“To play without passion is inexcusable!”

About Brenda Hunting

Brenda Hunting is a piano teacher and music educator with forty years of teaching experience. Her students range from beginners to advanced, as young as pre-schoolers through to retirees.

Brenda undertook her studies in piano performance and music education at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne and the Golandsky Institute, USA. 

In addition to her teaching, she has been involved in a number of committees and councils and held executive positions. Since moving to Brisbane she has been active in the Queensland Music Teachers' Association Inc (QMTA - formerly MTAQ), serving on Council for six years, including three years as president and a year as vice-president. She has also served as web coordinator, established the Student Performers Society, and currently looks after broadcasting their professional development workshops online. She has also presented professional development workshops for the QMTA. She has been a church musician (piano, organ, singing, choral singing and conducting) since her mid-teens, and has been involved in music and worship in churches of a variety of denominations wherever she has lived in Australia and in Asia.

Brenda and fellow certified Taubman Instructor Anthony van den Broek together run Piano Pedagogues (www.pianopedagogues.com), presenting workshops and running a website dedicated to providing resources for pianists and piano teachers.

Learning is one of Brenda's lifelong passions. Although already well qualified, she recognises the importance of continuing professional development, in which she participates at every opportunity. Her studies in the Taubman Approach under Dr Therese Milanovic resolved decades of pain from playing related injuries and led to her being accepted into the Golandsky Institute's Teacher Certification Program to teach the Taubman Approach to piano technique. Brenda is continuing her Taubman studies with Therese in Brisbane and regularly travels to the US to attend the Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium and to undertake intensive studies with her mentor there, John Bloomfield.

Qualifications

Certified Instructor in the Taubman Approach to Piano, B.Mus.(Melb), B.Mus.Ed.(Melb), L.Mus.A.(piano), A.Mus.A.(piano), M.Ed.(TLOTE) (UNE), Grad.Dip.Asian Studies (UNE)

Professional Memberships

Professional Member QMTA (Council member from February 2008, president from March 2009 - Feb 2012; vice president in 2012)
MIMT
Member KMEIA 

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Brenda Hunting's Piano Studio, Shailer Park.
Mobile: 0413 290 982
brenda@brendahunting.com
PO Box 7352, Loganholme 4129

© Brenda Hunting 2019