I’m a passionate viola teacher with 15 years teaching experience and 30 years playing experience.
When teaching, I aim to create a solid technical foundation in my students, with an emphasis on good posture and a good ear for correct tuning and rhythm. I encourage creativity, and my lessons are always a fun and comfortable environment.
I have constructed a sequential curriculum of music to teach beginners to advanced students, from a wide variety of styles. These pieces and exercises all have backing tracks that kids absolutely love playing along with - it's like they're in a band! This helps to motivate practice time, and also helps the student play in time and in tune when not being in the supervised violin lesson environment.
I have experience helping students prepare for AMEB exams when they are ready, for orchestra, music scholarship and university auditions, concerts and Eisteddfods.
I believe that music can be an incredible aid to developing a child’s learning skills, it can help with concentration, problem solving, learning languages, coordination, and best of all, self esteem.
I also happily teach adults who either had experience playing violin or viola or other instruments when they were younger, or even those who have never learnt music. I believe everybody can benefit from learning an instrument!
Email me or call me on 0401033587 to have a chat about viola lessons for you or your child!