AUSTA String Teacher Profile

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Dr Imogen Coward

Suburb: Epping

Postcode: 2121

Studio Phone: 0439 881 387

Mobile Phone: 0439 881 387

Email: cowardstudio@hotmail.com

Instrument: Viola

Qualifications: PhD (Music) (UNE), B.A. Hons. (Music), B.A., Dip Suz.Tal. Cert III Suz.Tal, MMTA

Levels: Diploma / Tertiary level through to dedicated amateurs and beginners

Fees: on enquiry

State: NSW

Scholar-performer & educator, specializing in teaching violin, viola & improvisation, and coaching performance skills for all instruments and voice (both solo and ensemble settings). Dr Imogen Coward is tertiary qualified and a Music Teacher’s Association (NSW) accredited teacher of violin, viola, piano, improvisation & music theory.

-Since 2003 Imogen has been in demand as a studio teacher, consultant/coach and workshop presenter. Her students are regularly selected for HSC’s ENCORE nomination (performance & composition), Australian Chamber Orchestra workshops, OA Regional Children’s Chorus, and Sydney Youth Orchestra, as well as gaining university placement (bachelors, masters and doctoral) in Australia and Europe.-

Imogen is an active performer, multi-instrumentalist and singer (featured soloist on the award-winning Canadian film 2BR02B:To Be or Naught To Be dir. Marco Checa-Garcia). In 2014 she became the founding director of the internationally recognised Australian chamber orchestra Camerata Academica of the Antipodes, dubbed ‘musically combustible’ by Criticks (UK). Her appearances as a soloist include guest artist and speaker for the Solomos Society, soloist for the University of New England, the Queensland sequicentenary celebrations, and numerous chamber music appearances. Imogen has also served as an adjudicator for Ryde Eisteddfod’s string section, and as an adviser to schools’ P&C Associations on the founding and successful development of string group programmes, including for Epping West Public, and Pymble Public.

Imogen’s qualifications include: Historically Informed Performance and Improvisation studies, PhD (Music, UNE), B.A. Hons first class (Music), and Diplomas in both Suzuki Violin and Viola teaching. She is the recipient of the Commonwealth Government’s prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award for her PhD studies, the Harold Brissenden Memorial Foundation Fellowship and was made a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society for academic brilliance. Her research on music has been published by Cambridge Scholars Press and the University of Otago. Imogen is an active member of the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) and regularly presents at international academic conferences.

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