Occupation: Piano and Music Theory Teacher (Since 1995), Mother of a 15 year old boy.
Qualifications: DipMusT(piano), AdvCertMus(piano). Australian Music Teacher Association acredited. Currently studying part time for a BMus/BEd
Interests: Education, Dance, Music Theatre, singing, Piano, Animals, Art, photography, writing.
General Info: This website was initially created by Larisse for her students, as well as having a place to vent musical ideas. She has an 15yr old son and they are currently living in Mount Colah, NSW which is 5mins from Hornsby.
She is always continuing her education in Music and Music pedagogy and is currently working towards being a highschool music teacher. She hopes that in the future she can develop an original teaching method which is influenced by other methods such as Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff and Suzuki as well as learning from her own studio teaching as to what works with children.
She understands the need for music students to not only enjoy their instrument in performance, but to learn and embrace music as a whole. Including reading fluency, aural skills, understanding of varied music styles/genres and to be able to gain the skills to compose their own music if they wish.
She is always trying innovative methods of teaching that are fun, hands on and interactive with other students (if possible).
Students that discover music in a fun and natural way are more likely to take their own initiative to stick to the commitment of learning music for life.