First and foremost, Jennifer endeavours to foster a love of musical discovery within her students by encouraging them to both play and listen to a broad range of music. She strives to assist them in unlocking their musical potential through combining equally important elements of correct technique, creativity, theory and aural skills in addition to an appreciation for general knowledge about style and genre from a historical perspective.
Jennifer graduated from her honours year of a BA in music with First Class Honours from UQ in 2014, and is currently in the initial stages of a doctorate degree (undertaking research in musicology). She has over 15 years of experience with both AMEB and ANZCA syllabuses, and has successfully assisted students in preparing for exams from preliminary to grade 8. At present she is preparing to sit her AMusA exam. Jennifer regularly undertakes work as an accompanist and as of 2015 has played in the percussion section of the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra. She has a particular interest in adult education and firmly believes it is never too late to take up music.
Whether playing for fun, leisure and relaxation, or to prepare for exams and auditions, Jennifer is a dedicated, patient and encouraging teacher and would love to help you on the road to achieving your musical goals.
Alistair Noble is a pianist, composer, musicologist and teacher. He has more than 20 years experience of teaching music at all levels from beginner to PhD-level. As a performer, he has played many recitals around Australia and broadcast for ABC radio. He has a special interest in chamber music, contemporary music, and music of the 20th century.
Alistair’s qualifications include a B.Mus degree in piano, an M.Mus. in musicology, and Ph.D. in composition and music analysis. He was previously a lecturer and Associate Dean at The Australian National University in Canberra, and in 2014 was a Visiting Associate Professor in the prestigious music college at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.
Recent compositions include Glasteppich I-III, for piano, flute, viola and string orchestra, premiered by Arcko Symphonic in Melbourne in 2014. Alistair writes about music for The Wire, The Conversation, Partial Durations and White Fungus magazine. His ground-breaking research on the music of US composer Morton Feldman has been published in the book Composing Ambiguity: the early music of Morton Feldman (Ashgate, 2013).
Alistair welcomes students of all ages interested in piano, music theory, music analysis, composition, or musicology.
Sarah is a warm, insightful, and encouraging teacher who is excited about unlocking the potential of people’s voices. Sarah has studied popular music and jazz voice, and is currently undertaking a Master’s in vocal pedagogy. Sarah’s teaching approach is based on current voice science and ensures a solid foundation of breathing and alignment work. Sarah’s approach also offers effective practise methods and a focus on creativity and musicianship. Sarah has performed at the Woodford Folk Festival, the Brisbane Jazz Club, JMI Live, and is well equipped to teach stagecraft and band
leadership. Sarah teaches voice techniques that are applicable across jazz, pop, indie, and country. Sarah has taught in various schools and worked with children, teens, and adults. Sarah will help you find your free voice.
Claire studied at the Queensland Conservatorium completing both her Bachelor of Music in Performance and Pedagogy and a Diploma of Opera in 2010. In 2011, Claire was a Developing Artist at Opera Queensland. She then studied a Masters of Music in vocal performance at the Guildhall school of music and drama in London, and spent 2 years studying and performing in the UK.
Claire has performed in Master classes with international musicians such as Graham Johnson, Eugene Astid, Yvonne Kenny, Malcolm Martineau, Clive Timms, and Edith Wiens. She has performed in London venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, and LSO St Luke’s. Claire is currently a member of The 7 Sopranos, Australia’s most exciting young vocal group, a high impact classical spectacle combining glamour and intense vocal virtuosity.
Claire has been a private tutor of voice and piano for the past 5 years. Most recently she worked full time teaching voice and piano in schools and at a private studio in the Cayman Islands Musicians Ltd. Claire has much experience preparing students for exams in Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM, as well as AMEB syllabus. Claire has experience teaching students of all ages and many styles of voice including contemporary, pop, jazz, musical theatre as well as classical and opera.
Specializing in Vocal Pedagogy, Claire understands the inner workings of the voice and the tailors her teaching methods to the individual to achieve the best results for her students. Claire understands that every voice is unique, and will help to get the best out of your individual sound. Claire imparts an understanding of the technical aspects such as breathing, support, phonation, articulation, tone, posture, as well as the stylistic elements and performance aspects. This knowledge empowers the student to develop and self-assess to ultimately improve in practice outside the lesson environment.
Currently completing his Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, Tully is an aspiring bass and tenor trombonist in a variety of genres. While studying, he has become an active member of the brass band community, playing bass trombone with Brisbane Brass, and occasionally playing tenor with the South Brisbane Federal Band. He has also played with the QCGU Wind Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble, and Big Band.
Tully’s teaching approach aims to instil a love of music and a thirst for continued learning into his students through guided listening and exploration of music. His philosophy of education is that music is a lifelong journey, and each student must be equipped with the tools to guide themselves to future learning.
Rachel found her passion for music pedagogy at a young age when she was assisting instrumental music teachers in her high school. After she was awarded the Associate Diploma in Music (AMusA) at the age of 15, she has been teaching violin and piano in her home studio. She is currently studying violin at the Queensland Conservatorium with Michelle Walsh.
As an innovative and enthusiastic teacher, she provides enjoyable lessons by engaging students in interesting and wide-ranging activities. Her teaching philosophy is to plant a love of music in each student by being positive and encouraging. Nevertheless, she also focuses on teaching the required discipline and fundamental techniques to nurture them into a better musician.
From preparations for AMEB and ABRSM exams to playing as a hobby, Rachel is experienced with all types of students. She aims to optimise student’s success by designing the lesson to suit each student’s personal goals.
Also, as an active performer, Rachel has performed with a number of nationally recognised orchestras, leading tours to many parts of Australia. She was the finalist of the International Animato Violin Competition and the 1st prize-winner at Eisteddfod Music Competition. She was also appointed as the concertmaster of the String Ensemble at the State Honours Ensemble Program in 2013
Contact Rachel today to arrange a free trial lesson!
My lessons are interactive and individual. I want to help each student perform the music they want to and give them a solid technical basis from which to do this.
Momo Hamada, originally from Nara, Japan is a passionate performer and teacher currently based in Brisbane, Australia. Music has been part of Momo’s life from the beginning, having started piano lessons when she was 3 years old. Momo is a graduate of Osaka College of Music where she studied classical piano performance under Michiya Otake and Osaka School of Music where she studied popular music performance with Mutsuhito Murakami.
Momo is active as a performer in Australia and Japan and collaborated on projects for Brisbane Fringe Festival, BrisFest Nara and in 2011 organised a massed benefit concert in Brisbane for the victims of the Tohoku Tsunami. Momo has been an active singer all her life and has toured with, directed, accompanied and sung in many choirs. Passionate about passing on Japan’s traditional culture to the next generation, Momo has spent many hours visiting elders in remote villages in South Nara learning traditional nursery rhymes called warabeuta. She runs workshops teaching these to Japanese and western children throughout Australia.
Momo currently teaches piano and directs a Japanese choir at Browning Street Studios and performs in the duo engkau.
“I place strong emphasis on the individual musical development of every student.”
As a performer with experience in orchestras, chamber music, world music and improvisation, I place strong emphasis on the individual musical development of every student. Learning an instrument requires dedication but is always rewarding across all aspects of a child or adult’s life.
I have found that sound technical development and strong aural and musical skills ultimately give students the freedom to enjoy making music and express themselves through playing the cello. I also encourage students to involve themselves in ensembles or youth orchestras, concerts and recitals, and listen and engage with as many musical forms as possible.
From preparation for AMEB exams to simply having fun, I am happy to develop individual programs to help students to reach their goals.
Karyl ‘Sonic’ Edwards has been performing on bass guitar around Queensland for 15 years and adding double bass to his skill set 2 years ago. Karyl has played and been actively involved in various musical styles including Rock, Progressive Rock/Metal, Blues, Country, Funk, Soul, Jazz, R’n’B and Popular music. Karyl graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Music (Jazz Performance – Bass) from Jazzworx! in 2003 and the Vocational Graduate Diploma in Multi-Instrumental Pedagogy in 2006. He also has taught at Jazzworx from 2003. As Head of Jazz Bass Studies, he has authored a book on Bass Scale Fingerings published by Jazzworx!, in addition to contributing to others for the Jazzworx! Absolute Music System Certificate I – IV. During his time at Jazzworx, Karyl also contributed to the syllabus for the Vocational Graduate Diploma in Multi Instrumental Pedagogy.
Karyl has performed in venues such as Woodstock Australia, Mud Bulls & Music, Optus Gympie Music Muster, Jayco Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Tivoli, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane Convention Centre and Brisbane Town Hall and has supported artists as diverse as Amy Meredith, Kasey Chambers and Joe Satriani. Sonic is currently performing as a regular member of many duos and bands including New Directions duo, Acoustic Bliss, Dejan Toracki’s Shred Factor, The Conundrums (2011 winners of the Coca-Cola Battle of the Bands and part of the judging panel for the 2012 competition) and his own Jazz group Swingtown. He also continues to lend his skills to various recordings as a session musician and producer, including co-producing Lance
Coassin’s EP, Early Mornings (2011).
You may contact Karyl (Sonic) directly on: p: 07 3204 0038
m: 0406 869 038
e: sonicedwardsmusic (at) gmail.com
I am totally committed to facilitating excellence, artistry and a life long love of music in young cellists.
Braxton Neate is a cellist, director and teacher. Braxton is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Ensemble Fabrique, one of Brisbane’s leading new music ensembles and is a member of the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra. Braxton completed his studies at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University where he studied under Mei-Lee Stocker.
Braxton is an extremely dedicated and passionate teacher, totally committed to facilitating excellence, artistry and a life long love of music in young cellists. He currently maintains a busy private studio, teaches at a number of independent schools around Brisbane, is a registered teacher with the Suzuki Talent Education Association of Australia, is a state committee member of the Australian Strings Association and regularly gives group/orchestral tuition and workshops throughout Queensland.
My style of teaching is fun, mentally stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable for all ages and levels.
Laura Thomson is a professional violinist based in Brisbane. She was the 1999 New Zealand Young Performer of the Year and after completing a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, she embarked on further study at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, Guildhall School of Music in London and the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg. She has worked as a violinist with many of Australia’s leading Symphony Orchestra’s including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014, Laura embarked on a tour of China and Inner Mongolia as Assistant Concertmaster with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra. She is currently the Concertmaster of the Ady Ensemble which has a yearly concert series based in Brisbane.
Laura teaches violin, viola & cello at Ipswich Girls Grammar School as well as mentoring the IGGS String Quartet. She also teaches violin viola, cello & double bass at St. Rita’s College, conducting and directing the award-winning String Orchestra. Laura offers lessons for all strings at Tempo Music Academy located in Robertson and Browning Street Studios in South Brisbane.
You may contact Laura directly on 0424 787 247 or via the contacts form at Tempo Music Academy.
Xana tailors her lessons to suit the unique needs and interests of each of her students. Xana brings to her teaching ten years experience as a Singer/Songwriter and guitar teacher and a Bachelor of Music (Music Production, QUT). She is a friendly and patient teacher, committed to helping her students gain full enjoyment from the guitar. In addition to teaching guitar, Xana works extensively as a Singer Songwriter (e.g., Triple J, SBS) and Sound Designer/ Composer (Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Vic; Polish Cultural institute, NY; Melbourne and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals). Her performance highlights include supports for Kate Miller Heidke, Ember Swift and collaborating with Robert Davidson (Topology). She is currently completing a Graduate Diploma of Music Technology at the Queensland Conservatorium.
Contact Xana directly to arrange your FREE trial lesson, she looks forward to hearing from you!
“One of the joys of playing the piano is chasing sounds – sounds that are sublime, that take you somewhere else.”
Sarah Gall has been teaching piano for fourteen years, sharing the art of playing this beautiful instrument with students ranging in age from preschoolers to adults. With a solid grounding in both classical piano pedagogy and the contemporary music industry, Sarah combines solid training and ability with years of experience touring, recording and performing with a wide variety of artists.
Sarah’s teaching begins with building an appreciation of sound worlds, and then laying a solid technical/physical foundation to allow these imagined sound-worlds to come into being at the keyboard. Through this process, solid musicianship is developed. Sarah’s conceptual focus is on theory that supports creative music-making, as well as exposure to a broad range of teaching, classical and popular repertoire.
Sarah’s background as a pianist has included classical study with Lynne Jordan and Dr Diane Selmon. She has also had a successful academic career, undertaking research, teaching and course convenorship with Griffith University and RMIT and on a range of independent academic projects. Sarah loves the piano and loves to perform, bringing this passion into her teaching work.
Sarah has limited vacancies on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Express your interest by emailing sarah (at) ecojamming.net
“I am a creative enthusiast who lives and breathes music.”
A creative enthusiast who lives and breathes music., Tashka is a strong advocate for youth through community workshops and her private teaching endeavours of 11 years.
In the past five of these years Tashka developed her own music career-path curriculum, with the most successful of these streams guiding young artists (aged 12-16) through writing/recording their own CDs, receiving radio play, engaging in live performance and cross-art collaboration with theatre productions.
Tashka’s lessons are packed with musical games with a focus on teaching for individual needs rather than a set model for all. A strong base in Classical Music (10 years of study and AMEB examinations), a passion for jamming (ranging through many styles) and an unending thirst for composition (three short filmscores completed already for 2011) makes for a well-rounded music platter.
Although still new to Brisbane, she has fallen in love with its community and lush green landscapes and looks forward to calling it her musical home.
You can contact Tashka directly : 0400 299 523 or email email@example.com
“My teaching centres around helping my students express themselves through music and singing, to get the most out of their voices and establish sustainable vocal habits.”
Emma is an accomplished vocalist who has always held a passion for performing and teaching voice. Her teaching centres around helping her students express themselves through music and singing, to get the most out of their voices and establish sustainable vocal habits. Emma has worked with singers from beginners to professionals, of all ages.
Emma holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from Queensland University of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Vocal Pedagogy from Griffith University Conservatorium and recently completed her Masters Degree in Vocal Pedagogy from Griffith University Conservatorium,
In addition to her studies, Emma has been actively performing throughout Queensland for many years, as a lead and backing vocalist in a range of contemporary styles. Highlights include performances at the Brisbane Riverstage, the Brisbane Festival Spiegletent, the Globe, the Zoo, the Brisbane Powerhouse, and many other venues throughout Queensland.
Although experienced in a wide variety of musical styles, Emma’s speciality is in Contemporary Voice, especially Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz and Musical Theatre, with a particular interest in helping you to develop the skills necessary to be a successful contemporary vocalist in an holistic and healthy manner.
“I offer my students the opportunity to learn in a guitar-dedicated tuition studio from a professional with over a decade of industry experience.”
Cameron provides guitar tuition in a range of electric and acoustic styles. Students are offered the opportunity to learn in a guitar dedicated tuition studio from a professional with over a decade of industry experience.
Cameron Burridge started playing guitar in his early teens, studied Jazz and Contemporary Performance at QUT and since has worked as a performer, teacher and sound engineer with some of the biggest names in the industry. Cameron’s teaching style places the emphasis on the aspirations of the student and welcomes all ages and ability levels.
Mobile no:- 0401 921 314
“Through my guitar lessons, I want to get you playing any style or particular material you like. I insist on tailoring lessons to individuals.”
Cameron has extensive experience as both performer and teacher. With primary interests across jazz, electronic and rock music, Cameron has also taught across Brisbane for the past five years. His teaching style is relaxed with a particular focus on tailoring lessons to the needs of each student.
Cameron’s qualifications are in jazz performance and he has an excellent knowledge of jazz theory which he is willing to share with anyone willing to make the plunge
“I’m delighted to be a mentor at Browning Street Studios and to help my students discover their musical capabilities. “
David Ryan is a multi-faceted musician & artist at heart. As an accomplished Audio Engineer studying at SAE, he embarked on education in New York attending lectures at Hunter College & Columbia University before finishing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at QUT.
As a multi-instrumentalist performer & composer, David created Dempefka which paints sonic landscapes utilising experimental image to sound synthesis. His many nation wide releases broadcast on 4ZZZ radio and widely recognised in the genre. As the saxophonist and member of post-rock band Secret Black established in 2010, Dave has successfully performed in venues statewide.
Dave is in high demand as a saxophone, clarinet and flute, piano and theory teacher because of his broad knowledge of style, technique and composition from Classical music through to experimental electronica. With over a decade of teaching experience from beginner to diploma level and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Dave is utterly delighted to share his knowledge and experience at Home Piano Teacher, Browning Street Studios and Tempo Music Academy.
You can contact Dave via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0401 169 161
Kenetik Dance believes that “Anyone can Dance” – so if you’ve danced before or you’re just beginning, it’s never too late to start! My classes are a safe and friendly environment where being outrageous is encouraged and letting loose is rewarded, because dance is a fun way to get fit and make friends.
John was exposed to dance from a young age, and could dance long before he could walk! He has studied a number of different genres including Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre and World Dance. John has extensive knowledge in a number of genres and strives to share his passion for dance with all.
John’s Dance tuition company, Kenetik Dance is based at Browning Street Studios. Lessons allows students to develop an understanding through building technique, musicality, body isolations, “grooving” and performance.
Kenetik Dance offers a safe and fun environment for leaning on a one-on-one basis. Lessons present an opportunity for students to develop understandings of the art form through theoretical learning applied in a practical setting. John believes in instilling a strong understanding of dance basics, allowing students to be able to grasp more complex genres and to build core strength and retention. Students are encouraged to dance styles that interest them, therefore each class is tailored to the student.
To learn in a one-on-one environment gives students a better chance to excel. John has compiled a standard program and structure for lessons including the learning and application of:
Counting and rhythm;
These concepts are explored for each routine/movement exercise taught.
Kenetik also gives the opportunity for students to host group classes with friends or family, the core focus of group classes is to help build leadership and creative skills.
You may contact John directly on: email@example.com or via the form below.
I focus on the basics as well as learning the music you enjoy playing.
James Vincent is an established piano teacher who has worked as an accompanist, performer, teacher and composer in Brisbane for over 19 years.
Piano lessons are available for students from ages 4 years up to beginner and advanced adults. James focuses on establishing the basics and learning the music that you enjoy playing. Whether you want to do exams, play for fun, pop or Jazz music, or are revisiting the piano after years of not playing, James is here to help. James also assists with audition or exam preparation.
You may contact James directly by telephone on 0414 598 734, or by emailing jamesmgvincent (at) gmail.com