My daughter has recently started violin lessons with Amy and she is really enjoying how clearly structured and organised the lessons are. She particularly loves Amy's positivity and her overall enthusiasm for learning music. She has received a lot of great tips for enhancing her playing and enjoys going to lessons and working on new & challenging pieces of music.
My daughter is currently studying both Violin and Piano with Amy. She is coming up to her third year for both and has been with Amy for a year now. What we both love about Amy is that she is so passionate and enthusiastic when she teaches and she always gives Piper choices on the pieces she is learning. She is fun, she is relevant with todays music and the kids and she gets results. She has also inspired my daughter to want to become a music teacher!
My son has been learning music theory from Amy for three school terms. Although short in time, I have been really impressed by Amy's thorough approach in her theory teaching, thus enabling my son to build up solid knowledge on music theory. Thank you so much Amy.
Thanks for taking on my two boys into your studio Amy. Both boys enjoy their lessons immensely. You provide such a variety of activity that they are always looking forward to your lessons. That’s definitely not easy when they have to wait for each other’s lesson (getting a 4 year old to sit still is a challenge). But you manage to have him settle whilst waiting for his brother’s lesson. Thank you so much.
Thank you Amy for being such an amazing teacher. Amy's calm but enthusiastic approach to learning gave my daughter confidence and kept her interested. I personally love the lesson structures combining a perfect blend of practical and theory to ensure students were attaining high levels of music education. Amy's passion for music and individual efforts shine through her students and their continual developments. Amy is one of the best music teachers I have come across.
My daughter Phoebe, who is now 11yrs old commenced violin lessons with Amy Gardiner-Garden 18months ago, and from that moment never looked back! Her experience at school was not very inspiring and she was feeling quite disheartened at this time. Amy immediately connected with Phoebe at the first lesson in an encouraging and nurturing way that she could only respond to with trying her very best! Amy was always professional and enthusiastic and has a way of speaking slowly and clearly that made Phoebe able to understand what was expected of her. Amy gives direction and support and always responded quickly if there were any questions that needed to be answered outside lessons. She is very informative via email and students are made to feel that they’re progress is very important to Amy! This talented teacher always set homework and encourages practice with goals and rewards which Phoebe responded to with determination and enthusiasm! Amy suggested Phoebe should work towards her examinations and very quickly had success with her preliminary exam. After this boosted her confidence she then focused on her Grade 1 AMEB exam and to Phoebe’s surprise and delight scored A Honours. Amy ensured her students had a chance to perform together at the end of term and end of year concerts which once again provided students with the added motivation to practice and to perfect their chosen pieces. (And also the challenge and experience of performing in front of their peers and families). I highly recommend Amy if you are searching for a teacher who will help your child reach their potential! Both Phoebe and I will miss her very much as she leaves to continue her life in Canberra.