Gail is an experienced and qualified music teacher and music psychotherapist who owns and manages a successful music practice offering individual and group sessions for children, teenagers and adults, providing the highest quality of service and care.
Optional opportunities are offered in piano and theory exams through the AMEB and SCSM examination boards. Students range from beginners to advanced levels and regular performance opportunities occur during the year. Opportunities for therapeutic or spiritual sessions are offered through music psychotherapy and the healing power of music.
Gail was born in Brisbane and commenced piano lessons at age six. By age 16 she played piano and organ professionally for corporate events wedding receptions. Her piano teaching career began in Belgium and on return to Australia ‘Godfrey’s Academy of Music’ opened on Brisbane’s south-side. This purpose-built Academy was recognized as an ‘Outstanding Business Achiever’ in 1998. Gail has enjoyed interludes as a performer and 12 years as a primary classroom music specialist.
Gail is a Past President of the Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia (KMEIA) and National Coordinator for do-re-mi early childhood music teachers. Her experience in teacher-training for staff in childcare centres has increased her understanding and passion in the holistic development of children. Gail conducted various workshops in Australia and overseas and music classes at Griffith University Young Conservatorium, University of Queensland, and in numerous childcare/ preschool centres.
Her passion to journey with others led to counselling and working with teenagers. Later this merged through post graduate studies in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) at the University of Melbourne under Professor Denise Grocke. Gail is a Fellow with the Association for Music and Imagery and gained a Master of Education from Griffith University, exploring the theory and practice of GIM, comparing it to other music-based philosophies.
Gail's multi-disciplinary approach to life through music, theology, education, counselling and spiritual direction, combine to broaden and enrich her service to other people of all ages and backgrounds.
Gail Godfrey T.Mus.A, B.HuServ, B.Th, M.Ed, RGIMT, FAMI
0431 026 343
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich South East Queensland
Shailer Park, Corunbia, Loganholme, Daisy Hill, Springwood, Underwood, Beenleigh, northern Gold Coast
Instruments and Subjects
Aural Training, Kodaly Group Lessons, Music Therapy, Theory
AMEB Exams, Kodaly Method, Special Needs Children, St Cecilia Exams
Lesson Format and School Activities
One-on-One Lessons, Group Lessons
Qualifications and Experience
T.Mus.A, B.HuServ, B.Th, M.Ed, RGIMT Qualifications include Teacher of Music Australia, Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Theology, Master in Education and Registered Guided Imagery& Music Therapist. Experience as per profile summary.