Rebecca – Flute, Music Theory and Composition

Rebecca is one of our finest teachers who offers tuition in flute, music craft (theory) and composition. She commits to bringing a fresh approach to music education through her knowledge of contemporary music. She is actively involved with the Australian Music Centre and the Sydney Conservatorium Choir. She has also studied with some of Australia’s leading music composers which has helped develop her own techniques and dedicated teaching methods. She also majors in electroacoustic composition.

Bachelor of Music (Composition) Honours, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Nino – Guitar, Classical Guitar, Theory

Nino is a very experienced and professional guitar teacher with many years of teaching experience. His guitar skills and knowledge of theory have enabled  him to develop his teaching skills with his students achieving great results. From beginners to advanced students including all levels of guitar playing and technique.

Nino is also an accomplished classical guitarist. His styles include pop, rock, blues, progressive metal, classical and contemporary guitar.

AMEB classical guitar exams to grade 4 and CPM levels 1 – 4.

Micaela – Piano, Groups, Theory

Micaela has played piano for over 15 years and has advanced musicianship and performance skills. She has performed a range of high level pieces and is experienced with teaching AMEB practical and theory exams. Micaela takes a thorough approach to her teaching and emphasises the importance of developing excellent technical, performance, sight reading and aural skills, which allow her students to achieve their desired goals. Micaela’s AMEB students on average result with A (honours) grades.

Micaela has a passion for and can teach composition on request. She is well experienced working with children of all ages and abilities. She also currently works as an ABA therapist with children as her career outside of the music school. Her training in ABA therapy has helped broaden her piano teaching skills as she can quickly and strategically identify specific areas of difficulty in the lesson, break down difficult tasks into small easy steps, whilst providing students with fun, motivating rewards for effort and concentration.

Micaela has the qualifications and experience of piano teaching that will gain the best results of every student.

Michael – Piano, Clarinet, Theory

Michael started Clarinet at the early age of 7 and piano when he was about to start high school. Throughout Michael’s career he performed in Turramurra’s state band and toured China for amazing concert performances. He has been a member of the Symphonic Winds Orchestra for more than 4 years where he performed for a range of audiences from the Opera House to preschool children. Michael has completed AMEB 8th grade for both Clarinet and Piano. He has also completed AMEB 5th grade for Music Theory. For the HSC he composed music for orchestra in which one submission was nominated for ENCORE 2007. Michael has been playing music for an amazing 18 years. He aims to create an environment where students want to learn both for fun and to progress with music theory and performance.

Tracey – Piano, Theory

Tracey is trained and experienced in piano tuition in AMEB and also Suzuki methods and forte in music composition. She has extensive and comprehensive experience with students of all ages and levels. She has advanced theory and practical knowledge and has performed in various venues including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Tracey is passionate about advancing the knowledge and skills of students and guarentees structure and consistency in teaching.

Valentin – Piano, Theory

Valentin has played piano for over 12 years and enjoys teaching and playing a variety of musical styles including Romantic, Jazz and Contemporary. He has completed the AMEB 8th Grade Practice of Music and 4th Grade Music Theory with Honours. Valentin is passionate about bringing out students’ potential to produce a high level music skill set. He teaches both beginners and AMEB students by incorporating a teaching style that focuses on developing correct technical skills and an enjoyment of piano.

Caitlin – Violin, Theory

Caitlin has played violin for over 12 years. Over that time she has had extensive experience in solo and ensemble playing in many styles of music, playing in youth orchestras from the age of 8. Recently, she has performed for audiences at Sydney Opera House and Conservatorium of Music, as well as for primary and preschool aged children. Her passion for music education continues to grow as she studies the violin under Ole Bohn. 
 
From her years of experience teaching privately, as well as creating and leading the CHHS String Ensemble, she has developed a teaching method that caters to each student’s goals and learning styles, from preparing for exams to playing for leisure. While she emphasises the need for competency in reading music and aural skills, she also places great focus on students’ creativity and expression in their music.
Bachelor of Music (Music Education) at the Sydney Conservatorium 

Nadia – Piano, Groups, Theory

Nadia has more than 15 years experience in advanced piano performance and musicianship. She is classically trained at AMus level, additionally playing in contemporary, jazz and popular genres. Nadia equips students with excellent technical, aural, sight reading and theory skills required for AMEB examination. She has achieved Honours in all AMEB Piano grades from Preliminary to Grade 8, and was awarded a High Distinction in Grade 4 Musicianship. Her individualised tuition allows students to excel and always aims to nurture the student’s enjoyment of music.

Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education at UNSW.

Vithu – Piano, Theory

Vithu has been playing the piano since the age of 5 and has completed her 8th grade (AMEB) Piano and 5th grade theory prior to her completion of the Associate level. She currently holds a Diploma in Piano Performance and Music Theory awarded by the Australian Music Examination Board in 2014 (Dip. AMusA). 

She has since been teaching AMEB candidates up to 8th grade Piano and 5th Grade Theory with her students receiving an A average. Her piano lessons are aimed at enlightening her students through her methodical approach to teaching music with passion, as well as ensuring that they are achieving their goals.

Jolene – Piano, Theory

Jolene has over 16 years of classical musical training under renowned Australian composers and AMEB analytical authors. She has been extensively involved in numerous AMEB programs, piano events, and competitions. In those years, she has developed her stylistic abilities in a range of eras from early Baroque music tothe romantic period and modern cinematic orchestra, repertoires also from which her original compositions.

As Jolene’s students have ranged from young beginners to mature aged intermediate students, Jolene is able to assess the strengths and developing abilities of each student in order to tailor lesson plans to suit an individual’s unique requirements. She believes that in a fun and interactive yet disciplined learning environment, students become self motivated in their practices and are encouraged to further pursue their musical endeavours.

Isabel – Vocals, Groups, Performance, Piano, Guitar

Isabel is completing a Bachelor of Music (Music Education) with a major in Musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As a Music Education graduate she has a keen interest in utilising different teaching methodologies and is a passionate advocate for the Kodaly methodology of teaching. She has trained in this methodology and strives to incorporate this approach into her teaching program.

During her studies she has learnt from the Sydney Conservatorium alumni and has attended workshops with prominent Australian jazz musicians. Her specialties are in a wide variety of musical genres including not only classical and art music but also musical theatre, jazz and popular music. She is an experienced performer and is currently  involved in both the Sydney Conservatorium Choir and Chamber Choir and has previously toured Europe in both choir and orchestra.

Abigail – Drums, Percussion

Abigail has always been passionate about drumming since a very young age. Now with a Bachelor’s degree in Music she continues to develop her passion for the drums. Inspired and taught by various industry professionals, Abigail has been playing drums for over 10 years and is keen to share her knowledge with people of all levels, to take them through the important steps of becoming the best drummer they can be. Her drum tuition program begins with lesson basics such as starting with correct drum stick balance, posture and how to read drum notation, learning rudimentary techniques, setting up the drum kit professionally and in no time will have you playing the drums to your favourite songs. She also is able to the school band repertoire drum program.

Abigail enjoys being a drum teacher and that shines through in each lesson. Keeping the students interested and motivated, students will benefit from her extensive skills and knowledge. 

Jordan – Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

Jordan has been playing the guitar and bass guitar for over 10 years. In that time he has studied and played a diverse range of styles which includes rock, pop, metal, blues and contemporary music. He has spent much of his time composing and he also enjoys performing live with his local band. Jordan structures his lessons to accomodate the students levels and experience. He teaches all aspects of the guitar including melody, notation, chords and strumming to advanced techniques including scale studies, chord progressions and advanced soloing. 
Diploma of Music – Performance

Isabel – Guitar, Classical Guitar, Theory

Isabel is an accomplished guitarist having completed AMEB grades in both Classical Guitar and Contemporary Guitar. She is currently completing her AMus in Classical Guitar and has completed the AMEB Contemporary Popular Music Guitar courses with honours. Currently completing a Bachelor of Music (Music Education) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a principal study in Classical Guitar. She has been selected for numerous Captivate showcases which include performances as a guitar soloist and as a member of various music ensembles. She is also a member of the Sydney Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble. Isabel is well experienced in teaching music notation and a wide range of styles including pop, rock, blues and classical guitar for beginner to advanced students. Her multifaceted guitar skills translate to her versatile teaching style, encouraging students to learn an array of genres while achieving their personal learning goals.

Bachelor of Music (Music Education) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Bianca – Vocals, Performance

Lydia – Piano, Theory

Nancy – Violin, Theory

Nathan – Guitar, Bass Guitar

Karen – Piano, Theory

Rachel – Piano, Flute, Theory