I have undertaken examinations through the AMEB for almost 10 years. I offer private and online cello lessons to students of all levels and standards, from very beginners through to advanced students preparing for their Associate and/or Licentiate Diploma (AMusA/LMusA), HSC Music Performance Examinations, competitions and auditions. I have taught at several primary and secondary schools, and been engaged as a tutor with various education programs, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy and Foundations programs.
For those (including primary and secondary school students) who wish to begin learning the cello, congratulations on choosing such a great instrument! You will be introduced to the basic concepts of music and cello playing in general, with a special focus on developing a good sound and technique. You will also get the chance to play and experience a wide range of music in all styles. As your technique and tone progresses, you will have the opportunity to take on more challenging repertoire.
More experienced players (particularly those progressing through AMEB Exams) can expect to focus on consolidating repertoire and technique, with attention given to technical work (including scales, arpeggios, and double stops), musical interpretation, practise routines, and reaching the highest possible standard of performance. Areas of particular concern to the student (such as performance anxiety) will also be tackled.