North Shore


STEFAN (Neutral Bay)

Guitar Bass Ukulele Vocal
Since the age of 12, Stefan has been focusing and developing his guitar playing skills. After over 4 years of gigging experience with his own band and his own original songs, he is looking to incorporate his knowledge onto the next generation of musicians. With a great understanding of teaching the fundamentals of guitar and a multitude of experience in coaching and tutoring kids - including music and sports - Stefan is prepared to ignite the never-ending passion for music that once captivated him too.

BILL (Neutral Bay)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
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.

SARAH (Lavender Bay)

Piano
Sarah Thompson is a Sydney based Composer and Pianist, Completed her Bachelor of Music 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.

GREG (Chatswood)

Guitar Bass Ukulele Piano Drums
Greg has 16 years of experience as a Multi-instrument tutor of : guitars (acoustic, electric, bass) / piano & keyboards / ukulele / drums & percussion. He also has 40 years experience working as a musician in the studio & live performances. He is qualified as an Audio Recording Mixing Engineer with 40 years experience in the studio & live. He toured extensively over 30 years as a musician or engineer to : New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan & Australia.

LEE (St Ives)

Drums
Lee is a professional drummer with many years experience teaching and performing around the world. He's a qualified musician as well holding a Masters Degree in Applied Psychology where he delveds further into his speciality – teaching all ages with ADHD to play the drums and to use the drums as a means to manage their attentiveness. Lessons cover everything from technique and theory, to stylistic awareness and composition. He makes use of a specialised curriculum devised during his studies which is aimed solely at his students with ADHD, and if implemented correctly could result in a fun and enjoyable way to help manage ADHD. Each lesson is approached on a case by case scenario, adapted to suit the needs of the student.

Northern Beaches


MATTHEW (Freshwater)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Matthew is an experienced music educator with a Bachelor degree in Contemporary Music and a Graduate Diploma of Education. He has taught guitar for more than 25 years to students at Tokyo International School, Primary schools, 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 has played with some of Australia's finest musicians. He has released several acclaimed albums in various genres and performs at festivals, weddings, breweries and wineries.

LUCA (Manly)

Guitar Bass
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.

LUKE (Dee Why)

Guitar Bass Drums Piano Vocal
Luke is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Having performed around Sydney since the age of 16, he is well and truly a consummate performer and a well known face amongst his locals. He draws influence from a vast pool of legends, both old and new, including Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix and Tame Impala. Performances and influences culminate in a genre-bending mix of folk, blues, psychedelia with rock sensibilities. This melting pot of musical drawings combined with Luke’s own musical sensibility will be demonstrated through his debut EP - Simple Minds. The EP features Luke Hansen playing everything from guitars, bass, keyboards and his vocals. The polished studio recordings and his matured experience as a live performer suggest that it is only a matter of time until he enters everyone’s music radar.

DYLAN (Curl Curl)

Drums
Dylan has been playing the Kit and other percussion for 15+ years now. He has a Bachelor of Music majoring in sound production from the University of New South Wales. He can teach any grade or level of drummer, as well as sheet music, and musical theory. He loves his rock and roll, funk, reggae, jazz and blues. He's located on the Northern Beaches and is excited to rock the house down with all you wanna be drum gods!

JORDAN (Cromer)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Jordan is 26 years old, live in Sydney's Northern Beaches and he is very passionate about music. He studied Bachelor’s Degree of Music at Australian Institute of Music. He's been playing guitar for over 15 years and he has picked up a lot of other skills as well, including bass, ukulele, and vocals. He's very easy going, a good listener, and very attentive to the individual needs of his students. So, let's have a jam!

JENNY (Dee Why)

Piano
Jenny is a dedicated and passionate piano teacher who has been playing piano for over 15 years. She has completed her diploma for Associate of Music Australia (AmusA) and received honours for Grade 7 and Grade 8 piano. She also ranked first in her year for Music 2 and Extension in the HSC; her experience in performing will be an asset in aiding students to meet the requirements of piano exams and performances. With experience in teaching primary school students she is able to motivate and inspire students to do their very best within a nurturing environment. Each lesson is personalised to cater to the level and style of each student.

DANIEL (Frenchs Forest)

Guitar Bass
Daniel began his music journey by beginning to teach himself piano. He started learning guitar in Year 5 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.

DAVE (Seaforth)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Having been introduced to music by his Piano teaching Mum, David’s formative years saw him play Violin in a number of Youth Orchestras before finding a special connection with the Guitar at the Grand old age of 12. A student of The Midland Guitar School (Birmingham UK – The Birth Place of Heavy Metal!), David played in a number of local rock bands before going on to obtain a First Class Honours Degree in Electronic Music at Keele University, performing his Final Year recital on Guitar. David’s professional life has seen him working in TV & Audio engineering around the world whilst continuing to Write, Perform & Record on the Guitar. His completion of the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT.org) ALCM, LLCM & FLCM Diploma qualifications in Electric Guitar has further developed his understanding of the instrument with respect to both performance & teaching.

THOMAS (Beacon Hill)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Thomas picked up an electric guitar aged 13 and became self-taught playing for 3 years before receiving professional training to further his skills. He has been studying Bachelor of Music specialising in Contemporary Performance at JMC Academy Creative Industries. Thomas has performed as a special guest for a well-established Northern beaches band and brings with him the passion and dedication required to nurture the talent in his students.

JACK (Manly Vale)

Drums
Jack is a drummer with over 10 years of musical experience who loves both playing and teaching his instrument. Having always been obsessed with music, he started his own musical journey in high school, performing in multiple successful bands across Sydney's live music scene. Since then, he has broadened his percussive abilities and musical interests, and is proficient in rock, funk, metal, pop, and jazz drumming. Most importantly, he has developed a profound passion for teaching and sharing his love of drumming with his students. Jack can assist students with all elements of drums and percussion, including sight-reading, technique, improvisation and more. He is willing and prepared to cater to the specific needs of each student, so that lessons are relevant, engaging, and of course enjoyable!

Inner West


GABRIELA (Marrickville)

Guitar Ukulele Vocal Piano
Gabriela is a guitarist / jazz singer currently teaching in Sydney. She is currently studying Bachelor of Jazz Performance (voice) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and specialises in developing technique, confidence building, vocal health, improvisational skills and performance interpretation. She has been teaching for 3 years across a range of genres and also performs regularly at a variety of corporate events and original music gigs across Sydney.

STEPHEN (Dulwich Hill)

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.

ROGER (Newtown)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Roger is a Sydney based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who has more than 15 years of experience playing bands across the state. Roger believes the exploratory nature of learning guitar is an incomparable experience that can foster a deeper love and understanding of music. Through learning the key tenets of playing music - rhythm, melody, timing and unison - from Roger, students will learn lessons they will carry across into growth in their academic, personal and social lives. You can catch Roger singing, playing guitar, bass or drums across the Inner West with a variety of bands performing everything from folk to punk music.

ALEX (Enmore)

Guitar Vocal Piano Ukulele
Alex McIntyre has studied guitar from the age of 8 & started playing piano at 6 years old. She has trained as a classical guitarist for over 10 years and has a bachelor in contemporary performance on guitar. During her university studies Alex travelled as session guitarist, synth player & vocalist across Europe and Australia. When she was not on touring she was teaching music lessons ranging from beginner to advanced classical and contemporary grades. After completion of her bachelor Alex stopped touring to focus on her solo project ‘Lola Scott’ and has since become an in demand songwriter and producer. 

JOHN (Rosebery)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
John is a passionate musician with over twenty year’s involvement in the music industry. A skilled guitarist and vocalist with experience of performing, recording, composing and arranging music. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable of all aspects of music working to complete a Bachelor of Music Degree through the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney to fuel his passion for music and education. John is a vocalist and guitarist for Visualis rock band.

PETER (Mascot)

Guitar Bass
Peter began the Suzuki method of piano at the age of 4. He found his main instrument, the guitar, in early teens and learned the drums and singing. He also performed on bass guitar for the musical HMS Pinafore. At St Aloysius College Peter won the prize for music in his HSC year, before going onto a BMus at UNSW (Performance and Composition), which he graduated from in 2000. Peter topped his course in composition in his final year. He also completed the Steinberg Certificate for Cubase. Peter has played in rock bands and has performed in studio recordings and enjoys recording in his home studio, where he is currently recording demos for an album. Peter's expertise is in modern guitar performance techniques and has written a thesis on this at UNSW. He loves conveying his passion for music to students.

ANTHONY (Glebe)

Guitar Bass Ukulele
Anthony is a music performance student at JMC Academy and teaches guitar, bass and ukulele. He teaches students holistically, using his previous Psychology training to help build learning habits that will stay with them for the rest of their lives and that will empower them to reach their goals not only in music, but in any other area they wish to excel in. Anthony tailors his lessons to the student's interest, but also makes sure all the fundamentals of music are covered in a way that will excite and inspire students who have decided to take their first steps into the beautiful world of music with a guitar by their side. Anthony also teaches song writing techniques and the rudiments of music theory in a context that will have students playing the music they love!

NICK (Auburn)

Drums
Nick is a drum teacher, 1 year experience teaching and 10 years experience playing drums and playing in bands. He teachs drums for beginners up to advanced level. He aims to make lessons fun and productive.

HILLARY (Hurstville)

Vocal Guitar Piano Violin
Growing up in a musical household with a line of piano teachers going back 4 generations, it was no surprise that Hillary also took up the mantle. As well as Piano, Hillary has spent many years working and performing in choirs, musicals and concerts in Brisbane, the Northern Rivers and the Greater Hunter. Through this, Hillary has found to love the journey of learning. Being able to look back at how far you have come is so rewarding to anyone wanting to learn. Having studied under Lucy Bailes at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) in Surry Hills, as well as being an active member in the local Underwater Rugby Club (SYDUWR), Hillary is dedicated to supporting and developing their students love and passion for music.