Melbourne Music Teachers

Ryley Duncan

Ryley Duncan

South Melbourne VIC, Australia

will travel to you please enquire.

Piano Lessons | Keyboard Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, VCE Music Exam Preparation

  • Qualifications: BMus (Jazz) at Monash University
  • Pricing: $40 - 30 Minute Lesson/$60 - 45 Minute Lesson. $70 - 60 Minute lesson
  • Styles: Jazz, Blues. Classical, Theory, Aural.
  • Suitability: Intermediate, Immediate/Advanced, Advanced.


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Hi, my name is Ryley Duncan and I am offering one-on-one lessons for Piano. I have 5 years of teaching experience. I am a graduate of Monash University (Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music), majoring in a Bachelor of Music course, specialising in Performance and Jazz Piano.

Ryley Duncan is an award-winning jazz pianist and a graduate of The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. Ryley has performed at countless venues around Melbourne, bringing the love of music and excitement with him on stage in every performance. He has shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest in jazz, such as Rob Burke, Craig Fermanis along with recording an album with the outstanding bassist; Linda Oh, and the New York based trumpeter and composer; Ralph Alessi. Ryley has also been taught by some of Australia’s most recognised jazz pianists in Barney McAll, Monique DiMattina and Steve Sedergreen.

In the summer of 2018, Ryley travelled to New York to attend the New York University Summer Jazz Workshop, where he gained an even deeper understanding from greats such as; Larry White, Buster Williams, Joe Lovano, and Chris Potter, and got taught by the inspiring Alan Broadbent. Since then, Ryley has found new love in traditional jazz, finding inspiration from the greats such as Bud Powell, Bill Evans, and Oscar Peterson, and most recently getting taught by the recipient of the 2019 American Pianists Award, Emmet Cohen.

Ryley’s contemporary compositional approach is heavily inspired by composers such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Luke Howard and Kenny Wheeler, utilising the knowledge passed through their music. Ryley received the Monash University Jazz Prize in 2020 for his composition; “A Dystopian Tale”, presented by Andrea Keller and Paul Williamson.

Please feel free to get in contact with me!

Teaching Info

You can choose to either partake in 30 minute individual lessons, 45  minute individual lessons or hour long lessons. Each lesson we will split in half, dividing theory/aural, (boring but necessary!) and learning pieces. (You can bring in anything!) I am well-versed in the AMEB syllabus if you’re looking to undertake that also.

I also compose music, so if you would also like to add composition, I’d recommend a 45 minute lesson, and we can divide everything into 15 minute blocks.

Lessons are recommended to be held at the students house of residence.

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