Nerida has been playing the violin since she was 4 years of age. She was trained in both Suzuki method and traditional styles of violin. Through high school she completed her 7th grade AMEB exam on violin as well as 5th grade theory. Later she went on to complete a Bachelor of Music with a Major in Music Therapy at the University of Queensland. There she studied violin under the supervision of Spiros Rantos.
Nerida has a passion for music, teaching violin and working as a music therapist with developmental growth, special needs and disabilities. She believes that not only can we learn music but that we can learn through music. Through her studies she has become very passionate about music and the effects it has on the brain. Not only is learning a musical instrument fun but also has huge neurological benefits.
Music has the power to engage, teach and heal. Since completing her Degree, she has specialized in the areas of autism, disabilities and early development. She has worked with all ages of people from infants through to the elderly and thoroughly enjoys working with people from all walks of life.
Nerida likes to approach violin teaching in a fun and nurturing way, with the focus being on the student’s goals. Whether that be to complete exams, polish pieces for school ensembles or just for fun.