Tina Marsden brings more than 25 years of teaching experience to every lesson. She has tutored students from elementary to tertiary standard, the majority of whom have successfully passed AMEB Grade 1 to A.Mus examinations. Over ten of her students have found placement in University music courses and she has tutored students through their undergraduate University music degrees in Queensland and New South Wales.
Tina completed post graduate music studies in Munich, Germany and thereafter taught at a music school in southern Germany from 1998-1999. She returned to Brisbane in 2000 and quickly established herself as a sought-after teacher within the South-East Queensland corner.
Tina held a sessional position instructing, examining and auditioning flautists at the Queensland Conservatorium for four years. She was the flute tutor and conductor of the Young Conservatorium Flute Ensemble (an organisation helping high school students to prepare for tertiary study or higher music exams) for five years. At the 2007 Brisbane Eisteddfod Tina was awarded the 'Most Outstanding Woodwind Teacher Award'. She also held the position of Vice-president of the Qld. Flute Guild for two years.
Tina has maintained a private studio during and after music studies in Brisbane, Munich and now in Sydney. She currently teaches in schools and runs a successful private flute studio on the North Shore. In addition to lessons, students also love participating in various competitions and the student concerts she hosts throughout the year. Tina was the Secretary of the NSW Flute Society for three years and currently sits on the committee of the organisation.
In January 2016 and 17, Tina collaborated for a second time with James Kortum (Lecturer in Flute, Sydney Conservatorium) and Andrew MacLeod (Principal Piccolist, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) to create a special weekend course for teachers of the flute at Macedon, Melbourne. Topics ranged from discussing technical aspects of the flute, through to the organisational, emotional and creative aspects of teaching this instrument. 'The Complete Flute for Teachers' is a wonderful way for specialists of the flute to interact and gain valuable professional development for their craft.
Tina enjoys the challenge of finding innovative ways to encourage students to do their best. She is especially interested in what music technology offers the student in the private flute studio setting.