Location: Dowerin DHS, Wyalkatchem DHS
Phone: 0458 342 035
What Sykes Piano Teacher Training have you completed?
Introduction to Sykes Music and Teaching Piano, currently studying Sykes Little Maestro and Level 1 Programs
What year did you start teaching piano?
What year did you start teaching the Sykes Piano Program?
What piano exams have you completed?
Completed 7th Grade AMEB
What theory exams have you completed?
5th Grade AMEB Theory and 5th Grade AMEB Musicianship
How old where you when you began learning piano?
What other instruments do you play?
Drums and guitar minimally
What are your musical achievements?
Played at many Eisteddfods
Majored in Music at Mount Lawley College in 1986, studying Bachelor of Education for 1 year
Director of Music at Wagga Wagga Baptist Church (2010 – 2015) including a high-school age Youth Band
Director of Music for Carols by Candlelight for Wagga Wagga Community for 3 yrs (2012 – 2014)
Accompanied HSC & AMEB students for exams
Played keyboard in many bands (both secular & church events), organising music for many different instruments
What are your strengths as a piano teacher?
My enthusiasm to see children progress in different styles; good sight reading skills; good communication skills; experience with my own children in their musical progress; a desire to have students join in ensembles with other instruments and to perform at recitals and concerts whenever possible.
What do you like about teaching piano?
Seeing children progress and watching them achieve something that they couldn’t achieve without a teacher helping them.
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"Training as a Sykes Music teacher has boosted my confidence and added much enjoyment to teaching music. Not only do students enjoy learning, I learn too!"