WHO WE ARE

Our Teachers

 

GUITAR TEACHERS

Drum Lessons Newcastle - Gianni Michelini

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

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Adam Osmanovic

Instruments: 

Guitar, Ukulele


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Music, Over 10 years teaching experience


Specialisations: Blues, Rock, HSC Music, AMEB / Rockschool Exams

Drum Lessons Newcastle - Donovan Taylor

Donovan Taylor

Instruments: 

Guitar, Music Theory


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor of Music – Majoring in Classical Guitar performance

Performance at Newcastle University.
2016 Acacia String Quartet Composition Winner.

 
 
 

Mitchell Cordingley

Instruments: 

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Theory


Experience/Qualifications: 

Achieved Band 6 in HSC Music.
 

Completed Bachelor Of Music Degree in Guitar Performance at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music with Distinction.

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.

Charlie Snedden

Instruments: 

Guitar, Bass


Experience/Qualifications: 

Bachelor Of Music - Australian Institute of Music. Masters of Teaching (Music) - University of New South Wales (Currently Studying).

 
 
 

Hamish McClure

Instruments: 

Guitar


Experience/Qualifications: 

Currently studying a Bachelor of Music at Newcastle University (UON)

Performed at The Glasshouse in Port Macquarie for Bravissimo 2020 

 
 

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

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Drum Lessons Newcastle - Kurt Taylor

Kurt Taylor

Instruments: 

Piano, Music Theory, HSC Music


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, Beatboxing 


Experience/Qualifications: 

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

 
 

Ellery Durrant

Instruments: 

Voice, Piano, Music Theory


Experience/Qualifications:

BMus (Dist.; 2016)
SongCo Lab Summer School with the Song Company (2017)

Choral Conducting Masterclass with The Australian Voices (2018)

 

Mitchell Taylor

Instruments: 

Piano, Keyboards, Music Theory, Songwriting, Composition, Arranging


Experience/Qualifications:

AMEB Piano for Leisure Grade 6 (2018)

 

Experienced piano accompanist, including HSC Music 1 performances for vocalists

 
 

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, Beatboxing 


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