Jodie Lockyer is a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts where she studied piano with Michael Kieran Harvey. In 1991 she was the winner of the Bill Burrell Memorial Trust scholarship which enabled her to study accompaniment with Margaret Schoefield.
In 1996 Jodie travelled to England where she was a student of The Royal Northern College of Music, majoring in accompaniment with John Wilson and Carole Pressland.
In 1997 she was the winner of the Margaret Tudor Evans Prize for piano accompaniment and was a finalist in The Royal Overseas League Competition.
Jodie has worked extensively for Opera Australia Schools Company and in 2006 toured with Oz Opera through NSW and SA as orchestral pianist for Carmen.
Jodie has maintained an active teaching studio since 1992 and has taught at VCASS, Genazzano, St Michael’s Grammar, Luther College, Carey Baptist Grammar and Westbourne Grammar.
As an accompanist Jodie has worked at The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Conservatorium, The Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University, Oz Opera, Melbourne University Choral Society, The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society, The Defence Force School of Music and various other institutions.
She is currently an established freelance accompanist having worked with such artists as Anthony Warlow, Marina Prior, David Hobson and Yvonne Kenny and is the official accompanist for many of Melbourne’s eisteddfods.