I have an LTCL (Teacher's) diploma in flute and a
postgraduate diploma in teaching. Additionally, I am a member
Institute of Registered Music Teachers and registered to teach flute
and piano. For pleasure as well as professional development,
I play the flute in the Hutt Valley Orchestra.
I learnt the piano while at school but took up the flute as an adult. Having learnt one instrument as a child and another as an adult, I fully understand the needs of students at all stages of learning. The majority of my students are young, but it is particularly rewarding when adults come to increase their music skills.
My teaching goes back quite a few years, even back when I was a soil scientist. When I left the workforce to have children, I developed my teaching by establishing a Music Studio here at my home in Lane Street. It is a lovely light-filled airy room where it is a pleasure to play.
Students in flute, piano and recorder have individual programmes and play a mix of classical and popular pieces. In the main, they learn through one on one teaching. Much of their playing is either solo or as the principal instrument if I am accompanying them. However, group playing is an important part of music making. As part of their programme, students play duets and trios. Some of this group playing is associated with NCEA accreditation, and special coaching takes place, as well as the opportunity for recording performances.
Student focus is helped by taking part in concerts and working towards my Achievement Certificates. External exams to an advanced level are available if students wish. Theory is included in all lessons.
You can contact me or browse through the other pages to learn more about my studio and its students.