Felicity Flynn Piano Tuition
I am a multitalented, artistic individual and love to sing, play piano and dance.
I am passionate about teaching because:
- I love to analyse and break things down for students in a way they can more easily understand
- I love inspiring others and imparting the breadth and depth of knowledge I have acquired over the years
- I find it incredibly rewarding to see students grow and flourish overtime and to continue to nurture their abilities
I often record myself playing excerpts of pieces and send these audio and video samples to students so they can listen to these at home which helps them towards mastery. Having studied jazz and improvised styles, I realise that music can be learnt no only by notation but by ear as well. I sincerely believe that having both the ability to learn and play music by notation as well as by ear are a real plus, which is why I integrate both approaches into lessons.
I have an eclectic taste in music, although I am well-trained and experienced in classical piano, I have played a variety of styles and repertoire from music with Spanish and Argentinian influences, jazz and bossa nova classics like 'Girl from Ipanema', 'My Funny Valentine' and 'Summertime' to simple pop ballads like those performed by Adele.
To keep myself inspired and satisfy my thirst for learning, I have always maintained a growth mindset to teaching and continue to further my knowledge and skills in singing, classical and contemporary piano.
The beautiful thing about music is that it's a wonderful stress release, has positive, therapeutic benefits and is incredibly stimulating on an intellectual level (always plenty to explore).
It's the type of highly creative, fulfilling and deeply immersive experience that you enjoy right here in your own living room!
Felicity Flynn is a professional pianist and teacher and tertiary qualified with a Bachelor of Music and Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University.
She was naturally drawn to the instrument at a young age and commenced formal piano lessons at the age of 7. After she completed her VCE Music Solo Performance in classical piano at Billanook College, she then went on to study pianoforte professionally with Robert Chamberlain at Monash University and then later with Darryl Coote (from The Team of the Pianists).
She graduated with a Bachelor of Music and Graduate of Diploma of Education (Secondary) in 2012 from Monash University and received the Dean's Recognition Award for her studies. Upon graduation, she has taught professionally with a number of leading music institutions as well as with her own private teaching business. She has taught students with learning impairments and gifted students, all with exceptional outcomes.
She maintains a strong commitment to ongoing professional learning and development and is always looking for ways to enhance the learning process and outcomes for her students.
***She holds a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) and VIT Teacher Registration.
Felicity's role as a teacher is multi-faceted. She concerns herself not only with developing a student's technical, musical and expressive abilities at the piano, but also providing students with the direction and support they need to overcome emotional barriers or change negative or self-limiting core beliefs that may impede their abilities at the piano or in life. She has a friendly, kind-hearted and patient demeanour and encourages students to develop the resilience required to attain their musical goals.
Felicity understands that each student is unique and each lesson is tailored to the individual needs of the student, not only their visual, aural and kinaesthetic learning style preferences but even preferred techniques and fingerings will be largely influenced by the physiology of the hand. Where necessary she breaks new material down into smaller, simpler and more manageable tasks and uses effective practice techniques so that the student can learn new material with confidence and ease. She believes in the development of the complete musician, which requires aural, sight reading, technical and expressive skill development and the support of a strong theoretical knowledge.
Felicity is a highly dedicated, positive and caring teacher. She is passionate about her music and driven to help her students achieve their musical milestones and express themselves freely at the piano. She listens diligently to students and their parents and values their feedback. Students learn in a warm and relaxed environment. She allows each student to learn comfortably at his or her own pace and no pressure is placed on students to complete formal examinations.
The most rewarding part of her job is not only seeing her students flourish on a musical level, but also helping them grow in self-confidence and self-esteem and become happy, well-balanced individuals.