Janielle is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium. She is also certified with the AMEB Piano Diploma of Associate in Music (A. Mus. A). Over the years, she has studied Classical Piano with music pedagogues such as Professor Ian Holtham, Len Vorster, Sandra Birze and Janine Sowden.
In 2012, Janielle was awarded the Pearis Rodger Scholarship by the Melbourne Conservatorium for excellence in piano performance.
Before pursuing her degree in music, Janielle studied at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and performed in numerous solo and chamber music concerts. Her piano trio has been tutored by well-known Australian soloists and chamber musicians such as Josephine Vains, Glenn Riddle and Rachel Atkinson. Aside from her classical studies, Janielle also enjoys playing improvisatory piano and songwriting. She is a versatile musician and teacher who tailors her classes to her students’ unique potential and interests.
Janielle is passionate about working with children, youth and adult students from diverse backgrounds and also has experience teaching children with special needs. In 2013 she worked with The Song Room NGO and pioneered their first piano music project where she taught underprivileged children from Sudanese refugee families. Her music teaching and workshop experiences abroad include Israel, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, India, and the UAE.
She completed her Master of Teaching (Music) at Monash University and is working as a music educator in Melbourne secondary colleges.
Janielle is focused on striving for excellence as well as inspiring creative expression in her students in every aspect of music practice, performance and teaching.