AUSTA String Teacher Personal Details

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 across Perth. 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, please contact me via email at: lizmosscello@gmail.com

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WA
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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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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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VIC
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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 Nottage is an upper strings teacher at Westminster School. Her love of music was fostered by her musical mother and she began formal violin lessons as a four year old with Alita Larsens. After completing a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education at Monash University she returned to Adelaide to specialise in upper strings teaching. Inspired by string pedagogy, Colourstrings conferences and the 2019 ESTA conference in Cremona, Bethany is passionate about developing musicianship and ensemble skills with a focus on body awareness and posture. An experienced classroom music teacher and director of Year 3 String Immersion Programs…

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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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QLD
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Clara Teniswood

Cello lessons for all ages, including adult beginners. Please see my website for more information on lessons: clarateniswood.wordpress.com

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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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