Paula's approach to piano teaching and performance is not mainstream. She teaches through multi-sensory systems involving active participation in visual, auditory and kinesthetic activities. Her teaching exposes piano students of all ages and levels to the concepts necessary to become proficient and expressive performers; something that can be difficult to achieve especially with young children in more traditional approaches to musical learning.
Piano & Theory Tuition
Paula holds several degrees including a Masters in piano pedagogy (USQ) and a Licentiate Diploma (Piano Teaching) from the Guildhall School of Music, London. With almost 40 years of experience, she is equally at home teaching beginners or advanced students of all ages. She is one of the few practitioners in the world applying kinaesthetic techniques to instrumental learning and performance. Her research into piano performance and the body received a Highly Commended award from the Musicological Society of Australia. Paula understands the importance of learning through the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic sensory systems. She uses an innovative and creative approach to learning music that is highly effective and enjoyable!
Students are introduced to a broad range of solo and duet repertoire according to their individual development and interests. All students learn to improvise, compose, modulate and sight-read. Individual piano lessons also include theory, aural and foundation skills. All students are encouraged to prepare for AMEB practical and theory exams, eisteddfods and competitions and to attend studio concerts. All activities are delivered in a nurturing, supportive and enjoyable way with the aim of fostering a life-long love of music in every student.