About Eight Above

About Eight Above Music

8va in music terms means to play the music written eight notes higher or “Eight Above”.  This helps to express the sentiment at Eight Above Music; that is to encourage the continuous enjoyment of music and through the right approach, take your playing to the next level.

Eight Above Music provides piano lessons to all levels with theory lessons are also available to support your musical knowledge.   Music lessons are one to one to ensure that each student gets the right attention and a tailored approach.  This helps to create class enjoyment and enthusiasm for practice!

Eight Above can provide background accompanying music for  corporate functions or special events such as wedding ceremonies.   Have a look at our gallery and testimonial pages.


About Virginia

8va (Eight Above) Music is lead by Virginia Smirniotis.  Virginia has been playing piano since early childhood and classically trained through the AMEB (Australian Music Education Board) and Trinity College of London programs.

Virginia has achieved an ATLC (Associate Trinity College of London) performance diploma and AMusA (Associate Music Diploma from AMEB), plus advanced Musicianship training.  Virginia has been a piano teacher for the last 14 years teaching across both classical and leisure syllabus.  2014 saw Virginia commence a Bachelor of Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music which she continues to enjoy and further her musical development.

Located on Sydney’s north shore, Virginia is passionate about music and has great experience in working with students of all ages and levels.