I am a piano and music teacher who runs my own private studio named ‘Find the Keys’. I also run a music education website to support students under the same name.
Find the keys is all about making the craft of piano and musical literacy relevant again for the present day. It is a re-thinking and re-imagining of how to interpret, create and engage with the whole literature of music throughout the ages.
Music has been the one constant passion in my life, and a pursuit that has brought so much to me. It has brought me joy, comfort in difficult times, and helped me to grow socially from a shy young child into an adult.
My first formal piano lessons came at the age of 6. Being exposed to the language of music at a young age is one of the things I’m most grateful to my parents for.
My background is in education. I have worked with children from preschool to primary school age for over a decade. While undertaking my studies at RMIT, I had the fortune of having my work published as a case study in the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) journal. At the conclusion of the four year program I was also awarded the ASME prize for my contribution to music education.
A big part of my philosophy is to make learning less abstract. One key way to make it less abstract is to develop skills within a meaningful context. I do this by providing project-based learning and encouraging autonomy and initiative in each of my students. Whether this is realised in composing, self-organizing a little recital, working towards an examination, or designing their own musical website, all depends on the individual. I believe this approach builds life skills that extend far beyond the field of music.
If you are interested in having a chat with me in person, don’t hesitate to send me a message to book a free consult over tea or coffee.