Piano lessons?... yes but much more
The main mission of Piano Ink is to nurture growth, independence and inspiration into the lives of each individual student. I believe in discovering the uniqueness of each student, and using this to guide the teaching and learning experience. My lessons aim to cover not only a wide range of musical development, but social development too. This is achieved by providing performance opportunities in a supportive space, and equipping students with the tools to manage and direct their own learning.
I understand that an effective teacher-student relationship goes beyond just providing knowledge, and as such strive to understand each individual's personality and natural preferences.
I love to see my students grow and find inspiration in their lives through music.
A little about me
My musical journey on the piano began at the age of 6 years. Giving me the opportunity to learn the piano is one of the things I’m most grateful to my parents for.
More than attaining any formal qualification or award, what is most rewarding for me is seeing personal growth in students through the language of music. Seeing them become confident, creative and discovering their own unique voice, these are the things that I find most rewarding. I approach coaching as a two way street and have learned a lot about myself from my students.
My motivation for Piano Ink is making music a language that is accessible to everyone. I’d love to see music become as natural as speaking any language.
My qualifications and experience
My formal music board examinations were sat at an early age. Currently, I hold a Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours) through RMIT. Here I won the Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) prize at the completion of the 4 year program.
Some personal highlights include leading a music project that was chosen as a case study to be published in the ASME journal, and performing music on graduation day as part of the organizing committee. I continue to learn and improve my musical self by seeking out other musicians and leaders in a broad set of disciplines. I find inspiration in people from all walks of life.
Recently I performed a solo recital featuring music by Debussy, Albeniz and Granados for my 30th birthday.
I have over 10 years of experience working in the education sector including with children of preschool and primary school age and have also taught adults up to the age of 65 years.
If the thought of exploring the piano has been on your mind, allow me to help you discover the joy and growth that music can bring to you or your child’s life.