I’m a qualified, formerly trained classical and contemporary piano teacher based in Perth, Western Australia. I provide professional one on one piano lessons and additional musical tuition and consultation to students aged ten years and above. Educated in Piano, Voice and Percussion at Perth Modern School and WAAPA, piano lessons are relaxed, friendly, with a strong focus on dynamic musicianship, the understanding of historical and theoretical components and an expectation of regular practice and memory consolidation. As a music teacher, I have a high retention rate and student intake is strictly by appointment only. The criteria for intake starts with a serious passion for, and interest in music. This can be classical, jazz, rock or popular genres. Self motivation, a willingness to learn, a dedication to improvement and having a fortified parental or financially/emotionally secure support system in place is equally as vital. This criteria, coupled with secure instruction, has enabled many of my students to attain high levels of excellence through examinations, eisteddfods, aptitude testing, entry to gifted and talented programs, acceptance into secondary music scholarships, tertiary education and performance degrees, careers in education and internationally recognised musical careers. My success is your success.
The most important role in my life is as a parent. To this end, I understand how important it is to know your child is getting an holistic education, rather than a cookie cutter approach. Especially during the inequity of the school ranking era. I believe that a teacher must possess a nurturing, compassionate heart, a dexterous mind and the ability to listen and understand the student. Teaching is a learning experience. The journey to autonomy is challenging and it involves lots of rewarding learning curves, but many more difficult plateaus. This is the greatest test of the teacher student relationship.