BMus(Perf) MMusStud(Perf) ANAM
Maggie is a concert pianist who has a deep passion for piano pedagogy, chamber music and performance psychology. Aside from having undergone rigorous performance training at the Australian National Academy of Music, she completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Piano Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has performed across Australia as a soloist, chamber, artist in residence, orchestral musician and lecture recitalist.
Maggie has had extensive experience in piano teaching and her previous students in Sydney and Melbourne have achieved amazing results in eisteddfods, HSC, music examinations. Some have been awarded full music scholarships to competitive independent schools as well as successfully auditioned into tertiary music courses. Apart from running her own private studio in Sydney, she was a tutor and accompanist at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Open Academy and Play at the Con program.
Maggie believes music lessons are not only a great way for everyone to learn a new skill but also a great avenue for students to understand the world around them and the world within themselves. Her approach is to holistically nurture her students’ journey in music learning by adapting to their strengths and capabilities and guiding them to their full potential.
Where did you undergo training?
The Australian National Academy of Music and got my Masters and Bachelors at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
What instrument(s) do you teach?
Piano, hopefully branch out to teaching piano in different contexts such as accompaniment, chamber ensembles, early music and orchestra.
What is your favourite genre of music?
Too hard to answer, I love Scandinavian Jazz, experimental electronic music and trip hop. But I also love Romantic and early 20th century music.
Who is your favourite musical artist or composer?
At the moment it is Rachmaninoff.