“Music exists to elevate us as far as possible above everyday life.”
- Gabriel Faure
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
- Plato
“After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
- Aldous Husley
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
- Victor Hugo
“If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.”
- Thomas Carlyle
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
- Bertold Auerbach
“Music is the mediation between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
- Ludwig van Beethoven
“Where words fail music speaks.”
- Hans Christian Anderson
“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”
- Plato
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
- Fredrich Nietzsche
“Music exists to elevate us as far as possible above everyday life.”
- Gabriel Faure
Goal: To acquaint students with the European musical legacy, helping them to discern and appreciate the art of music while developing presentation and performance skills and enhancing personal qualities such as determination and self-esteem.

Lessons

Teaching Style

Teaching in line with the European standards, I am flexible and use Australian experience in my work. I enjoy teaching students and strive to establish a friendly, interactive atmosphere within a lesson. Being motivated and enthusiastic I encourage students to appreciate music of different styles. My approach to teaching and an ability to reveal the individual musical potential of each student always lead to results exceeding expectations. My students range from prep to A. Mus. level. I specialise in providing music instruction to children and adults, preparing them for AMEB and VCE exams, although some students express interest in taking Piano for Leisure or prefer to work outside the exam structure.

Lesson Prices

  • Students must be at least 5 years of age
  • First lesson is free of charge
  • $37 for half an hour
  • $74 for an hour
  • $80 an hour for A. Mus. students

Other Services

  • Preparation of candidates for Theory of Music examinations.
  • Accompaniment of students undertaking AMEB examinations. (The score should be brought to the studio 2-3 weeks before the exam.) Accompaniment prices vary depending on the examination grade. Concert accompaniment needs to be prearranged to include a rehearsal.

AMEB Exam Quotes

1st Grade - A+ (High Distinction)
“A most sensitively musical performance, yet with plenty of character and temperament. Well done!”

2nd Grade – A (Honours)
“A pleasure to see and hear such enthusiasm. Fine musical qualities shown with a high standard achieved in all areas.”

4th Grade – A (Honours)
“A positive and musical approach. A good feel for each work is emerging which is most pleasing. Well done!”

6th Grade – A (Honours)
“Candidate is developing well. Todays playing demonstrated fine musical qualities with an ability to communicate the character and enthusiasm of music. Well done and congratulations.”

6th Grade – A (Honours)
“Such a positive approach. The music came to life under your fingers. A good sense of style and played with considerable sensitivity. Well done!”

8th Grade – A (Honours)
“There was much to command on todays playing. Fine musicality and a feeling for the different styles demonstrated. Well done and congratulations.”