all about me
I am a passionate and enthusiastic young music educator who believes strongly in enriching the lives of children and students of all ages through the exploration of music. Having commenced my Bachelor of Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2019, I am always surrounded by current research and practices that influence and improve the effectiveness of my teaching and ability to assist my students. In previous and current teaching roles, I have provided tuition for students of all ages (including adults), coached students towards exams and performances with great success, and always with significant improvement.
I've been learning, playing, singing and performing music for 16 years in bands, choirs, and as a solo performer. I began my music education studying piano from a young age, and then flute, and then voice as I began to participate in my school choirs. It was choir that led me to fall in love with music, as I began to build the foundation of my vocal technique and felt that my love of singing and growing skill was recognised and rewarded with further opportunities for growth. From there I fell in love with ensemble music, group learning and developing my sound and understanding of music.
My teaching experience began in 2015 when I started mentoring choirs at Abbotsleigh Junior School and has flourished into a career I am fiercely passionate about. I have been teaching privately since 2017, and began teaching in schools and studios in multiple locations as of 2019, including prestigious schools such as Abbotsleigh and The Illawarra Grammar School. I have tutored students of all ages towards reaching their personal goals and performance goals, as well as coaching students towards success in exams, both in performance and theory.
In my performance career, I've performed with several choirs and companies including Cantabile Choir, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on some of Sydney's most famous stages. A particularly memorable performance was Mahler 2 with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Sydney Symphony Orchestra which was performed in the newly refurbished Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as part of its reopening. Recently in November of 2022 I made my operatic debut with the Rockdale Opera Company in their production of Die Fledermaus, playing the role of Adele, and soon after in 2023 I made my professional debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in their performance of Eriks Esenvalds Passion and Resurrection.
My love of music, and classical music particularly, is partly inspired by the challenge it presents, but I also love sharing my music through performance and recordings ( check them out at @josephinerose.b on instagram ). Music brings people together, and the emotion it inspires is pure and healing to audiences and performers alike, and through my own challenges and difficulties I've found that it has been a support and an outlet as well.
My own education has largely been focused on studying classical and baroque music, however as a teacher I have fallen more and more in love with multiple genres and exploring the diversity that we are capable of as musicians. I encourage my students to sing and play music and genres they enjoy, as I think this inspires more engagement and more willingness to practice, however, I also want my students to branch out into other genres, to challenge themselves and to give them more variety in their performable repertoire.
2015 -- current
Abbotsleigh Private School for Girls
2020 -- current
Tutti Music Academy
Banksmeadow Public School
St James Church
My experience at Abbotsleigh includes choral directing, private voice and flute tuition, arranging, and playing and performing alongside students.
Providing voice and flute tuition to students aged 6 months (kinder music classes) to 50+ and coaching them towards AMEB and HSC exams. All my students have received band 5 and above for their HSC exams with one student accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music contemporary music course.
Designing and running a music course for Preschool through to Stage 3, including choir programs and instrumental lessons.
Weekly performances for Evensong and Sunday services and occasional concerts.
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