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  Meet Our Artist founder

Mrs. Sherry Hsiao

Mrs. Sherry Hsiao is a Sydney-based, USA & Taiwan-trained, Taiwan-born musician and the founder and Artistic Director of the Sherry Music Academy & Sydneysider Music Academy. There, she lectures on Violin & Piano Performance and Chamber Ensemble Program. Sherry is also the Artistic Director of the Harmony Symphony Orchestra, and the Conductor of the Secondo Orchestra at Symphonia Jubilate. Mrs. Hsiao has previously held positions as the Director of the 2022 NSW State Music Camp Strings Ensemble and the Strings Orchestras at primary and secondary schools, catholic colleges, and tertiary education networks in Taipei, Taiwan.


Mrs Hsiao is also an accomplished violinist and pianist, with nearly three decades of extensive worldwide professional philharmonic orchestra performance experience. She has a strong classical music background, having obtained her Bachelor of Music from Taipei, Taiwan, and later her Master of Music with honours from a US state university, followed by her Doctoral of Musical Arts studies in conducting and violin studies. Mrs Hsiao was the recipient of an Outstanding Graduate Student Award of Music and a Music Scholarship from the School of Music ( MSU & UK), and she continues to perform with many symphony orchestras around the world.


Additionally, Mrs Hsiao holds major international music education credits and certificates in the Dalcroze Eurhythmic Methods, the Suzuki Methods, and the Orff Schulwerk pedagogy in Taiwan and the USA. She has participated in numerous International and National Music Education Conferences throughout the United States and is an accomplished music arranger for the steel drum, strings orchestra and chamber ensembles. Her numerous repertoires have been performed throughout the world, and she has also published a series of violin and Duo books for violin and piano students.


Mrs Hsiao is highly active as a conductor, adjudicator, violinist, pianist, and music arranger. She has been widely recognized for her dedication to music, having earned numerous awards and prizes in her music career, including her teaching coursework accredited award from the Taiwan Ministry of Education in 2005, her music contribution from the Georges River Council in 2017, as well as the Best Music Teacher Award from the Australian Education Enterprise Awards in 2021.


Mrs Hsiao is a humble yet renowned musician and teacher, dedicated to helping her students reach their fullest potential through her extensive performance and teaching experience. Believing that music has the power to unite and bring joy, she encourages her students' creativity while mastering their instruments and making a positive impact through their music. Mrs Hsiao's teaching style combines creative and traditional approaches to help her students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of music. She encourages her students to explore different musical genres and styles and provides them with the necessary guidance and support to help them reach their full potential. She also uses innovative techniques, such as Dalcroze Eurhythmic Methods, the Suzuki Methods, the Orff Schulwerk pedagogy, and  the Conservatorium tradition, to customize lessons to each student's individual needs.


Through her dedication and extensive knowledge and experience, Mrs Hsiao strives to help her students to achieve their musical ambitions, and bring music's beauty to the family, community, and world.

🎵 Unlock your potential and perform with confidence! Mrs Hsiao's professional and effective strategies will help you gain the skills and confidence to enjoy playing music leisurely, or to prepare for Duke of Edinburgh Awards, HSC, AMEB, ABRSM, ConBrio Exams, local Music Festival, Music Eisteddfods, and School Music Concerto Competitions - click below to get started now!🎵

Our students attend some of Sydney's most respected schools:


  1. Pymble Ladies’ College

  2. Ravenswood School for Girls

  3. Abbotsleigh Girl School

  4. The Knox School

  5. The King's School

  6. Sydney Grammar School

  7. The Scots College

  8. Trinity Grammar School

  9. Newington College

  10. Barker College

  11. Kincoppal- Rose Bay School

  12. Ascham school

  13. Tara Anglican School for Girls

  14. St. Andrew’s College

  15. MLC School

  16. Meriden school

  17. Santa Sabina College

  18. The Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney

  19. North Sydney Girls High School

  20. St George Girls High School

  21. Sydney Girls High School

  22. Hornsby Girls High School

  23. Normanhurst Boys High School

  24. North Sydney Boys High School

  25. Sydney Boys High School

  26. Sydney Technical High School

  27. St. Aloysius' College

  28. James Ruse Agricultural High School

  29. Marist College Eastwood

  30. Bethlehem College

  31. Rosebank College

  32. St Mary's Catholic Primary School 

  33. St. Ambrose Catholic Primary School 

  34. Chatswood High School

  35. Holy Family Catholic School

  36. Italian Bilingual School

  37. Pymble Public School

  38. Neutral Bay Public School

  39. Willoughby Public School

  40. John Purchase Public School

  41. St Ives Public School

  42. Cherrybrook Public School

  43. Bella Vista Public School

  44. Concord High School

  45. Homebush Boys High School

  46. Strathfield Girls High School

  47. Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School

  48. Burwood Girls High School

  49. Auburn Girls High School

  50. Epping Public School

  51. West Ryde Public School

  52. Gladesville Public School

  53. Meadowbank Public School

  54. Ermington Public School

  55. Five Dock Public School

  56. Concord Public School

  57. Concord West Public School

  58. Strathfield North Public School

  59. Victoria Avenue Public School

  60. Mortlake Public School

  61. Newington Public School

  62. Homebush West Public School

  63. Homebush Public School

  64. Burwood Public School

  65. Marie Bashir Public School

  66. Enfield Public School

  67. Croydon Park Public School

  68. Wentworth Public School

  69. Chatswood Public School

  70. Kent Road Public School

  71. Leichhardt Public School

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