Deborah Carr-Perkins 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 A.M.E.B and A.N.Z.C.A. examinations.
Whether you are 4 years old, or 104, Deborah would love to teach you!
Dylan Edge 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.
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.
Jessica Heffernan is a VIT registered teacher who has taught throughout Victoria in state, Catholic and Independent secondary schools. She has extensive experience teaching instrumental music, running school choirs, bands and various performing arts ensembles; in addition to school productions. Further, she has been heavily involved in community music making singing in musicals, starting a rural youth music initiative ‘Ripple Effect” in conjunction with Victoria Police’s Blue Light foundation and chairing the Hamilton Art Gallery Concert Committee.
Jessica is a flute specialist having performed with various outfits including the Hamilton and Ballarat Symphony Orchestras, Ballarat Light Opera Company Orchestra, and touring with the Ballarat Wind Orchestra on their tour of Austria in 2011.
As a jazz singer and saxophonist Jessica has performed at the various music festivals including the Promenade of Sacred Music, Grampians and Port Fairy Jazz Festival alongside ‘Trax’ Big Band.
Jessica has a Masters of Education from Melbourne University and teaches Music Theory, Voice, Flute, Recorder, Ukulele and intermediate level piano at the centre.
Lawrence Tsui 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.
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 Obasi is a drum and piano teacher holding a Bachelor Of Fine Arts (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 Pope 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)
- Aural training
- Band/ensemble directing
- Performance consulting
Jarrad Pobjoy 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 can 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.
Michael Kleiman has been playing guitar, drums and ukulele for over 10 years. He studied VCE music in high school and has recently completed the Diploma of Music Performance at Box Hill Institute of TAFE. Michael’s influences mainly stem from 60’s & 70’s Rock N Roll, Blues, Punk Rock and Reggae.
Michael’s goal is to teach students the importance of having the correct technique in order to play their instruments properly. Also, ensuring that students are kept interested and enjoy playing the style of music they like while at the same time applying the essential basic knowledge necessary. Overall, generally, making sure that each student stays inspired and excited about playing music!
THE THINGS that are to be covered in class would be:
– Applying knowledge for great rhythmic playing to accompany drums and bass in a group/band situation
– Correct ways of tuning guitar (by ear and using tuner)
– The correct way to strum for vocal accompaniment
– Finger picking exercises for beginners and intermediate/advanced players
– Improvising skills (soloing over a Blues progression etc.)
– Theory studies
– Scales practice
– And riffs
Michael is teaching the Guitar, Ukulele and Drums.
Samuel Kogan teaches all woodwinds and brass instruments (saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, oboe, recorder, horn, tuba, trombone, euphonium, French horn). He 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 Ng 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.
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!
Mathew Daly is a Melbourne based violinist, and music teacher who teaches violin, piano and cello.
Mathew studied at the prestigious West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where he received the highest performance mark in the strings department.
As well as this, Mathew has immersed himself into the Perth music scene as much as possible and has extensive musical background. This includes orchestral experience, performing in not only community orchestras, but also various professional orchestras, including the Perth Symphony Orchestra, and Freemantle Chamber Orchestra, performance experience with multiple solo performances and concerts, and teaching experience.
Mathew was also selected for various masterclasses and scholarships, as well as being asked to perform in the WARANA Concerto Competition and perform at a masterclass with world renowned violinist, Ning Feng.
Mathew is passionate about teaching violin and piano, and watching his students learn and grow musically through their lessons.
Having done research in the study of Music Pedagogy (study of musical education and teaching) Mathew has learned successful teaching techniques to ensure students are learning in a fun, engaging, and motivating environment.
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.