Session: As a teacher I encourage students to engage in improvisation and composition. This presentation will feature ways in which I include improvisation in my lessons and how I have used this as a basis for students to compose their own works. From using this process, students have submitted their compositions to perform as an extra list in AMEB Exams. This presentation will be a talking through of the processes and showing some of the works students have produced.
Heather Lander is currently cello teaching lecturer at the open music academy, elder Conservatorium, in Adelaide. She is a member of the Academy Trio piano trio and performs regularly in South Australia. She is a student of Dalcroze technique which informs her practice as a musician and teacher.