Hello, I'm Hanford!

Bio

I am in interested in how science, discipline, and art come together in piano playing. Since beginning my studies in Singapore, I have amassed over two decades of practice and thought about this skill. Music is fun because of the places it can take you. From deep within our own minds, to where great experiences are created, both locally and internationally. To me, music represents an essential part of the human experience.

Experience

Currently, I am completing a Master of Teaching at the University of Melbourne. Additionally, I hold a First Class Honours in Music from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University. My accolades include awards from local Eisteddfods, multiple university prizes, academic and musical scholarships, as well as being semifinalist at the UCSI International Piano Competition. I've delivered performances at venues including the Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Hamer Hall, Duneira Estate, live on 3MBS, 16 major theatres on tour with the Australian International Opera Company, Robert Blackwood Hall as organ soloist with the Monash Academy Orchestra, and numerous community events. My presentations at the 2019 and 2020 VCE Music conferences have been successfully turned into student workshops across Melbourne.

Pedagogy

With almost ten years’ of teaching experience, I strive to discover and match my students’ natural learning styles, appreciating the strengths and remedying the weaknesses of each unique individual. It is through positive interaction and honest dialogue that I endeavour to engage my students in learning. As a believer in multidisciplinary education, I also regularly design broader educational programs for my students. I teach students to understand piano playing as an amalgamation of three components. The science of reality, discipline of the mind and body, and artistry of humanity.

2022 Services

  • Private Lessons
  • $150/h pro rata
  • Accompaniment
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  • VCE workshops
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  • Studio in Boronia, Melbourne
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