LOCATION: Marrickville, Kingsgrove, home visits
STYLES TAUGHT: piano, theory, musicianship, preparation for AMEB and other exams, eisteddfods, auditions
EXPERIENCE: 15 years of teaching, all ages from 4 years to retirees!
QUALIFICATIONS: AMEB AMusA (Piano), AMusA (Musicianship), St George Instrumental Eisteddfod Committee Member, PhD (Sydney Medical School)
OTHER SERVICES: music transcription and arrangement
Loretta started piano lessons at the age of five. Shortly after attaining her AMusA in Piano in 2000 under the tutelage of Kathryn Phillips, Loretta began teaching piano and theory from her private studio in Kingsgrove (St George area) in 2002. In 2005 she attained her AMusA in Musicianship under the guidance of Phillips’s mentor, Heather Silcock. To further her training as a music teacher, Loretta studied Piano Pedagogy in 2007 with Paul Rickard-Ford at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Loretta has been lending her musical talents throughout the community for many years. As a member of the music ministry at the Our Lady of Fatima Kingsgrove Parish and Camperdown Chinese Catholic Community, she has performed at weddings, arranged music for Christmas and Easter services, and has been a regular pianist and vocalist for weekend masses. In her earlier years, Loretta won numerous awards at the St George Eisteddfod, Inner West Eisteddfod, McDonald’s Performing Arts Challenge, and was a finalist at the Sutherland Shire Youth Music Awards in 2001. She is currently a member of the St George Instrumental Eisteddfod Committee.
Loretta’s passion for the arts extends beyond piano performance. She is currently training for her RAD Intermediate ballet exam and has studied acting in the past year.
Loretta completed her PhD in 2016 at the Sydney Medical School, where her research aimed to understand how the dysregulation of the immune system contributes to the disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, for which there is no known cure.