North Shore


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. He completed his Bachelor of Music majoring in Performance from the Australian Institute of Music. 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.

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.

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.

DAVID (Turramurra)

Guitar Vocal
Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist David Taylor is one of Australia’s most promising young artists and is fast becoming a household name.
He has already released three top 10 hits on the Australian Singer/Songwriter iTunes charts and released his debut album Thoughts Then Reality in October 2016. This album charted in the top 5 on the Australian Singer/Songwriter iTunes charts, overtaking best selling international artists such as Ed Sheeran.
In mid 2016, David embarked on his first Australian tour, Little Thoughts, playing shows across the country to large crowds and has performed on many stages all around the world alongside both Australian and international artists. David hopes to impart his musical skills and experience tto inspire his students' learning. www.davidtaylormusic.com.au

STAN (Warrawee)

Guitar Bass
Stan began his musical journey at the age of 7, when he began to learn the Cello. After several years of classical training, he took up guitar and piano at the age of 12. Since then, Stan has self-taught himself on guitar and now plays gigs across Sydney with his band Array. As well as recording and releasing original songs with the band, he also writes original orchestral and electronic music for film and television, and is currently studying at the Australian Institute of Music. Stan specialises in alternative and heavy-rock style guitar playing, but is familiar with various playing styles on both acoustic and electric guitar.

JOSIE (Killara)

Piano Vocal
Josie started learning piano aged 7 under the guidance of Dr Christina Whiteley and vocal lessons at 12 after performing a lead role in the primary school musical, music has become her focus and passion. Josie became lead vocalist aged 14 in pop/rock band ‘The Tempting’, and opened for American rock legend Gene Simmons and Australian soul artist Deni Hines. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Music Composition degree at the Sydney Con and has been teaching kids piano and singing for the past 3 years. Josie believes that learning an instrument is not just a skill but a vehicle that helps young people come out of their shell and flourish. While it brings challenges, it is also fun and exciting which is what she hopes to express through her teaching methods.

Northern Beaches


MATTHEW (Seaforth)

Guitar Bass
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.

SIMON (Seaforth)

Guitar Bass Ukulele Mandolin
Simon 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 completed his Bachelor of Music majoring in contemporary Music at the Australian Institute of Music where he was 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.

SIOBHAN (North Balgowlah)

Vocal Guitar
Siobhan is a passionate musician with over ten years professional experience performing gigs from Canberra to Sydney. Her love of music drew her to move to Sydney to study at the Australian Institute of Music in 2016. While in Sydney she has performed at the Royal Easter Show, LGBTI Awards, Sydney Parliament House and the International Convention Centre for various function events. Siobhan has a passion for seeing her students grow in confidence and skill with their instruments and believes every lesson should be adapted to each individual students personal needs and goals.

SARAH (Manly Vale)

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.

JENNY (Dee Why)

Piano
Jenny is a dedicated and passionate piano teacher who has been playing piano for over 13 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.

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.

NICHOLAS (Seaforth)

Piano
Nicholas has been playing piano for over 18 years and singing for 10. He has an immense knowledge base in the area of Music Theory, piano and vocal skills. Nicholas tutors persons of all ages. Nicholas is an excellent communicator, with a caring and patient disposition, ensuring that your child realises real progress and engagement.

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.

GABRIELA (Marrickville)

Vocal
Gabriela is a 22-year-old 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 2 years across a range of genres and also performs regularly at a variety of corporate events and original music gigs across Sydney.

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.

WILL (Paddington)

Guitar Bass
Will has been playing bass for over 17 years and holds a Diploma of Contemporary Music Performance from the Australian Institute of Music. He is a professional musician and experienced music tutor who performs regularly with the best musicians in Sydney and Australia. He is a member of nationally renowned Jazz Big Band Dr. V’s Swing Thing, who have shared the stage with Australian Jazz icons James Morrison and Sandy Evans. William performs and composes with powerhouse Sydney vocalist Ellen Mara and her 9-piece band, and his funk/soul/RnB trio holds a permanent residency at the Annandale hotel and play regularly at venues across the city. William is proficient and knowledgeable in many musical styles - including Jazz, Latin, Pop, Rock, Soul/RnB & Hip Hop.

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.