Vanessa began her studies in music first on the piano at the age of five, and later on the cello at age ten. Finding a strong passion for music, she is currently studying at the University of Melbourne doing a Bachelor of Music, majoring in cello performance. She enjoys working with a range of musicians, with experience collaborating with both contemporary composers at the Victorian College of the Arts and classical composers and musicians. Vanessa is a passionate and engaged teacher, with experience teaching both cello and piano, and both young and adult learners. She carefully tailors her lessons to the needs and interests of the student, and actively cultivates joy in music throughout the learning process.