Alice Bannan is a pianist, composer and piano teacher. Born in Melbourne, she studied piano from the age of six. At nineteen she completed Grade 8 AMEB in piano and went on to gain a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne. In 2013 she was awarded a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning from Charles Darwin University and started her piano studio “Alice Bannan Music”. She enjoys arranging popular music to suit the needs of individual students. When composing she uses her teaching knowledge to create pieces that would appeal to students of any age and of varying abilities. Her teaching philosophy centres around instilling a love of music in students which is what inspires her to create new piano music.