TrebleMakers is a fun and interactive group theory and musicianship class for primary school children in Lane Cove. Our aim is to teach children music theory and musicianship as we work towards the completion of AMEB Music Theory/Musicianship exams. This includes learning sight-reading, sight-singing, aural and rhythm skills for AMEB instrumental exams. Our approach will improve your child’s ability to understand and retain information; this includes fun and interactive classroom activities which encourage student participation and team building. We also provide a nurturing environment that encourages children to build their confidence and develop their music and leadership skills. This will improve their ongoing commitment and dedication to learn and achieve.
Cardinia has been a violinist for 22 years and so far has 6 years of teaching experience and 3 years of arts administration experience. Her range of teaching experience includes providing private music tuition, small group lessons and also running string ensembles. Cardinia takes a holistic approach to music education through the development of aural, musical, reading and soft skills. She loves working with children from ages 4 and above to develop each student’s musical capabilities and encourage commitment and confidence at an early age.
Our Values: Integrity, Respect, Passion, Curiosity and Perseverance
Help your child reach their full musical potential and achieve excellent results.
Why we do it?
- We understand that there is not always enough time in a private instrumental lesson to cover all the material outlined in the theory workbooks for completion of an AMEB theory exam and tuition in musicianship skills. We provide this group theory and musicianship class as a solution for both music teachers and students.
What we do:
- Help your child become an independent thinker and apply a logical approach to solve problems;
- Work in a collaborative learning environment to encourage students to learn from each other;
- Develop team building skills; learn how to lead and when to be lead; and
- Equip students to perform with confidence.
How we do it:
- Provide children with a fun and interactive opportunity to learn theory and musicianship skills;
- Thrive by learning in a collaborative and supportive small group environment; and
- Performance workshop.
What People Say
“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. TrebleMakers is recommended 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 TrebleMakers class every week as he enjoys the interaction and learning new and interesting things about music.”
“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.”
“Thank you so much for being such a great teacher to Nicholas. I am so glad that Nicholas 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 interested in learning musicianship.”