CAN YOU LEARN?
DO I TEACH?
Level: beginner to AMEB pianoforte grade 8 or equivalent
Style: all including classical, contemporary and jazz
Level: beginner to intermediate
Style: contemporary and jazz
THEORY / MUSICIANSHIP
Level: beginner to AMEB musicianship grade 4 or equivalent
Level: all including HSC Music 1 and Music 2
Children from children 3+ years old
Adults to 70+ years old!
My name is Sendy and I facilitate learning music through enjoyment and creativity, directed by the goals and interests of students.
Learning is facilitated through a holistic combination of technique, theory, ear-training, rhythm and general musicality directly relevant to student goals. I aim to support in a positive, engaging, stimulating and flexible way as each unique student is non-static in his/her personality, learning styles and experience (musically and otherwise). Rather than teaching by one fixed method, I draw from and fuse various methods including, but not limited to, Montessori, Yamaha, Suzuki and educational kinesiology. I believe it is important to balance methodic structure with organic flexibility and practical application that is directly and immediately relevant to students.
For as long as I remember, I have been making music. My musical experience is outlined below:
Began playing piano at age 3
Trained under various private teachers and educational systems including Montessori, Yamaha and Australian Institute of Music
Offered places at the Sydney Conservatorium High School and Newtown School of Performing Arts
Sang in various choirs including the Australian Youth Choir and the NSW Public Schools Singers with whom I toured the US at the age of 15 - performed at venues including the Kennedy Centre (Washington, D.C.), St Patrick's Church (New York City) and Disneyland (Anaheim)
Completed all 8 grades in AMEB Pianoforte and 4 grades in AMEB Musicianship
At the HSC level, I gained a place on the Distinguished Achievers List for music (top HSC band in NSW)
Commenced jazz voice training in 2006. Teachers include Lily Dior and Tamara Waitodas
Participated in various courses at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Open Academy including SIMA's 2012 Young Womens' Jazz Workshop (voice) and Jazz Improvisation (piano) with David Pudney in 2013
Studying Graduate Certificate of Music (Contemporary Performance) majoring in voice at the Australian Institute of Music
Other instrumental experience includes the melodica, acoustic guitar, violin, Tibetan singing bowl, etc.
My teaching experience spans over 15 years internationally with students of all ages ranging from age 3 to adult, in individual and group environments both privately and institutionally. I speak English, Mandarin and intermediate Italian.