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Amy is completing her Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne). She is a part of the Kalon Quartet, who were invited to perform at Parliament House in Canberra. She has travelled to South Korea, Singapore and Shanghai with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has recently returned from Texas with her chamber group where they received intensive coaching and performed in the Mimir Chamber Music Festival. She has been immersed in music from a very young age, playing the violin, piano, guitar and singing in various forms and styles.
Amy is a motivated and dedicated music teacher whose primary goal is to unlock her students’ musical potential and spark a passion. Through her experiences in ensemble and solo playing, private teaching, group teaching and music leadership she has cultivated a love, appreciation and passion for music . This passion flows into her teaching lessons where she uses a blend of technical, musical and scholarly tuition techniques.
She is also trained in classical piano, classical and contemporary voice, contemporary guitar and looks forward to sharing her extensive knowledge of music theory and history with her students. Amy has been learning and perfecting the violin for 14 years and continues to pursue her love for the instrument. In 2016, Amy was the first-place winner of the regional section of the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition.
Havah recently graduated with her Bachelor of Arts (honours) and Diploma of Music in violin at the University of Melbourne and is passionate about sharing her love for music and creativity with her students. She grew up learning the Suzuki method as a child and playing the violin at a range of community events.
Havah particularly enjoys performing classical repertoire alongside Jewish folk tunes, allowing students to explore their own musical heritage while developing a strong technical foundation in their playing. She was a member of the University of Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra for three years, and her high-school orchestra at McKinnon Secondary College.
Havah is currently an Approved Trainee Suzuki Teacher, working to gain her full Primary accreditation by the end of the year. She welcomes students from all backgrounds and abilities, believing, like Dr Suzuki, in nurturing the talent of each individual.
Nicki is a highly motivated and versatile fiddle player and teacher with 15 years experience running her own teaching studio and working as a freelance musician. Nicki is an accredited Suzuki violin teacher but also specialises in Traditional Irish Music and has been very involved in community music festivals. Nicki is passionate about teaching music completely by ear.
With extensive performance experience both in Melbourne and interstate, Nicki recently returned and completed a Bachelor of Music that she saw as an enriching experience, giving her many opportunities to grow as a musician. She is excited to connect with the next generation of performers and teachers. As well as her Suzuki violinists, she has had many older students and particularly enjoys helping adult beginners whose lack of confidence is usually the biggest hurdle to overcome. Nicki has excellent people skills and genuinely enjoys seeing her students improve and develop as musicians.