Team

Cardinia Steanes
Founder and Violin Teacher

Cardinia founded TrebleMakers as she is passionate about improving the quality of children’s music education and providing families with all the tools necessary for a successful experience.

Cardinia commenced violin studies at the age of three, learning the Suzuki method from Yasuki Nakamura AM, an original student of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. In the following years she progressed through the AMEB syllabus learning from Askar Nurlanov and was accepted to study at the Conservatorium High School. She continued her violin studies with AssociateProfessor Ole Bohn and Caron Chan, classical vocal training with Dr Narelle Yeo and musicianship training with Elizabeth Colman.

She has a variety of experience having been involved in the SBS Youth Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra, Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana Voices and was cast as the child soloist ‘Bonnie’ in the Sydney Conservatorium’s Opera production of ‘Daisy Bates’. She has also received various awards including the Coralie Butler Vocal Scholarship and an encore nomination. Cardinia graduated from the Conservatorium High School and UTS as a qualified lawyer. She has an AmusA Diploma in Violin and maintains an up to date Working with Children’s Check.

For more details, you can view Cardinia’s full profile here.

Why does Cardinia love teaching?

 “I love the rewarding experience that is attached to working with young families long term. My goal is to provide a holistic music education that motivates students to progress and achieve excellent results. I like to teach in a structured and logical manner that complements students learning in an academic environment whilst developing a love, respect and appreciation for music.
Cardinia Steanes
Founder and Violin Teacher

Cardinia founded TrebleMakers as she is passionate about improving the quality of children’s music education and providing families with all the tools necessary for a successful experience.

Cardinia commenced violin studies at the age of three, learning the Suzuki method from Yasuki Nakamura AM, an original student of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. In the following years she progressed through the AMEB syllabus learning from Askar Nurlanov and was accepted to study at theConservatorium High School. She continued her violin studies with AssociateProfessor Ole Bohn and Caron Chan, classical vocal training with Dr Narelle Yeo and musicianship training with Elizabeth Colman.

She has a variety of experience having been involved in the SBS Youth Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra, Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana Voices and was cast as the child soloist ‘Bonnie’ in the SydneyConservatorium’s Opera production of ‘Daisy Bates’. She has also received various awards including the Coralie Butler Vocal Scholarship and an encore nomination. Cardinia graduated from the Conservatorium High School and UTS as a qualified lawyer. She has an AmusA Diploma in Violin and maintains an up to date Working with Children’s Check.

For more details, you can view Cardinia’s full profile here.

Why does Cardinia love teaching?

 “I love the rewarding experience that is attached to working with young families long term. My goal is to provide a holistic music education that motivates students to progress and achieve excellent results. I like to teach in a structured and logical manner that complements students learning in an academic environment whilst developing a love, respect and appreciation for music.
David T
Violin and Viola Teacher

David joined the TrebleMakers team as a violist, violinist, composer and educator, enthusiastic to bring a love and deep understanding of music to all. David has completed a Bachelor of Music (Education) with honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Through his university experiences, David has taught both primary and secondary students, working hard to bring out the musicality in each and every student. David was an active participant in the Kuring-gai Youth Orchestra and has performed with the Modest Orchestra and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Experienced at running ensembles, group classes and private lessons, David is adaptable and will work with each student so that they may reach their full potential. He also has experience teaching composition and theory at an HSC level. David is pursuing a career in classroom music teaching as he is passionate about children’s music education. We are so grateful to have him in our team to share his experience and enthusiasm to inspire our students. He has a valid Working with Children’s Check.

Why does David love teaching?

“I believe learning is one of the most valuable skills someone can develop. I love being able to share what I know and to give students the opportunity to explore, experiment, and be filled with wonder and amazement. When you see a student finally ace a challenging section, or beam with excitement when showing family and friends what they have created, those are some of the most rewarding moments.”

David T
Violin and Viola Teacher

David joined the TrebleMakers team as a violist, violinist, composer and educator, enthusiastic to bring a love and deep understanding of music to all. David has completed a Bachelor of Music (Education) with honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Through his university experiences, David has taught both primary and secondary students, working hard to bring out the musicality in each and every student. David was an active participant in the Kuring-gai Youth Orchestra and has performed with the Modest Orchestra and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

Experienced at running ensembles, group classes and private lessons, David is adaptable and will work with each student so that they may reach their full potential. He also has experience teaching composition and theory at an HSC level. David is pursuing a career in classroom music teaching as he is passionate about children’s music education. We are so grateful to have him in our team to share his experience and enthusiasm to inspire our students. He has a valid Working with Children’s Check.

Why does David love teaching?

“I believe learning is one of the most valuable skills someone can develop. I love being able to share what I know and to give students the opportunity to explore, experiment, and be filled with wonder and amazement. When you see a student finally ace a challenging section, or beam with excitement when showing family and friends what they have created, those are some of the most rewarding moments.”

Petrina L
Violin and Piano Teacher

Petrina joined the TrebleMakers team as an accomplished violinist and pianist with a passion for teaching. Petrina started learning piano at the age of 4 under her mother’s guidance, and violin at age 8 under Dr. Warren Reid.  After years of practice and performances, she has gone on to accomplish her Licentiate Diploma of Music (LMusA) for Piano, and Grade 8 Violin with honours from the AMEB. While preparing for her AMusA and LMusA exams, she studied under Mrs Estelle Shields, one of the top AMEB teachers in the state. Petrina was elected as Music Prefect, Chamber Orchestra and String Quartet captain during her time at Tara Anglican School for Girls, and she studied Music 2 and Music Extension for her HSC, receiving the top rank and Music Prize.

Petrina has participated in multiple eisteddfods, winning first prize in her age categories as well as attaining finalist positions in the Mozart and Bach sections. She has also accompanied choirs and instrumentalists for exams, auditions and performances. Aside from music, Petrina is currently studying physiotherapy, and loves working with people. She hopes to continue helping children and adults alike develop their love of music. Petrina has a current and up to date Working with Children’s check, First Aid and CPR certificate.

Why does Petrina love teaching?

"I love seeing children grow and flourish in their musical lives – it’s so rewarding to see their joy when they finally understand a concept they’ve been working hard on. I hope to nurture students in their musical abilities, help them progress and achieve their goals whether that be learning a new technique or advancing in grades, all while sharing my love of music and the happiness it can bring to others."
Petrina L
Founder and Violin Teacher

Petrina joined the TrebleMakers team as an accomplished violinist and pianist with a passion for teaching. Petrina started learning piano at the age of 4 under her mother’s guidance, and violin at age 8 under Dr. Warren Reid.  After years of practice and performances, she has gone on to accomplish her Licentiate Diploma of Music (LMusA) for Piano, and Grade 8 Violin with honours from the AMEB. While preparing for her AMusA and LMusA exams, she studied under Mrs Estelle Shields, one of the top AMEB teachers in the state. Petrina was elected as Music Prefect, Chamber Orchestra and String Quartet captain during her time at Tara Anglican School for Girls, and she studied Music 2 and Music Extension for her HSC, receiving the top rank and Music Prize.

Petrina has participated in multiple eisteddfods, winning first prize in her age categories as well as attaining finalist positions in the Mozart and Bach sections. She has also accompanied choirs and instrumentalists for exams, auditions and performances. Aside from music, Petrina is currently studying physiotherapy, and loves working with people. She hopes to continue helping children and adults alike develop their love of music. Petrina has a current and up to date Working with Children’s check, First Aid and CPR certificate.

Why does Petrina love teaching?

"I love seeing children grow and flourish in their musical lives – it’s so rewarding to see their joy when they finally understand a concept they’ve been working hard on. I hope to nurture students in their musical abilities, help them progress and achieve their goals whether that be learning a new technique or advancing in grades, all while sharing my love of music and the happiness it can bring to others."