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.
Phone: 0401 006 194
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.
You may contact Claire directly on 0434 822 182 or visit her website at http://www.clairecandy.com
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.
You can contact Tully directly on: 0413 972 165
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!
Mobile: 0452 446 066
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.
You may contact Braxton directly on 0409 514 881 or visit his website at www.braxtonneate.com
“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 since 1999, 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 revealing the sound, touch and potential of the piano, and then laying a solid musical and sensory foundation to allow imagined sound-worlds to come into being. Aims are to develop a student’s self-confidence, curiosity and pianistic skill-set. Sarah’s conceptual focus is on theory that supports creative music-making, and students will be exposed to music from a wide range of historical periods.
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, The Queensland Conservatorium, QUT, University of Western Sydney 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 is not currently taking new students. Sarah is not currently maintaining a student waitlist. Contact Sarah by emailing sarah (at) ecojamming.net
“My lessons are informative yet fun-focussed. Emphasis is placed on the musicianship and awareness singers need to have to be the “full” package on the stage.”
Anita Parakh-Morgan is an experienced performer and voice teacher. Her music dramas demonstrate her creativity and her talent in bringing the theatre into all styles of song.
You may contact Anita directly : firstname.lastname@example.org
Piano, Composition, Voice, Digital Production
“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
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.
You can contact Emma directly on 0438 159 410.
Guitar (Acoustic and Electric, all styles)
“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
Guitar and Keys
“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
You can contact Cameron directly: 0412 009 496
James Vincent is an established piano teacher who has worked as an accompanist, performer, teacher and composer in Brisbane for over 20 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