Kay Lane OAM
Kay Lane holds a Diploma of Music Education, AMusA Piano, ATCL and LTCL Piano Teaching, Kodaly Level 3 Teacher Training.
She taught for several years as a High School Music Specialist before training with the Kodaly Music Institute of Australia. Kay taught at Newcastle Conservatorium/University for 15 years in the Early Childhood Music Kodaly Programme, where she formed the Conservatorium Childrens’ Choir.
Kay then taught for ten years at the Junior School of Newcastle Grammar School where she developed three choirs in addition to implementing a Kodaly classroom programme.
Kay has directed many community choirs and is currently director of Under Construction Mental Health Choir in Newcastle.
Throughout this time Kay has continued teaching the piano in her private studio, preparing students for examinations, eisteddfods, auditions, HSC performance, competitions and concerts. Many students have gone on to careers in the field of music. Kay strongly believes in the importance of developing skills in musicianship and aural training, as this informs the artistic decisions of performance.
She is an active committee member the Newcastle Music Teachers’ Association
Kay enjoys teaching students of every age and level of skill and hopes that each student will develop a lifelong love of music, the discipline to master the technical requirements and the artistry to express the essence of the music.
Kay continues to find inspiration through her students and colleagues.
“Looking back over my years of teaching I am grateful to the many young talents entrusted to me for I have learnt so much from them”.