A qualified professional instrumental teacher, Monica Jonasson has been teaching in Melbourne’s primary and secondary schools for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne, where she studied with Benjamin Martin, Olga Kharitonova and Robert Chamberlain. Monica has worked closely with primary school-age children at Yamaha Music School for many years as a teacher, mentor and manager. She also runs a private studio in Bentleigh East. Along with the AMEB syllabus, she teaches from a range of piano courses and materials, and has also developed her own curriculum for group keyboard beginners. Performance, technique and engagement are at the centre of her focus as a teacher.
As Piano Convenor of Eisteddfod By The Bay, Monica is looking forward to coordinating a welcoming and enjoyable performance environment for students to engage and thrive in.