Head of Program (Piano), Curriculum Coordinator, Piano Teacher
Carl Schmidt is Head of the Piano Program and Curriculum Coordinator at Central Coast Conservatorium. He holds a 1st Class Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Carl was awarded a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands.
Whilst living in Europe, he gave regular solo and ensemble performances and was invited to appear in the 2004 International Chopin Festival held in The Hague and with Steve Reich during the 2003 Steve Reich Festival.
He has recorded the complete Chopin Preludes and the Brahms Fantasien Opus 116 and has been soloist with Symphony Central Coast, Balmain Sinfonia and Sydney Youth Orchestra. He was a recitalist for the Sydney Conservatorium's Virtuoso Piano Series and was a lecturer and performer at the 2008 Summer Piano Teachers' Festival. Carl is also in demand as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.
He has given numerous Workshops, Recitals and Master Classes for the NSW Music Teachers' Association and for other musical organisations state-wide. A number of Carl's students have gone on to careers in both teaching and performance.
Carl is also an examiner for the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB).
The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12
We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.