My name is Tiffany and I graduated from the School of Music at UWA in 2011 where I studied piano, composition, music theory, history and pedagogy. I have also studied Contemporary Music at WAAPA and have received numerous awards and grants for my musical projects. Alongside teaching, I am heavily involved in two choirs and a mixed barbershop quartet!
I have a deep, life-long understanding of all things music (and an ever-growing library of sheet music), so you can feel confident that you are choosing a qualified and well-equipped teacher.
I have been teaching piano since 2007 and currently have around 30 private students. In recent years I have also become passionate about singing and have begun to take on some voice students. I am particularly interested in helping adult beginners develop fundamental vocal techniques to give them confidence and freedom. I am also employed as a piano and voice teacher within the Music Department at Santa Maria College in Attadale.
I am well-versed in many different methods and I will adapt each lesson to suit your personal interests and learning style. I want to give students a good foundation of musical knowledge which involves strong note-reading skills, aural recognition, music theory and familiarity with different styles. Most of all, I want my students to enjoy playing and to find music they can connect to on a personal level.
I also encourage students to explore the intuitive, creative side of music through improvisation, singing, songwriting, composition and through listening and discussion.
My broader interest in the mind/body - specifically how we operate from and exist within it, holistically - has greatly deepened my approach to teaching. I have taken workshops in Alexander Technique and am currently training to be a Gestalt Therapist. I love helping students develop a passion for music; this is the number one motivator. After that, everything else follows.
My students are made up of a whole range of kids, teens and adults. Some of them sit AMEB exams, some play for fun and enrichment, and some compose their own masterpieces. I'll help you achieve your musical goals - including all the ones you haven't even dreamed of yet!