As early as I can remember, I was surrounded by music. My mother studied music at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and established her own private music teaching studio as a flute teacher. She ensured my siblings and I had a solid foundation in learning music.
Initially learning recorder and flute, I can still vividly recall watching a young violinist perform on TV and deciding in that moment that I wanted to be a violinist. I was four when I asked my mother for a violin but as she was not sure I could commit at that age I continued with flute until just before I turned eight when I received my first violin, much to my delight!
Music is joy so learning a musical instrument should be enjoyable. I believe it's important for music lessons to be tailored to each individual students needs, abilities and learning style. I aim to work with the student to find the best way to develop their skills in a fun and supportive environment.
I believe it is essential for each student to understand the fundamentals of music, not just playing violin. So while we develop correct technique and work on training the ear, I also include general knowledge and theory in each lesson.