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Keys to Mastery | Karen Smithies

  • 15 Jun 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Kingston, Hobart


  • For school and tertiary undergraduate students.
  • For non-members, teachers and general entry.

Registration is closed

Immerse yourself in the world of piano mastery with acclaimed pianist Karen Smithies, as she shares her expertise, techniques, and passion for piano pedagogy and performance in Hobart.

In this exclusive masterclass, participants will have the opportunity to delve deep into the intricacies of piano playing, from refining technique to interpreting classical masterpieces with nuance and expression. 

Hosted at a private home in Kingston, Hobart; venue addressed advised at the time of registering online. On-street parking, and some stairs at the venue. TMTA Members should login to the TMTA website to register with free entry. Non-members $10.

To participate in the masterclass, please email Lynette Smith with details of playing level and piece to be performed. $10 performer entry to be paid at the door.

Whether you're a seasoned performer or an aspiring pianist, Karen's guidance will inspire and elevate your playing to unlock potential at the keys.


Karen Smithies completed her Masters in Music Performance at the University of Tasmania in 2003, studying with Beryl Sedivka and David Bollard. Upon graduating from Sydney Conservatorium with a Bachelor of music in piano performance and accompaniment, Karen was awarded the “Mollie Neal” scholarship for excellence in Accompaniment. She has appeared as soloist and accompanist with regional orchestras and major vocal ensembles across the Central Coast and in Sydney.

Karen has made several national ABC and 3MBS FM broadcasts with artists such as cellist Christian Woijtowicz, violinists Marina Phillips and Romana Zieglerova, baritones Christopher Richardson and Michael Lampard and the TSO Brass and Friends.

Karen is currently lecturer in Accompaniment at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and has lectured in piano studies at the University of Tasmania since 2000. In that time she has been busy as a repetiteur, and accompanist of undergraduates, postgraduates and visiting artists at the Conservatorium and throughout Tasmania. Karen regularly plays as orchestral and rehearsal pianist for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and repetiteurs for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

Tasmanian Music Teachers' Association

16 243 665 873

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