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Digital Live Stream: Anatomy of the Piano

Connect your students to a live performance on the Opera House stage and participate in our post-show Q&A.

In your classroom


“Demonstrates the mechanics of the instrument in a beautiful, humorous engagement.”

Frank Newman, Sydney Opera House Creative Learning Specialist

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A fantastic pianistic adventure

Join Will as he is drawn into a fantastic pianistic adventure that sees him find Bach in a cave, meet a bad-tempered Beethoven and even jam with ‘Fats’ Waller. In this critically acclaimed one man show, students will discover the fascinating history of the piano and some of the great musicians who have transformed what it can do.

Featuring whirlwind piano playing, hand-drawn projections, songs and stories, it’s the perfect way to introduce your students to the array of sounds and styles this magical instrument can play.

A Will Pickvance production supported by Red Bridge Arts.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Will Pickvance. Image: Nico Bernardi

NSW Curriculum Links




Stage 1

Stage 2

General capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities





Intercultural understanding
Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability






Speaking and listening 2
Responding and composing

EN1– 6B

EN2– 6B

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Connect your class to professional artists and educators without even leaving your classroom! Our interactive, curriculum-driven digital experiences are available every term throughout the school year. Take your students on an exclusive look behind the scenes with one of our digital tours, be inspired by our storytelling and creative writing workshops, or learn something new about Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs.

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