MIA FIKKERS

Violin/Viola Teacher, Camerata Strings Director, Corelli String Ensemble Director

 

Mia is a passionate educator with diverse performing and teaching experience in Germany, the US and in Australia.

Mia completed her tertiary degree at the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston, majoring in performance and education. As a teacher, she has worked in all kinds of environments, including public, international and private schools.

At The Peninsula School, Mia teaches private violin and viola students from Prep to Year 12, the Year 2 String Program as well as the Corelli and Camerata string ensembles. She particularly enjoys connecting with each student, building on their unique strengths and bringing out their best by balancing engagement with achievement.

Prior to embarking on a career in education, where she has held positions such as Head of Strings at Haileybury College and Head of Music at Melbourne Girls Grammar Morris Hall, she enjoyed performing with various orchestras such as the Orchester der Norddeutschen Kammerphilharmonie and the English National Ballet. An enthusiastic chamber musician, she is presently lead violist with the Peninsula Chamber Musicians.

In addition to her specialist knowledge in music education, she conducts a lot of personal research in education, with some focus areas being multi-sensory learning, neurodiversity and multiple intelligences, which drives her to be nurturing and creative in her teaching approaches.

Mia lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her family. Her hobbies include running, painting, travelling and spending time in nature.