Melinda H.

Melinda H.

Conducting lessons with a European trained Australian professional.

Conducting Lessons

Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have had the privilege of working extensively as a music director, conductor, program coordinator and educator throughout my career to date. My expertise and experience is within the development, direction and support of: secondary and tertiary coursework, concert and performance events, professional development workshops, composer and performer workshops, music theatre productions, wind and orchestral ensembles, instrumental music programs, regional and international tours within a multitude of musical organisations, tertiary and secondary institutions in Australia and overseas.

As a result of my extensive experience working in the professional music industry and education sectors, I possess the skills to deliver successful music programs aimed at providing students with the knowledge to succeed in the global music industry. My specific skills areas of Music Performance, Music Theory, Composition and Arranging, Ensemble Conducting and Directing would allow me to contribute to any aspect of ensemble leadership you are wanting to learn.

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  • Female

  • Teaching since 1999

  • Teaches special needs

  • Teaches students aged 12+

I studied conducting in Austria at the renowned University Mozarteum, receiving a Master of Arts degree in 2017. I am currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where I was accepted on a scholarship in 2018. I hold a Bachelor of Music – with a double major in Performance and Composition, and a Diploma in Music Education.

In the last twenty years of my career as a musician and conductor, I have had the privilege to work with many orchestras as Chief or Guest Conductor in Australia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, China and Singapore. I have successfully and to high acclaim conducted many symphonic and wind orchestras throughout this time, and have always brought an extremely high standard of musical achievement and expression with me to the podium. This experience has given me a detailed understanding and knowledge of the creative and logistical skills required to create, produce, present and promote an extremely high standard of music to the local and international communities in which I have been based.

My extensive experience as a performer, my professionalism and above all my passion for music are my guiding principles when conducting. I understand the importance of providing all musicians with high quality leadership and musicality in order to bring the best out of each individual and to create the ultimate ensemble sound. I would relish to further advance your conducting skills, technique, repertoire knowledge, management abilities and above all contribute to the next step in your career.

As a result of my extensive experience working in the professional music industry and education sectors, I possess the following relevant strengths: excellent time management, clear communication skills both written and verbal, effective supervision, strong leadership abilities, successful individual goal setting, the ability to provide relevant professional training and development for students, enhance individual participation through positive reinforcement, an understanding and valuing of individual strengths and weaknesses and how to utilise these to achieve the best possible outcome.

As an individual with a strong passion to innovate and drive for solutions, I am a confident and experienced musician and educator with a high standard of professionalism.
I understand the importance of delivering high quality and accessible education opportunities to the local and international community, to continue to develop the cultural and creative potential of the next generation of artists and represent Australia on the world stage.

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