I have developed a piano teacher training course that allows my advance students to gain confidence and acquire the skills necessary for me to feel confident in sending student referrals to such emerging teachers. I have developed this programme to not only help alleviate my personal waiting list but to also help my advance students climb the hierarchy of cognitive development and become better musicians themselves by learning how to assess the progress of others.

Isaac’s music education began in Year 1 at Harbord Public Primary School attending keyboard classes after school where he immediately demonstrated flair and natural technique. He expanded his musical learning to saxophone in Year 3 and was soon being featured on both instruments in various school bands including junior, concert, orchestra, senior and jazz bands. By high school, Isaac had joined the talented Jazz Improv Band, Orchestra and Stage Bands. Currently he is studying and performing sax, keyboard and guitar.  Three years running, he has been awarded 1st in Music both at NBSC Balgowlah Boys and at MacKellar Girls in Cross Campus Music. Isaac’s awards and acknowledgements include Peer Mentoring and Peer Literacy Training through TAFE, he has completed the Bronze, Silver and is currently undertaking the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award in keyboard, he has travelled to Borneo through Camps International, been involved with the local Rotary, has been elected School Prefect and has completed Dr Denise Stanley’s Piano Teacher Training Course.

Amelia’s music journey started in the UK when joining the choir in Year 1. Soon after this, at the age of seven, she starting playing piano and having lessons. At Stella Maris College, Amelia has been a part of the Concert Band, Jazz Band and Senior Band playing piano and percussion. She has plenty of performance experience from singing in choir at the Royal Albert Hall in London to performing piano solos and accompaniment for high school showcases. Amelia has completed Australian Music Examination Board exams and Dr Denise Stanley’s Piano Teacher Training Course.

Ben has several years experience studying and performing in music. He has led the keyboards for drama productions, school showcases and masses through St. Aloysius College. Additionally, he has 4 years of classical guitar training and performance. His band has played throughout Sydney and the Northern Beaches including the Loreto Music Festival. Ben is a private HSC tutor who also tutors for AtarNotes. He teaches theatresports, has completed the Duke of Edinburgh in piano as well as Dr Denise Stanley’s Piano Teacher Training Course.