Sophie Maxwell

Viola, Violin lessons in Melbourne, Melbourne

Contact Information
Sophie Maxwell
Overview
Biography

I enjoy providing a fun, supportive environment in which the student can achieve to the best of their ability! To accomplish this I draw upon many years of teaching experience in schools (ie. Caulfield Grammar), private music teaching schools and my home studio. I have extensive training in both the Suzuki method and AMEB, and am accredited to teach both. In order to build upon these established teaching skills I attend Professional Development courses every year. One of the aspects of teaching which I enjoy most is to work with the student and family to adapt my teaching style to the student’s needs.
At the age of 16 I made my solo debut at Hamer Hall, and have gone on to enjoy an active performance and recording career including tours of Europe with a variety of ensembles. In 2010 I was awarded Honours on completion of a Bachelor of Music degree from the Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne), where I studied with Elizabeth Sellars, Mark Mogilevsky and the internationally renowned pedagogue, Simon Fischer, of the Yehudi Menhuin School, London.

In recent years, I have performed with musicians such as Tina Arena, Nicolette Fraillon (Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Australian Ballet), James Morrison, and Professor John Hopkins, OBE. I was also a soloist at the Sala Verdi, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, for an audience of over 1400 people.

Teaching Since
2005
Qualifications and Awards
BMus (Hons.) (Melb)
STCA (Pri.)
AMusA
VMTA
Music Teaching Services
Instruments
Viola, Violin
Styles
Classical, Folk, Modern, Traditional
Methods
Suzuki Method
Specialities
Aural Training, Gifted Children, Music History, Musicianship, Sight reading, Special Needs
Features
Child Checked, Pre-school Teacher, School Instrumental
Areas Serviced
Melbourne Inner, Melbourne North, Melbourne West
Suburbs
Ardeer, Carlton, Fitzroy, Footscray, Sunshine
Other Details
Minimum age taught
2
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