About the Studio
Dr Sharon Lierse has had over twenty years as a performer, music educator and researcher. She runs an active private music studio where she specializes in teaching flute, cello, double bass, theory, musicianship and music history. Her students range from three to adult and the methods taught include the traditional method and the Suzuki method. She is currently teaching music in Southbank, Melbourne.
Dr. Sharon’s students have received outstanding results in music examinations run by the Australian Music Examinations Board, Trinity College London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She has also prepared students for school music examinations including the Victorian Certificate of Education (Australia) and the International Baccalaureate. Many students have received High Distinctions in their examinations.
Her students’ accomplishments include concerto soloist in Vienna at the International Student Chamber Orchestra Competition, finalist in the Queen’s Trust Award, Premier’s Awards for VCE, the Trinity College of London medal for the top mark awarded in Victoria, high distinctions in music examinations, soloist at the opening ceremony of the international gifted and talented conference, academic and music scholarships to private schools, university placements based on their music auditions and numerous scholarships and prizes.
Dr. Sharon has recognised that adults have specific needs when learning a musical instrument, especially as an adult commence their music studies for the first time. She has taught adult cello students, adult flute students and adult double bass students.
Concerts play an important role in learning a musical instrument. Every year, there is at least one concert where students can invite family and friends to hear them perform. The concerts are a highlight of the musical calendar.