Jirene completed her Bachelor of Music degree in 2018 and her Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree in 2020 from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at The University of Melbourne. She is also qualified with an AMEB Flute Diploma of Associate in Music (A. Mus. A). She is currently undertaking a Master of Music (Performance Teaching) degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Over the years she has learnt from music teachers such as Carolyn Grace, Alan Hardy and Mardi McSullea.
Jirene been involved in various bands and ensembles over the years such as the Melbourne Conservatorium Wind Symphony and Concert Band as well as participating in multiple competitions such as the Leslie Barklamb Scholarship Competetition. She has also been involved with the Crescendo Music Australia and has performed alongside the Western Arts Theatre.
In 2016 she was awarded the Francis Quinn Arts Encouragement Award by the Melbourne Conservatorium for excellence in flute performance.
Before pursuing flute, Jirene studied piano at a young age and learnt from various teachers including Christine Simpson. She still engages in playing and teaching the piano to students.
Her passion for educating aspiring musicians in their musical journey has brought her to various teaching opportunities in schools and studios one of which was volunteering as a Flute Tutor as part of the Distance Learning Program in the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM). This involved conducting lessons online to assist in the development of these young musicians and imparting her knowledge to them. She believes that these musicians can use their skills and talents so that through them music can be a positive influence in their society and the world at large.
Jirene focuses in creating imagination and fun in her lessons to inspire and motivate her students to the best of their abilities in all aspect of performance, practice and teaching. She aims in allowing her students to embark on their musical journeys in whichever way that suits them best, catering to each student individually. She has experience in working with children and adults and is well equipped to support learners with a variety of learning needs including dyslexia, autism and mild to moderate intellectual abilities.
During the current climate, Jirene wishes to create a safe and secure environment to provide everyone the opportunity to learn music where each student can thrive to be at their best both in their musical and educational capacities.
Lessons can be tailored to what you prefer, whether it be to prepare you for an AMEB GRADE EXAM, VCE PERFORMANCE EXAM, PREPARATION FOR AUDITIONS or FOR LEISURE.
All students have a choice to focus on Classical or to play contemporary/pop or orchestral pieces to create fun-filled lessons. I can also arrange any and all kinds of music for you to play that interests you.
Lessons seek to help students in developing their technical skills, sight reading and overall performance etiquette as well as improving students’ creative abilities.
Due to my experience with piano playing I can accompany you for exams and in lessons as well.
If you desire to, basic theory can be included in lessons for beginners.
If you are coming to me for lessons I am based in Mooroolbark.
If I am required to provide lessons away from my location, an extra fee may be added for the travel to your location, depending on the distance.
Lesson prices $35 for 30 minutes | $55 for 45 minutes | $70 for 60 minutes
Please feel free to contact me at 0430 009 839. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your musical journey!