I graduated from the University of
Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 1988, gaining a B.Mus (Ed) specialising in piano
teaching. After teaching music full-time at a couple of high schools in South
Africa and Namibia, my husband and I moved to Germany. Between raising 3
children, I continued teaching piano privately, conducting an adult A Capella
choir, and playing piano in a chamber group.
Since moving to Australia, I have
extended my teaching privately at home and at various schools, and have played accompaniments for numerous AMEB, scholarship & HSC exams.
For the past 13 years I have entered
candidates of all grades for AMEB exams (piano, flute, theory and musicianship)
with very pleasing results.
Although exams are an excellent way to motivate
students and ensure they progress at a steady pace, students may want to enjoy
playing the piano without the pressure of exams. I firmly believe however, that
fun and enjoyment are the result of disciplined and regular practice!! My
passion lies in teaching, and my greatest reward is instilling a love of music
in my students - excelling at the instrument is a bonus.
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy" - Beethoven