Helena has tutored cello privately from 2003 to 2011 and has been teaching in a school setting from 2014. She has a wide range of experience in teaching children cello 'basics' all the way to grade 8 AMEB.
Helena is passionate about instrumental pedagogy and has had the opportunity to study with some of Queensland’s preeminent cello tutors. Helena’s approach to private teaching is very much goals driven with performance achievements being the most common objective of her students. She is able to discuss with parents the student’s individual plans for their private cello tuition and work together with the student and parents to achieve their goals.
She holds a Bachelor of Music (Queensland Conservatorium) and a Bachelor of Law (QUT) as well as a current blue card.
Her musical performance highlights include: – performing cello for Missy Higgins’ ‘On A Clear Night’ tour in 2007; – performing with Goldfrapp at the Sydney Opera House in 2008; performing with Diesel as part of the Australian Rock Symphony in 2010 and – performing cello on the soundtrack to ‘Storage’ featured at the Sundance Film Festival. She had been an active performer with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra until 2014.