Meet The ISM Morphett Vale Family
Hello, my name is Cassandra, and I am the director here at International School of Music, Morphett Vale.
I was very blessed that my parents encouraged my love of music from a very young age. I started learning piano at 4 years old, and then never stopped. Along the way, I’ve also added flute, voice and guitar to this list. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in 2011 with a double major in Music and Literature.
Working with ISM has been the best job I could ever ask for. Our school feels like a wonderful large musical family. We get to know and care for all of our students and share in their musical triumphs. Our teachers are excited to see our students perform at our concerts, move on to their next book, or just grasp a new technique. And all our teachers have a passion for music and just want to help our students achieve their very best.
I taught privately prior to joining the ISM family, and I would never go back to any other system of teaching music. There is no other system I know of that combines the fun of learning music as well as develops the musical ear, and understanding of music as a whole, while allowing students to also grow wonderful friendships as they learn together.
I invite you to come and visit our classes, meet our teachers, and experience the quality of the ISM method for yourself.
Favourite music quote: “Where words fail, music speaks.” —Hans Christian Anderson
Jennifer has had a lifelong passion for music. She commenced private piano and recorder tuition in childhood and later added flute. She has now completed a Bachelor of Music (Musicology) and a Bachelor of Arts (German Studies) at Adelaide University. She has also completed AMEB Certificate of Performance in Piano, AMEB Grade 8 Flute and AMEB Grade 6 Music Theory. She has been granted Special Authority to Teach by the Teachers’ Registration Board of South Australia and is registered with DECD as a private music instructor. Jennifer has had 5 years’ experience as a private instrumental teacher in piano, flute, and recorder.
She has conducted private and group lessons in a variety of settings including studio, school, and online settings. She has worked with a diverse range of students from kindergarten through to adulthood. Jennifer is dedicated to providing an excellent music education for all students. She aims to create a safe, warm, and welcoming learning environment for her students, engage them in learning and encourage them to strive to reach their maximum musical potential.
Favourite music quote: “Without music, life would be B flat.”
Hi, my name is Joanne and I’m a teacher here at ISM Morphett Vale. I love the ISM method and have had the pleasure of teaching it to students of all ages since 2001. I love watching our students enjoy their music classes week by week, year by year, as they grow into young musicians.
I started learning music myself as a child and sat all of my exams through the AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) I studied piano, flute, guitar, and violin. I then went on to teach music at primary schools for several years, teaching both privately and in groups.
It’s been an honour to see several of my students go on to become teachers themselves. I joined the ISM family in 2001 and have been there ever since. I particularly love that ISM teaches music as a language and focuses on developing the natural aural and rhythmic skills in children.
My favourite music quote: “Only practice on the days you eat!”
Miss Tamyka has been teaching music to students of all ages since she was 17. She’s always had a real love of music. Many of her students have gone on to sit their exams and passed with flying colours. She has taught at many different ISM schools since 1999, and now we are very happy to welcome her to ISM Morphett Vale.
Her teaching experience really shines through, as she brings light and laughter to every class she teaches and truly loves each of her students as if they were her own.
Favourite music quote: You are the music, while the music lasts.