Since 2008 I have been teaching Suzuki Method and AMEB violin and cello to students aged 3+ in beautiful Armidale New South Wales, Australia.
All Heart Strings students enjoy a high level of dedicated, nurturing guidance to achieve outstanding AMEB results (9/9 A+ grades in 2020), Suzuki Graduation levels, outstanding achievement at local Eisteddfods and successful applications to nationally recognised orchestral programs such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy in both violin and cello, Australian Youth Orchestra Young Symphonists, the Australian Honours Ensemble Program at Queensland Conservatorium and Queensland Youth Orchestras.
Heart Strings students are very active in Armidale chamber and orchestral programs, with many holding leadership positions.
I organise annual masterclasses with an expert teacher in both violin and cello. Many students are also part of the NECOM Scholarship program and enjoy masterclasses with visiting artists through the year.
The focus in my teaching is to help students create structurally and stylistically aware performances by understanding and applying appropriate techniques. This includes helping them to form tension free and flexible movements that will allow them to perform with ease, and remain injury-free for a lifetime of playing enjoyment.