Learning piano can open up a whole new world of musical exploration, appreciation and enjoyment. It helps build confidence, creativity, increases co-ordination and concentration for other studies as well as being fun!
Being involved in music for over 20 years, I am an accomplished classical and contemporary pianist, accompanist, musical director and teacher, having studied at Elder Conservatorium of Music for a B. Mus (Performance) and at the Trinity College of Music in London. In 2009, I completed a Master of Arts in Music and Creative Industries at QUT. I was awarded my PhD in music education from Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University (2017).
I teach piano and music theory for students of all ages, from beginners to advanced level. Whether it is purely for pleasure or you wish to study for exams, each lesson will inspire you! See my services description for more details about my style of lessons.
My home studio in Morningside has a beautiful, old, baby grand piano but I may also travel to teach local students, depending on schedules. I employ a few other experienced teachers at my studio, who embrace the same creative philosophy as I do. Magic Tree of Music now has another studio location at Everton Park so northside people have more options to learn, also with a lovely grand piano for students to enjoy.
With online learning becoming more popular and a number of examination boards offering video exams, I also have an option to learn via Zoom lessons. Many students have surpassed themselves by learning online in 2020 - please contact me for more details if you are interested in this approach.
Magic Tree of Music holds an annual concert performance for all students at the studio. Each year we have a different theme and this is a highlight of the year for many of the students.
I bring to students a holistic learning experience, development of their creative abilities and a love of music that can help them build a lifetime of involvement in music. My PhD research in music education and creativity means that I am a specialist in children's musical creativity and have a broad experience of different teaching pedagogies (this helps in finding the appropriate teaching style to suit each individual student).
Contact me on 0424 301348 to arrange an initial lesson and discover the joy in playing the piano.