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M Mus(Ped), BA, DipEd(Syd), AMusA, LMusA, TMusA

Examiner Number: 1211

Shirley Yim is a very passionate piano teacher who has been teaching in Sydney for over 20 years. After graduating from the University of Sydney majoring in music, she taught music up to HSC level in high schools (both comprehensive and selective) for several years. In 2007, Shirley completed a Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Distinction.

Shirley is a fully accredited teacher of the Music Teachers’ Association (NSW) and also a committee member of the United Music Teachers (North Shore Branch). She has been running a successful private studio teaching piano and musicianship from beginners to diploma/HSC levels; many of her students win prizes in various eisteddfods including the Sydney Eisteddfod, as well as gain distinctions in AMEB and Trinity College London examinations. Her students have been invited to perform in major venues such as the Sydney Opera House and Town Hall and also received music scholarships from prestigious private schools.

Shirley regularly travels overseas to participate in piano festivals and conferences, including the International Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg and the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival.