I have 20 years of playing experience on the violin, and have been actively teaching violin, viola and piano to students across all ages and levels of experience for the past 10 years. I hold my A.MusA Diploma on Violin, a Bachelor of Popular Music degree, and also work as a session musician and performer in Melbourne. My students consistently achieve great results in AMEB exams (an average grade of Honours), and continue to meet and exceed their own personal goals.
Whether you are a beginner looking to take up your first instrument or an advanced player pursuing a career as a violinist, I will individually tailor your lessons to ensure they are challenging, rewarding, and most importantly – fun! I primarily teach traditional classical method, focusing on correct playing technique, intonation, tone, musicality and expression, as well as training the ear to a high level. This is combined with a strong foundation in note reading and a practical understanding of music theory as it applies in both classical and contemporary music. In addition, I have extensive experience teaching other modern and traditional styles including jazz, celtic, folk, gypsy, pop, metal… you name it. A contemporary program can be developed for students who wish to explore other styles, or incorporated into a classical program… the possibilities are limitless!
I can also teach written music theory for those studying for exams as part of longer 45min or 1hr weekly lessons.
I am always excited to take on new students, so please feel free to email or call me with any questions!
I look forward to learning together in the near future.