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Diane Cross

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professional jazz singer performer., professional keyboard vocalist, Licensed Kinder Beat Teacher

I believe we are all musical and aim to help everyone acheive music skills. I work with pre-schoolers through to adult age. My early childhood music classes start from 2 years of age, with babies and toddler age groups becoming available later in 2011. I am an experienced Kindermusik (10 years) and Kinder Beat teacher (2 years) with a background in Orff Schulwerk principles. The Orff concepts are included in the Kinder Beat and World Music classes I run for school age children. I am an experienced music teacher of modern piano and keyboard, for past 15 years in Melbourne and Brisbane. Recently relocated back to Gympie,my home town. I use innovative methods to help make music easier and fun to learn. I compose original material for students to learn some modern styles that are not available in teaching books. I have been a performing artist as a solo keyboard vocalist, and as lead vocalist in contemporary duos and trios in various venues in Melbourne and Brisbane for 25 years. I choose to work with modern music because it has it’s own specific needs and creative skills which are usually not covered by traditional music teachers. I emphasize musicianship with my students through theory and aural skills. AMEB and ANZCA examinations are available for suitable students within the modern stream.
I also specialize in improvisation through my jazz background, and pass this on to voice and piano keyboard students. My performance background also allows me to give many insider tips about the music business for career orientated students.
I also enjoy teaching students who want to learn just for fun, particularly adult beginners and refreshers.

These details were last updated on October 23, 2016

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