MAGGIE CAO

Piano/Oboe – Rosanna

ABOUT ME


Qualifications


A.Dip.A Piano ANZCA


Grade 6 Oboe ANZCA


ALL the instruments I TEACH and their level


Piano Classical – Advanced


Oboe Classical – Advanced


The Styles of Music I specialize in are:


My Teaching experience includes :


Taught at Absolute Music for young children.


My Band, Ensemble and Performing experience includes:

During my time at high school (Ivanhoe Grammar School), I have joined several ensembles to expand my musical experience and performance skills. These include: Locksley Band, Choir, Concert Band, Golden Orchestra and Wind Quintet. The school had also given me opportunities to perform in hospitals and nursing homes.


To further enhance my performing experience, I have also participated in Eisteddfod competitions for both piano and oboe. All of these experiences have helped me become more confident on stage.


My Teaching Philosophy

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge – Albert Einstein


Music is not only about a technique, it is also about understanding the music language. As a teacher, our job is to guide students as to how the music should be interpreted. But most importantly, a teacher’s primary role is to allow students to enjoy playing music. A successful teacher is someone who can inspire students to realise that they are able to accomplish something though hard work and dedication.


What makes you want to be a music teacher?

I have always been very passionate about music, so I hope to pass on my passion to students. I love seeing the students improve step by step along their musical journey.


Awards I have received include:

2009 Piano and Soloist Competition Intermediate Performer – 2nd Place (piano)

2010 Music – Junior Colour

2010 Piano and Soloist Competition Intermediate Performer – 3rd Place (piano)

2011 Music – Junior Colour

2011 Piano and Soloist Competition Intermediate Performer – 3rd Place (piano)

2012 Music – Half Colour

2012 Grade 5 Theory of Music – Honours

2012 Associate Performer Diploma (A.Dip.A) in Classical Pianoforte

2013 Music – Full Colour

2014 Music – Full Colour

2014 Piano and Soloist Competition Senior Performer – 1st Place (oboe)

My Favorite Artists, Bands, Composers, Pieces of Music are:

Gabriel’s Oboe – The Mission

Symphony No. 9 – Dvořák

Clair De Lune – Debussy

Counting stars – One Republic

Blank Space – Taylor Swift


Composers/Artists/Bands:


Frédéric Chopin

J.S. Bach

Taylor Swift

Bruno Mars

One Republic