My style of teaching places emphasis on technicality before musicality. I spend copious amounts of time in lessons trying to avoid bad habits and chunking pieces of music. This involves splitting music into small phrases which are practised and repeated independent of each other, and then finally put together as one beautiful masterpiece.
My basic lesson structure is to spend some time on technical work at the very start, including scales and studies, then working on the technicalities of pieces of music, such as particular chunks which aren't quite polished, and finishing with fun music as an enjoyable end to the lesson.
In terms of style of music that I teach, I can do anything from classical to pop and rock if you'd like! Overall, I tailor my teaching style to the learning style of students (visual learners vs. practical etc...), as not everyone thinks the same, but I try to keep a consistent lesson structure, with some flexibility.
Teaching since December 2012
Working with children check
Police check (Issued: 20/10/17)
Teaches students aged 0+
Hello! My name is Sina and I'm a cellist and a teacher of this beautiful instrument. I've had the privilege of working with many students over the past 5-6 years when I first started teaching the cello in high school. Now in university, I've come across a vast spectrum of students, helping students of all levels improve. Most importantly, I've lifted students in the past from bad habits to being able to perform at high AMEB standards. I believe in getting through the nitty gritty more than anything, but I also love to have some fun, which is why for each student I provide lots of fun music to play as well as the essentials.
In terms of my own musical education, I have sat AMEB exams until grade 8, and from then, due to my university commitments as a medical student, I have been unable to sit further exams, but have studied through to AMusA. This year, I am even looking to start an orchestra for the medical students of my university, as I'm sure we are all tired of not performing! I am also looking to finally sit my AMusA after medical school, but until then, I am going to continue my teaching career. My students give me a drive outside of my studies, and working with them is not only therapeutic, but an unbelievably fun experience for me and them.
I will be able to provide my services to people of all ages, but I prefer to restrict the playing abilities of students to preliminary (beginner) to 7th grade. Beyond that, I simply cannot balance my teaching with my studies. Overall, I look forward to you booking some lessons with me and getting you off to a powerful start on the best instrument ever - the cello!