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Sheau-Fang Low

BMus (Perf), MMus (MusEd)

Examiner Number: 1136

The sound of violins has always fascinated Malaysian-born violinist, Sheau-Fang Low. Her musical journey began with the piano at the age of five. At present, she holds a Bachelor (Violin Performance) and Master (Music Education) Degrees from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney; studying under Professor Shi-Xiang Zhang, Alice Waten, Charmain Gadd and Semyon Kobets. Her influence in string pedagogy is broad and varied, having studied various pedagogical approaches from notable teachers such as Janet Davies, Catheryn Lee, Géza Szilvay, Philippa Paige, Dr Goetz Richter and Karin Greenhead.  She has also pursued training and obtained certifications in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Suzuki Talent Education. Her passionate interest in violin pedagogy is reflected in the topic of her Master degree research thesis. She has given presentations on this subject in various workshops and conferences including the International Workshops in Brisbane, Australia; Association for Research in Music Education in Melbourne and Newcastle, Australia; and Investigating Music Performance Conference in London, United Kingdom. She has also participated in the Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium at the Juilliard School in New York City.

Sheau-Fang is currently a violin pedagogue at Barker College (Hornsby) and has taught violin at her private studio for more than twenty years, with students ranging from pre-schoolers to university-age students. A sought after teacher for her ability to adapt her teaching to suit the various learning styles of her students; many of her students have been successful in various music examinations, auditions and competitions.  She has taught at string camps for several public schools in New South Wales, as well as residential string camps in Tasmania.

Sheau-Fang has served as committee member for the Australian Strings Association (AUSTA NSW) and the Dalcroze Australia Society. She is also one of the founding committee members of the Australian Strings Academy (ASA) and is currently the Director of the ASA Junior Summer School. She has been active in violin performance, being a long standing member with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra, and loves to play chamber music with her fellow musicians.