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Rita Liao

Teaches: Violin

Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin

Violin Teacher

Rita is a violin and music theory teacher well-versed in performance and teaching, with years of accumulated experience. Her musical journey on the violin began at the tender age of 5, and she has excelled under the tutelage of Julian Quirit and Olivier Bonnici (PLC Head of Strings). She achieved Distinctions in both AMusA and LMusA, in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Rita has won numerous awards, including the AUSTA Paul McDermott Violin Competition and the Sir Zelman Cowen String Competition.

Rita has performed at various venues, including a solo with an orchestra at Hamer Hall Arts Centre, as well as at the Melbourne Recital Centre for the AMEB Conferring of Diplomas Ceremony. She also performed on the 3MBS Radio live-to-air series. Additionally, Rita has orchestral experience, having attended the Australian Youth Orchestra’s 2022 National Music Camp, and was even invited to participate in the summer season of its flagship orchestra. As a teacher, Rita is incredibly supportive of and familiar with different levels of playing and learning styles. She helps her students build a strong technical foundation from which they develop holistically as musicians and instils in them a lifelong passion for music.