Janis Cook is a direct descendent of a teaching tradition which can be clearly traced back five generations to the great nineteenth century pianist, Franz Liszt. A respected examiner and adjudicator, Janis offers piano lessons in her Glen Iris studio in the inner Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Theory, chamber music, orchestral keyboards and performance skills are also covered. Master classes and professional development seminars are available upon request. Please see details below and direct any enquiries via the contact page.



Performance Coaching

Posted in Music Lessons

Tuition can be arranged on a casual basis for individuals and ensembles preparing for an examination, competition, audition or other performance. The areas of focus may include:

  • practice methods
  • performance skills
  • stylistic interpretation
  • ensemble techniques 

Music Theory

Posted in Music Lessons

Studies of the elements of music, the recognition and understanding of musical instruments, and the historical and cultural context of musical compositions are offered through lessons in the following areas:

  • AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) Theory of Music
  • AMEB Musicianship
  • VCE Music Theory & Analysis

Piano Lessons

Posted in Music Lessons

Individual piano lessons are taught with emphases on the following areas:

  • tone production
  • efficient technique
  • musical style
  • interpretative character
  • breadth of repertoire

Orchestral Keyboard Coaching

Posted in Music Lessons

Tuition in orchestral keyboard skills and repertoire are offered on a casual basis. Areas covered may include:

  • Reading a full score
  • Following the conductor's beat
  • Marking a part
  • Problem solving
  • The Celeste




Renowned for fine musicians and creative artistry, Cook & Co concerts are tailored events which have become popular with those who enjoy inspiring music in a relaxed format.