I base my classes on - Care of your instrument
Correct bow hold, left hand position and posture
Learning to read music and understand the theory behind it
Developing music skills by ear & improvisation
Assisting students to learn different styles of music, their choice
Prepare students for performance and/or examinations, their choice
teach expression & beauty in music making.
I am a violinist who has taught strings and piano for Twenty eight years. I have played in Symphony Orchestras, Chamber groups and modern electrified Bands.
I gained honors for eighth grade violin and fifth grade music theory. I completed year twelve at VCA.
My teaching method focuses on sound technique, hand positions and posture.
Reading music is combined with ear training and improvisation, with a different emphasis on each of these, according to student goals and leanings.
Past students have achieved high grades in AMEB examinations and VCE music performance.
Above all, my students enjoy learning to play instruments and performance or self satisfaction as a hobbie.
Siblings or friends can share a 45minute lesson for 30.00
1971 Began learning violn
1971 -1977 Entered and gained honors for Preliminary - seventh grade practical
1972 Played in Dorian Le Gulliene String Group
1973 - 1977 Played in Brian Blake String Orchestra. Performed at Dallas Brookes Hall, St Peter's Church Melbourne, also recorded at ABC studio and Melbourne University, plus attended Music Camps at Camberwell Grammar.
1978 - Studied at Victorian College of the Arts S.C. Played in VCA Symphony Orchestra.
Performed at Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Town Hall, Sydney Myer Music Bowl. Toured Regional Victoria.
1990 - Began teaching violin privately. First student achieved honors for AMEB exam.
1996 - Gained honors for fifth grade music theory
1997 - Gained honors for eighth grade violin practical
1998 - 2004 taught all strings (Cello & Viola) Nazareth S.C, St. Francis Xaviour & Patterson River S.C
2005 - 2018 taught piano and all strings at Cranbourne music School & Blue Notes College of Music
Also played in Frankston Symphony Orchestra, Electrified Bands& Gippsland Symphony Orchestra
During this period I gained skills in Improvisation an ear playing with the Bands.
Also enjoyed Busking, playing at Weddings and around campfires.
I am currently working on all my instruments to ensure good skills and enthusiasm are carried over to my students.
Best strings teacher I’ve ever had!
Katherine is my mum so I've seen her thriving within her role as a music teacher throughout the years. She has a great understanding of what she teaches and she's invested in each student achieving their goals.
She is very easy going, warm and welcoming and has worked with people who have a wide range of abilities and disabilities.
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