Twinkle & Co.
Suzuki Early Childhood Music Classes
A unique musical environment where the child's natural delight in exploration and discovery lays the foundation for life long learning. Our classes use nursery rhymes and song as a stimulus for movement, singing and percussion playing.
Classes are held every Tuesday during term time
When; 10.00am and 11.00am
Where: Point Chevalier, Auckland
“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”
Anna-Marie Alloway has been playing cello since she was three years old. In 2013 she completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance Cello and her Postgraduate Diploma in Performance Cello under the tutelage of Rolf Gjelsten, of the New Zealand String Quartet. Anna-Marie has participated in a masterclasses with esteemed cellists Lynn Harrell and Rapheal Wallfisch. In 2014 she attended the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Anna-Marie has undertaken Suzuki Teacher Training in New Zealand and Suzuki Pedagogy Training in Luceren, Switzerland, with Dorothy Jones. Where she completed her level 1 & 2 Suzuki Early Childhood Education training. She has recently participated in the Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson as the cellist in the Troubadour Quartet. Anna-Mare featured in several concerts during the festival; Cellisimo, Bach by Candle light and the Grand Finale Concert where she performed Dvorak’s Serenade For Strings with the New Zealand String Quartet and the Goldner Quartet. In 2017 her quartet The Troubadours toured New Zealand on an encompass tour in association with Chamber Music New Zealand.
Emma Dann was born in Auckland, New Zealand and started learning the violin under the Suzuki Method at the age of 6. She commenced her undergraduate studies in Viola at the University of Auckland in 2003, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours. Throughout these years at university Emma undertook her first Suzuki Teacher Training Courses, gaining her Level 1 accreditation in 2007, and had her own teaching studio in central Auckland. In mid 2007 Emma moved to Australia to undertake a Master of Music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and in September 2010, Emma commenced a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music, in London. Emma has played with orchestras all over the world including the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony. Emma moved back to Auckland in 2012 and since then has undertaken more training in Suzuki Violin, attaining her level 2 accreditation in 2016. In 2017, Emma completed her Suzuki Early Childhood Education level 1 training in Wellington with teacher trainer, Emma O'Keefe.
For more information on our classes and enrolment process please contact Emma & Anna-Marie at email@example.com