Our guitar and singing classes will cover technique using great songs and the latest 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 confidence in themselves which can extend to so many other areas in their lives.
Our Teachers 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 grew up in Sydney and holds a Specialist Music Certificate from Berklee College of Music in the US. She is dedicated to all her students and extremely passionate about music education. She began teaching guitar as early as high school and has sung in choirs and small vocal groups from a young age. She sang and played guitar with The Smith Sisters for many years. After a career in graphic design, she returned to music teaching in 2006 taking the OLA School Show Choir through to the finals at the Sydney Eisteddfod in 2010.
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 in Year 12 at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) High School, Lily is a gifted musician and assists me with our singing and guitar groups. She has recently joined our teaching team in 2017 and our students have warmed very quickly to her to gentle and caring nature not to mention her amazing vocal ability!