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Elizabeth Chia

Elizabeth Chia


Singing Lessons | Choirs, Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Mixing and Mastering Lessons, Online Lessons, Posture for Singers and Instrumentalists

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours), BMus, ABRSM Grade 6 Piano and Theory, Diploma in Sonic Arts
  • Pricing: All instruments $37.50 for half hour. Pair lesson $22.50 ea. Group 3+ $18 ea.
  • Styles: Contemporary
  • Suitability: 10 and up


Elizabeth is an all rounded musician trained in a few different disciplines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music majoring in voice and a Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours) in music production. She has performed around New Zealand and Singapore in festivals, public events and corporate events.

She has been teaching piano and voice for 12 years now and coaching singing groups for 17 years, catering to a wide range of groups and ages. Her experience consists of performing as a multi-instrumentalist and recording in the studio as a producer and an artist. The most recent project was TOHU with the single,  Tū Mai Te Reo, which made the top 10 hottest singles and the top 10 waiata charts in May 2023.

Tū Mai Te Reo video:

She has had music lessons since the age of 3 at Yamaha music school in Singapore and loved it ever since. There have been some interesting musical experiences like being in an award winning secondary school handbell choir and primary school all girls choir which recorded a choral album for fundraising in Singapore.

She has also had the pleasure of attending workshops by Pat Pattison (legendary songwriting tutor at Berklee College of Music; John Mayer) and Anna Laverty (producer; Florence and the Machine, Bloc Party). Being a producer creates opportunities to collaborate with other artists. She is also heavily involved in musical theatre as the seasons begin (currently, Phantom of the Opera). These opportunities have grown her into the musician and artist she is today.

Her goal is to pass on the skills and passion for music to her students and enable them to experience the extent of the creative process. Collaborative art has the power to create conversation and bring people together.

Teaching Info

I teach contemporary styles of singing, and both contemporary and classical piano. I firmly believe in building strong foundations for both singing and piano as they have helped musicians develop a strong grasp on their instrument and an understanding of their craft. Musical theatre, opera, rock, folk, pop and even metal require different techniques with the same basics which allows for a more versatile vocalist or pianist.

Elizabeth is a great piano teacher, she is funny and makes me wanna learn. She is friendly and patient and lets me choose my music. Her lessons have helped me learn how to read music notes. Because of her I have the knowledge to play piano whenever I feel like it. Her knowledge is set to help me learn at a comfortable pace. I appreciate Glass Studios!

Della Matthes (12 yo)

I (Vanessa Green) did this on my daughters behalf, she loved her lessons and learnt to play songs. We stopped because she had to choose 1 music after school activity and she chose church band (also with liz) :-)

Harmony Waretini (10yo)

Elizabeth was so awesome! She planned her lessons well and took the time to explain things. I’m pretty sure she could make a tone deaf person sing!

Gowri Paary

Since I've been taking piano lessons with Elizabeth I've learnt so much from learning nothing to learning notes, chords and songs within the few months. I really appreciate her patience with me and would recommend her to anyone that is wanting to learn or improve. So gifted and talented and it has helped me as a worship director in church. Awesome work Liz Keep it up!!!

Pasili Faitua

Michelle had a great time learning from you. You were kind and supportive to her. She had learned how to do warm-up exercises before singing; the practice you shared with us was beneficial. She also learnt how to be aware of her breathing and where the voice was coming from her body. Thank you for providing such a special night, so all the children get on the stage, step out of their comfort zone and shine. Michelle was glad to be part of it. She was nervous during rehearsals but excited to see different people singing on stage; it was a great learning opportunity to experience stress and everything it takes to be a good singer.

Michelle Su (15yo)

On the very first day of my piano lessons, I had to meet my piano teacher, while we had the interview I was nervous. I kept quiet for most of the time. On the first day of my lessons I had a ton of butterflies in my stomach, we viewed the basics of piano and I already learned all of it. Throughout the days of my piano lessons I grew more comfortable with my teacher but I was still quite nervous, I requested some songs and she helped me with them. I have learned to straighten my back while doing piano, be brave and courageous, and don't hesitate. I enjoyed my time there and Elizabeth, you're a great teacher!

Zaneia (10yo)

Zaneia really had a wonderful experience learning piano and you've introduced her to the music world at a very young age and I'm glad. She got hooked into it and now has learned some musical skills that'll be with her throughout her life. Thank you!

Horace Quicoy (parent)

I would like to say thank you for all your efforts for my daughter Lynn! Without your kind help, she cannot get Distinction for her Trinity Piano Exam. She is so blessed to have you as her Piano tutor for such a long time. She loves you so much. Thank you again and wish you a happy new year.

Vivian (14yo student parent)
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