Sophie Maxwell

  • BMus (Hons.) (Melb.)
  • STCA (Suzuki Teaching Qualification)
  • AMusA
  • VMTA

I enjoy providing a fun, supportive environment in which the student (regardless of age or level) can achieve to the best of their ability. To accomplish this I draw upon many years of teaching experience in schools (ie. Caulfield Grammar), private music teaching schools and my home studio.

I have extensive training in the Suzuki method, and am accredited to teach violin and viola. In order to build upon these established teaching skills I attend yearly Professional Development courses.

One of the aspects of teaching which I enjoy most is to work with the student and family to adapt my teaching style to the student's needs.

At the age of 16 I made my solo debut at Hamer Hall, and have gone on to enjoy an active performance and recording career including tours of Europe with a variety of ensembles.

In 2010 I was awarded Honours on completion of a Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne), where I studied with Elizabeth Sellars, Mark Mogilevsky and the internationally renowned pedagogue, Simon Fischer, of the Yehudi Menhuin School, London.

In recent years, I have performed with musicians such as Tina Arena, Nicolette Fraillon (Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Australian Ballet), James Morrison, and Professor John Hopkins, OBE. In 2007, I was a soloist at the Sala Verdi, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, for an audience of over 1400 people.

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West Footscray, Vic, VIC
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Details last updated on January 19, 2021