Paula Melville-Clark holds several degrees including a Masters in piano pedagogy (USQ) and a Licentiate Diploma (Piano Teaching) from the Guildhall School of Music, London. With almost 40 years of experience, she is equally at home teaching beginners or advanced students of all ages. She is one of the few practitioners in the world applying kinaesthetic techniques to instrumental learning and performance. Her research into piano performance and the body received a Highly Commended award from the Musicological Society of Australia. Paula understands the importance of learning through the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic sensory systems. She uses an innovative and creative approach to learning music that is highly effective and enjoyable!
Where appropriate, students are encouraged to prepare for AMEB practical and theory exams, eisteddfods and competitions. They are introduced to a broad repertoire according to their individual development and interests. All students learn to improvise, compose, modulate and sight read. Individual piano lessons also include theory, aural and foundation skills.