Teachers

Dylan  is  a  versatile  multi-instrumentalist,  composer  and  conductor  whom  holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors and a Masters of music performance from the University of Melbourne. He is currently completing   a  masters  of  teaching.  Dylan’s   teaching   techniques  draw  on  a  wide  range  of  excellent methodologies, including Kodaly and Suzuki.IMG_0462

Dylan has performed regularly with many of Melbourne’s best student and  community  orchestras  as  a  double-bassist,  and  has   prepared students for  AMEB  exams on violin, cello and double bass. As well as teaching orchestral strings, Dylan is also an experienced chorister who has  performed  with  the  choir of Newman College, one of Melbourne University’s  top  choirs,  he  can  teach  to  advanced  levels of singing, classical and contemporary. Dylan has also been studying the classical guitar  for  over  ten  years  and  has  prepared students for AMEB and ABRSM   exams  in  classical  guitar.  Dylan  has  a  long  history  as  a performing  rock/contemporary   musician  too,  he   has  played  and recorded  with semi-professional touring bands for over ten years. He has  prepared  students  for  CPM  exams  on  electric  guitar, bass and drums. Dylan also teaches beginner to intermediate piano, with a history of great success getting young beginners   to  pass  their  first  AMEB  exam  successfully  with  strong  results.  He  has  been  teaching instrumental music for over ten years and has taught at many schools, independent and public, secondary and primary, as well as professional private centres.

 

 

Lawrence teaches violin, viola, cello, piano and music theory. He can prepare students for AMEB exams on violin, viola and cello. He has completed a Bachelor of Music and Commerce degree at Monash University. IMG_0983

Lawrence began learning the violin at the age of 3 from his grandfather. By the age of 13, he completed his Licentiate in Music (violin).
Lawrence’s goal for teaching is to provide a motivating environment in which students can grow in enjoying playing classical, romantic and baroque music. He is able to teach in English, Japanese and Mandarin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel  is  a drum  and  piano  teacher  holding  a  Bachelor  Of  Fine  ArtsIMG_1061-2 (Contemporary Music) from  the  Victorian  College Of The Arts. He has been playing music for  the  majority  of  his  life  and  is  well  versed  in a wide-range of different  genres  and  musical  styles.  He  has  tutored   numerous students through their ANZCA and AMEB exams with great results.

Daniel has experience teaching young children, mature age students and  everything  in  between.  As  a musician  Daniel has played with many  bands  and  ensembles  in  small  and  large-scale settings, his other  musical  hobbies include an avid interest in digital production and studio recording.

 

 

 

 

Andrew has been in bands as a songwriter/performer and band leader for around 15 years working with such bands and artists from and including; Kiss chasy, Closure in Moscow, Whitely, Jakubi and more.  Andrew has completed a bachelor in applied music performance majoring in voice (minor piano), alongside an associate degree in sound production working with music making software such as Ableton, pro tools and logic pro and a diploma in composition (film score/song writing). Some of Andrews skills include:

Voice Training, anatomy and textural based techniques, Music recording software (Pro tools, Ableton, Logic Pro), Recording Hardware (Api desk, SSL interfacing), Guitar performance (intermediate), Ukulele (beginner), Drums (intermediate), Violin (beginner), Piano, Music Theory, Aural training, Band/ensemble directing, Performance consulting.

 

 

 

 

Jarrad teaches guitar, bass, ukelele, drums, piano and mandolin. Jarrad has had alsmost 20 years experience performing live and recording in studios. Jarrad is a composer that IMG_1044can write many styles ranging from rock, reggae, blues, metal, prog, folk, hip hop, trance, electronica, classical and any combination of these. He has composed both for bands and for film/visual media. He is interested and influenced by all musical styles, particularly those that involve improvisation.

Jarrad’s aim is not only to teach the essential practical and theoretical aspects of an instrument but also to engage students in a manner that enables them to have fun with every aspect of learning music. Jarrad also aims to nurture expression and creativity in his students as he believes this is vital in a students true understanding of the art form.

 

 

 

 

Samuel teaches all woodwinds and brass instruments (saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, oboe, recorder, horn, tuba, trombone, euphonium, French horn). IMG_1008He has extensive experience in teaching music both here in Australia and overseas. He is also experienced in group teaching (saxophone, clarinet and flute ensembles).

Samuel has Bachelor’s degree in Music (education, conducting, solo performance). He is a VIT Registered teacher.

Samuel inspires students to love and enjoy music.

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole is teaching piano to people of all ages. She teaches the classical music syllabus ABRSM, Trinity Board and AMEB. AMEB is where she graduated from in grade 8 theory and Trinity Board is where she practiced at and received a Diploma of the London College of Music in Pianoforte Performance.  IMG_1130

If you don’t want to learn classical music or do exams, but want to pursue the sounds on the radio, play music from your favourite artists or want to learn funky tunes to show your friends and family, Nicole also teaches contemporary. Modern music entails anything from Jazz, Soul, Pop, Blues, Funk, Rnb, Fusion, Latin and the list goes on!

Nicole also graduated from the Australian Institute of Music, completing a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance in 2016.

Nicole loves having the opportunity to teach what she is passionate about, whilst showing people of all ages how fun learning piano actually is!

 

 

Stephanie is a singing and piano teacher who holds a Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Bachelor in Music Performance.file

Stephnie has competed a number of Estill vocal courses, specializing in Vocal Mechanics. She has been playing piano for 19 years, learning a range of styles and accompaniments and plays in venues around Melbourne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian is a confident multi-instrumentalist teacher with great aural skills and an infectious enthusiasm for music. He teaches guitar, piano, drums, music theory and voice. IMG_1178He has been teaching guitar since 2012, starting out as a group teacher for primary and secondary school kids at YMCA Endeavor Hills.

In the last five years, Julian has performed with a variety of bands and ensembles all around Melbourne, composed music for film, created music workshops for the Whitehorse Council ‘Youth Connexions’ program, hosted small and medium size concerts for students and parents, and completed a Bachelor of Music with high distinction in Jazz Guitar at Box Hill Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben is a qualified high school teacher who is passionate about both music and education. He has completed a Bachelor of Applied Music (Performance) and a Graduate Diploma of Education, and has been performing around Melbourne for roughly 10 yearsIMG_1217

Ben has wide-ranging experience writing music for an array of instruments, as he has been arranging original music since he began playing when he was 14 years old. His writing was acknowledged by Top Arts in 2010, which allowed Ben to perform at both the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Palais Theater at the age of 17.
Ben also has extensive experience teaching both privately and within high schools. He can teach Guitar and Bass guitar to a high level and can teach Drums up to an intermediate level. Ben approaches music education holistically, trying to contextualize practice and performance to allow students to make the most out of their experiences with it.

 

 

 

Melinda is a registered teacher with VIT and fully accredited with VMTA. She majored in music performance in her bachelor’s degree at Monash University and holds a Graduate Diploma in Education from The University of Melbourne. Being a school teacher with vast experience in all school settings, she is skilled at working with a wide variety of ages and abilities.

Melinda has had 25 years of piano teaching experience. Her students came in all ages and levels with the youngest being 3 and the oldest being 80. She caters to students by teaching them the fundamentals of technique and theory of music, while tailoring to their individual needs and goals. She believes that learning an instrument should be fun, enjoyable and rewarding. Through her teaching, students also learn to develop an appreciation and passion for music. She has extensive experience preparing students for AMEB practical and music theory exams.

Melinda is multi-lingual. She speaks English, Mandarin, Malay and Chinese dialects such as Hakka and Cantonese.

 

 

Airom holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Music Education from the University of the Philippines College of Music. She has toured the world with her music, having performed in various countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and in the US as a soloist, chorister, and as a choral conductor. In 2015, Airom led and sang with a group who won the Grand Prix in the Krakow Choir Festival in Poland. She is also a composer and arranger for liturgical music.

 

Airom has taught Music to early childhood and primary children in the classroom and in one on one lessons for a number of years now. She specializes in Voice and Piano and teaches classical guitar and ukulele as well. She is currently completing her postgraduate degree in Teaching (Primary) at Victoria University.

 

 

 

 

Dennis has a bachelor degree with honours in music composition and education, which he completed in 2005. He has 22 years of experience in playing and 10 years in teaching. Dennis has performed in Germany, Japan, Finland and Russia. He is initially a jazz saxophonist, but has experience in a wide range of styles and has taken part in various performances, ranging from symphony orchestras and big bands to ethnic and electronic music.

He specialises in saxophone and clarinet (up to university level saxophone and grade 8 clarinet, plus basics of jazz improvisation). He also teaches guitar that was his initial instrument (as well as accordion), piano and music theory. He has experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds including ABRSM and AMEB preparations.

 

 

 

Grace is a piano teacher with over ten years of teaching experience (and counting), working with students of all ages and grades ranging from beginner to diploma level. She got a Master’s degree in PianoPerformance Pathway from the University of Bristol in UK and a Bachelor degree in Music Education in China. She is skilled at working with a wide variety of ages and abilities.

Grace is passionate about teaching children to play instruments and music theory. It has always been her belief that creating a good relationship with students is essential in instilling interest and motivation in the mastery of piano playing. Lessons will be catered to each and every individual student’s needs and abilities. She also prepares students for both practical and music theory exams using the AMEB and/or ABRSM syllabus.

 

 

 

 

Will is a piano teacher, multi-instrumentalist and producer currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Music Technology at Monash University. He studied the AMEB classical syllabus and graduated from  Grade 8 before gaining over a year of experience teaching younger students.

Will is also an experienced composer with Ableton Live and Pro Tools amongst other Digital Audio Workstations. His experience lends itself to a diverse range of musical styles including classical, indie, hip-hop, and rock.

Will is passionate about teaching the next generation, nurturing both their creativity and discipline, and approaches every student with patience and enthusiasm, ensuring their learning is a rewarding experience.

 

 

 

 

Abbi is a passionate violinist and teacher who recently finished her Bachelor of Music degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. 

Having performed a wide spectrum of styles, Abbi’s repertoire ranges from symphonies to operas, with some of her personal favourites being Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Alongside performing with groups such as the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Opera Symphony Orchestra, she has also toured through Europe and Asia.

Abbi has also had years of experience in teaching. Her greatest goal as a teacher is to nurture and grow her students individually, so that they too can personally enjoy and love the music in their lives as she does!

 

 

With nearly fifteen years experience as a musician and five years teaching experience Madison is an extremely passionate and competent woodwind (saxophone, clarinet, flute and recorder) and piano tutor. Within the professional performing scene, Madison specialises in the alto saxophone and has performed nationally and internationally with the likes of James Morrison, Gordon Goodwin, Marina Prior and many more.

Madison spent the last two years studying at the James Morrison Academy Music to further her knowledge in jazz music and improvisation. During her time there she also had chance to further her ability on clarinet and flute, developing the craft of being a multi-instrumentalist. Prior to that she spent years studying classical music and has completed high level practical AMEB exams on both piano and saxophone, as well as theoretical exams. She has taught throughout Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, to students of varying ages and a wide range of backgrounds. Her success rate has been extremely high, with many of her students achieving honours in their exams and receiving scholarships and acceptance into prestigious music programs.

 

Keely is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium specialising in performance on the violin. She has experience playing with professional and pre-professional orchestras, string ensemble, string quartet, and has been fortunate to tour and perform in Europe for the Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival in 2017. She has further been the recipient of music scholarships and completed her own AMEB and VCE Music Performance exams with excellent results.

Having past experience working with children, as well as working with a variety of teachers and music tutors herself across a range of music camps and workshops, Keely likes to incorporate a positive approach to music teaching that focuses on technical fluency paired with an enjoyment of the creative possibilities of music making. She teaches violin, cello and piano.

 

 

Claire is a drum and piano teacher who received her Associate Performer Diploma through ANZCA in 2018 and is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at Monash University, specialising in Jazz Performance on drum kit. Claire’s passion for teaching began in high school where she was the conductor of primary and high school level percussion ensembles and jazz groups, coaching young performers to reach their potential.

Claire’s strengths are both technical and academic, enabling her to equip students with the skills and knowledge required for music examinations. She is especially passionate about teaching ensemble skills, fundamental technical abilities, improvisatory techniques and an appreciation of Australian music.

Claire has taken part in the Generations in Jazz Festival, the SIMA Young Women’s Jazz Workshops and has played alongside popular bands such as the Idea of North and the James Greening Quartet. Having performed in a wide variety of styles including jazz, rock, classical, latin and funk, Claire has a diverse repertoire to pass on to her students.

 

 

Deborah has been teaching Piano for the past 30 years. Graduating  with  an  Associate Diploma in Music (Education) at Deakin University,  The Suzuki Teacher’s Certificate, Primary Level, The Kodaly Primary Level 1 Certificate, Bachelor of Music and Diploma of Education (Music) at Monash University.

Deborah focuses on incorporating many aspects of the Suzuki, Kodaly, Yamaha  and  Traditional  ways  of   teaching  during  her lessons.  She specialises  in  sight  reading  and  improvisation  skills.  Many  of   her students have achieved excellent results in their AMEB and ANZCA examinations.

Whether you are 4 years old, or 104, Deborah would love to teach you!