Our guitar and singing classes will cover technique using great songs and the latest in technology to keep classes alive and students busy in between lessons.
At the end of each term, the students perform their songs to family and friends and once a year we hold a Student Showcase. These performances help students build a repertoire of songs as well as aid in confidence boosting which can extend to so many other areas in their lives. Many of our students have excelled in the performing arts at their respective schools and communities as a result of attending our classes and recitals.
Our Teachers All of our teachers have a Working With Children Check (an Aust. govt. requirement) and are highly accomplished and motivated to giving our students the best music education experience.
Gabrielle Johnson (director, guitar and singing teacher)
Gabrielle began teaching guitar as early as high school. She's sung in choirs and small groups from a young age and performed professionally with "The Smith Sisters" for many years. She returned to music teaching in 2006 after a career in graphic design, taking the OLA school choir through to the finals at the Sydney Eisteddfod in 2010. She holds a Specialist Music Certificate from Berklee College of Music in the US and is dedicated to all her students and extremely passionate about music education.
Rick Blackledge(specialist guitar teacher)
Rick is a great asset for our school with his laid back friendly manner, his sense of humour and his love for the blues. Rick is an extremely patient teacher and all of his students love coming to his classes. He was mentored by Ian Miller, lead guitarist from Young Paul Young Band and is proficient in many styles of guitar.
Lily Lindsay(student guitar and singing teacher)
Currently attending the Australian Institute of Music High School - Lily is a gifted singer and assists me with Junior Singing and Guitar groups. She has recently joined our teaching team in 2017 and the students have warmed very quickly to her to gentle and caring nature.