Having studied violin for over 20 years Isabel has gained extensive performance and teaching experience over her lifetime. She has studied at the top institutions of Australia and regularly performs with orchestras and chamber ensembles both in Australia and overseas.
After teaching violin and piano both privately and in schools for over ten years, Isabel has extensive teaching experience across all ages of students. Isabel has taught at various schools in Australia including Shelford Girls Grammar, St Leonards College and The Peninsula School in Melbourne. She has also taught at the University of Western Australia, All Saints College and Peter Carnley Anglican Community School in Perth Western Australia.
Isabel has also performed and designed various education workshops that have toured schools all around Australia and the United Kingdom. This includes the Musica Viva in Schools tour of an interactive show call Fiddlesticks and the Opera Australia education workshops around regional Australia. More recently Isabel Has been an orchestral tutor for the organisation National Orchestras for All as a part of their workshop series in London.
Having taught various levels of piano and violin from beginner to university standard, Isabel has learnt that it is the role of the teacher to adjust to the various needs of the student, whether it be a focus on technique, physical ease, musicality or simply just having fun with music! Having completed all the AMEB exams herself and having had many students successfully complete them as well, Isabel is extremely familiar with the various exam systems including AMEB and Trinity exams if the student wishes to undertake them.