My teaching style is very much customized to the age and level of the student. For example, in the case of children who are beginners, I will be quite directive, giving them clear instructions and tasks of what they are to do and how to do it. For older students, I will encourage a more individualized and exploratory style. I don't want my students to be clones of myself - I want them to develop their own musicality and style of playing!
Students can work towards exams (AMEB, ABRSM etc) or study just for fun. As well as the usual repertoire I can also help students work on their band/orchestra/ensemble music.
Teaching since 1997
Teaches special needs
Working with children check
Police check (Issued: 27/01/17)
Teaches students aged 9+
I am a professional clarinettist, having completed my undergraduate music degree at the University of Western Australia and my postgraduate degrees in Europe. My performing and teaching career to date spans 3 continents over 24 years, as an orchestra and chamber musician, ensemble coach and clarinet/music teacher.
I moved to Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2018 to share my expertise as a professional musician and music teacher and am currently teaching and developing a music program in an international school - as well as being Early Years Lead and responsible for school-wide Pastoral Care. I am also the owner and director of music school GraceMusic International which is based in the Netherlands.
As well as having the privilege of teaching hundreds of students in the usual "face to face" way throughout my career, I am extremely experienced with teaching from an online platform, having taught approximately 5000 online lessons in the past few years!