PIANO STAFF

 

 

Anna Smith 

Anna has had over 20 years’ experience teaching musicianship and the piano. Since graduating from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with a B. Mus. Ed. (major instrument: piano), she has been involved in music education in a variety of contexts.

Anna has taught music to pre-school aged children through to high school classrooms; directed choir and instrumental ensembles; and coached and accompanied students for exams. She is currently teaching singing and instrumental programmes in several primary schools.

Anna is passionate about her students experiencing all the advantages music brings - from its joy, to the developmental benefits of creativity, listening and concentration. 

 

Anna Smith, piano teacher, Lithgow

Helen Williams

Helen studied classical Voice with Donald Munro who was head of Voice at the Elder
Conservatorium of Music in South Australia. She has also studied with repetiteur, Russell Chanel at
the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Performances have included Principal Roles and Concert Performances.
Other studies include Musicianship (7th Grade-prerequisite for teaching) with Peter Townley and
Dulcie Holland. She has also studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium and Principles of Teaching
with Nancy Salas.
Other studies include French and German language, and a Degree and Post-Graduate Certificate in
Child and Family Health focusing on the development of children through music.
Helen has been involved with the Kodaly Method and has conducted Developmental Music Classes
for children for many years.
Helen holds a Masters in Special Education specialising in the beneficial uses of music and is
currently continuing with studies in Music theatre.
Helen has recorded 26 songs from Poems by A.A. Milne and set to music by H. Fraser-Simpson.

Lyn Phillips

Piano, Vocal, Musicianship 

L. Mus. A. , A. Mus. A. , Perf Cert
Lyn is a singing, piano and musicianship teacher who shares a birthday with Beethoven (minus a few years!) She moved to the Blue Mountains in 2009 after many years on the NSW far north
coast, having previously worked at the Clarence Valley Conservatorium (Grafton) and as a private teacher in Yamba. Lyn has a keen interest in Baroque sacred vocal music, as well as art
song, music theatre, gospel, jazz and folk. She has directed adult, junior and community choirs and a capella groups, arranges choral music and piano pieces and accompanies at exams,
eisteddfods and other performances. Lyn is a regular vocal soloist in the Blue Mountains and is actively involved in church music, choral direction (Leura Singers) and private and school music tuition. Lyn combines skill, humour and kindness to teach others how to love music for life.

Acknowledgement

We pay our respect to all First Nations elders both past and present from the lands where Mitchell Conservatorium students reside. In particular, we acknowledge the Wiradjuri and Dharug peoples of Australia, who are the traditional custodians of the land where Mitchell Conservatorium campuses are located.

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