AUSTA String Teacher Personal Details

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Mary Hippisley

Mary is a fun and flexible violinist who carries her enthusiasm for the violin into the studio. As well as teaching AMEB theory, she is an experienced choral singer and ensemble player. She has a well equipped home studio in the Western suburbs and is contactable via email and mobile to arrange a free trial lesson.

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Lachlan Dent

I hold a PhD (Music Performance) from Monash University, which I achieved by studying with a cellist in the New York Philharmonic. I also hold Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Melbourne, as well as Licentiate Diplomas from the AMEB (LMusA) and ABRSM (LRSM). I am a fully accredited member of the Victorian Music Teachers Association, and also hold a Master of Teaching Degree. I have taught cello to beginners of all ages, and up to university level. I have taught cello at Monash University, Universiti Tecknologi MARA (Malaysia), the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho (Brazil),…

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Melbourne Classical Guitar and Violin Studio

We are a mobile teaching service taking on a very limited number of students within 30min travel from Melbourne CBD. We teach all levels and abilities and all ages. We look forwards to welcoming you to our musical family!

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Oscar McDonald

Oscar is a violist for the West Australian Youth Orchestra and currently studying at WAAPA. Oscar offers flexible beginner violin and viola lessons, with in-house lesson options available. Reach out via email to ask about rates and lessons.

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WA
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Katherine Hopkins

Katherine is an accomplished musician with decades of teaching and performing experience here in Australia and overseas. She is a dedicated teacher who has taught at many prestigious schools in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast, as well as running a busy and successful private teaching studio. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities and she has guided numerous students through the AMEB syllabus and beyond. Katherine teaches from her home studio in Southport and she is a cello specialist at All Saints Anglican School on the Gold Coast.

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Liz Moss

I have completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the University of Western Australia and Honours in Classical performance at the University of Tasmania. In addition to my performance studies, I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. I am currently working at a number of private schools including Methodist Ladies College, Swan Christian College, Newman College and Aquinas College. I am experienced in teaching students of a variety of ages and abilities (beginners to advanced). I teach from my studio in Wembley Downs or travel to surrounding suburbs (a travel fee may apply). To make enquires regarding lessons…

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Charlie McCarthy

Upskilling opportunity for string players in Hobart Originally from Ireland, Charlie McCarthy is a Hobart based violinist/fiddler who has performed with pit orchestras, chamber ensembles, jazz combos, bluegrass and Irish bands as well as a session musician/soloist for movie soundtracks, audio recordings and everything in between. Currently he is Head of Strings at St Michael

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John Keene

I am currently the Associate Principal Double Bass of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). I am passionate about music and teaching Double Bass to anyone of all ages and levels. I have a BMus (Studies) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, having studied under Alex Henery, Principal Double Bass Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO). I have played professionally with WASO as well as the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Adelaide, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. I was the SSO fellow in 2015 and 2016 and the Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist in 2017. I was also Associate Principal Double Bass in the…

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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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NSW
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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

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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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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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David Galbraith

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

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