Monica has studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Music (BMus) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, with 1st Class Honours. Monica is also completing her Ph.D. in Music and Computer Science at the University of Technology Sydney and she holds both an MBA and JD. Monica is a highly experienced teacher with all her students gaining an average result of A in their AMEB exams. Monica specialises in accelerating gifted and high-performing musicians, with many students being accelerated to Grade 5+ after their 1st year or two of study. Monica has experience in preparing students for AMEB exams, scholarships, auditions, competitions and eisteddfods. Monica is also experienced in teaching composition, musicianship, theory, music craft, and preparing students for their HSC examinations in all three areas: performance, composition and musicology. She regularly conducts workshops and seminars on composition writing and string ensemble playing at both private and public schools. Her students have gained entry into the Sydney Conservatorium High School, Sydney Girls High School, and Baulkham Hills High School, and scholarships to the Hills Grammar, Tara Girls School, Newington College, and Sydney Grammar. She currently teaches over 30 students across Sydney.