I demonstrate integrity, humility and kindness to those that I teach and work with. I approach my students in a way where I learn about their learning styles (Visual, Auditory, kinaesthetic or reading/writing) so that we all can have fun with learning more about music.
I am a current student at the University of Auckland studying Jazz Performance. I give brass lessons as well as teaching music theory once every week to two different churches from the age of 8 to middle aged adults. I have taught between 10 - 30 students.
University of Auckland (2019 - Present) - I am a current student at the University of Auckland majoring in the Bachelors of Jazz Performance where I will be graduating in the year 2021.
Gold Badge Prefect (2018)
Arts Leader (2018)
2nd Place Tongan Group at Polyfest (2018)
NCEA Level 1 Maths merit endorsement (2016)
2nd in music Level 2 (2017)
Gold award Jazz Combo (2017)
Gold medal Grade 3 piano (2012)
Silver medal Grade 2 piano (2011)
Piano distinction in Grade 1,2,3 (2010 - 2013)
1st place Netball (2015)
Sublimitas Choir, Outstanding award (2017)
Opening act for the Beths, performing in front of 1000 people at the town hall (2020)
Celebrity experience programme, Acting programme located in L.A (2017)
Class Mentor (2018)
Performed at the Silver Scroll Music Awards (2020)
Music Teacher (2019 - Present) - I am currently a music teacher at two different churches where I teach from as young as 8 years old to middle aged adults. I teach how to play brass instruments as well as incorporating music theory into their learning.
Creativity - As a musician, creativity is the essence of composing and teaching music. For example, when I help teach children to play brass instruments it can be difficult in getting them to understand the concept. In response, I incorporate flexibility and creativity in my teaching by using diagrams and pictures to help them understand the concept more clearly and at their level of learning.
Leadership/Communication - During high school, I was involved in many leadership roles such as Gold Badge Prefect, Arts Leader and Tongan Group Leader. These roles required teamwork, effective communication between the staff and students, organisation and time management. For example, my student colleagues and I organised a group where we would compete in Polyfest 2018. I would organise practices during lunch and after school with the support of my student colleagues and teacher in charge. In addition to this, for any fundraisers or events that I had in mind, I would communicate these ideas to the teacher in charge and my fellow students, especially for any problems that would arise within the group.
Time Management - Time management is essential in all aspects of life, especially when dealing with work and family commitments. Having been involved in various leadership roles during high school, I learnt to organise my time so that my commitments to school and family were well balanced. As an example, I would set myself some short term goals for what I want to achieve by the end of the week.
People - As a music teacher, I have learnt to adapt upon different learning styles and to cater to the needs of different aged groups, such as primary school aged students to high school adolescence through to middle aged adults. Working with different aged groups has helped me to patiently teach my students to their level of development. For example, I was preparing the church band for their upcoming concert. The younger kids were very unprepared considering their performance was being held that
week. They were very talkative and they did not cooperate with me while attempting to prepare them for their church concert. Understanding the infancy of my brass students, I had to take into account that they were still developing their playing skills. By being more patient with my students, I decided to listen to whatever they had to say and to be more open minded to what they were struggling with.
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