I’m a passionate violin teacher with 14 years teaching experience and 28 years playing experience. I am currently enrolled in a Master’s degree in performance teaching at the Melbourne Conservatorium.
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 have some time slots available in my Coburg studio:
Tuesday 3:50 and 5:20
Friday 3:00, 4:45 and 5:15
If you can't make any of these times, feel free to contact me in case somebody has shifted lesson times and it hasn't been updated - or I can usually move somebody to find a time that works.
I will be starting an afternoon in Fitzroy on Mondays, all times available.
Call me on 0401033587 to have a chat about violin lessons for your child!