About me

My name is Kirsten Rielly. I am the owner of Keys to Joy Piano Studio, which opened in October 2020 to a small number of students and is now primarily an online studio offering remote piano lessons. I am also the co-owner and director of Hobby Piano Studio, where we provide in-person individual and shared lessons.


I studied classical piano and took music as an academic subject throughout my school years. I am immensely grateful for the learning and skills I developed during these years. As can happen with many students though, my playing fell by the wayside in adult life for various reasons. I went on to study English Literature and Librarianship at university, and now hold a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts (Hons), and a Master of Library and Information Studies.

A few years ago, I was able to get back to playing the piano and refresh much of my knowledge. But, I wanted more! I discovered the Simply Music programme in February 2020, and haven’t looked back since! 

In August 2020, I became a Licensed Simply Music teacher. I continue to take my own lessons with another highly skilled piano teacher, and I take full advantage of all the professional development opportunities offered by the Simply Music organisation and wider music education community. Music is a lifelong endeavour! 

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