LEARN MUSIC

CAN YOU LEARN?

WHAT

DO I TEACH?

WHO

 

PIANO

Level: beginner to AMEB pianoforte grade 8 or equivalent

Style: all including classical, contemporary and jazz

 

KEYBOARD

Level: all

 

VOICE

Level: beginner to intermediate

Style: contemporary and jazz

 

THEORY / MUSICIANSHIP

Level: beginner to AMEB musicianship grade 4 or equivalent

Level: all

 

K-12 TUTORING

Level: all including HSC Music 1 and Music 2

ALL AGES

 

Children from children 3+ years old

 

Adults to 70+ years old!

WHO

AM I?

TEACHING APPROACH

My name is Sendy and I facilitate learning music through enjoyment and creativity, directed by the goals and interests of students.

 

Exploration and 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 through an approach that is kind, respectful, positive, engaging, stimulating and flexible. Over many years, I have observed that each student is unique, with different experiences, learning styles, tendencies, habits and personalities. Consequently, rather than teaching by one fixed method, I draw from 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.

 

MUSIC/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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, performing 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 privately and at the Australian Institute of Music. Teachers include Lily Dior and Tamara Waitodas.

  • Completed 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.

  • Currently studying at the Australian Institute of Music - Graduate Certificate of Music (Contemporary Performance) majoring in voice.

  • 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.

 

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Saturday

 

Please contact Sendy for current availability

PHONE

+61 (0)424 427 775
AUSTRALIA

ADDRESS

Vaucluse studio or in home Sydney inner city and eastern suburbs

SKYPE SESSIONS AVAILABLE

EMAIL

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