I teach clarinet students from beginner up to university level. I teach at my home studio in Mornington or can travel to surrounding suburbs. Having taught a large number of young beginner students, I am great at working with children and providing patient, supportive and fun lessons to help them achieve their best. I am currently a full time professional clarinetist in the Royal Australian Navy Band.
Having both a Music degree and Education degree from Monash University, as well as teaching in both Primary and Secondary schools, has given me experience in both starting beginners on the clarinet, as well as preparing students for AMEB exams, auditions, and VCE exams.
A large focus of my lessons is teaching my students not only what to practice, but how to practice when alone in the practice room. I ensure my students are playing not only the music they enjoy, but constantly providing challenges to push their ability, while providing support such as feedback between lessons through recordings. I encourage and teach my students to record themselves to keep track of progress, and as another teaching tool.