From the tender age of nine, Lorena Lewitzka began her love affair with music. Taking on piano lessons she quickly developed a natural gift that steadily grew. By 12 she had progressed so rapidly that she opened Lorena’s Music Studios in 1985 and commenced instructing. In 1989 Lorena received national recognition, winning first place on the Nine Networks National TV Talent Quest, New Faces.
Over the intervening years Lorena has continued to instruct her own students, perform live at a wide variety of venues, assist other music studios, support local community organisations and churches as pianist/keyboardist, as well as write her own compositions.
During her time at her music studio, Lorena has gained an expansive background in teaching students from all different ages, skill levels and abilities. With student’s ages ranging from three to 88, Lorena has developed an innovative range of unique teaching aids for both students and teachers.
More recently, Lorena has completed a Bachelor of Music, specialising in performance and pedagogy at the Elder Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University. Currently, she is undertaking a Masters Degree in performance and pedagogy at the same university. Other accolades include earning the title of an AMEB examiner and being on the committee of the Music Teachers Association of South Australia.
- 1985-1989: Marryatville High School (Scholarship: Music II student)
- 1988: Associate Degree on Piano
- 2008: Tabor College
- 2009: 1st Year Performance Degree in Bachelor of Music, University of Adelaide
- 2010: 2nd year Performance Degree in Bachelor of Music, University of Adelaide
- 2011: 3rd Year Bachelor of Music, specialising in Performance and Pedagogy.
- 2012-14: Honours Degree in Performance and Pedagogy- First Class Honours Received
- 2015: Commencing PhD in Pedagogy