Our wonderful Teachers
Matthew has been teaching for over ten years, with music being the centre of his life from a very early age. He started his musical training in a very similar way to which the Forte philosophy follows. Orff and group lessons were the start of what grew into a life long passion for music.
He graduated from Elder Conservatorium with his Bachelor of Music with Honours, under the tutelage of Dr David Lockett in 2008, and is currently completing a Masters in Music with Lucinda Collins. Throughout his years at university Matthew received multiple scholarships and awards, including Young Citizen of the year for the City of Adelaide. He is currently an examiner for the AMEB.
The varied and wide ranging experiences he has had, both as a pianist and accompanist, have enabled him to effectively contribute to music education through working closely with young musicians and students in lessons, and rehearsals. Matthew has always had a great passion for teaching, accompanying and performing; these skills have enabled him to embrace the myriad of attributes that combine to make a Forte teacher.
The rigorous training he received at the Adelaide University, association with a wide range of conductors, choirs, associate artists, and the professional experience of playing with one of Australia’s top percussionists, has armed him with the tools Matthew needs to enrich the lives of the young musicians.
Pianist Yiwei Woo studied at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide before starting her teaching career at Forte School of Music. Yiwei is passionate about music education, particularly in teaching music to young children.
Yiwei has done research in early childhood music at university and believes that the most effective music education should be delivered in an age appropriate manner in order to meet children’s learning strengths and needs. With three years’ experience in both group and individual teaching, Yiwei creates fun, creative and inspiring learning environment for many students. Many students of Yiwei’s have achieved outstanding results in their AMEB piano exams.
Previously, Yiwei also has taught music and piano at Prospect Primary School, South Australia Music and Art Academy and Adelaide Yamaha Music School.
Yiwei has an Associate Diploma of the London College of Music (ALCM) and honours degree in music, specialising in classical performance and music pedagogy.
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119 Grange Road
Allenby Gardens SA 5009
Music lessons in Allenby Gardens just 5 minutes from Findon, West Croydon, Hindmarsh, Croydon Park, Kilkenny, Woodville Park, and others.