AUSTA String Teacher Personal Details
Mobile Phone: 0408243775
Qualifications: PhD (Music Education & Pedagogy) - University of Queensland - awarded 2007 M. Phil (Music) - University of Southern Queensland, 1995 - 1997 B.A. (Creative) - Music - University of Southern Queensland, 1992-1994 A. Mus A. with Distinction (cello) - Australian Music Examinations Board, 1994 B.Sc. Psychology (Honours) - University of New South Wales, 1977-1980
Levels: Beginners to advanced
I am an enthusiastic teacher who loves playing the cello. I teach from my private studio in Waratah – providing face-to-face lessons and/or online Zoom lessons..
Since moving to Newcastle in 2010 I have immersed myself in local music making performing with Christ Church Camerata, Opera Hunter, Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pacific Palm Court Orchestra.
My teaching approach is eclectic and draws on a broad knowledge of repertoire to suit individual students. Learn just for fun or prepare for exams – come and explore the glorious colours of the cello sound.
I enjoy teaching students of all ages, from children to mature adults – from beginners to advanced students. I have over 35 years experience in teaching the cello and was a Cello Examiner for the AMEB in Queensland for 10 years before relocating to NSW.
I also run a cello choir for late starters – it is a lot of fun!