Fiona Clouston

Fiona Clouston

I am a NSW Conservatorium/Sydney University trained graduate (having studied piano with Adene McInnes and voice with Maree Ryan).  I am an accredited Music educator with NESA and the Institute of Teachers, teaching Pre-school to HSC / Highers for over 30 years in Scotland and Australia

I am experienced with very young children (3 years and up) and can also advise and teach adults. I offer lessons in piano, musicianship, theory and voice, as well as tutoring on any aspect of the HSC (Music 2, Extension and Music 1) courses. I enjoy working on all types of repertoire with students from Jazz, to Pop, Australian Music and examination work. For many years my all girls’ choirs won many awards in the City of Sydney Eisteddfod.

For my Masters in Teaching I studied the relationship between Music and Literacy in young children. I have a passion for using singing and immersive techniques (with a Kodaly / Orff approach) to help children develop their own love of making music. Parents of young children are welcome to sit in on lessons.

Piano, Voice, Theory, Musicianship, Music Craft, options: Whether students are preparing for formal examinations, or beginning pianists (young or adult) it is the joy of music making that underpins my teaching philosophy and methodology. My passion for teaching music is grounded in technique and an understanding of musical style and structure. I aim to have each student develop a love of music and reach their full potential.

Both AMEB and Trinity Courses are offered for students wishing to prepare for external examinations. I also teach the AMEB & ABRSM theory & musicianship / Music Craft syllabi. Studio concerts are regular events each year.

HSC senior Coaching: As a retired Head of Music in a leading Independent Girls School in Sydney and HSC Examiner, I am aware of the HSC syllabi requirements. My experiences in HSC preparation means that I am in demand and can assist with Trial HSC Performance Examinations, marking of Compositions and Musicology essays. My HSC students were consistently nominated for Encore (all areas) gaining marks in the top 10% of the state across the 3 courses.

WISELION MUSIC: ABN : 21305752072