Alina began Suzuki music as a student aged 6, and began her teaching career (Suzuki piano and flute) as soon as she finished school. After completing a Science degree she decided to follow her passion for education, and spent a year at the Suzuki Talent Education Research Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, studying with Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute Method, and graduated as a Suzuki Flute Teacher in October 1996, the first Suzuki flute student in Australia to do so.
After completing a Masters of Teaching on her return to Sydney, Alina continued her Suzuki training both here in Australia and the US studying with inspiring teachers from around the globe. Alina has run a flute and piano studio in Annandale and is very active in the Suzuki community, organizing string and flute group master classes every weekend in the inner west, organising workshops for the national conference, parent guidance workshops and early childhood Suzuki classes for 0 – 3 years. She is able to provide a unique blend of expertise and insight to support both children and parents through the journey of learning an instrument and teaches with enormous focus, respect, love, and of course, the joy of music.