About

I am a flute-player and teacher based in Paddington, Sydney, Australia.

Bio

I have 20 years experience teaching flute around Sydney, and have taught  from beginner to tertiary and post graduate-standard, from children to adults. My students have achieved excellent results in the full gamut of AMEB, ABRSM and Trinity exams, as well as HSC- and university-level studies.

I have taught at Barker College, and currently teach at Wenona Girls School, North Sydney and at SCECGGS Redlands in Cremorne.

Working With Children Check number: WWC0157286E

DIPLOMAS
  • 1987  –> Associate of Music, Australia (A.Mus.A)
  • 1989  –> Licentiate of Music, Australia (L.Mus.A)
  • 1990  –> Licentiate of Trinity College of Music, London (L.T.C.L)
  • 1997  –> Bachelor of Music of the University of London (B.Mus.Hons)

 

My Flute Method

I base my teaching methods primarily on the principles established by Marcel Moyse, but also on the techniques of my later teachers—Trevor Wye, Raymond Guiot and Peter–Lukas Graf.

I find that developing great tone is also tied in significantly with one’s physical self-awareness, flexibility and lung–function. I give my students exercises to increase these areas—something which I find leads to more progress more easily on the flute.

I have also found that much of what is best in terms of technique can be taught through pieces and that a lot of real technique is just about accuracy and balance.

I believe I have a greater appreciation of what’s of critical importance in flute playing because of my own experience of rebuilding my own playing after injury. I think it also makes me more patient and compassionate as a teacher because I know how hard it can be to persist at something as challenging as a musical instrument.

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