Gianna has been a part of the musical world since she was only 3 years old. She began learning the piano at the age of 5 and in the following year discovered a natural affinity for the flute. Throughout her career, Gianna regularly competed and placed in Eisteddfods and always received high marks for performances in exams. She has since achieved AMusA diplomas for both instruments and is a seasoned soloist and accomplished ensemble musician, having performed with over 36 ensembles and orchestras throughout her career including the Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony and Australian Opera and Ballet orchestras.
She has extensive experience in classical music and has also performed a vast range of styles in numerous contexts such as pop music, jazz and her favourites - musical theatre and film music. Although she no longer studies music full time, Gianna still regularly performs in musical and ballet productions as the principal flute or piccolo, having just finished her 19th production earlier this year. To complement her performance skills, Gianna also has a strong foundation and broad understanding of musical theory and history.
Gianna performing with our clarinet and saxophone teacher, Peter Smith, at our 2017 Annual Concert.
Flute and piano teacher - Gianna Cheung.
As a Teacher...
Gianna began teaching whilst she was a student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has had over 3 years of experience teaching piano, flute and music theory. Her teaching style is influenced by her own experiences studying AMEB and Suzuki methods as a student, but also as a current psychology and neuroscience student, she likes to utilise a lot of her knowledge about the body in her teaching.
Gianna enjoys sharing her passion for music and hopes to instil the same love and appreciation for music in all her students. She believes that every student has their own unique path in music to follow and always aims to work according to each student’s individual needs. Gianna tries to provide a well-rounded musical education which includes not only building all necessary musical and performance skills, but also insight into performing in the music industry and how learning an instrument benefits your life. In Gianna's classroom, the joy of learning is the primary focus and having fun is just as important as developing excellent technique.