Sinclair Philip – Musician and Music Teacher

Piano, Singing lessons online and in Baulkham Hills

Contact Information
Sinclair Philip
Overview
Biography

https://sinclairphilip.com

I wholly believe in the valuable role music plays in the cognitive development and creative expression of all individuals from all walks of life. I strive to teach in an engaging, fun and interpersonal way with every student, while at the same time building a strong foundation in musicianship, technical facility and performance repertoire.

Hi! I’m Sinclair. I’ve been studying music for more than 17 years and have been teaching for more than five. I hold a Bachelor of Music – Contemporary Performance from the Australian Institute of Music. I’m a pre-service high school music teacher studying a Master of Teaching – Secondary from the Australian Catholic University.

Music has been my sincerest passion since a young age. Over my time at the Northern Beaches Christian School, I fully immersed myself in the performing arts, regularly participating in vocal ensembles, jazz bands and musical productions. As I furthered my studies at AIM, I was fortunate to have learnt from industry-leading performers; renown pianists such as Dave MacRae and Greg Coffin, and vocal teachers such as Marion Rouvas and Glenn Whitehall.

I have been teaching piano and voice to students of all ages across the Hills for more than five years. From 2017 to 2019, I self-managed and ran a tuition program at St Madeleine’s Primary School. Over my time with the St Madeleine’s community, I led the school choir, directed the music at the annual Christmas concert, and staged performance assemblies and recitals. I have worked with teams of passionate teachers at JHM Academy, Maxx Music and Castle Hill Music. Since 2020, I have been with the JHM team as a Peripatetic teacher at Arndell Anglican College, working with primary and secondary students in individual lessons, group classes and extracurricular programs.

I take pride in my musicality and devote much time towards honing my craft. I actively engage in musicology and music history study, with a comprehensive understanding of the repertoire across contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and classical. My natural ear, by which I can recite melodies and chords verbatim, has been enhanced through aural and relative pitch training.

I regularly engage in professional development and am constantly mastering my pedagogical approach. I have received AMEB certificates in piano, voice and music theory. I maintain an active WWCC and Certificate IV in First Aid, and my music business is fully insured.

Teaching Since
2017
Qualifications and Awards
Bachelor of Music – Australian Institute of Music
Music Teaching Services
Instruments
Piano, Singing
Styles
Blues, Classical, Contemporary, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Modern, Modern Jazz, Pop, Rock, Theatre
Specialities
ABRSM, Adult Learning, AMEB, Arranging, Auditions, Aural Training, Composition, Gifted Children, HSC / VCE, Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Music Craft, Music History, Musicianship, Musicology, Performances, Repertoire, Song Writing, Technique, Theatre Music, Theory, Transposing
Features
Accompanist, Child Checked, Police Checked, Registered
Areas Serviced
Online, Baulkham Hills, Hawkesbury
Suburbs
Baulkham Hills
Other Details
Minimum age taught
5
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