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WHY CHOOSE MELINDA?

I am a highly knowledgeable, creative and resourceful Music Teacher with experience in developing students’ interest in and appreciation of music through teaching theory, history and practical skills

  • Teaching private and group lessons, assessing Students' progress and performance
  •  Planning and preparing lessons, preparing term lesson Timetables and music Reports each semester
  •  Providing constructive feedback and guidance to Students
  •  Maintaining order and discipline during ensemble rehearsals and performances
  •  Communicating with parents, teachers and other professionals, both formally and informally
  •  Overseeing and supervising extracurricular music activities
  • Deciding on the most appropriate teaching methods to suit the particular needs of each student

OBJECTIVES

My goals are to inspire Students to achieve better results and become more confident using music as a discipline and a forum for creative expression

  1. Teaching individual and group instrumental private Suzuki Method string lessons
  2. Evaluating Students’ interests, ability temperament, and individual characteristics to determine suitable structure for lessons to encourage self discipline and continuous improvement
  3.  Playing a wide range (11 different kinds) of instruments to connect with Students, inspire them to take up music, and demonstrate musical scales, tones, and rhythm
  4. Conduct group ensemble rehearsals, instruct and coach members in their individual parts, in the fundamentals of musicianship, and ensemble performance
  5. Confidently lead the String Ensemble in regular and special performances for school programs, community activities, concerts, and festivals
  6. Meeting with parents of Students to encourage musical growth and resolve any Student problems

QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

I am a creative professional musician with 26 years experience in Classical and Celtic music fields, dedicated and self motivated to provide music tuition within the College environment

  • Confident and experienced in private and group tuition in College and School settings
  • 34 years experience on the Violin, 20 years on Cello and Viola and 6 years experience on Harp
  • Actively involved over the years in Philharmonic Orchestras, City Orchestras, Chamber Groups, Bush Bands, String Quartets, Old Time Dance Bands and performed Solo at many Concerts, Weddings and Private Functions
  • Musical Director of the Moreton Celtic Fiddle Club (having held the position since starting the group in Sept 2007) and Moreton Chamber Group. Both group meet weekly for practices and perform regularly in the community
  • Recent experience working with a film producer in composing and recording music for a movie