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SJS Music and Counselling

General Details

Currently studying Grade 8 AMEB (classical piano), Bachelor of Arts(Psychology) with a minor in music, Diploma of Music (Composition), Grade 6 AMEB (piano), Grade 5 Theory (Box Hill Institute of Tafe), Police Check, Working with Children Check, 7 years' experience in teaching music, Produced, composed and performed on her 2014 album "Looking Over My Shoulder"

SJS Music and Counselling offers tuition in piano, guitar, songwriting and music theory for all ages. SJS also offers counselling, specialising in youth with anxiety, depression and trauma issues.

Sarah is a composer, performer, teacher and counsellor. She has studied classical, jazz and popular music on piano and guitar, as well as songwriting and composition at Box Hill Institute and Australian Catholic University. With an interest in the effect of music on the mind, she holds a Bachelor of Arts(Psychology) degree with a double minor in music and in counselling. She also holds a Diploma of Music (Composition) and is currently studying for her Grade 8 AMEB (classical piano.)

Sarah has played keyboards in Made in Purple, the Australian Deep Purple Tribute band. She is also a singer and released her own progressive-rock album in 2014, “Looking Over My Shoulder” (www.sarahjean.bandcamp.com). Sarah has also composed works for classical groups including string quartets and wind quintets, and is currently working on a portfolio of video game soundtrack demos with the intention of eventually writing music for games.

As a music teacher, Sarah has worked from home privately for seven years and has also worked at local primary schools including the Patch Primary School, Ferntree Gully North and Carrington Primary School.

As a counsellor, Sarah has worked in the mental health field for 2 years for organisations such as Mind Australia, Mentis Assist and Each Community Access Services. As a mental health worker Sarah provided emotional support as well as helping her clients to achieve their recovery goals. Sarah now works as a counsellor at Redefine Life in Boronia.

Sarah is passionate about music and wellbeing.

These details were last updated on April 29, 2016

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