Bonita is an accomplished female double bassist who has many years of experience performing and teaching. She completed her Master of Music (Performance) on Double Bass at Boston University, USA; and her Bachelor of Music (Performance) at Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Bonita won a position with the Opera Australia Orchestra in 2016 and performs at the Sydney Opera House.
In her teaching, Bonita provides:
-Flexible hours/scheduling for busy households and families
-Many years of experience teaching double bass from the age of 6 and up
-Individual lessons, group lessons, young children, adults
-Friendly and attentive demeanor
-Preparation and application for AMEB exams
-Structured lessons identifying common goals
-Access to appropriate-sized instruments for hire or purchase
-Classical technique, healthy left-hand and bow technique, body awareness, AMEB path, solo playing, and orchestral playing focuses all available
Before moving to Sydney, Bonita performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Orchestra Victoria (Melbourne’s own opera and ballet orchestra). Whilst living in the USA, she was a member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Cambridge Philharmonic Chamber Players, and the esteemed early music ensemble, the Cantata Singers orchestra. Bonita has had experience teaching private individual lessons, group lessons, Melbourne Youth Music ensembles, Sydney Youth Orchestra tutorials, State Music Camp ensembles, and at several private schools in Melbourne and Sydney.