Purple Tempo is the work of Pamela Jordan,
Graduate of Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Brisbane.
Pamela commenced piano studies at the age of 7 and went on to graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1988, studying flute with Louise Dellit & Gerhard Mallon, piano with Enid Lane, and composition with Stephen Cronin.
Since then, she has undertaken further flute studies and participated in Masterclasses with internationally renowned flautists. Pamela has been commissioned as a Composer. She was a Classroom Music Specialist Educator in Queensland from 1990 to 1999 and in NSW from 2004 to 2012.
Currently she is committed to her teaching practise on the Northern Beaches, Sydney.
Pamela’s Approach is mostly influenced by:
- Working as a Classroom Music Specialist Educator. It informs how I plan lessons & programs. I aim for quality questioning to identify understanding by the student
- Internationally-recognized Orff Schulwerk – creative approach to music
- Rudolf Steiner – wholistic philosophy
- Thomas Moore (‘Care of the Soul’ book) – some of what I do is soul work
- Yoga – care of the body and yogic philosophy translate beautifully
- Alternative Therapies for quality of life
- European cultural tradition – enjoyment of music throughout history
A simple way to explain this is, I consider the student’s temperament, feelings, motivation, will and enjoyment when planning Programs. “What will help them to achieve what they want?” Their progress is measured by changes in self-esteem, enjoyment, quality of life as well as technical or musical proficiency. I accompany on piano or flute in most lessons.
Yet again I am engaging in professional development, this time I am learning about the Taubman Technique in 2017. It is a new way of playing the piano that works with the natural movement of the hands and body. This extraodinary wisdom prevents injury and allows players with a small hand to extend their repertoire.