AUSTA String Teacher Profiles

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Greg Ford

I have been teaching violin and viola for many years in private practice and in several schools (including Sydney Grammar, Barker College, PLC Croydon, AIM Sydney.) I have successfully prepared many students for exams and tertiary auditions. As an Alexander Technique teacher I have worked with many musicians to resolve postural problems and injuries that have resulted from playing instruments( including wind, brass and percussion as well as strings). I have had a long professional playing career (violist) working with Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra as well as many other chamber ensembles. As…

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Fiona Patten

Fiona loves sharing the joy of violin playing with her students. Lessons are fun and creative and designed to support students to develop skills and enjoy playing music. Fiona has over 20 years experience and specialises in preschool beginners and students with ASD.

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SA
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Chloe Ann Williamson

Chloe Ann Williamson is uniquely positioned with her experience as both a professional musician and teacher. She performs regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, Queensland Pops Orchestra and with her string quartet collective, Four Strings. A graduate of the University of Queensland (Master of Philosophy in Music; Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours), Queensland University of Technology (Graduate Diploma in Education with Distinction) and the University of Tasmania (Graduate Certificate in Music Studies), Chloe is a QCT registered teacher who has taught instrumental music in school settings and from her home studio since 2007….

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QLD
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Rebecca Stevenson

Teaching students from beginners to advanced in Far North Queensland with a focus on technique, theory and musicality. Teaching in a private studio and willing to prepare students for AMEB exams, auditions and eisteddfods. Providing positive, rewarding and engaging lessons for students that are appropriate to their age and level of learning.

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Dr Taliesin Coward

Dr Taliesin Coward is a Sydney-based violin teacher, soloist, and musicologist, specializing in teaching violin, and performance skills for musicians (both solo and ensemble settings). He is a tertiary qualified pedagogue and MTA accredited teacher (violin & music theory), and since 2008 has been in demand as a studio teacher, and workshop and ensemble presenter. An active performer, Dr Taliesin is noted for his virtuosic performances, and is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, and a founding member of, and soloist with the internationally recognised Australian chamber orchestra Camerata Academica of the Antipodes. His appearances as a soloist include guest artist for…

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NSW
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Shelley Hogan

Shelley teaches double bass at two independent Melbourne schools renowned for their music programs, in addition to accepting private students. Her teaching draws on 20 years experience as an orchestral musician and double bass teacher, with a focus on technique, musicality, and tailored approaches to practice. She also holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Melbourne, where she continues to be involved in teaching music history.

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VIC
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Virginia Weekes

I worked as a professional violinist for decades, and taught both privately and in schools throughout that time. For nine years I was a full-time teacher of violin, viola, and chamber music at the Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne, and more recently, alongside private students, taught violin to classes of refugee students in Mt Gambier. I also tutored at the Victorian State Music Camp for several years. Many students have won awards and gone on to become professional violinists and teachers. I will prepare students for AMEB examinations if desired, and encourage students to play in orchestras or small groups…

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SA
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David Galbraith

Experienced cello teacher. Preparation for exams, auditions and competitions. Will also piano accompany.

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QLD
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Catherine Hughes

TEACHING EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS *25 years experience playing violin and 10 years experience teaching. *Diploma of Music Performance (ABRSM) *Associate of Music (AMEB) *Training in Suzuki & AMEB *AUSTA member

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WA
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Bethany Nottage

Bethany’s love of playing the violin started when she was four years old. After completing a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education at Monash University Melbourne, she returned to Adelaide. Specialising in string teaching, she is passionate about developing musicianship and ensemble skills in her students. Bethany is currently a strings tutor at Pulteney Grammar, St Peters Woodlands Grammar and Westminster School.

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SA
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Michael O’Loghlin

After a long career as a bass player with the QSO and other professional orchestras in Australia and Europe, I’ve returned to my first instrument, the cello. Your first meeting/lesson is free, with no obligation.

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Ruth Klein Cook

Please see my website for more information: Klein Cook Violin Studio https://kleincookstudio.musicteachershelper.com/

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WA
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Stefan Duwe

Born in Oldenburg, Germany, Stefan studied viola with Marcel Charpentier, Konrad Grahe and Emile Cantor at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and attended masterclasses with Thomas Brandis and Serge Collot. From 1992 he worked with a number of orchestras including the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Theatre Nordhausen, Folkwang Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Hungarica, Philharmonie Essen, Düsseldorfer Sinfoniker and Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Since immigrating to Australia in 2001, Stefan has worked with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and recorded the 6th Brandenburg Concerto for ABC Classics. Since the formation of Acacia Quartet, Stefan has…

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NSW
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Charlotte Strong

I am extremely passionate about music, and think it is one of the most beautiful things to be involved in; whether you are a listener or performer. I am very enthusiastic about spreading this love of creating music to everyone I teach, and have had much experience teaching both in schools and privately, as well as performing in large orchestras, smaller chamber groups, string quartets, musicals and solo performances. In 2018, I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Violin Performance from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, and am currently studying for my Honours degree.

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VIC
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Katri Tuomennoro

Welcoming double bass students of all skill levels. I am a highly skilled double bassist with Masters degree in Double bass performance from Sibelius Academy Finland, and have more than 15 years of experience in teaching and playing professionally in Finland, Sweden, Germany and Australia. I’m dedicated in offering a dynamic and inspirational learning environment, making learning fun!

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VIC
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Helen Holt

I teach all ages from beginner to VCE. I specialize in the early years, making sure that a student has the best possible start both musically and technically.

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VIC
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Ken Koido

Violin/Viola Teacher at Brisbane Boys College and Villanova College – Teaching beginner levels to Certificate of Music Students. Currently a Tutor – Gold Coast Youth Orchestra and Queensland Youth Orchestra (QYO2) Teaching all levels of Violin and Music Theory Please contact me to schedule a lesson or more information. Home Teaching Only (Kuraby 4112 – Brisbane)

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Khalida De Ridder

A doctoral candidate at the University of Tasmania, Khalida studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (Copenhagen) and Australian insitute of Music (Sydney). Khalida has performed solo recitals in the Netherlands and Denmark and freelances as an orchestral musician having performed with Arhus Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 she took residency in Paris learning with the leader of Ysaye Quartet, Guillaume Sutre. Khalida has trained as a Suzuki Teacher and attended teacher training in Matsumoto.

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