I am currently doing my A.Mus.A in piano and 4th grade musicianship as well as 4th grade clarinet. I have participated in a range of musical activities including Gondwana Singers, many musicals, in addition to busking and leading music for church. In piano I have received marks of B and above in the majority of my exams, as well being awarded the most promising pianist and winning open sections in Eisteddfods. In addition to this I have received the Tamworth Conservatorium of Music's Jeff and Hazel Lee Youth Piano Scholarship. Earlier this year I completed my HSC in music 2 and extension music, performing for my music 2 elective and doing an essay for my extension major work. I chose to become a music teacher because I wanted to help share my love of music with younger people. Many of the parents I know encouraged me into this, telling me that I was very engaging with the students, and know exactly how to work with a wide range of ability, from beginners to young Mozarts, as well as working with students who have conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia and so on (I have ADHD so that makes it a bit easier). As a young adult, I realise that I lack in experience, but having played piano for 11 years, I also know some how to engage students in physical and theoretical activity that is useful to musical knowledge. As I have a very enthusiastic and expressive personality, it does not take long for children to be loving what they are doing (literally, at church I lead Sunday school and the kids sometimes end up chasing me around the hall). As I also lead youth in activities, I can also engage their interest in music, adapting my teaching style to suite the student and the music they enjoy. Like, books, if you don't like music, you haven't found the right song.
Oxley Vale (Tamworth)
NSW New England
Last updated: 15-Nov-2019 02:23 PM