ABOUT

 
 

All staff members hold current Working With Children Checks and COVID-19 Vaccinations.

Meet The Team

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Jana

Owner & Piano Teacher

Since beginning piano lessons at age four, music has become such a positive part of my life. I started Melody Music Lessons in 2014 when I realised my love for teaching.

 

I finished my double degree BMus(Hons)/BA at UNSW in 2018, receiving a High Distinction for my Honours thesis in Music. I am currently studying my PhD in Music at UNSW.

 

I am so passionate about sharing music because it's such a beautiful creative outlet no matter your age or ability!​

In my spare time you can find me on my yoga mat, walking my dog, in the garden or reading a good book!

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Georgia

Singing & Piano Teacher

I'm an enthusiastic and bubbly teacher and I believe it's important for music to be fun and enjoyable!

I started taking on singing lessons from the age of 11 and ever since then I have been extremely passionate about performing.

 

I'm currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the Australian Institute of Music. I've completed my Rockschool AMEB Grade 8 Vocals with a High Distinction. During my music journey I've sat my Piano For Leisure exams and have also studied drums. I'm currently working towards sitting another high grade Musicianship exam to compliment my university music studies. 

I'm super passionate about teaching and I believe in seeing progress in my students, by taking a caring approach to each student's needs. I believe that with this approach students can express themselves and find their own voice!

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Ryan

Guitar & Musicianship Teacher

I am an experienced guitar teacher with a BMus(Honours) from UNSW. I achieved First Class Honours for my thesis on improvisation in 2017.

 

I am currently studying for my PhD in Music at UNSW, to be completed late 2022. I have also written an instructional book on music improvisation called Improvisation: A Comprehensive Guide to Spontaneous Music Making.

 

My interest lies in jazz performance but I can teach any style of music. I love seeing students thrive and progress, and it's rewarding to pass on my passion for music to my students.

I'm also interested in Sonic Arts and studied this area in my degree. With these recording and editing skills I've been able to record professional studio albums for the students at Melody Music Lessons.

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Erin

Piano Teacher

Ever since taking up piano lessons from a young age, music has become a huge part of my life and it's something I’m extremely passionate about.

 

I strongly believe that although music may require consistent dedication and effort, it should remain fun and enjoyable for students. I strive to create this environment for students whilst encouraging them to do their best.

 

I’m currently studying a Bachelor of Medical Science at UNSW. I’ve completed my AmusA Diploma and ATCL Diploma and studied both Music 2 and Music Extension in the HSC.

Besides music, I love dancing and enjoying playing a range of sports!

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Premila

Singing & Piano Teacher

I began piano lessons when I was 5 years old and started learning singing when I was 12, beginning with classical but finding my true passion in contemporary voice. I can't go a day without singing; it's truly what makes me happiest.

I am currently studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), completing the Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance.

Music should be fun and freeing and I want to encourage a safe space for students to let loose, make mistakes and enjoy learning!

In my spare time you can find me at the beach, playing with my dog Winnie and my cat Tigger, or dancing!

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Jacky

Piano Teacher

My music adventure started at age 5 when I commenced piano lessons. Since then music has continued to shape my life. 

 

In 2020, I achieved my AMus in piano performance with Honours and was ranked 5th in the state in HSC Music 1. I am also experienced in public performance through my involvement in school choirs, solo recitals and eisteddfods. I believe my experience can help students of all levels to enjoy the magic of music which brings perpetual joy. 

 

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Education (Secondary) at UNSW to further pursue knowledge in music and pedagogy. With a great passion for teaching, I have always loved to witness each student's unique talent, their vibrant identity and their action in using their skills to inspire more people.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy expanding my Pinterest board on beautiful pots, cups and plates. 

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KLEO
Piano Teacher

I am so passionate about the piano and have loved it since the day I started playing!

 

While music requires diligent practice, it also allows us to explore a new creative dimension and have fun as we express ourselves.

 

I also believe that with a positive and encouraging approach, students can reach their potential and build confidence as a musician.

When I teach, I love sharing how beautiful and inspiring music can be.

 

I am currently studying Bachelor of Law and Computer Science at UNSW.

Besides music, I love playing sports and enjoy the beach!

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Ivan

Piano Teacher

I've been inspired by piano performance since I started my music journey at age 4.

 

Discovering the intricacies of classical music enriched my appreciation for the diverse range of expression available found not only within the classical sphere, but the depth of complexity in many other genres as well.

 

I believe music is a lifelong journey that can provide a lot of colour to everyday life, which is why I am passionate about encouraging students to learn music in a safe space where they can enjoy their achievements without the pressure of perfection.

 

I was given the opportunity to do accelerated Music 2 and Music Extension for HSC in 2018, being nominated for encore as well as attaining my LMusA diploma in 2019. I was also given the privilege of performing for many extracurricular ensembles at school and even playing at the Government House!

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JonathaN
Guitar Teacher

I have been playing guitar since the age of 12 where I developed a passion for music both practical and theory related. I mainly focus on more modern genres of music like pop, funk, rock and soul among others.

 

I’m currently completing a Bachelor of Music (Contemporary) at the Australian Institute of Music with guitar being my instrument major. I also received a High Achievers Certificate in 2018 for placing 1st in Course for Music 1 HSC.

 

On top of practicing guitar and studying music theory, I have also had many opportunities to perform live outside of education purposes; whether as a cafe gig, in rock bands, at corporate events, and even a musical.

 

I’m very passionate about making my own music and thus I hope to help students find their own unique style to further their creativity.

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Charlie
Cuddle Officer

You will find Charlie ready to greet you with a wagging tail upon your arrival at the studio.

Charlie is a 15 year old rescue dog who loves a cuddle!

 

He enjoys seeing students every day and being serenaded by beautiful music... he is a quiet but happy old man.

 

You may see him trotting around in a colourful jumper from time to time. He loves a splash of colour! 

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 CHRISTINE
ADMIN QUEEN

Christine has been working for the Department of Education for over 30 years.

 

As a head teacher with a mathematics and IT background, she brings expertise in areas such as timetabling, invoicing, accounts, problem solving, and staff/student communications. She is extremely organised and sets a high standard in our office.

Christine is also a brain cancer research advocate. She spends her spare time volunteering as the Volunteer Coordinator at the Charlie Teo Foundation. She has organised hundreds of volunteers who participate at large fundraising events -- including our teachers here at Melody Music Lessons, who annually donate lessons to this cause.

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Olive

Morale Executive

Olive is our office dog who helps with admin.

While he used to be on the welcome committee at our old Tunstall Ave studios, he has now found his new passion in the office. 

Olive is well known and much loved here at Melody Music Lessons!