Learning Outcomes & Objectives
“Cardinia has a wonderful understanding of how to teach and keep young children engaged. She has a calming and patient attitude towards the lessons while still able to move seamlessly through her lesson plan and helping the children learn new concepts and making them stick. I recommend TrebleMakers to all young children who have an interest in music. Cardinia brings to life learning to read and creating music. Our 7 year old son looks forward to his class every week as he enjoys the interaction and learning new and interesting things about music.” Sonia R.
“Thank you so much for the wonderful years that you have guided my daughter through the theory and musicianship classes. Your encouraging, thoughtful and detailed approach makes your class special and meaningful. The knowledge my daughter learns from your class has helped her build confidence in her daily flute exercise and also to an extent, enriched her understanding towards the music pieces that she’s been enjoying and practising.” Bei Z.
“TrebleMakers is a fantastic music theory program for children that learn a musical instrument. It is vital for children to understand the foundation of music as it enhances their ability to recognise music notes and rhythms. My daughter always looks forward to having her lessons with Cardinia and she is more confident than ever. We are delighted with this program.” Peggy C.
“Thank you so much for being such a great violin teacher to Nicholas. I am so glad that Nicholas also joined your TrebleMakers class because ever since he started attending he has been more interested in reading music and challenging himself. His overall musical ability has improved a great deal. A lot of his improvement is the result of your keen interest to impart the knowledge. I understand music theory extends beyond being able to read sheet music so needless to say, we look forward to having Nicholas participate in the program in the years to come.” Natasha S.
“My 9 year old has been learning violin for 2 years and started TrebleMakers this year (2017). Her violin teacher has commented on the improvement in her playing since and I attribute it to the fun filled lessons she has had every weekend with Cardinia. I wish I had music theory education that was as fun, I might have gotten a lot further! Thanks Cardinia for your patience, passion and enthusiasm to see your students thrive.” Lena T.
“My daughter enjoys Cardinia’s theory and musicianship class. I am surprised how much she has learned within a year. Cardinia is a very warm, positive, and patient teacher, the class content is well structured, students are fully engaged. Cardinia also communicates with parents well, with follow up emails after every class. I highly recommend TrebleMakers for any students who are interested in learning musicianship.” Sophia L.
Meet Your Teacher
Cardinia commenced violin studies at the early age of three, learning the Suzuki method from Yasuki Nakamura AM, an original student of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. In the following years she studied under Askar Nurlanov and progressed through the AMEB syllabus. By the age of 12, she had completed her eighth grade with a high distinction and was accepted to study at the selective Conservatorium High School. Cardinia has also been an orchestral member of the SBS Youth Orchestra and Sydney Youth Orchestra and a chorister in the Sydney Children’s Choir and Gondwana Voices. In 2012, Cardinia was cast as Bonnie in the Sydney Conservatorium’s Opera production of ‘Daisy Bates’. She has won several eisteddfods and received various awards including the Coralie Butler Vocal Scholarship (2013) and an encore nomination (2013).
Cardinia has been admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and completed a summer clerkship at Australia’s not-for-profit copyright collective, APRA AMCOS. In 2018, Cardinia was appointed as General Manager at the Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre, a not-for-profit community organisation and continues…
Why does Cardinia love teaching? “I love the rewarding experience that is attached to working with young families long term. My goal is to be able to work with as many young students as possible to develop their music, communication and cognitive skills and provide a holistic music education that allows them to progress and achieve excellent results. I like to teach in a structured and logical manner that complements students learning in an academic environment whilst developing a love, respect and appreciation for music.“
Cardinia loves working with children to develop each student’s musical capabilities and encourage commitment, leadership and confidence at an early age. For general enquiries and/or enrolment, please complete the online booking form and someone from our team will respond within 48 hours. Enrolment enquiries are open for our 2020 programs.