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Kaiya Mitchell began playing the oboe in 2007 at age 15 after playing the flute from 2000. She has played as a member of many student, amateur and professional ensembles. Kaiya was a member of the Performing Arts Unit orchestras for NSW State Schools, was a regular participant in NSW State Music Camp and Schools Spectacular during her high school years. Since beginning study at the Melbourne Conservatorium in 2011, Kaiya has held 1st Oboe position with the Melbourne Conservatorium Wind Symphony, played consistently with Victorian Youth Symphony, Kooyong Chamber Orchestra and will tour Europe in 2014 with Melbourne Chamber Strings Orchestra. Professional work has included performances with Heidelburg Chamber Orchestra and Feature Set. During February 2014 Kaiya was privileged to be included in lectures at Paris Conservatoire for a week and benefit from private lessons from David Weston and Tim Rundle and masterclasses from Jacques Tys at Guildhall and the Royal College of Music (London). She graduated from her Bachelors of Music in 2014 and is currently studying for her Masters of Performance Teaching.
Elizabeth Barcan is a trained orchestral player on Flute, having graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). In pursuit of her talent Liz has freelanced with many of the major Orchestras, attaining a wealth of per-formance, practice, knowledge, and musical acumen. She has excelled pro-fessionally through both Chamber and Contemporary music, adding to her extensive music profile. Throughout the years, Liz has accrued a wealth of one-on-one and ensemble teaching experience. She is truly experienced, having worked with students of all ages: in schools, privately, and with or-ganisations such as Melbourne Youth Music, State Music Camp, Harrietville Music Camp, and the Victorian Flute Guild. In addition to all levels of Flute, Elizabeth teaches Beginner-Intermediate Clarinet and Saxophone.
In addition to all levels of Flute, Elizabeth teaches Beginner-Intermediate Clarinet and Saxophone.
Karen Dunlop (B. Mus, A Mus .A, L Mus A.) is a Suzuki Primary Flute Teacher, a Suzuki approved Baby and Toddler trainee, and teaches Orff Schulwerk at stage 1.
Karen has had extensive experience teaching kids flute privately, and in schools. She has also taught music for babies and toddlers privately and for organisations.
Karen finds music and education endlessly fascinating. Teaching music brings her the greatest joy.