Music is a wonderful gift! With my extensive formal training [Bachelor of Music (QLD Conservatorium); Post Grad Dip Music (University of QLD); Grad Dip of Education (ACU)], plus 10 years of teaching (privately and in high schools) and 15 years of performance experience, I am not only qualified, but excited to pass on all that I know to my students!
I love being right there alongside my students on their musical journey, inspiring and mentoring them while helping them to reach their goals. I will take students through essential techniques and music theory at the same time as teaching them the styles of music and songs they want to learn.
As every student is unique, I tailor each lesson and practice plan to suit each student’s learning style. I write and record music, and use music technology programs to enhance lessons.
I strongly believe in music as a vehicle for creativity and self-expression, and a medium for improving cognitive development in children. For younger students I incorporate games and movement to help facilitate and inspire learning.
I was formally trained in classical music but have extensive experience performing at gigs and festivals - on flute, piano and vocals - in many styles of music including jazz, folk, world and contemporary. I have recorded 2 albums of original music and am proficient in audio recording programs such as Logic and Sibelius. I also teach arranging, jazz harmony and music theory to enhance song-writing.
I have full VIT registration (Victorian Institute of Teaching) that ensures Working with Children checks as well as continuing my professional development.
I look forward to meeting and hearing you!