MY VIOLIN STUDIO
I am a passionate violin teacher, providing high end teaching to students of all ages and abilities, with experience in teaching the Traditional Method, and with an emphasis on musical concepts, note reading, note value, listening skills and performance confidence. I am fully qualified, with an Honours degree in Violin Performance from the University of NSW.
Music is a wonderful skill for children and adults to learn. Learning a musical instrument improves problem solving skills, concentration, time management skills, maths and language performance, self expression and social and team skills. The process of learning the violin requires patience, discipline, and enthusiasm, and is one of the most difficult instruments to learn and can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding instruments to master. The violin is a very expressive instrument and is often felt to approximate the human voice.
Every Child has a Talent
I know how to reach my students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. I make learning fun through a variety of engaging activities and have been driven to encourage students to develop by helping them achieve their very best. I strongly believe that music can enhance the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing of students, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression.
The Adult Beginner
As adults we need to continue to learn and to grow and it's never too late to learn the violin. It doesn't matter how young or how old you are - what matters most is that you have a passion and desire to learn. I specialize in teaching, guiding and helping the beginner adult unlock their inner child.
The Beauty of Learning Difficulties
I specialize in teaching music to children with a variety of learning difficulties. No matter the challenge your child faces, music instruction offers avenues to explore, providing new ways to unlock your childs innate potential. Music helps reduce stress and can heighten cognitive development - with recent studies showing that music instruction at an early age actually increases grey matter development (Schlaug et al 2005). In addition to the mental benefits, learning to play an instrument like the violin can also help improve physical impairments.