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!"