Elizabeth Nicholls (B.Mus B. Teach Hons, Full VIT Registration) is a highly experienced and passionate Classroom and Instrumental Music teacher (piano, saxophone, clarinet), piano accompanist, teaching mentor and musician. She makes learning enjoyable and achievable for children and adults.
Elizabeth is available to help you ‘Master Music’, to help you achieve your learning goals, to assist you with your learning needs and to assist you in achieving the skills required to be confident and capable in your chosen subject.
Elizabeth has enjoyed many years teaching and mentoring students through their love of learning. Elizabeth teaches Classroom and Instrumental Music, including ensemble direction of concert bands, stage bands, musicals/productions, piano accompaniment of strings and choral groups. Elizabeth is also a teaching mentor to pre-service teachers completing their tertiary studies.
Elizabeth teaches using the Growth Mindset. Growth Mindset is the most effective way to learn and grow. Students will learn how to change their way of thinking and ultimately change their neural pathways, leading to successful learning for life.
Elizabeth also explores Character Strengths in her lessons with students. Students will be taught to recognise and use their Character Strengths in their lessons, in their chosen subject, as well as in their day-to-day life.
Ultimately, Elizabeth believes that learning is holistic and transferable. Learning a musical instrument, learning to write an essay or solve a difficult Maths equation can help an individual flourish in, for example: resilience, organisation, critical thinking and help improve overall academic achievement.
Lessons are personalised by being individually designed to suit each student’s learning abilities and needs. This includes the use of Differentiated Learning. Elizabeth uses the GANAG Instructional Model when planning lessons for each student. Lessons are skills-based, not necessarily topic based.
Elizabeth is experienced in teaching both gifted students and students with learning disabilities. Elizabeth is able to teach both children and adults, including learners who are learning English as an additional language.
Research shows that learning Music has many benefits, including intellectual, academic, social and overall growth. Music is lots of fun to learn, too.
Individual and group tuition available.
All ages welcome. Lessons available in 30, 40, 45 and 60 minute sessions.
Tutoring available at my home studio in Bayswater, in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs.
Refreshments and comfortable waiting area provided. Free WiFi offered upon request.