Teachers


IMG_0924Deborah
 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!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Jessica 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.
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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 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!

 

 

 

 

Mathew is a Melbourne based violinist, and music teacher who teaches violin, piano and cello.IMG_1134

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.

 

 

 

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
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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.

 

 

 

 

Kathryn is an accomplished, experienced piano teacher. She has taught both classroom and instrumental music. She lived in regional Victoria for many years, teaching at Ballarat and Clarendon IMG_1222College and frequently accompanied at the Royal South St competitions. She also gave annual concerts at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. Kathryn was also director of music at Daylesford Primary School and head of strings (violin and cello) at Ballarat Steiner school.

Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Music with a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University. Her students have achieved excellent results in AMEB exams. Kathryn also plays violin, cello and guitar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Dennishas 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.