B. Mus Performance
Amanda completed her Bachelor of Music Performance at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, majoring in jazz studies in 2015. She loves playing jazz, funk, and contemporary as well as classical music. She has been learning under Australia's well-known jazz players such as Simon Barker, Matt McMahon, Judy Bailey, Mike Nock, Kevin Hunt. She continues her passion in learning music with some international well-known musicians, Tamir Hendelman (Los Angeles) and Christian Sands (New York). Amanda has been continuing to perform around Australia, as well as doing session pianist and recording. Beside her career as a gigging performer, Amanda loves to write music and doing arrangements. She completed a jazz composition course in 2017 from Berklee College of Music, Boston.
Amanda launched her debut album 'REVISIT' which is available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon. She did her album launch in May 2021 at Johnston Street Jazz as well as Mary's Underground as part of SIMA Winter Jazz Festival 2021. Amanda has done a few radio show interview including Eastside FM, Fine Music FM. Her music is constantly being played in Australia including on ABC Jazz.
Her career as a teacher started in 2010. She is passionate about teaching music for both kids and adults. Amanda has been helping students in their exams, theory, HSC music as well as learning how to improvise, write and read music. She knows that music is really important to be taught at the very young age and she wants to help students to be creative with their music and play music from their heart because they enjoy and love it.
"I love teaching music because I love kids and I want them to have a lot of fun playing music.
Playing music because they WANT TO, not because they HAVE TO." -Amanda-