Paula Melville-Clark Biography

Paula Melville-Clark is an accomplished pianist and well known Australian music educator. She received a Graduate Diploma of Music and a Masters degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Southern Queensland and holds a Licentiate Diploma in piano from the Guildhall School of Music in London.

She has held teaching positions in England, France, Hong Kong & Australia and was Lecturer in Music and Music Education at USQ from 1996 - 2008 and the founding Director of the Junior Academy of Music at USQ from 2003 - 2006.

Paula is one of the few practitioners in the world applying Dalcroze techniques to instrumental learning and performance. She has a special interest in working with musicians and teachers in the area of kinaesthetic response and uses an innovative and creative approach to piano pedagogy and performance. Her research into piano performance and the body received a highly commended award from the Musicological Society of Australia. Her original approach to music in the early years is documented in her book, ‘Music, Moving & Learning in Early Childhood’.

Based in Toowoomba in Queensland, Paula is the Director of Music & Movement Education Australia. She has a busy studio practice and is actively involved in supporting and encouraging young performers in the community. She is a member of the Queensland College of Teachers and the Music Teachers’ Association of Queensland and, since 2007, has served as President of the City of Toowoomba Eisteddfod. Paula is also a regular presenter at workshops and conferences in Australia and overseas including the National AUSTA Conference, the Dalcroze International Summer Schools, the UQ Summer Music Program, the USQ Residential Music Pedagogy School, the Qld Orff Schulwerk Association, Nudgee International College, the Queensland Youth Orchestra Camps, the Yamaha Academy and the National Institute of Education in Singapore.


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There is nothing more important to musicians than the quality of the instrument they practice and perform on. The Samick NSG range of pianos is worthy of consideration by musicians of all ages and levels. It is my hope that these pianos will receive the exposure and recognition they deserve.

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