Donna is a professional musician, pianist, singer and songwriter. Music is her passion and her life. Donna loves sharing her passion for music to everyone and provides lessons that impart her knowledge with much enthusiasm.
Qualified Piano Teacher
Together with her students, Donna endeavours and seeks to uncover the art, beauty and construction of music and she wishes to impart this knowledge to her students. Donna is a committed teacher and tailors her lessons to the needs of individual students.
Donna offers private piano lessons to children, adolescences and adults, from absolute beginners to the advanced. She is a qualified piano teacher with over 15 years experience.
Donna holds a Masters of Teaching (primary), Bachelor of Music (keyboard), Diploma of Music (voice), Certificate III (Suzuki Early Childhood Music) and Certificate of Music (AMEB). Donna is currently completing a Certificate III in Suzuki Talent Education.
At present Donna teaches at Nicholson Street Public School, Marrickville High School and privately at her home studio. She has previously worked at Big Music Crows Nest, Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre and The Australian Institute of Music.
Philosophy And Method
Donna aims to create fun and safe learning environment that encourages creativity in her lessons. Donna specialises in teaching her students the fundamentals of music and emphasises the importance of understanding the basic elements of music (ie. reading, music theory and aural skills).
Donna also develops practical aspects of piano playing skill and technique and emerges aural skills into the lesson so as to provide an all rounded and dynamic music session. In addition, Donna consults with each student to plan and develop individualised lessons to suit their specific needs.
Donna’s overarching philosophy stems from the belief that when students understand the basics of music theory and utilise their aural perception in both practical senses, they will have the foundations of music, be able to apply their knowledge to other contexts and/or styles of music and ultimately become self-sufficient musicians.