Hi! My name is Amanda Vandarakis and I am a violinist and teacher/tutor residing in Sydney's Bankstown area.
I have 13 years of experience as a violinist, wherein this time have performed as a soloist, in chamber groups, and orchestras both in Australia and overseas. Among classical performances, I also have experience playing for weddings, functions, and other events. During this time, I have studied both Music Theory and Musicianship to assist in the development of my practical career.
As a teacher, I love watching my students learn and improve week by week, whether they are playing professionally or for leisure.
Having been in their position myself and knowing the hardships of the instrument, I pride myself in making the lessons and practice as enjoyable as possible - by using a variety of exercises and studies that promote technical growth so practice doesn't get too boring and repetitive, all the while building a strong technical foundation. I also teach my students the importance of quality over quantity practice, and how to achieve their goals in the most effective and efficient manner.
I try to be as flexible as possible with all aspects of my teaching and scheduling, to fit the student and parents' needs as best as possible.
In addition to regular violin lessons, I also am available for help/lessons with:
Music Theory (Grades 1-4)
HSC Examinations & Repertoire
School Repertoire - exams, performances, orchestra, chamber
AMEB Examinations (Grades Prelim-aMus)
Violin Lesson Rates:
$60 per hour
$45 per 45 min
$30 per 30 min
If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Looking forward to beginning our musical journey!