Music

I began music lessons as a toddler, before beginning violin at five years old, and piano at nine. In a confusing turn of events, I, who started by singing with the London Philharmonic at London's Barbican and performing a violin solo in the Salzburg cathedral, have since moved on to shouting Jewel lyrics on men's laps in circus tents, winning a 2020 Fringe World Weekly Cabaret award for a show involving kazoos, tiny plastic hands, and a Kate Bush-to-the-death-match.

I'm a multi-instrumentalist, most trained on violin and piano, but also with varying levels of prowess in ukulele, guitar, bass guitar, piano accordion, autoharp, and anything else I can lay my hands on that still allows me to talk while playing (priorities). Raised with a love of music thanks to the Kodaly pedagogy, I now teach piano and musicianship to all ages, and am passionate about helping others to connect with music. 

I have 15 years' experience teaching music, and enjoy working with students from toddlers to adults. I am particularly passionate about making music accessible to all - regardless of prior experience, ability, or special needs. I enjoy working with neurodivergent students and invite anyone to reach out if they have queries or reservations about taking piano, general music or basic voice lessons.

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Sylvia playing an accordion, singing dramatically

Sylvia playing an accordion, singing dramatically

From the I Owe My Parents $65k show

Sylvia playing the violin

Sylvia playing the violin

Sylvia plays a wedding in Northern Italy, 2016

Trash Percussionists

Trash Percussionists

Sylvia and Cameron from Azure Entertainment before a surprise Tap Dance and Trash Percussion flashmob for the City of Swan

Jamboree girls onstage with Lady Velvet Cabaret

Jamboree girls onstage with Lady Velvet Cabaret

The Jamboree girls perform onstage at a Lady Velvet Cabaret show, at Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Very serious kazoo moment

Very serious kazoo moment

Sylvia (foreground) and Amanda Lynn (background) perform a very serious kazoo moment during the second Jamboree show at Fringe World, 2021

Onstage with student

Onstage with student

Sylvia onstage with a student about to perform piano

WA Expose

WA Expose

A photo by K Darius Photography, from WA Expose - Sylvia sings with a ukulele strapped around her neck. Behind her are some enthusiastic punters with tiny plastic hands

Sylvia singing and playing ukulele

Sylvia singing and playing ukulele

Sylvia plays and sings at the first, award-winning Jamboree show, in 2020 at Sunset Veranda for Fringe World

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