Bachelor of Music (Performance) in The University of Melbourne, Australian Music Examinations Board AmusA certificate: Diploma of Associate in Music for Flute, AMEB Grade 5 Theory, ABRSM Grade 3 Theory, Music Solo Performance Units 1-4 VCE, Working With Children's Check
Jirene is qualified with a Bachelor of Music degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne and an AMEB Flute Diploma of Associate in Music (A. Mus. A). She is also currently undertaking her Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Over the years she has learnt from music teachers such as Carolyn Grace and Alan Hardy.
In 2016 she was awarded the Francis Quinn Arts Encouragement Award by the Melbourne Conservatorium for excellence in flute performance.
Before starting her degree, Jirene studied at Blackburn High School and performed in numerous solo and chamber music concerts as well as ensembles and bands. These include the concert band, the symphonic band, and the flute ensemble.
Jirene has also participated in several prestigious music competitions and festivals such as the Royal South Street Competition, the Victorian Flute Guild Competition, the Leslie Barklamb Scholarship Competition, and a few others. She is also currently involved with the Crescendo Music Australia and has performed alongside the Western Arts Theatre.
Before pursuing flute, Jirene studied piano at a young age and learnt from various teachers including Christine Simpson. She still engages in playing and teaching the piano to students.
Jirene focuses in creating imagination and fun in her lessons to inspire and motivate her students to the best of their abilities in all aspect of performance, practice and teaching. She aims in allowing her students to embark on their musical journeys in whichever way that suits them best, catering to each student individually.
These details were last updated on January 23, 2019