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After two lessons with my first teacher my mother moved me to a new studio. I never understood why until years later when she shared Mrs Strong's opinion, "You're daughter does not have big enough hands to play the piano." Thank goodness my mother did not listen to her. 

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”  – Plato
“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” – Plato

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. I am Nicole Quesnel or, as many of my students like to call me, "Mrs. Q." I am a classically trained pianist and have been an educator for almost 40 years with humble beginnings in Canada as a teenager teaching piano. My early career included tutoring at Conservatories and Music Studios until I opened my own school, "Amoroso Piano".  


Wanting to do more with my passion for teaching, I completed an Honours BA in Music Education at McMaster University. Shortly after, I relocated to the Red Centre and, whilst studying my Graduate Diploma in Education (specializing in Music) at the University of New England, I started my career as a Middle and High School Music teacher for the Northern Territory Department of Education. 


I love being an educator and chose Music because I believe it offers something extra to a person's life. Music often allows individuals to shine by building their sense of well-being and self-esteem. It improves confidence and brings joy to our lives. For adult learners, starting lessons may be realizing a lifelong dream or continuing their study to learn even more. With children it benefits their cognitive development in a fun way, and can enhance verbal memory, spatial reasoning, and literacy skills in all areas.  I believe that learning should be meaningful and fun. A successful musician is a happy one and that comes with a well-rounded education in all areas of Music. To Mrs. Strong I would quote the NT Music School's motto, "Everyone can play!"


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