"When there are no words, there is always music. It is an honour to be able to bring joy to others, using a unique language unbound by provenance."

Photography: Samantha Hattingh, 2014

Lila is a cat-loving optimist who loves to laugh and finds ultimate joy in the heavenly harmonies that come with singing and beautiful music.

Her innovative music appeals to a wide audience; her work inspires and evokes memories and a range of emotions. She enjoys researching the capabilities of different instruments, resulting in works providing pleasure, not only to the audience, but also to participating musicians.

Starting piano lessons at the age of six and composing her first piece at the age of nine led to her being accepted, at only sixteen, as the youngest composer at WAAPA at the time. Once finishing a Certificate IV in Classical Music Composition, she transferred halfway through her second degree from WAAPA to UWA and has completed a Bachelor of Arts specialising in Music Studies.

Lila is an accomplished composer, pianist and vocalist, was chosen as a vocal soloist for the Australian Youth Choir in 2012, Perth Royal show in 2014, The Baden Street Singers in 2016 and NHarmonic Chorale in 2018, and has musical directed two community theatre shows. This background and versatility result in a perspective that adds quality to her compositions.

In her free time she rehearses with her womens quartet Side Note, volunteers for the Western Australian Charity Orchestra, spends time with her partner, family and friends, and most of all gives loving cuddles to her cat Fish.


My then 7yr old daughter had the pleasure of getting taught by Lila in Scarborough a few years ago. Lila was an absolutely amazing teacher and they both really connected. My daughter really enjoyed her lessons to the point she’d be waiting out the front in anticipation for her arrival. Unfortunately we moved down South and had to find another piano teacher otherwise Lila would still be teaching her. I highly recommend Lila as a piano teacher. I found her to be friendly, punctual, intelligent, musically ambitious and enthusiastic with a huge knowledge in all apsects of music. The perfect person to inspire a growing mind. Thanks Lila.
— Andrea, Wellard
Our 12-year-old daughter has been studying piano with Lila for the last three years, having spent a few years before that learning from other teachers, both in Perth and in Singapore. My wife and I are very happy with the progress she has made over this period, both in theory and practice. She has grown greatly in her ability, and also gained immensely in confidence, and both of these, I believe, can be attributed to Lila’s wise guidance. Lila serves as a friend and confidante as well as a teacher. I think it is this holistic engagement with her students that makes her such an effective teacher.
— Gavin, Perth
Lila is a talented, patient and fun teacher! I can’t recommend her more highly, especially for ‘mature age’ students like myself.
— Elvira, City Beach
I highly recommend Lila as a piano teacher. My 7-year old loves his lessons with Lila - she knows just how to make music fun while providing a solid grounding in music theory and technique. Her passion for both music and her students is very clear, as is her professionalism.
— Gillian, Wembley
Our 6-year-old daughter Claire had Lila as her piano teacher for a year. Lila’s way of teaching has not only helped develop Claire’s musical abilities but also sparked passion and enthusiasm to the point our daughter plays the piano without being reminded, often even several times a day. Claire always walks out of a piano lesson with a smile. Lila has been making a positive difference to her life and also that of our whole family!
— Thomas, Wembley