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Cellos are provided

Master Piano Institute offers one-on-one cello lessons with one of Sydney’s premiere cello teachers.

Beginners to Advanced/Professional in any style. Learn at our beautiful studio in the heart of Sydney CBD and enjoy world-class cello tuition.

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Aleksandar Zivkovic is one of the most versatile musicians of our time. The cellist and registered music therapist works with an unusually broad repertoire from early baroque to contemporary and popular music. He was born into the sixth generation of renowned musical family. The native Serbian Aleksandar Zivkovic started his violoncello studies at the age of seven. During his primary and secondary school days Aleksandar competed in and won many youth state competitions in 1983, 1986 and 1989 in various age categories. He studied with a number of famous professors and cellists including Prof. Aleksandr Kirilovich Fedorcenko (Russia),  Marc Bonetti (Australia), Lazlo Varga (USA), Eleonore Schoenfield (USA), Kazimir Michalik (Poland), Michael Flaksman (Switzerland) and Ljubomir Polojac(Yugoslavia).
At the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Aleksandar Zivkovic studied cello with Prof. Georg Pedersen. After completed his Undergraduate course Aleksandar continued to compete in numerous local cello and chamber music Eisteddfod competitions. As a member of St Laurence Piano Trio, Aleksandar won the 2MBS-FM Radio Competition in 1996.


In 2010 Aleksandar completed his Master Degree in Advanced Music Performance at the Royal College of Music where he studied with Professor Alexander Chaushian, where he continued his post-graduate studies in baroque cello with Professor Richard Tunnicliffe.
Aleksandar Zivkovic played all over the world with the greatest musicians of our time. 

As a Music Therapist, Aleksandar Zivkovic is a respected speaker nationally and internationally. Aleksandar is a past NSW Chair of the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc.


Aleksandar completed a Masters of Creative Music Therapy, at the University of Western Sydney in 2006 and Graduate Diploma in Music Therapy at University of Technology Sydney in 2004.

Aleksandar have developed his outstanding therapeutic relationships with his clients throughout his varied experiences, working with students in special schools, patients in psychiatric hospitals and residents in the aged care facilities.


Being a student in Master Piano Institute, you can perform in or attend free concerts every fortnightly

Music Salon 

An intimate regular informal concert, perfect for first-time performers or seasoned players wanting to share their new repertoire in a supportive environment. 

Music Gala 

Formal annual concert in on of Sydney's most prestigious concert venues


Full Size and  1/2 Size Cello are available for hiring to practice in our practice room.

Check now for availability!



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We understand that you need flexibility, so we try to make it as convenient as possible for you.

1. You may pay AFTER your 1st lesson in whichever package you prefer: casually, in 5/10/15/20 lessons.

2. For package payments, we only count how many lessons you have done, you can cancel or pause your lessons for any reason with more than 24 hours notice upfront with no cost.

3. You may reschedule or cancel your lesson at no cost with a minimum of 24 hours notice in advance. If you cancel within this period you will be charged for the full lesson. In the unlikely event that we cancel your lesson, you will not be charged.


4. There is no expiry date on your prepaid credits. You can also transfer or convert your remaining credits to a GIFT CARD for your friends.


Our teacher is available on Tuesdays and Sundays for offline lessons. Online lessons time is more flexible.     


Please provide the period and the days that suit you best, we will match with our teachers' availability. We don't follow school terms, or holiday periods except public holidays.

We accept cash, cards, online transfer, PayPal.

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