Teachers



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.

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Danna likes to help nurture a love of music for her students and achieve their unique musical potential and goals. With patience, encouragement, and a sensitivity to the individual needs of each student, she strives to provide students with a wholistic musical education by means of cultivating an understanding of the musical language, developing aural skills, performing etiquette, efficient practice techniques, and an awareness of mechanically efficient playing habits. It is her ultimate goal as an educator to provide students with the knowledge and tools that encourage independent thinking and learning, as well as the development of an individual artistic voice.

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A graduate of Master of Music (Performance) from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, Doris is a pianist, oboist and music teacher/lecturer with more than 25 years of teaching experience in different music schools and universities in New Zealand, Taiwan and Australia. She has performed as an oboist in various orchestras including Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and also as a solo pianist and an accompanist.

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A graduate of the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Ester has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, and is a qualified teacher of the Suzuki method of learning piano.

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Grace is a piano and violin teacher with 20 years of teaching experience both privately and at music schools. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of New England and both Licentiate and Associate Diplomas in piano. Her teachers have included Nada Brissenden, Yasuki Nakamura, Susanne Powell, and Jerard Heffernan.

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Jen is a passionate professional pianist and piano teacher with over 20 years of experience in performing and teaching piano in Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Australia. She completed her degrees in Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

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Originally from Beijing, Joanna is a classical-trained pianist and a qualified teacher of the Suzuki method. She completed her certificate of performance (Honours) and has performed extensively as a soloist and a piano accompanist.

She believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience music. Music is a wonderful method for the development of character and confidence while providing a way for a child to bond with family, friends and the community. As Dr. Suzuki says, "Where love is deep, much will be accomplished"

Joanna can offer Suzuki or Traditional piano method, Wednesday and Sunday. She is also available as an accompanist and can speak Mandarin.

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Junko Nishimura is a classically-trained pianist and an experienced and qualified exponent of the Suzuki Method for teaching piano. Trained in Tokyo and in Australia, Junko has been teaching and performing since childhood, and has been teaching the Suzuki Method for 15 years.

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Merryl is a professional South African flautist with over twelve years of teaching experience in various settings from private lessons, sectional rehearsal direction at youth orchestra festivals, ensemble direction at the primary school, high school and university level. She is an enthusiastic community music advocate with a passion for sharing a love of music with others.

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Sam Zhan is currently pursuing a Masters of Music Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney. He has completed a Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance) at the Sydney Conservatoirum under the tutelage of Daniel Herscovitch. As a classically trained pianist, he has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. During his time at the Sydney Conservatorium, he has participated in masterclasses and worked with renowned international artists and pedagogues such as Helen Krizos, Thomas Hecht, Michael Endres and Ingo Dannhorn.

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