"From the start, when it was the instrument of the wood-god Pan, the flute has been associated with pure (some might say impure) energy. Its sound releases something naturally untamed, as if a squirrel were let loose in a church." -- Seamus Heaney
The soft complaining flute, In dying notes, discovers the woes of hopeless lovers. - John Dryden
Cecilia is a piano and flute teacher with 10 years of private and classroom teaching experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) and Music Education at the University of New South Wales and a Diploma in Kodály Concept of Music Education with Piano Pedagogy Specialisation and Musicianship from the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét in Hungary.
Cecilia is committed to helping her many students improve their musical skills, play their instrument with a clear understanding of music and perform on a regular basis.
Rachel Howie is an accomplished performer and experienced flute teacher. She has performed with the Sydney Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony and Queensland Symphony orchestras. In 2018, she was selected as the Sydney Symphony’s ‘flute fellow’. She has been principal flute of the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Canberra Youth Orchestra, with whom she performed as a concerto soloist.
Having studied with some of the world’s leading flute teachers, Rachel has a wealth of knowledge to draw on in her teaching. She completed a Masters in Music at Sydney Conservatorium with Emma Sholl, intensive studies with Trevor Wye in the UK and a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) with Vernon Hill and Virginia Taylor. She has also participated in masterclasses with renowned teachers in the UK, The Netherlands, Austria and Canada.
Rachel tailors her lessons to suit each individual student’s needs and personality. She enjoys helping students work towards their full potential, but above all aims to foster a life-long love of music.
Ted Kusano commenced tutoring Flute and Saxophone students at The Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre in 2017. He is also a Professional Instrument Repairer running his own business in Artarmon, Sydney NSW.
Ted greatly enjoys interaction with and giving back to his local community. Ted teaches music because he loves it. Nothing makes Ted happier than seeing children actively learning and enjoying their musical experiences. He is very passionate about making sure that they have good instruments. He likes to say "You cannot go anywhere with flat tyres on a car" and an instrument is the same. Ted encourages his students to understand that regular practice and participation are very important to their individual progress.