Hello, I'm Hanford!

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Bio

I am 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 experience and training in this skill. Music is fun because of the places it can take you and music education helps you build meaningful connections in unexpected ways. To me, music represents an essential part of the human experience.

Experience

I am completing a Master of Teaching at the University of Melbourne. Additionally, I hold a first-class Honours degree 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 a semi-finalist at the UCSI International Piano Competition. I have 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 support my work as a VCE Music Performance specialist in schools across Melbourne.

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Pedagogy

With almost ten years of teaching experience, I strive to discover and match my students’ natural learning styles, appreciating the strengths and differences 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, the discipline of the mind and body, and the artistry of humanity.

2022 Services

  • Casual Piano Lessons
  • $150 / hour
  • Piano Education Program
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  • Piano Accompaniment
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  • VCE Workshops
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  • Studio in Boronia, Melbourne
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