NZMTO join up

Lucy Zeng

Piano Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Qualifications: BMus (first class honours) and MMus with first class honours.
  • Pricing: $50 per hour
  • Styles: Classical Piano, graded piano.
  • Suitability: Intermediate to Advanced


Lucy Zeng holds a Masters degree in piano performance at the University of Auckland, studying under Dr Rae de Lisle. She started learning the piano at an age of seven. She was awarded second place in the 2008 New Zealand Mazda Foundation National Young Performer Awards. In 2010, she won the Janetta Mcstay Prize for the ‘Most Deserving Pianist’ at the University of Auckland. In the same year she gained 3rd and the sonata prize at the New Zealand Kerikeri International Piano Competition. In 2011 she was a semi-finalist and encouragement prize winner in the 1st International Chopin Competition in Australia and the winner of Lewis Eady Charitable Trust’s national award Emerging Artists Series. In 2012 she was selected to participate in the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan. In 2013 she won the Dame Malvina Foundation Alice Cole piano scholarship and University of Auckland Reardon Postgraduate Music Scholarship and the Anne Bellam Music Scholarship.
Alongside performing in solo concerts, Lucy also enjoys teaching and has years of teaching experience She has taught her first ever student whom before studying with her, had only achieved a pass in grade 6, to pass grade 8 exam with distinction 2 years after learning.

Visit my website :

For videos of Lucy’s piano playing, feel free to visit these links below:

Teaching Info

Teaching studio has a Kawai grand piano and lessons are 1 hour each week. I believe that having the right techniques in the beginning of piano playing is crucial to later development as a musician as technique serve as an aid for expressing musical ideas. In a lesson I will help with improving the student’s technique and musicianship. Theory will also be covered in the lesson if needed. Students are expected to own a piano at home (or a keyboard if they are learning the keyboard, but piano students are not allowed to practice on a keyboard). Students need to be committed to piano learning and are expected to practice on a daily basis and turn up for weekly lessons.