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Our Teachers

Michelle O.

Michelle O.
BA (Mus) W.Aust., LTCL, ALCM
Principal; Piano, Violin & Piano Accompanist

A sincere and diligent teacher, whose conscientiousness and genuine interest in music is a constant source of inspiration for her peers and students.

Michelle has attended piano lessons since the age of three and violin lessons since she was eight. She was awarded a Distinction in the Associate Music Performance Diploma when she was 12, and has achieved a Distinction in the Licentiate Diploma examinations, LTCL at age 15. In the same year, she auditioned and secured a place to study at Wells Cathedral School, a specialist music school in the UK.

During her brief stay in Wells, Somerset, England, Michelle discovered her passion for Baroque and Classical music, the two main periods in music history which formed a large part of her repertoire under the guidance of her piano mentor, Graeme Gilling. Hence, this shaped Michelle’s viewpoint of imparting genuine playing techniques, musical knowledge and interpretation skills to her students while developing their musicality as true Classical musicians.

Michelle has also completed her double-major music degree at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Western Australia. She currently enjoys an active musical life as a soloist, chamber musician, music tutor, and holds a position (Retail & Education Sales and Support) at Crescendo Music.

Rachel H.
BA (Hons) W.Aust. 
Flute & Recorder

Rachel is a caring and forward thinking teacher, always aiming to help her students achieve their best results through enjoyment of music and a dedication to practice.

With 10 years of teaching at some of Perth’s most prestigious schools as well as privately, Rachel has great experience in teaching all ages and all genres of music. She is dedicated to finding the most suitable method of learning for each student and modifying lessons based on individual needs. Rachel also has experience in teaching students who have various physical and intellectual disabilities.

As a performer, after graduating from the UWA Conservatorium of music with Honours, she has had the privilege of playing for renowned flutists in masterclasses and private lessons around the world. Her recent studies in England with flutist and pedagogue Trevor Wye have aided her in being comfortable performing in a wide range of genres. Rachel is currently active in performing with local ensembles and orchestras around WA.

Underpinning all of her teaching and performing is the belief that music is a foundation for a full life and changes lives for the better. Rachel aims to help her students find the joy that music can bring to their lives.

Ciara S.
BA (Mus) W.Aust 
Violin

Ciara is an engaging and dedicated teacher who strives to provide a nurturing and motivating environment, tailoring teaching to individually meet the various ambitions of each student.

She is currently studying Early Music performance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts after graduating from the UWA Conservatorium of Music with an undergraduate degree in Violin performance. Over 16+ years of playing the violin, Ciara has gained many valuable skills and techniques which she enjoys passing on to her students.

Throughout her studies Ciara has also continued to pursue her passion for playing Traditional Irish Folk music. This unique combination of skills comes through in her teaching, encouraging her students to train their aural, improvisational and memory skills as well as being proficient readers of music notation.

Adrian P.
BA (Mus) W.Aust
Classical Guitar, Bass & Ukulele

Encouraging and engaging would best describe Adrian as a teacher, believing that with proper technical training, any student can produce the music they set out to achieve. Whether that be reading sheet music, auditions/ certifications, concert performance practices or just learning to improvise with other musicians, Adrian can provide a fun and diverse learning environment. Adrian has been playing and teaching music for as long as he can remember. From humble beginnings through IMSS (FKA SIM) through to post-graduate studies at WAAPA and UWA; Adrian has performed both locally and internationally as a soloist, ensemblist, leader and conductor.

He is a self taught multi-instrumentalist, using his knowledge of music theory and pedagogy to
further develop his own playing and the performance of his students. Styles such as Classical, Electric, Jazz, Flamenco and Contemporary are all part of Adrian's repertoire. Music is a constantly evolving journey and a sound knowledge in all aspects of theory play an essential part in enjoying and sharing music with others.

Bao

Bao C.
Alto Saxophone & Violin

A fun and passionate music educator, Bao started Piano at age 5, Violin at age 6 followed by the Saxophone at age 9.

He successfully auditioned into the Western Australia Youth Orchestra and the Western Australia Youth Symphonic Band at the age of 11. Bao has now been a WAYO member for 8 consecutive years.

He was the concertmaster of the Rossmoyne Senior High
School Orchestra. He participated in the school's Italy music tour and also toured with WAYO into Singapore and Japan in 2016. Bao graduated from Rossmoyne SHS in 2017 after obtaining the WACE.

While at Rossmoyne, he successfully auditioned into the prestigious Berklee College of Music and was awarded
a scholarship to further his studies while majoring in music performance, music production and music business at the Berklee College of Music. 

Saskia W.
BA (Mus) W.Aust.
Flute

Saskia is a friendly and detail orientated Flute teacher with a wide variety of musical interests.

In mid 2020 she completed her UWA Music Specialist Degree in Flute Performance, and has been playing the Flute for 10 years. She has experience teaching students from 5 to over 70, and also in starting young beginners on the Fife. Saskia strongly believes that learning music should be fun, and that this is possible without compromising technique.

Saskia has played in various ensembles around Perth, including with the Perth Orchestra Project, and as a soloist with the St George’s College Chamber Orchestra (Directed by Paul Wright). In 2019, she also performed in a Masterclass with Anna Besson of Nevermind Ensemble (France), and completed the Australian Flute Festival’s Professional Learning Day in Sydney.

Saskia plays a Levit Kingma System Flute – a new model featuring additional keys which allows the instrument to play every quarter tone. In her spare time, she is the Musical Director of the Mockingbirds, an all female a cappella group. 

Daniel

Daniel S.
Acoustic, Classical, Electric Guitar & Ukulele

With over 10 years of teaching experience, Daniel is currently offering guitar and ukulele lessons for students of all ages and abilities. Lessons are designed with the student's goals in mind. His passion for music extends to many genres, ranging from rock, jazz, classical, folk, blues, pop to lo-fi experimental/noise music.

Daniel is an active member of the local music scene, performing countless shows, touring nationally in support of original music releases, receiving writing/performance and engineering credits on independent label releases and contributing to multimedia concept art projects. Daniel's recent works have received radio play not only in Australia but also in Mexico and Japan.

Estelle

Estelle O.
Piano, Violin & Piano Accompanist

Estelle started pursuing piano and violin studies at the age of four and has developed a passion for music ever since. She has completed all practical piano and music theory examinations with the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) and violin with Trinity College London. She has achieved Distinction in her Grade 8 practical examinations for both piano and violin studies.

Estelle has participated in several orchestras and was the concertmaster in her high school string orchestra. She enjoys expanding her musical knowledge and repertoire of different composers, genres and eras. Besides music teaching, Estelle is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dental Therapy at Curtin University.

Estelle's motto for classroom teaching is to make music lessons fun while incorporating musical knowledge, playing techniques and methods, and theory of music. She teaches students from as young as the age of four to adults, and customises her teaching styles to suit each student. Young beginners enjoy learning with Estelle as she utilises flash cards and fun activities to develop their musical and aural skills.

Georgia C.
Cello

Georgia started learning the Cello at the age of nine and has always loved the way music can bring joy to everyone. She has completed both theory and practical exams with both the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM).

Georgia has also been a member of the Western Australian Youth Orchestra from 2011-2018 working up from Sinfonietta to the WA Youth Orchestra. She has also taken part in orchestras, quartets, musicals and operas whilst studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Georgia is currently completing her Bachelor of Education: Music degree at Edith Cowan University specialising in instrumental music. She specialises in teaching classical music and her main goal is to help every student develop their love of music and have the opportunity to share this with others.

Eudora

Eudora C.
BA W.Aust.
Piano & Music Theory

Eudora started learning the piano at the age of 12 and has never looked back since.

Upon completing her Grade 8 in piano, she got the opportunity to teach music to children and adults at a music school in Singapore. When she had the opportunity to further her studies, she chose to be in the field of Arts and Music to further develop a deeper understanding of music.

After graduating from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sound and Screen Production for Music, she went on to work on projects as a sound recordist and sound designer.

Her passion for teaching brought her back to the classroom where she aspires to share her knowledge with her students.

Mathew D.
B.Mus Melb.
Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano

 

Having studied music performance at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and the University of Melbourne, Mathew has learned to play music to a very high level, and is passionate about passing that knowledge and experience on to students via teaching.

Mathew is a very enthusiastic teacher, and likes to pair the enjoyment of playing music with a structured approach to ensure students learn in a fun and engaging way, but also “cover all bases” with the goal of making sure all students are technically sound, have correct technique, and a good base of music they can play and enjoy. 

Very flexible with many different musical goals and ambitions, Mathew has experience teaching students of all ages, passionate that all students from a range of ages and backgrounds are able to learn music in some capacity with good instruction.

Jackson S.
Cert IV (Mus) WAAPA
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

Jackson is a proficient and formally trained guitarist with over 12 years of guitar playing and performing experience. He developed a deep passion for music after beginning his guitar journey at the age of eight years old.

During high school, Jackson was chosen by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority to represent an A Grade in year 12 music performance. After completing high school, Jackson attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating with a Certificate IV in Contemporary Music.

During this time, Jackson developed strong improvisational, music theory, and performance knowledge, which he continues to foster and utilise to enrich aspiring music students.

Jackson is also an experienced music teacher, having previously taught students ranging between the ages 4 to 71. Jackson’s main musical influences are blues and rock artists.

Jeannie

Jeannie L.
LRSM, LTCL Adv. Cert. (ABRSM), ATCL, AMusTCL
Piano & Music Theory

Ms. Jeannie is an enthusiastic teacher with great passion for music and piano playing, and has more than 25 years of teaching experience. She has successfully completed her ATCL (Teacher’s Diploma), Advanced Certificate (ABRSM), AMusTCL (Associate in Compositional Technique of The Trinity College of Music), LTCL (Teacher’s Diploma), LTCL (Performance), and LRSM (Licentiates of the Royal Schools of Music).

She has also studied with Ms. Bavani Rajah (Principle of Malaysian Academy of Music), Mr. David Gatehouse, (Chief Examiner of Theory, ABRSM), Mr. Loo Bang Hean (Concert Pianist and ABRSM examiner), Kathryn Lye, Dennis Lee (Concert Pianist), Graham Hall and Roy Wilkinson.

Ms. Jeannie teaches students ranging from elementary to Advanced Diploma. Her students have achieved numerous awards, including the coveted Hedy King Robinson Award for Theory of Music examinations (Grades 6 to 8), full marks for Grade 5 Music Theory, and awards for highest score in Practical exams for Grades 5 to 8. Her students were also invited to perform at the annual state high achiever award organised by ABRSM.

She is also a proud mother of three and plays regularly for church and dance studios.

Ulani H.

Ulani H.
Cello

Ulani is currently studying her Bachelor of Music and Specialist Music degree at the University of Western Australia, specialising in cello. She enjoys what music brings to her life and loves how it has the ability to help people grow in many ways. With that, she is enthusiastic and welcoming to all with a musical interest and wishes to help anyone pursue their goals.

What makes her passionate about teaching is seeing her students develop their skills, integrating their unique character into music, and simply seeing people enjoy what music has to offer. Whether you’re seeking to improve your skills or playing for leisure, Ulani is more than happy to help you on your journey.