No matter what age or skill level you are now at, you can learn with creative enjoyment. With the right foundation set for correct learning, you will grow in your love and enjoyment of music that will last a lifetime.
There are several opportunities to perform and to showcase progress.
My pupils participate in several festivals, concerts and recitals throughout the year, as I am qualified as a member of the New South Wales Music Teachers’ Association (MTA), a registered teacher with the Directory of Music Teachers.
Regular recitals and workshops are held at my home studio where feedback amongst pupils is welcomed as a means to develop the “inner ear”.
The Ryde Festival of Music is a great way to enhance performance skill. Participants can enter any number of sections, popular being a performance by an Australian composer.
The Annual Concert and Awards Ceremony is a good opportunity to perform. With dates set around October, students aim for any number of awards including trophies. These are presented to pupils who’ve shown consistency and excellence during the year. This is an exciting event where pupils participate and listen to their peers.
There is also the option to complete a music theory examination: it is encouraged that each pupil undergo training in theory.
Reports are issued twice yearly with many incentives for making practise fun and rewarding.
Teaching since 1988
Teaches special needs
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Teaches students aged 3 to 75
Since graduating from the Royal College of Music, I have taught music and have performed as soloist and accompanied at concerts in London, Sydney and South Africa.
I have been Finalist in the Chappell Gold Medal piano competition at the Royal College of Music, the highest award at the College, as well as Winner of the Scarlatti prize and Bursary to study at the Mozateum Summer School in Salzburg, Austria.
As a member of the Chamber Choir, I sang at Kings College, Cambridge and Westminster Abbey to commemorate the Centenary of the Royal College of Music.