Piano Lessons & Courses Inspired by Excellence

Immerse yourself in the world of piano with Yanna Talpis M.Mus, a seasoned educator and pianist with over 15 years of teaching experience.



from 3000+ students


Private Piano Lessons

Face-to-face & online piano lessons for kids and adults. Are you looking to begin your piano journey or take your piano skills to the next level? All ages and levels welcome!

AMEB Exams Training Level 1 & 2

Are you looking to prepare for AMEB exam? We offer a professional, high-standard training that will help you to prepare for successful Comprehensive or Repertoire Piano Exam. All Grades and levels

Pre-test Practice AMEB Exam

Are you ready to set your AMEB exams? Repertoire Piano exam or Comprehensive exam? We will help you to pre-test your grade, give you constructive feedback and tips on how to improve fast

AMEB Exams Courses Online

Are you preparing for AMEB Piano exams? These courses will help you to achieve successful results in your own pace. Piano Repertoire exams, Comprehensive Piano exams, tips & guides

About Us

What is CBD Piano Academy?

Founded and run by Yanna Talpis M.Mus, who have shared her knowledge and passion for teaching piano with students for over 15 years. Her piano journey began at the age of 5 and continued academically at the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow and then Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. 

Under Yanna’s  guidance you will develop sight-reading skills, musicality, understanding of music structure and form, and master your piano techniques, so that you are ready to take your piano skills to the next level. 

Our Courses

Courses for Your Musical Journey

Master the intricacies of AMEB Piano Repertoire Exams at Levels 1 & 2 with our specialized training. Elevate your performance with targeted guidance, ensuring you’re fully prepared to showcase your musical prowess and excel in these foundational examinations.

Excel in the AMEB Comprehensive Exams at Levels 1 & 2 with our dedicated training program. Uncover the depth of your musical abilities through focused instruction, ensuring you navigate the comprehensive examination with confidence and achieve exceptional results. 

Enhance your AMEB exam preparation with our Supplementary Courses, designed to complement and fortify your musical skills. Tailored to address specific aspects of the exams, these courses provide targeted training, ensuring a well-rounded and confident approach to successfully navigate the intricacies of AMEB assessments.

Embark on a musical journey with our Piano Beginner Courses, meticulously crafted to guide aspiring pianists through the fundamentals. Whether you’re starting from scratch or refreshing your skills, our courses provide a structured and enjoyable learning experience.

AMEB Exam Training

AMEB Exam Preparation at CBD Piano Academy

Our expert guidance tailors repertoire selections to showcase your strengths, creating a unique pathway to successful performances and excellent results.


Expertise that Resonates

With experienced tutors dedicated to unlocking your full potential, choose us for an educational journey that harmonizes expertise with individualized learning.


Tailored Success, Every Note Matters

At CBD Piano Academy, we understand that every student is unique. Choose us for a tailored approach to success, where each note is a step towards musical mastery.


Unlocking Musical Brilliance, Beyond the Keys

Our approach goes beyond just playing notes; we cultivate a comprehensive learning experience. From technical mastery to expressive artistry, choose us for a well-rounded education that transcends the keys.


What Students Say About Us

Discover the transformative experiences of our students through heartfelt testimonials. Dive into a collection of stories that reflect the impact of our courses and the musical journeys they’ve inspired.

Yanna’s teaching techniques of imparting her knowledge and skills possess a strong focus on fostering the individual’s strengths and aspirations instead of molding them into the conventional way of learning to play. For adult learners, Yanna’s application of Adult Learning Principles is reflected in her understanding and respect for the individual’s uniqueness and differences which brings the piano learning experience with her to a complete different level.

Jean-Louis Nguyen

I love my lessons with Yanna. She has shown me how to develop a solid technique and play stylistically. I hadn’t played piano for 45 years when I started with Yanna. To be honest, I had never given technique much attention all those years ago. Having a systematic approach to developing a good technique really unlocks some wonderful repertoire that I never thought I would play. A huge thanks to Yanna for so patiently guiding and encouraging me!

Wendy Brooks

I have been taking piano lessons with Yana for a few months now, and am absolutely loving it! I had never played the piano before, just wanted to learn something new, and Yana has been such a brilliant teacher! Although I'm new to the instrument and can barely read music, she is extremely talented and her lessons would be suitable for any experience level, from beginner to advanced. Yana is also a kind and lovely person, so the lessons are always enjoyable. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning or improving their piano skills.


My daughter LOVES going to piano lessons with Yanna. She makes learning super fun while teaching the techniques we need to prepare for AMEB exams.

Tracy L

Yanna is an incredible Teacher. I feel like I’m being guided to play piano like a pro. Not just learning songs, but working through the correct technique and prep to play the piano beautifully. Forever grateful for my lessons with her.

Jarrad Kenny

My kids have been taking piano lessons with Yanna preparing for AMEB exams and achieving A and A+ results last few years. Their progress has been enormous even with online lessons during the pandemic years. Yanna is highly experienced, patient, engaging and always encourages kids to achieve their best.


Yanna is a very warm, kind, and patient piano teacher. I have learnt so much about articulation and technique in the few months I've taken lessons with her. With her guidance, I've decided to take AMEB exams next year to consolidate my musical knowledge.

Ciara G




Frequently Asked Questions

From beginners to advanced players and aspiring exam achievers, our program customizes instruction to elevate your piano journey efficiently and effectively.

Explore top-quality piano lessons for ALL LEVELS, including a warm welcome for absolute beginners and nervous starters. Our focus on personal motivation drives an 80% boost in piano playing through enthusiasm and mindset. Experience rapid improvement in technical skills, sight-reading, sound production, posture, pedalling, and finger application. Achieve success in AMEB exams with our result-driven professional training, all in a friendly and fun environment. Elevate your piano journey with us!

  • Beginner
  • intermediate
  • Advanced
  • AMEB Level 1 (Preliminary to Grade 4)
  • AMEB Level 2 (Grade 5 to Grade 8+)
The best page for complete information about our courses and programs is found in our piano courses section. If you would like to talk to us then fill in the form on our enroll page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Blog & News

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