Hi! I’m Sandra Lowe, Piano Teacher and business owner at Bella Sonata Music Studio located in Cooranbong near beautiful Lake Macquarie, NSW. My passion is in helping people of all ages to create beautiful music, no matter what style or genre.
I have been a pianist for nearly 30 years, completing practical and theory exams, performing in music festivals and eisteddfods and regularly playing for church worship for the last 20 years.
My teaching career began in 2008 and I have had the privilege of working with over 80 students since then. I am an Associate Member of the NSW Music Teachers’ Association and have presented for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB). In 2019 I was awarded the “Certificate Teacher of Music Australia (CTMusA)” from the AMEB as a result of 2 years of piano pedagogy study.
My teaching philosophy begins with the thought that “A much nobler occupation than concertising is teaching. By teaching you can pass on the art of piano playing from generation to generation and continue this art forever.” (Rosina Lhevinne)
I value organisation and having a plan for each student, identifying their strengths and weaknesses and helping them work towards completing their goals. I value a repertoire-rich approach towards learning piano which gives a sense of satisfaction and competency, while building sight reading and pattern recognition skills.
The benefit of private piano lessons is that the student never needs to feel that they have to “keep up” with anyone else. I am careful to always be working at the student’s pace and according to their learning style.
Of utmost importance is the need for the student to have confidence in their playing, enjoyment during lessons and to feel competent in meeting the practice goals for the week. In order to make this happen, I value innovation and excellence in my teaching.
I aim to provide a warm, friendly and encouraging place for children and adults to learn to play the piano and express themselves through music.
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