Being a former Yamaha music teacher, Robyn has a holistic approach to learning music. Her teaching approach focuses on a variety of skills including technical, performance, theory, aural, and creativity development. This holistic approach aims to bring about the best musician in all.
Annual concert for all students aims to develop performance skills in students. This is a chance for all students to share their achievements with one another.
Robyn's students actively participate in AMEB exams throughout the year and consistently achieve high grades.
Piano lessons are available for anyone aged 4+ with all levels of experience welcome.
Robyn has experience teaching children with special needs how to learn the piano. The approach is individualised and Robyn ensures that the individual's strengths are built upon to reach their musical potential. Robyn has experience teaching students with hearing impairment, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and intellectual disability. Individuals learning to play the piano with special needs may also need additional help such as augmentative and alternative communication support to learn to play.
Robyn will first assess and meet the individual to determine whether piano supported lessons or music therapy is most suitable.
"Music therapy is a research-based practice and profession in which music is used to actively support people as they strive to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing.
Music therapy is the intentional use of music by a university trained professional who is registered with the Australian Music Therapy Association Inc. Registered music therapists draw on an extensive body of research and are bound by a code of ethics that informs their practice.
Music therapists incorporate a range of music making methods within and through a therapeutic relationship. They are employed in a variety of sectors including health, community, aged care, disability, early childhood, and private practice. Music therapy is different from music education and entertainment as it focuses on health, functioning and wellbeing.
Music therapists are committed to supporting people of any age and ability regardless of musical skill, culture or background".
(Australian Music Therapy Association, 2012)