North Shore


NED (Mosman)

Guitar Bass Ukulele Vocal
Since moving to Sydney in 2012 Ned has been performing at various venues around Sydney as a solo/duo/trio and band artist. He has been fortunate enough to tour around Australia and parts of Europe with his original music. He completed his Bachelor of Music at Australian Institute of Music, majoring in contemporary performance. During this period he also had a successful management partnership to coordinate live music in various bars throughout Sydney. His past experience saw him move into a teaching role. This included tutoring all ages vocals, guitar, ukulele and bass. With a contemporary way of teaching, his focus is to help students foster a passion and love for music that he himself hold.

SIMON (Mosman)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Simon grew up in Margaret River, Western Australia. He has been developing his skill as a musician and guitarist since the age of ten and has studied most genres including Classical, Blues, and Roots. Simon is currently completely his Bachelor of contemporary Music at the Australian Institute of Music where he is involving himself in the world of Jazz and its history. More recently in January 2016 Simon travelled to India to study Indian Classical Music in Mombai. Simon's future plans are to complete a Masters of Teaching and build his career as a Music Educator.

BILL (Neutral Bay)

Guitar Bass
Bill has been professionally teaching guitar for the past 20 years, covering many different styles of music including folk, rock, blues, classical and jazz. He has studied under the instruction of many different guitar teachers including Steve McKenna, Ike Isaacs and Graham Cox and in the past has attended a number of different Jazz clinics at the Sydney Conservatorium of music. Bill has also played with a number of bands over the years and was once part of the band that later went on to become Ice House. He has also performed in a jazz group playing regularly at various restaurants in North Sydney.

FRANK (Chatswood)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Frank has been playing guitar for 16 years and over 7 years teaching experience. He has a passion for blues and rock music and enjoys teaching a wide variety of styles to any playing ability. Since completing Bachelor of Music from AIM he has been playing live with the headlining Sydney rock band Swords. Frank is passionate about teaching and wants to pursue it as a career.

OSCAR (Kurraba Point)

Piano Vocal
Oscar began learning piano at age 5. Just before high school he moved to St Andrew's cathedral school and received a scholarship to sing in the cathedral choir. After achieving an A in AMEB 6th grade piano, he was given the offer to learn organ in the cathedral. In a few years he became the 2nd recipient of the Michael Deasey Organ Scholarship. Continuing his organ studies, he passed 8th grade ABRSM in organ. Oscar now studies at the Sydney Conservatorium. He has a passion for teaching, and last year, through the St Cecilia School of Music received A.Dip.SCSM (TCH) in Keyboard Teaching. Oscar also enjoys jazz, and has performed twice at the Manly Jazz Festival.

ARIEL (Waverton)

Guitar
Ariel is an enthusiastic guitar teacher who is committed to developing each student's musical abilities. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University in 2011. Over the past ten years, he has taught students of all ages in both Classical and popular styles of playing. During this time, Ariel has become well acquainted with AMEB exams and has tutored students from preliminary through to 7th grade. Ariel is equally passionate as a performer and his recent appearances include recitals at the National Arboretum, Hughes Music Festival, Wesley Arts Centre, and the National Gallery of Australia.

BRENTON (Mosman)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Brenton is a guitarist and tutor for many years’ experience. In the late 1970s He was involved in workshops and seminars at the Conservatorium of Music, while playing music professionally in clubs, backing artists and at band gigs. In the early to mid-1980s He toured with many artists and bands. He has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra backing James Galway and many others, while at the same time working as a session musician for jingle and record producers in Sydney. He has been involved in composing/producing music for Advertising and TV for the last 30 years.

ANTHONY (St Ives)

Guitar
Anthony is an enthusiastic musician who began playing violin from 7 years old before switching to Guitar at 11. He has played in guitar ensembles and various bands. He enjoys studying various styles from jazz to Classical, but enjoys rock most of all. His teaching career began when his cousins asked him for music lessons. He is keen to start passing on this knowledge to a variety of students, hoping to invoke the same passion that he has manifested over the years.

HEATHER (Chatswood)

Drums
She enjoys playing and teaching a range of styles and have played in prog-metal bands to folk groups and ambient projects. In her teaching, she puts an emphasis on playing as a musician rather than playing solely as a drummer or a 'metronome'. She likes to incorporate listening activities in lessons to improve students' musicality and use these activities to assist students in developing their sense of orchestration on the drum kit. She likes to begin by setting up some short and long term goals in order to gauge what aspects of music a student is interested in and where they would like their learning to take them.

LACHLAN (Wahroonga)

Guitar Bass
Lachlan is a passionate musician who has been playing guitar since the age of 10. More recently he has taken his skills over to the bass guitar and piano to compliment his musicianship. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a focus on contemporary music practice and composition. He has experience playing in various bands and ensemble groups covering a range of styles from folk to heavy rock to jazz. He spends most weekends playing gigs around Sydney. Lachlan loves sharing his knowledge and experience with his students and finds it very satisfying to see them develop whilst having a great time.

Northern Beaches


MATTHEW (Seaforth)

Guitar Bass
Matthew is an experienced music educator with a degree in Contemporary Music
and a Graduate Diploma of Education. He has taught guitar to students of various ages at Tokyo International School, NSW TAFE and as a private tutor. Matthew has toured Australia, Japan, Europe and New Zealand as a guitarist and electronic musician in many bands and played with some of Australia's finest musicians. He has released several CDs in various genres and performs at festivals, weddings, markets and cafes.

BEN (Bayview)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Ben has over 15 years guitar playing experience and has been teaching for the last 6 of those. Since graduating with his Bachelor of Music from AIM in 2014 he has been teaching guitar full time as well as touring the country with Sydney band The Ruckus, playing in musicals, running a local jam night and playing various acoustic duo gigs on the northern beaches. Ben has a passion for for teaching and gets great satisfaction from helping them to grow musically.

NICK (Balgowlah)

Guitar Drums
Nick is a music tutor of 7 years and a musician of 14. He loves music and he's been pursuing a career in the industry since leaving school. He completed a year at UTS before differing indefinitely to teach full time at the Northern Beaches Drum School. Since then he's been teaching guitar and drums full time. He loves teaching and he finds it really satisfying when he sees students improve and have fun with their instrument. He's been playing in bands varying from 3 piece acoustic gigs, metal ensembles to Orchestras.

DANIEL (Warriewood)

Guitar Bass
Daniel began his music journey by beginning to teach himself piano. He started learning guitar in Year5 and quickly found himself playing guitar at every school assembly & mass. He's never out the guitar down since. He decided to compliment his guitar playing with some formal bass guitar training and is still taking lessons to this day. He has experience playing in many bands including big bands, jazz ensembles and liturgical bands. He's currently studying to become a high school music teacher, and look forward to sharing his love for learning and teaching music and to inspire his students to keep learning and playing music with the same enjoyment that he has.

Inner West


DANIEL (Croydon)

Guitar Vocal
Daniel began playing guitar at the age of 11 and has had a range of musical experience as a contemporary singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader. In 2013 Daniel completed his BMus at the Australian Institute of Music and a Grad DipEd through Southern Cross University in 2014. He previously toured and played gigs around NSW and QLD in an originals band supporting a range of notable Australian bands. In addition to private teaching Daniel also teaches in school classroom settings and is passionate about blues, rock, folk and jazz music.

CRISTINA (Marrickville)

Vocal
Cristina Iannelli, originally from Regional NSW, Moved to Sydney to pursue her passion for performance in 2013. Having studied at The Australian Institute of Music, she is knowledgable in genres such as Jazz, Soul, RnB, Blues, Country and Folk. Her vocal tutoring is catered to the needs of the individual as she focuses on personal development with her students as they find themselves musically, with aid of her technical and practical approach to performing. Having performed backing vocals for artists such as Guy Sebastion and Paulini, as well as having experience on Live television (The Voice, Woolworths Carols in the Domain and Studio Ten) Cristina is an advocate for those wishing to find confidence within themselves to perform at their best ability.

Hills District


JAMIE (Castle Hill)

Guitar Bass
Jamie has been playing guitar for over 8 years. A quick learner he wanted to learn and experience everything you can do with a guitar. This propelled his musical theory knowledge and technical skills to new heights, as he studied a wide range of musical genres including Jazz, Blues and even Progressive metal. Jamie is well adapted to both Guitar and Bass. He has trained with some of Australia's finest musicians including 'Chase The Suns' Ryan Van Gennip, and blues guitarist Paul Berton. Jamie is very passionate about being a musician and carries that drive into his teaching ethic. Jamie believes in reinforcing good habits like having fun while you practice which increases motivation and promotes learning, this is especially important when it comes to teaching children. Also teaching the value of dedication through music as it is an essential life skill.