Piano - Violin - Viola - Music Theory
Quality Music Lessons by Conservatory-trained teachers, available both in-person and online!
We believe that music teaching is an inspiring art; its mastery signalled by a balance between the skills and the passion. We thus aim to build the technical tools a student requires, whilst instilling a love for music.
We believe this can only happen in an environment where the student is nurtured and made to feel comfortable in their creative process. Our philosophy covers three areas in particular: the technical, the mental and the musical:
The Technical– Developing relaxed postures and good habits enable one to form a framework for strong, efficient playing. This is usually covered in warm-ups, scales and studies
The Mental– Learning how to problem solve and sight read efficiently will help in the long run of an individual’s music learning, as one will be enable to troubleshoot in their own practice.
The Musical– It is one thing to play the notes accurately, and another to use your technicality to express emotion and story-telling.
George’s passion for music was discovered by his parents at age 4 when he one day performed his sister’s melodies by ear on his keyboard. By age 9, he had composed his first piece. He attended the Sydney Conservatorium’s ‘Rising Stars’ program and later completed his AmusA piano exam with distinction. George began his course at the Sydney Conservatorium with Piano Performance, and is now studying Viola Performance with Stuart Johnson.
George believes that a solid foundation in theory and technique are crucial in developing quality musical playing in students. He thinks that every music lesson and practise should be focused and purposeful, whilst maintaining love and enjoyment of music.
Nicole completed a Bachelor of Music Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, majoring in violin. After graduating, she studied violin with Vincent Edwards, and later viola with Robyn Brookfield and played in the Sydney Youth Orchestra. She recently studied viola performance in New York under the guidance of Sophie Arbuckle and Amy Dahm Huh.
She holds a deep interest in pedagogy and aims to provide quality teaching to students so they may reach their best potential and produce a beautiful sound. Her experience with music analysis and music journalism makes her a great tutor for HSC music and took her to the Australia Youth Orchestra national music camp- ‘Words about Music’ program.