WHO WE ARE

Our Teachers

 

GUITAR TEACHERS

Gianni Michelini

Instruments: 

Guitar, Voice, Artist Mentoring, Songwriting, Music Theory
 

Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor of Music (Classical Guitar Performance), Masters of Audio Engineering & Production, AMEB AmusA in Classical Guitar

Adam Osmanovic

Instruments: 

Guitar, Ukulele


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Music, Over 10 years teaching experience


Specialisations: Blues, Rock

Donovan Taylor

Instruments: 

Guitar, Music Theory


Experience/Qualifications: 

Currently studying Bachelor of Music – Classical Guitar Performance at Newcastle University.
2016 Acacia String Quartet Composition Winner.

Mitchell Cordingley

Instruments: 

Guitar


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Music Majoring in guitar performance, Currently studying Masters of Secondary Education, Band 6 in HSC Music 1

Aaron White

Instruments: 

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Artist Mentoring, Music Theory


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Music (Bass Performance)
Singer-songwriter and original performing artist as well as bass player for covers and originals bands.

Tom Freeman

Instruments: 

Guitar, Ukelele, Theory, Bass, Band


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor Contemporary Music (Guitar Major) Australian Institute of Music 
Regularly perform in many bands

 

PIANO TEACHERS

Rachel Cox

Instruments: 

Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Artist Mentoring, Music Theory, HSC Music


Experience/Qualifications: 
- AMEB Grades in Classical Piano, Musicianship and Voice.
- Currently Studying a Certificate Teacher

New

Kurt Taylor

Instruments: 

Piano


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance). Masters of Education (current). AMEB 8th Grade Piano.

Bridget Harper

Instruments: 

Voice, Piano, Songwriting


Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor of Music (Songwriting Major), Masters of Speech Pathology (Current)
Currently Performing in Covers Duo

Bethanee Swilks

Instruments: 

Piano, Clarinet 


Experience/Qualifications: 

Currently studying Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the University of Newcastle.
• Part of Starstruck Orchestra 2018 & 2019
• AMEB Piano for Leisure Grade 6 (2020)

Harry Blenman

Instruments: 

Drums/ percussion, piano, rap, production 


Experience/Qualifications: 

Studying Bachelor of music majoring in Contemporary at Sydney Conservatorium. Years of experience in various concert bands, marching bands and stage band. 

 

Drum Teachers

Liam Tooth

Instruments: 

Drums


Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor of Music (Percussion), University of Newcastle. Master of Music, University of Sydney. 

Sahil Risal

Instruments: 

Drums & Percussion


Experience/Qualifications:

At the age of 16, Sahil completed his Diploma of Drums and Percussion from Kaleidoscope Academy (Nepal). After that he started his self learning journey

Harry Blenman

Instruments: 

Drums/ percussion, piano, rap, production 


Experience/Qualifications: 

Studying Bachelor of music majoring in Contemporary at Sydney Conservatorium. Years of experience in various concert bands, marching bands and stage band. 

 

Vocal Teachers

Gianni Michelini

Instruments: 

Guitar, Voice, Artist Mentoring, Songwriting, Music Theory
 

Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor of Music (Classical Guitar Performance), Masters of Audio Engineering & Production, AMEB AmusA in Classical Guitar

Rachel Cox

Instruments: 

Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Artist Mentoring, Music Theory, HSC Music


Experience/Qualifications: 
- AMEB Grades in Classical Piano, Musicianship and Voice.
- Currently Studying a Certificate Teacher

New

Bridget Harper

Instruments: 

Voice, Piano, Songwriting


Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor of Music (Songwriting Major), Masters of Speech Pathology (Current)
Currently Performing in Covers Duo

Ella Moulder

Instruments: 

Voice


Experience/Qualifications:

9 years Vocal Teaching Experience.
Bachelor of Music (Current) Majoring in Contemporary Voice, Performer in Theatre on Brunker's Production of Legally Blonde: The Musical.

Megan Galloway

Instruments: 

Voice


Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor of Music (Current)


Specialisations:

Jazz, RnB, Soul

Miette Xenith

Instruments: 

Vocal


Experience/Qualifications: 

  • Awarded the Silverchair Award for excellence in performance at Newcastle High School

  • Independent organisation of multiple music events. Newy Band Smash in 2015 and a charity gig in 2019

Grace Aberhart

Instruments: 

Bass, Vocals, Songwriting

Experience/Qualifications:

6 years of solo performances in the Hunter. 4 years of experience playing and leading various bands and ensembles.
Participant in the talent development project Sydney (2016/2017)

Harry Blenman

Instruments: 

Drums/ percussion, piano, rap, production 


Experience/Qualifications: 

Studying Bachelor of music majoring in Contemporary at Sydney Conservatorium. Years of experience in various concert bands, marching bands and stage band. 

 

Bass Guitar Teachers

Aaron White

Instruments: 

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Artist Mentoring, Music Theory


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Music (Bass Performance)
Singer-songwriter and original performing artist as well as bass player for covers and originals bands.

 

DJ'ing Teachers

Peter Bird

Instruments: 

DJing, Electronic Music Production, Brass, Vocals, Saxophone and Clarinet teacher.


Experience/Qualifications:

Music Teacher & Band Leader at Redhead Public School, Adamstown Public School, Biraban Public School
Bachelor Of Music In Music Technology

 

Woodwind Teachers

Peter Bird

Instruments: 

DJing, Electronic Music Production, Brass, Vocals, Saxophone and Clarinet teacher.


Experience/Qualifications:

Music Teacher & Band Leader at Redhead Public School, Adamstown Public School, Biraban Public School
Bachelor Of Music In Music Technology

Bethanee Swilks

Instruments: 

Piano, Clarinet 


Experience/Qualifications: 

Currently studying Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the University of Newcastle.
• Part of Starstruck Orchestra 2018 & 2019
• AMEB Piano for Leisure Grade 6 (2020)

Artist Mentoring

 

Gianni Michelini

Instruments: 

Guitar, Voice, Artist Mentoring, Songwriting, Music Theory
 

Experience/Qualifications:

Bachelor of Music (Classical Guitar Performance), Masters of Audio Engineering & Production, AMEB AmusA in Classical Guitar

Band Network

 

Grace Aberhart

Instruments: 

Bass, Vocals, Songwriting

Experience/Qualifications:

6 years of solo performances in the Hunter. 4 years of experience playing and leading various bands and ensembles.
Participant in the talent development project Sydney (2016/2017)

About National Music Academy

National Music Academy offers holistic artist development programs providing training & mentoring to foster musicians of all ages.

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Mobile: 0422 502 623
Email: admin@nationalmusicacademy.com.au
Address: 461a King Street Newcastle West
Office Hours: 
During term, our office is open 10am-7pm, Monday-Thursday, and 10am-6pm Fridays. 


During school holidays, our administration team may be working from home so please direct any queries to us via phone or email, or if you would prefer to meet in person, please contact us to book a time to visit the campus. 

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