VCE Music Tutoring

 

Undertaking VCE Music can be a really rewarding challenge. At our school, we love see our students flourish and succeed in their VCE exams. That's why we offer support and guidance from our expert VCE Music tutors. 

Although enrolments are accepted at any time, it is recommended for VCE music students to enrol as early as possible, ideally October/November the year before. Please contact us if you have any queries or would like to enrol.

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Anne Shirley-Peel

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Theory, VCE, and Composition Teacher

Anne Shirley-Peel, Sydney-born professional musician, string teacher, composer and conductor studied at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School, graduating with the A.MUS. A and the Higher School Certificate. 

She continued on to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying violin with renowned teacher Robert Pikler and graduating with the Diploma (DSCM).

While studying at the Sydney Conservatory she won scholarships and prizes in violin and composition.  Post-graduate studies followed on violin with renowned teacher Jan Sedivka in Hobart.

She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (B.MUS.) majoring in composition and studied composition in the UK with Peter Maxwell Davies.

Anne played with the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and Opera Victoria and has given solo and chamber music concerts of her own music as well as classical and contemporary classical music.  She toured with orchestras within Australia and to Europe and Asia.

Anne loves music and is passionate about sharing that love of music with her students.  She brings to her teaching a wealth of experience, having taught in private and state schools in primary and secondary departments in Sydney, Melbourne, South Gippsland and Mornington, and at tertiary level at the Victorian College of the Arts, and in her own studio for forty plus years.

She was recently awarded a certificate in recognition of this from the VMTA.

She is patient, kind and provides a positive nurturing and stimulating environment in which many young people have grown their talent and achieved their highest musical potential including gaining entry into ANAM young academy.

Anne’s teaching is eclectic, drawing on the pedagogies of Suzuki, Kodaly, Colour strings and Rolland to suit the needs of individual students from beginners to advanced students, children to adults.  She focuses on good tone production, intonation, body posture and placement on instrument, aural skills and ensemble skills, efficient technique, musical style, interpretive character, breadth of repertoire, reading and elements of musical theory.

Anne teaches violin, viola, cello, piano, composition, theory and VCE music.

Anne Shirley-Peel teaches on Monday & Wednesday.

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Penny Temple-Watts

Piano Teacher, Theory Tutor and VCE Music Tutor

Penny joined our staff in 2008 and is an experienced music educator. She gained her Bachelor of Education in Music at Burwood State College in 1980. Penny worked in secondary schools for over 30 years, where she was Director of Music, Head of Performing Arts and taught Classroom Music to students from Years 7-12, in particular VET Music and VCE Music Performance. At these schools, Penny conducted many concert bands and choral groups. She also was Musical Director for many school musical productions. Penny has previously worked as an assessor for VCE Music Performance exams and managed orchestras and bands for Eastern Metropolitan Regional Concerts. Penny taught Piano at Toorak College (Mt. Eliza) from 2015 - 2018. Penny has enjoyed teaching many piano students through the years. She is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working with young people and fostering a friendly learning environment. She is passionate about discovering how each student learns and tailors programs to suit each individual.

Penny teaches on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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