Piano Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, HSC Music Exam Preparation
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours, Class I), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A, Certificate of Performance (Honours)
- Pricing: $80/hr
- Styles: Classical
- Suitability: All ages, Beginner-Advanced
Chermaine has been a prize winner in such eisteddfods as Sydney Eisteddfod, Northern Beaches Eisteddfod, and Ryde Eisteddfod and the recipient of various academic as well as musical scholarships from the University of Sydney, Australian Government, and Rotary Club of Australia. Her performances have been broadcasted on 2MBS-FM and ABC National Radio. In 2012, she graduated Roseville College as a music scholar, where she was awarded the RF Bosanquet prize for Music and achieved an ATAR of 99.65 in the Higher School Certificate. During her studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she achieved high distinction in Piano Pedagogy and First Class Honours for her research into injury prevention initiatives for conservatoire pianists and teachers. She has had the great privilege of studying with some of Australia’s most sought after pedagogues and concert pianists.
It is a passion of Chermaine’s to help nurture a love of music in her students and to help them to reach their musical potential and goals. With patience, encouragement, and a sensitivity to the individual needs of each student, she strives to provide students with a wholistic musical education by means of cultivating an understanding of the musical language, developing aural skills, performing skills, efficient practice techniques, and an awareness of mechanically efficient playing habits. It is her ultimate goal as a music educator to provide students with the knowledge and tools that allow for and encourage independent thinking as well as the development of an individual artistic voice. She is experienced in preparing students for written and practical AMEB and ABRSM examinations, as well as HSC music exams. Alongside teaching privately, she is a piano teacher at a prestigious private school located in Sydney’s North Shore.