 30 - 40 pieces per year. This is a good way to learn a variety of pieces and improve sight-reading. All¬†students are encouraged to participate in this challenge.¬†

ūüéĻ¬†Congratulations to Arnav for achieving distinction at his piano exam


Beth teaches at Ridgway school and from her home.  Her studio is located close to Owhiro Bay School (5min drive from Brooklyn village). Vacancy is limited. Please email to register your interest. bethchen@bethchenpiano.com

Beth has taught piano for the past 20 years in New Zealand, Australia, Germany and England. She has been a teaching staff for numerous music foundations and at NZ School of Music, Victoria University. She can prepare students for all grade levels, including ATCL/Diploma and beyond. Beth is a friendly and approachable teacher for students of all ages. Lessons for children are reward based and fun.

Her home studio is equipped with a Kawai grand piano and seating area. Parents are welcome to join in the second part of the lesson for mini performances and progress updates. Highlights of piano pieces played in lessons are added to the student's private collection of Performances playlist on youtube.


Beth’s students have been highly successful in exams and piano competitions.  Students are taught theory, technical studies and a variety of piano repertoire (classical, jazz, pop etc). A typical lesson for a beginner includes 1-2 pieces from method book, note-reading app and theory. For an intermediate student it may include Hanon (agility), Czerny (sight-reading/technique), 2 piano pieces of own choice and theory.  Additional elements are added as needed. Student also perform in a student concert at the end of each term. Beth's focus points are on building a solid technique, expanding musical understanding and to foster a life-long love for music.