Gordon NSW, Australia
Piano Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours, Class I), Sydney Conservatorium of Music, L.Mus.A, A.Mus.A, Certificate of Performance (Honours)
- Pricing: $90/hr
- Styles: Classical
- Suitability: All ages and levels
Chermaine has had the great privilege and pleasure of studying with some of Australia’s most esteemed concert artists and pedagogues in such fields related to musical performance as solo instrumental study (piano/early keyboard instruments – fortepiano, clavichord, harpsichord), accompaniment (vocal/instrumental), chamber music, and large ensembles (orchestra/choir), as well as with leading international academics in the field of musical academia (musicology/music analysis/research). Her musical studies have afforded her broad exposure to the teachings of esteemed international artists and pedagogues from European, American, and UK conservatoires in particular.
She has been a prize winner of such eisteddfods as Sydney Eisteddfod, Northern Beaches Eisteddfod, and Ryde Eisteddfod, the recipient of various academic as well as musical scholarships from the University of Sydney, Australian Government, and Rotary Club of Australia, and her performances have been broadcasted on 2MBS-FM and ABC National Radio. Prior to undertaking tertiary studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she graduated Roseville College as a music scholar, achieving an ATAR of 99.65 in the Higher School Certificate. As a student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she was awarded High Distinction in the subject of Piano Pedagogy and First Class Honours for her research in the area of injury prevention in pianists.
She is a passionate educator who seeks to nurture the musical, academic, and creative potential within each and every one of her students. Alongside teaching the art of musical performance, she is experienced in assisting students in overcoming performance anxiety, as well as advising in the area of mechanically efficient/injury preventative playing postures. She teaches both privately and at a private school in Sydney’s North Shore.
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 an educator to provide students with the knowledge and tools that allow for and encourage independent thinking and learning, as well as the development of an individual artistic voice. She is experienced in preparing students for written and practical AMEB, ABRSM, and HSC examinations.