Josephine is a regular tutor and mentor for Mt.Buller Chamber Music, Clunes Music, 3MBS The Talent, Australian Youth Orchestra, Online Virtuoso, Pettman National Junior Academy (NZ) and for iartschool (China).
Her teaching centres firmly on the student as an individual and instinctive musician; they are encouraged to develop stylistic interpretations, establish a musical technique, as well as focus on performance practice, keyboard / harmony / aural skills, smart practice methods, managing stage-fright and goal-directed learning. She encourages a playfulness in practice, also seeking inspiration for young cellists through singing, improvisation and imagery.
I am always amazed by what I can achieve when you push me to be my best
Josephine's students participate in regular class concerts where all students are encouraged to perform current repertoire for friends and family. These friendly concerts highlight ensemble skills, gesture and a strong work ethic.
Josephine has also helped many students to further their careers at higher music schools such as the Australian National Academy of Music, and overseas at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) , Royal Academy of Music (London), Curtis Institute of Music (US), Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel (Switzerland), Seoul Music Academy (South Korea) and the Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Germany).
Thank you for always telling me how to improve and being brutally honest when you need to
Recent student achievements include :
We’ve all grown so much as individual musicians and as chamber musicians and we’ve all come to love chamber music even more