An Honours graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music after 4 years full-time training in music education, Grace studied under the instructions of distinguished Australian piano lecturer and examiner Mr Paul Rickard-Ford. With a passionate interest in her area of expertise, Grace conducted a research in 2008 on parental views regarding child musical learning with Dr James Renwick. Full thesis available here http://hdl.handle.net/2123/3993
Fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay, Grace is very comfortable in communicating with both parents and students regarding personal needs in piano lessons. Having taught students from various backgrounds and different ages, Grace has extensive experience in tailoring piano lessons to suit the particular student.
Grace has taught in Sydney since 2004, and enjoyed a 2-year overseas teaching contract in the very multicultural Malaysia in 2012-2013. Since returning to Sydney in 2014, Grace has extended her teaching career further and now manages the prestigious Clavier Music & Art School in Hurstville.
2003 Associate Diploma in Piano (Australian Guild of Music and Speech)
2004 Awarded Certificate of Academic Excellence for Music in the University of Sydney Foundation Program
2004 Completed University of Sydney Foundation Program (Music Major)
2005 Performed Verdi's Requiem at the Sydney Opera House as a member of the Sydney Conservatorium Choir
2007 Awarded Sydney Conservatorium of Music International Merit Scholarship in recognition of outstanding achievement
2008 Graduated as Bachelor of Music (Music Education) (Honours) from the University of Sydney/Sydney Conservatorium of Music
2009 - 2011 Piano teacher at SunArt Piano School, Hurstville, Sydney
2011 Member of the Randwick Proms Contemporary Choir, Sydney. (Director: Mr Dallas Watts)
2011 Member of the Di Canto Choir, Woollahra, Sydney (Director: Mr Jassen Rose) http://www.androsemusic.com/about_us
2011 - 2014 Overseas teaching contract at the prestigious Presto Music, Malaysia
2014 - present Principal teacher at Clavier Music & Art, Hurstville, Sydney
Clavier Music & Art (Hurstville) offers piano, clarinet, violin, flute and singing lessons. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org