Embracing Music: My Journey So Far
Music has been an integral part of my life since childhood, and it continues to ignite my passion today. From my early days learning the piano to embracing the cello through the Suzuki method, my musical journey has been filled with enriching experiences and milestones.
I started learning the piano at the age of 6, captivated by the enchanting melodies that filled our home. Guided by the Suzuki method, I embarked on a journey of oral learning that laid the foundation for my musical exploration. Completing all seven books of Suzuki piano marked a significant milestone in my musical education, solidifying my belief in the effectiveness of this approach.
From Suzuki events to summer camps, I've had the opportunity to showcase my musical talents in diverse settings. Becoming a junior helper at these camps allowed me to pass on my knowledge and passion to younger students, fostering a sense of camaraderie and community within the Suzuki community. I also found immense joy in performing at retirement homes across Wellington, where music has the power to uplift spirits and bring joy to residents.
While classical music holds a special place in my heart, I also enjoy exploring other genres, from pop to musical tunes. Whether it's entertaining friends and family or indulging in personal practice, music remains a constant source of inspiration and joy in my life.
Gap Year Adventures
My gap year provided a transformative journey through Europe, where I immersed myself in new cultures and experiences before returning to Wellington. Spending four enriching months as an Au Pair for two boys in Germany, I witnessed firsthand the universal language of music and its ability to transcend borders. Inspired by their curiosity and enthusiasm, I found immense fulfilment in teaching them piano and nurturing their musical talents.
Passing on the Passion
As I embark on the next chapter of my musical journey, I am eager to share my knowledge and passion with aspiring musicians. Through programs like The Rock Academy, I look forward to guiding and inspiring future generations of musicians, fostering a love for music that transcends boundaries and enriches lives.
Music has shaped my identity and provided me with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. As I continue to explore new horizons and share my passion with others, I am reminded of the transformative power of music and its ability to unite hearts and minds across the globe.
Music has played a huge role throughout my childhood and continues to be a passion now. I started learning the piano at the age of 6 and now also play the cello, both through the Suzuki method. I ‘graduated’ from Suzuki piano, completing all seven books. Suzuki is where learning music is more orally based, as opposed to reading although I do teach music reading too in a fun framework.