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.

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.

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.

NOA (Cremorne)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Noa is a Sydney based guitarist who has experience in a wide range of genres. He believes in teaching his students what they want to learn while incorporating theory and technique practice. Noa strives to help his students find their own identity in music and will encourage their musical growth as guitar players and musicians. He has experience teaching guitar to students of all ages both in schools and in private lessons. As a teenager Noa completed the Rock course at Rock God Music School and he has continued to further his study of both electric and acoustic guitar in genres such as folk and particularly jazz. He can be found regularly gigging around Sydney performing styles such as Rock, Pop and Jazz as well as playing for musical theatre productions.

MYKAH (Cremorne)

Guitar Bass
Mykah began playing guitar at the age of 4, and continues to pursue his love for music as he completes his Bachelor of Music at UTS. Mykah has had a chance to become very familiar with both the acoustic and electric guitar. This has allowed him to develop an appreciation for all the styles of music they cater for, with Blues and Rock being his favourite. Whilst he values the need for learning musical theory, Mykah puts just as much emphasis on teaching musicality and developing the students 'ear' for music. He believes, a balance between these two components is essential to becoming a great musician. Mykah loves having the opportunity to share his knowledge and expertise with others, and encouraging in them, the same love for music that he has.

ROSCOE (Willoughby)

Drums
Roscoe is a local musician who has been playing drums and percussion for 15 years. Throughout his school life, he was heavily involved with his school bands, and was given the opportunity to be apart of the gifted and talented, extra curriculum programme. Roscoe kickstarted his career when he started privately teaching at the age of 13. He then joined a handful of community ensembles which allowed his already rich musicianship to develop and expand into a multitude of genres ranging from jazz to classical. He was also mentored by John Morrison and Gerald Steinmann during his high school education. Roscoe has professionally toured with ensembles both nationally and internationally.

GARETH (Lane Cove)

Guitar Bass
Gareth is a passionate musician who has been playing the guitar for more than 10 years, teaching for over 6 years, as well as teaching bass for the last 3 years. He started teaching while studying for his BMus(Hons) in contemporary performance through the University of Chichester(UK). His teaching experience stems from working at a number of institutions, including running the guitar department at a private school. Gareth has played guitar and bass for various bands in live shows all over Southern Africa, playing many different styles of music, before moving to Sydney in 2015.

LUCA (North Turramurra)

Drums
Luca has been playing drums for 16 years, completing the AMEB CPM for drummers syllabus with honours, as well as mastering a range of different styles. His love of playing the drums has crossed over into his teaching, which he his very enthusiastic about. He began teaching drums 4 years ago and has always loved helping students find their groove behind the kit.

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.

SIMON (Seaforth)

Guitar Bass Ukulele Mandolin
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.

LOCHLAN (Freshwater)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Lochlan is a Sydney based jazz guitarist who has been teaching school students of all ages and levels since 2010. After completing his Bachelor of Music, Lochlan pursued a Master of Music degree at the Australian Institute of Music, which he completed in 2015. Lochlan believes in balancing private tuition and music performance, enjoying both these aspects of his work. He continues to grow and improve his own musicality and as a result continues teaching passionately. Lochlan teaches Contemporary, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, and Classical styles for Electric, Acoustic, Classical and Bass guitar. He has also taught students enrolled in the AMEB program and in school concert band.

SARAH (Manly Vale)

Piano
Sarah Elise Thompson is a Sydney based Composer and Pianist, currently in her final year of study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Sarah started studies in piano at age 5, and has completed up to AMEB Grade 7 in piano. She has been tutoring in Sydney’s Northern Beaches since 2013, as well as offering guidance in music theory and HSC composition. Sarah has experience performing classical, jazz, contemporary and experimental music, and is currently a pianist in Sydney new music ensemble SPIRAL.

LACHLAN (Killarney Heights)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Lachlan grew up in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. In the 10 years that Lachlan has been playing guitar, he has studied and become well seasoned in numerous genres, including Blues, Jazz & Rock. His passion for guitar does not come as a surprise to those who know him, as Lachlan has been part of many accompaniments and bands in the local area. He may seem like a familiar face as Lachlan also enjoys working as a Barista in cafes throughout the Northern Beaches.

BEN (Forestville)

Guitar Bass
Since first taking interest at the guitar at 13, Ben has since turned this hobby into a passion he is currently pursuing. Ben is studying a Bachelor of Music (Creative) at the Conservatorium of Music with the aim of entering a career of composing. Ben has experience in playing with a variety of ensembles, ranging from the School of Rock to the Northside Jazz Big Band as well as competing in competitions such as Youth Rock. Ben’s main goal is to support other people to achieve their goals in music.

BEN (Narrabeen)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Ben has over 18 years guitar playing experience and has been teaching for the last 8 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.

KEITH (Narrabeen)

Guitar Ukulele Songwriting
Keith is known for his warm charismatic stage personality and his love of involving the crowd, he has been one of Sydney’s top solo performers for the past twenty years. He is a natural entertainer and his popularity constantly gains him residencies wherever he plays. In 1994 Keith attended his first Tamworth Country Music Festival, which felt like a homecoming with its large variety of Country, Folk and Roots music. Returning every year, Keith became a grand finalist in Australia’s biggest Country music talent quest “Starmaker”. In 2000, Keith’s love of songwriting led him to develop “Songwriters Unplugged”, held every week in Manly.

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


LUCA (Ultimo)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Luca has been playing guitar for the last 20 years in different bands ranging from Rock to Pop, to Samba, to Classical, to Jazz. He has been studying music for the last 15 years, mainly learning electric guitar, but also acoustic and nylon guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, piano, percussions and many other musically relevant skills. Starting studying at an adult age allowed him to experiment the best ways to quickly learn theoretical concepts. He could then apply these ideas in teaching guitar for the last 10 years to all ages, focusing on fun practice to explain many useful notions. His idea of teaching has three main roots to play in as many bands, gigs and concerts as possible; to constantly be a student himself to keep learn bits of every other instrument.

STEPHEN

Vocal Piano
Born and raised in Sydney, Stephen has held a love for music for as long as he can remember, something he is passionate about sharing and teaching his students. Having completed a Bachelor of Music at the Australian Institute of Music in 2016 Stephen specialises in vocals and songwriting with strengths in Soul, Folk, Blues, Rock & Jazz. As a vocal tutor he believes in the importance of a strong balance between good technique and development of expression. Stephens experience as a vocalist has seen him perform as a backing vocalist for artist such as Samantha Jade, Darren Percival and Paulini (Carols in The Domain, Studio Ten). As well as live television work on the latest season of The Voice (2018) performing with winner Sam Perry. Stephen aims to build his students confidence In their own abilities and help them find their own voice.

Hills District


BRIAN (Carlingford)

Guitar
Brian is a musician that belongs to a small, but booming community and scene of “modern fingerstyle” guitarists all around the world. Essentially, modern fingerstyle guitar is the incorporation of extended and rather unorthodox playing techniques on the acoustic guitar including slapping, tapping, as well as hitting the body of the guitar to create different percussive sounds. Teaching guitar has quickly become a burning passion of mine over the last four years and for me, it is my way of giving back to the world of music and showing as many people as I can the beauty, that is music. Regardless of what your level and your taste in music whether you listen to jazz, hard rock, metal, pop, electronic, dance, blues or country, each lesson will be specifically set out to your tastes, interests, ambitions, goals and ability. I teach all people of all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced levels.

OLIVIA (Seven Hills)

Vocal
Olivia is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music. Whilst at AIM, Olivia played the leading lady of Alexandra Spofford in The Witches of Eastwick and Jilly Girl Gill in Urinetown. Since graduating, Olivia has been a part of Squabbalogic’s production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Kiss Me, Kate!, and also played the role of Vanessa in the Exclaim Theatre Company Production of In The Heights. Olivia made her musical theatre debut in the Australian Premiere of The Bodyguard as Monique and understudying principal role Nicki Marron.