Teaching since 1994
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Teaches students aged 3+
I have been teaching since 1994 and also have an 18 year old son. It helps to have experienced being a mum and to know first hand the stages of development in children.
Aside from music, which is what I generally live and breath everyday, I also enjoy spending time with animals, international travel, drawing, movies and more.
I believe that no matter how good a teacher you are, you can always improve and learn more, so I am always continuing my education in Music and Music pedagogy. I already have a diploma in music teaching and a Bachelor of Music but I am also continuing study with a Masters in Secondary Music Education. I am always exploring new and old pedagogical methods and I hope that in the future I can publish my own book. I am influenced by other methods such as Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff and Suzuki as well as learning from my own studio teaching as to what works with children and adults
I understand the need for music students to not only enjoy their instrument in performance, but to learn and embrace music as a whole. Including reading fluency, aural skills, understanding of varied music styles/genres and to be able to gain the skills to compose their own music if they wish.
I am always trying innovative methods of teaching that are fun, hands on and interactive with other students (if possible).
Students that discover music in a fun and natural way are more likely to take their own initiative to stick to the commitment of learning music for life.