Alida completed a Bachelor of Music in classical piano performance at the University of Adelaide. While at university she studied under Lucinda Collins, and since then has been having lessons with Rosanne Hammer, with the recent guidance of Russian pedagogue Eleonora Sivan.
Alida has achieved a number of academic and music awards, including the Eva Lines Memorial Prize and Kathleen McPhee Music Scholarship. She values continuous professional development, and attended the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference in Melbourne in 2015 as well as various events with the Music Teacher’s Association of South Australia (MTASA). While working towards her music degree, Alida also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and has a particular interest in Music Therapy.
Alida is sought after as a piano accompanist and enjoys working collaboratively with other musicians. She has worked extensively with vocalists and instrumentalists in concerts, university exams and classes, AMEB exams, and eisteddfod performances.
Growing up in rural South Australia, Alida began teaching beginner piano students while she was still at high school. Her passion for teaching has continued since moving to Adelaide, and she has taught piano at both primary and high schools while completing her university studies. Her students have consistently received high results in AMEB exams and appreciate her fun and engaging lessons which focus on combining technique, theory and musical expression.