Arianne Tan

Arianne Tan

As a passionate music educator, Arianne works full-time conducting music bands, coordinates instrumental programs in the ACT/NSW and offers private instrumental lessons in collaboration with schools, both during and after school hours.

She prepares students for ‘The Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB), the ‘Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’ (ABRSM) syllabuses, youth orchestras, ensembles, in both small groups and one-to-one settings. To date, Arianne has collaborated with a total of sixteen schools located in the national capital.

Continuing her development as a musician, Arianne performs regularly in collaboration with the National Film and Sound Archive and has appeared in events hosted by the TVB (Television Broadcasts Limited) Australia, Canberra's 100th anniversary, Malaysian High Commission, the Finch Sydney, Ostar International Media Group, CCME Chinese Classical Music Ensemble, Vivid Sydney, etc as both soloist and a piano accompanist. Arianne plays regularly as an AMEB examination accompanist.

Arianne’s teaching philosophy is closely related to the philosophy of those who were teaching “the Sound before the Symbol” such as Orff, Suzuki, Kodaly and others, but taking their ideas to suit each of her students.

Arianne is mentored by Marretje Ida Sonnenberg-van Wezel and now continuing Marretje's legacy of the "Sound to Symbol" pedagogical approaches (ref: ).