Greta Lanchbery

A piano teacher by profession, Greta Lanchbery has lived her whole life in Tasmania, and for many years in a spacious old house overlooking a river near Hobart. Her passions are music, teaching piano to young people and her garden. She has four adult children, eight grandchildren and now she has a great-granddaughter called Russia. Greta has never sought praise or acknowledgement, but the strength she draws from the landscape where she lives, and her love of teaching exemplify life fully lived.

Audio Extracts


Inheritance from her teacher Helen George


Responsibility as a music teacher


Teaching Jessie, a young six year old


The seasons in her garden