Andrew Wilson is a highly regarded cello teacher based in Sydney with 22 years of teaching experience at a number of colleges, music academies, and private schools in Sydney and over 12 years of performance experience as a former orchestral musician in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra ('SSO') and Opera Australia Orchestra ('AOBO').
Andrew likes to build a rapport with his students and their parents, carefully assessing strengths and best learning styles of individual students in order to adjust teaching methods and planned progression of technical and artistic achievements for each student.
Aydin Zahedi started learning classical guitar at age 12. Five years later he purchased his first electric guitar and dedicated most of his time to refining his newly found musical skills. Aydin loves to perform as a session musician in live concerts and has made studio recordings. He studied Jazz performance at the Vienna Conservatory of Music in Austria to further develop his academic view and master his musical skills.
With 18 years teaching experience, Aydin is very enthusiastic about teaching young students (beginner to advanced levels) and tailors each lesson to suit each student's interests and needs. He believes that highlighting each student’s achievements and efforts will encourage them to spend more time practicing the guitar. Aydin encourages parents to attend lessons and regularly reach out to him.
Braxton is a dedicated and passionate Suzuki method cello teacher, he maintains teaching studios in both Sydney and Brisbane
He is a wonderful musician who is active as a freelance performer and is a positive caring teacher who provides expert tuition with a well rounded approach that enables his students to enjoy and respect the learning experience.
Cecilia is a piano and flute teacher with 10 years of private and classroom teaching experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) and Music Education at the University of New South Wales and a Diploma in Kodály Concept of Music Education with Piano Pedagogy Specialisation and Musicianship from the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét in Hungary.
Cecilia is committed to helping her many students improve their musical skills, play their instrument with a clear understanding of music and perform on a regular basis.
Emilie is an enthusiastic young violin teacher who herself studied under the Suzuki Method, graduating level 12 in 2014. She studied Graphic Design at University, graduating in 2018 with Honours. She has since undertaken study in violin teaching, and will be gaining her Certificate III in Suzuki Talent Education (Violin) at the 2019 Suzuki Graduation Concert.
A graduate of the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Ester has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. She has performed at the Sydney Opera House, and is a qualified teacher of the Suzuki method of learning piano.
Winner of the New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition (2016), George Wills is a New Zealand born Classical Guitarist. He recently completed a Master of Music degree (Historical Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with a special interest in the baroque guitar and theorbo. He also holds a Bachelor of Music with 1st Class Honours from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music, during which time he studied under Dr. Jane Curry and Prof. Matthew Marshall.
George is a warm and passionate teacher with many years experience. He values the importance of music in daily life for all, and is dedicated to helping each student work towards their musical goals.
Harrison has over a decade’s experience in music education and cello teaching in particular. He is passionate about helping students meet their musical potential and ambitions in a fun and creative way and this has been a guiding philosophy in his work in various schools around the Sydney and in his own private studio. He has taught students of all ages from a range of different backgrounds and takes a wholistic approach to music education.
Jen is a passionate professional pianist and piano teacher with over 20 years of experience in performing and teaching piano in Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Australia. She completed her degrees in Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
Originally from Beijing, Joanna is a classical-trained pianist and a qualified teacher of the Suzuki method. She completed her certificate of performance (Honours) and has performed extensively as a soloist and a piano accompanist.
She believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience music. Music is a wonderful method for the development of character and confidence while providing a way for a child to bond with family, friends and the community. As Dr. Suzuki says, "Where love is deep, much will be accomplished"
Joanna can offer Suzuki or Traditional piano method, Wednesday and Sunday. She is also available as an accompanist and can speak Mandarin.
Josh grew up in a large musical family in Sydney's North Shore. He began playing clarinet at the age of 10, frequently attending the NSW Clarinet Society events and workshops as a child. He then studied classical clarinet at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has an interest in many musical genres. Since graduation he has explored an interest in the EWI (Electronic Wind Instruments) and improvisation.
Junko Nishimura is a classically-trained pianist and an experienced and qualified exponent of the Suzuki Method for teaching piano. Trained in Tokyo and in Australia, Junko has been teaching and performing since childhood, and has been teaching the Suzuki Method for 15 years.
Louise has been a professional performer for 20 years and is an accomplished vocal tutor of some 18 years; she has a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass onto her pupils from beginner vocal students right through to budding professionals.
Louise holds a strong belief and has experienced through her years of teaching that singing lessons can change lives. Louise is a contemporary vocal tutor, her styles include; Popular, Rock, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Soul, R n B, Blues, Funk, Pop/Classical crossover, Folk and Country.
Mahoor first picked up a guitar 25 years ago and was immediately hooked.
Mahoor has studied Classical Guitar in his home city of Tehran and also in Australia, completing two Bachelor of Music degrees. Specialising in Classical and Flamenco guitar styles (where the strings are played with thumb and fingers, not a plectrum).
As an accomplished tutor and performer Mahoor can play a variety of forms of music and is often invited to play solo or guest appearances for a wide range of performances.
Merryl is a professional South African flautist with over twelve years of teaching experience in various settings from private lessons, sectional rehearsal direction at youth orchestra festivals, ensemble direction at the primary school, high school and university level. She is an enthusiastic community music advocate with a passion for sharing a love of music with others.
Nazli Bodaghi began learning classical guitar at age 15 and furthered her music studies in classical music (performance) at Tehran University. She is also a trained soprano, singing in the Tehran Choir.
Nazli has been teaching music for over ten years. After moving to Australia and learning about the Suzuki method, she has been teaching using this methodology for the last five years.
Nazli is a passionate and caring teacher who is a testament to the Suzuki philosophy “where love is deep much can be accomplished” Dr. Suzuki.
Riri (pronounced "Lili") Matsuyama , is a product of the advanced Suzuki Method and has completed the entire repertoire, including the Japanese extensions of the Suzuki Method, for Violin. She has been studying violin since she was aged 4.
Lili has come to Australia to experience teaching violin using the Suzuki Method, in English, so as to reach more students from more backgrounds than is possible in Japanese alone.
Sofia Obando Aburto is a talented and passionate young Costa Rican musician currently studying a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney. She has had experience with several teaching methods as an international student. Sofia uses her knowledge and learning experience to her advantage in her teaching, and is very committed to her students.
She is available to teach Traditional Piano, Bassoon, Clarinet and Oboe.
Ted Kusano commenced tutoring Flute and Saxophone students at The Lane Cove Music and Cultural Centre in 2017. He is also a Professional Instrument Repairer running his own business in Artarmon, Sydney NSW.
Ted greatly enjoys interaction with and giving back to his local community. Ted teaches music because he loves it. Nothing makes Ted happier than seeing children actively learning and enjoying their musical experiences. He is very passionate about making sure that they have good instruments. He likes to say "You cannot go anywhere with flat tyres on a car" and an instrument is the same. Ted encourages his students to understand that regular practice and participation are very important to their individual progress.