Meet The Team
MML has recently transitioned into a studio hire setup, so that students/parents are in direct contact with their teacher. This has helped streamline all communication.
You can get in touch with your preferred teacher below. If you're not sure who to choose, you're welcome to contact Jana our studio owner to discuss.
All staff members hold current Working With Children Checks and COVID-19 Vaccinations.
Studio 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, and I really believe I have the best job ever! I love teaching and I think it's such an inspiring, fun and creative art form that can help us flourish as people and musicians in many different ways.
I finished my double degree BMus(Hons)/BA at UNSW in 2018, receiving a High Distinction for my Honours thesis in Music.
I really believe that music is for anybody, at any age, with any experience. It's such a beautiful creative outlet that anyone can take part in. Everyone is welcome!
In my spare time you can find me on my yoga mat, walking my dog, in the garden or reading a good book!
I've loved playing piano since the moment I started. It's so fulfilling and rewarding to share my passion through a teaching style that is positive and exciting, but also patient and focused on making sure students are confident in their understanding of content.
In 2022, I achieved Grade 8 in Piano Performance and Grade 4 Musicianship, while also a Band 6 in HSC Music 1. I am an experienced public performer having been involved in school bands and music showcases, while also in theatrical performance and school leadership.
I am currently studying a Bachelor of Law/Economics at UNSW, but in my spare time you can find me on my surfboard catching waves down at Maroubra Beach!
Piano & Vocal Teacher
Ali comes with over 10 years experience as a professional performer in pop and jazz bands, travelling internationally as lead singer and as a pianist.
Ali completed her Grade 7 AMEB Classical Piano exam, Grade 4 Musicianship exam and Grade 2 AMEB Classical Singing exam, achieving high honours. She is currently studying for her Grade 8 Classical Piano Certificate. Ali has also studied at the Adelaide Conservatorium in Popular music as well as in Music Theatre, gaining knowledge and skills in performance, production, acting, and vocal anatomy. She has more recently found a love for teaching one-on-one lessons in singing and piano, helping give students a solid foundation in technique, and passing on her wide range of repertoire, teaching fun and informative lessons.
Ali's teaching style can be described as fun and informative, with the ability to quickly connect with new students, Ali lights up when she can see her students enjoying themselves, and gaining confidence in their abilities.
In her spare time Ali loves swimming in the ocean, writing music, and challenging herself to dance classes!
Julian started learning drums at the age of 5 and achieved a band 6 in HSC Music 1 in 2012.
Julian completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in performance repertoire and sound production in 2018. During this time, Julian has collaborated with many professional musicians.
Julian is currently participating in 3 musically diverse bands.
Through his experience, Julian has built a strong musical intuition and passes it onto his students with his unique teaching style.
Julian has been teaching drums for 5 years. He ensures his students have fun while developing their drumming theory and technique.
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.
Guitar & Vocal Teacher
Hey, I’m Saharsh! I’ve been playing the guitar for 9 years, and have been sharing my passion for the guitar through teaching for the last 2 years. My favourite styles span a variety of genres, from classical to blues to funk, and even a touch of jazz!
Beyond teaching, I have a strong history in performance. I’ve played at numerous venues around Sydney and Newcastle, both as a solo act and as part of a band. I’ve also done a number of musical theatre shows as a lead guitarist.
As a teacher, I strongly believe that learning guitar should feel like fun. I strive to create an engaging and enjoyable environment for my students, and offer tailored lesson plans based around my student’s own goals and aspirations, whilst ensuring to teach foundational music theory and proper technique.
Whether you aspire to strum heartfelt acoustic melodies around a campfire or unleash some electrifying solos on stage, I would love to help you reach your musical ambitions.