Deborah Wirsu

Live Online Lessons Available
Inspire - Educate - Play: Fostering a lifelong love of music.

0402 304 495 deborahwirsu@gmail.com

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About

About Deborah Wirsu

Deborah Wirsu is a highly experienced teacher of Viola and Violin, having taught since the 1980s, both in her private studio and schools, including 14 years as String Co-ordinator at Melbourne Grammar School Grimwade House. Students of Deborah's have gone on to professional careers, while others achieve extremely high standards, continuing to enjoy playing as adults who have chosen to follow alternative careers. 

As a specialist Violist, Deborah focuses her viola tuition on promoting the viola as both a solo and orchestral instrument. She enjoys teaching students of any age the violin or viola and has a special interest in giving new and continuing players a solid foundation in technique and musicianship. Deborah has proven ability to communicate and engage with younger players and adults, allowing them to develop both a love of music and the necessary skills to progress to a high level.

Lessons

Lessons are tailored around the student's age and prior knowledge. Enjoyment in playing, the development of a sound technique, and musicianship are key focus areas.

Lessons are held in my home, or online via Skype, Zoom, or Facetime, as required. Deborah is qualified to teach and holds an ATMusA.

My aim is to develop 'well-rounded' musicians with an understanding of all aspects of music. I believe it is important for students to learn:  

  • The technical requirements of playing an instrument,
  • The development of music through the ages, gaining insight into stylistic changes over the years and how that affects performance,
  • A knowledge of music theory and musicianship,
  • Participation in ensembles, community music, or ultimately, professional orchestras.

Playing Career

  • Deborah spent 14 years as a professional, full-time member of Orchestra Victoria (Opera and Ballet Orchestra),
  • Is an active participant in many Melbourne music ensembles and orchestras,  
  • Is currently Principal Viola with the Melbourne Opera Orchestra. 

Contact Details

Deborah Wirsu

0402 304 495

Send an eMaildeborahwirsu@gmail.com

Waverley Road
Malvern East
VIC 3145

Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne East, Melbourne Inner, Melbourne South East

Malvern, Caulfield, Hawthorn, Camberwell, Prahran, St Kilda, Carnegie, or online – anywhere.

Teacher's Home, Student's Home, Live Online Lessons

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Instruments and Subjects

Viola, Violin

Musicianship, Theory

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Styles and Specialities

Classical

AMEB Exams, ABRSM Exams, Adult Learning, Ensemble work

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Lesson Format

One-on-One Lessons

Qualifications and Experience

ATMusA

1985

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Security Details

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21/5/2024

Last updated: 13-Jul-2020 10:17 AM