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Francine Maas

General Details

A.Mus.A, B. Arts, B.Mus (Hons)

I am a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where I completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in the study of violin, and with a research thesis in the study of music performance psychology in adolescent music students. Whilst completing my training in Melbourne I studied with Mary Johnston, Alice Waten, Mark Mogheilevski and Helen Ayres. I achieved my A.Mus.A in 2005 and I participated in Australian Youth Orchestra programs, the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Chamber Strings of Melbourne, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, the Melbourne University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, the Melbourne Collegium and the Australian National Academy “Young Academy” Program. I also worked with two ensembles, the Woodland Duo and Ensemble Nouveau, which specialised in providing music for weddings and corporate events across greater Victoria.
I spent four years in Cairns from 2013-2016, in which time performed regularly with the Cairns Concert Orchestra, North Queensland Chamber Orchestra, Cairns Choral Society, North Queensland Chamber Players, and the Cairns Winter Music School.

I have been teaching for over 12 years. I currently teach violin at Eltham High School and Nossal High School. Previously I ran the strings program at the Cairns Hinterland Steiner School, and taught violin at St Monica’s and St Augustine’s College in Cairns. I also conducted the Cairns String Orchestra between 2014 and 2016.

I enjoy teaching because I love sharing the enjoyment of playing music with others, and because it is challenging and rewarding. My lessons are student focused, and I tailor my teaching method to the needs and enjoyment of the student.

These details were last updated on January 29, 2017