Alicia’s experience in music is multi-faceted, with extensive experience in a range of genres. Most recently, she completed her Bachelor of Music in Jazz performance in guitar, having played since the age of 9. Excellence in her studies led her to receive both the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial Award in Music as well as the Kate Edgar Charitable Trust Vinka Marinovich Memorial Award in Music. She has been a part of APO’s Young Achiever’s programme since the end of 2019, and leads a band performing her original music, with venues including Tauranga’s National Jazz Festival, Cassette Nine, Hamilton’s Festival One and Portland Public House, among others.
Away from the guitar, she also plays double bass, having twice been involved in the NZSO’s National Youth Orchestra as well as Opus; the Bay of Plenty’s professional orchestra. Her experience in orchestral playing and in learning from New Zealand’s leading double bassists has broadened her perspective towards the guitar, and the teaching of it.
It is only natural that Alicia would use this awareness of perspectives to best teach each student. She especially interested in tailoring lessons to suit each individual, in a way which best complements each child’s personality. In order to be most effective in this, she draws upon the past five years of teaching guitar, and many more years of continuous involvement with children.
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