Meet the teacher
Violin lessons are one-on-one and are available in 20, 30, 45 and 60 minute sessions (see pricing).
Violin students will learn the following:
- The art of violin practice
- How to engage the mind most effectively (making intelligent decisions about what and how to practise)
- How to get the most from each minute of practice
- How to read music
- How to enjoy the achievement resulting from perseverance and turn it into motivation
- Opportunities to perform in the semesterly concerts
- Opportunities to polish skills with AMEB piano exams
- Fundamentals: Using techniques from Rolland, Galamian and Suzuki’s string pedagogy, I have developed a method which focuses on posture, tone and musical expression from the beginning of training.
- Sightreading: While posture and technique are being introduced in bite-sized chunks, sightreading is also taught.
- Listening: Frequent listening to recordings of the student’s pieces and other classical music is emphasised. Individual expression is also encouraged.
Developing personal discipline and learning the art of practice is perhaps the most valuable concept students will learn.
Parents’ have an active role in the child’s musical development. Parents are the home teachers and participate in lessons, foster a musically-nurturing environment and engage the child in productive practice.
Parents do not need prior experience with music. By participating in lessons and making use of the provided learning resources, parents can confidently help and encourage their children at home. The teacher, parent and child all work together as a team.