Qualifications: Master of Music in Performance Teaching (MmPT) and Bachelor of Music (BMus) at the Melbourne Conservatorium, University of Melbourne, The Associate in Music, Australia (AMusA) and Working With Children Check.
Alexandra is a dedicated and passionate recorder teacher. As an experienced teacher and music advocate she teaches recorder in schools, individual private lessons and in music workshops. Her training over the last few years allows her to integrate many aspects of musical pedagogy, philosophies, and instrumental teaching methods.
For younger students (aged 4-10): Alexandra believes in a holistic, student-centred approach when it comes to teaching music. She incorporates aspects of the Kodaly method in order to teach pitch and rhythm. Beginner lessons start with the basics of good woodwind technique such as articulation, posture, breath and fingering. She also incorporates Orff technique and features of the Dalcroze method, which uses the movement and children’s imagination in order to teach musical ideas and concepts. Recorder is a great instrument to introduce music and proper woodwind technique for those who want to learn flute, saxophone, clarinet or brass instruments later on (or continue on the recorder!).
Older students (aged 10 and onwards): Alexandra is an engaging teacher, who uses a positive and formative approach to teach older students. She will guide and teach students to achieve their short or long-term musical goals whether it is coaching students for AMEB exams, aural skills, music theory, and proper recorder technique. Alexandra will introduce students through recorder repertoire and the many different types of recorders. Alexandra includes aspects of Alexander technique to teach correct posture, and her teaching style uses many musical pedagogies and methods to suit the student’s learning style.