Meet the Team
Working in the education sector for over 12 years, Daryl is a music educator with a breadth of experience. He has worked with children with a disability/special needs, in correctional facilities, immigration detention, and as part of other community-based organisations.
Graduating from WAAPA in 2008, Daryl has continued his studies in education and community services.
With a unique background in music performance and education, coupled with further studies and experience in mental health and addiction, Daryl harnesses a specialised approach to teaching music in a therapeutic, social, and cognitive context.
Justin has been teaching piano, trumpet and voice for over 15 years; tutoring students of all ages in various styles and at various levels. Having a Licentiate in Piano teaching and studied voice and trumpet at university Justin has a particular interest in AMEB and ABRSM syllabuses. However, Justin also likes to teach students what they want to play or sing, from hip hop to rock and pop and gaming music. Justin love’s the challenge of figuring out the best way to help students learn to play quickly, easily and have fun during the process. Music is about enjoyment of the music you are learning, and music lessons are just that – fun and informative
Since learning the piano at the age of 7, Daniel has built a passionate career towards music and music education.
Now with over 15 years of experience as a classically trained and qualified (AMEB) pianist, Daniel has graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a wealth of knowledge in music theory, education and performance in both classical and contemporary piano and singing. Daniel prides himself in getting the best out of his students through understanding their musical ambitions to then cater to each individual.
Outside of music education, Daniel remains passionate towards music performing in local original bands and is a radio presenter amongst other roles in WA’s music industry.
Cecilia has had a passion for music and music education for as long as she can remember. Commencing Piano lessons at the age of 8 and Voice at the age of 11. With over a decade’s worth of experience with both instrument she has a wealth of knowledge to share. She is currently in her first year at WAAPA studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Music, specialising in vocal studies.
She offers tutorage in both Piano and Voice for all levels and genres but predominately specialises in contemporary music. Some of biggest influences include artists such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Adele, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Aretha Franklin, Taylor Swift, Regina Spektor and more!
Cecilia is qualified to teach both AMEB and RockSchool. Piano (Levels 1 – 4) and Voice (Levels 1 – 8).
Daniel has been passionate about music and the guitar for the majority of his life. With over 7 years of continual teaching experience and many more performing, composing, recording and touring in bands, he offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to students of all ages. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Certificate of Educational Studies, and is currently undertaking a Masters of Teaching.
Greg has been teaching and playing for over 20 years. After graduating from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, UK he made his way to Australia to continue his teaching career down under. Greg has a flexible teaching approach, basing his lessons off the AMEB Rockschool syllabus, with an emphasis on intuitive performing and repertoire building. This includes a functional theory component to compliment students’ playing ability. You can read more about our curriculum on our website.
Patrick started learning his instrument when I was 8 years old and is now undertaking a Bachelor of Classical Instrumental Performance – Violin and Viola at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
When it comes to starting an instrument, Patrick believes it’s not a matter of age, but rather of effort. The youngest student he’s had was four years old, with his oldest student being in her sixties!
Every student learns differently so in his lessons, the teaching methods, technique and repertoire are tailored to the individual.
People are at their most productive when they are excited and engaged, so Patrick makes sure each student has a say in picking their pieces.
Outside of teaching, Patrick is an avid performer; some experiences including playing in Perth Symphony Orchestra concerts, multiple ensembles at WAAPA, events at RAC Arena and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and in musicals such as Les Misérables and Oliver Twist.
Felix started playing drums and percussion in primary school and is currently in third year of the Bachelor of Music (Jazz) at WAAPA. Felix is currently the drummer for Wayjo’s (WA Youth Jazz Orchestra) Tuesday Night Orchestra and is also pre-recording sessions for the WAAPA musical A Chorus Line.
Felix likes to get an understanding for a student’s musical interests. He finds students are more engaged when we can put theory and technical work into playing their favourite songs.
Felix uses 2 drum kits in his lessons so he can play alongside the student, allowing them to get a sense for how an exercise should sound. This also helps the student keep good time!
Importantly, Felix’s lessons are always FUN which helps keep students engaged and enjoying themselves (which is what playing music all about!).
Peter is a multi-instrumentalist and WAAPA graduate having studied a Bachelor of Contemporary Music. As a Drum and Guitar Teacher for the past 6 years, Peter has taught at a number of schools across Perth and gigged all over. Peter combines syllabus material with the opportunity for students to explore their own creativity, learning songs in a range of styles. Peter’s approach to teaching is keeping the student inspired and engaged; going through the fundamentals of technique, learning and listening to tunes, and playing interactive games to develop the student’s theory knowledge.
Peter tailor’s his teaching style based on the level of each student, whilst challenging them to achieve their musical goals.
Byron started his music career at the age of 18 when he picked up the guitar. By the age of 21 he was playing in bands, and by 23 was playing in theatre productions and various cover bands. Byron’s career started taking off as a producer in South Africa and he started producing albums for all the major record labels including EMI, Sony and Universal, producing gold and platinum albums for top artists.
Byron moved to Perth in 2016, working freelance as a music producer and teacher. He has since worked with a number of local Perth artists and recently produced Jordan Anthony’s (The Voice Finalist) EP! Byron loves passing on his passion and knowledge to children and adults of all ages.
Jeremias has been playing Guitar for over 18 years. With a broad knowledge in theory, live performance, audio production and contemporary/world music he moved to Australia in 2014 after finishing a Bachelor in Sound Designing.
He is currently studying Jazz at the Western Australia Academy of performing Arts.
Jeremias uses his influences of world music and experience in teaching students of all ages and all levels to offer a unique approach to teaching; focusing on hands-on learning to maximise student enjoyment.
Jeremias also has extensive experience in teaching people with a disability.
Ben has been playing drums for over 15 years and has gained experience in a variety of settings, from rock and pop bands to jazz and experimental ensembles. He has played with a number of local and international artists and has performed across Australia as well as abroad. His passion for music has also led him to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he has completed a Diploma of Contemporary Music as well as a Certificate IV in Jazz, and is now in the final year of his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.
Ben shares his passion for music and learning with his students, catering lessons to their individual interests and level of experience. Through the development of fundamental skills such as instrumental technique, an understanding of music notation and theory, as well as approaches to both groove-playing and improvisation in a variety of styles, he seeks to inspire students and equip them with the ability to play at a high level and express their own musical ideas through the drum set.
Aurelia Sudjana has played the piano since she was 4 years old, and has obtained her Certificate of Practice and Theory of Music (AMEB). She frequently plays for church and other events such as weddings, birthdays and other celebrations.
Aurelia has been teaching piano for more than 10 years with varying age groups, with some students as young as 4 years old.
Aurelia loves to instill a passion for music with all her students, and ensures her lessons are engaging and fun. Aside from teaching, she is a mum of 4 active boys and loves to go on adventures with them.
Simon is a WAAPA graduate and pianist. Simon has a fun and enthusiastic teaching style; adapting lessons to each student’s abilities and tailoring each lesson to ensure his students get the most out of their learning.
Simon’s lessons cater to all ages, from beginner to advanced, from the classical syllabus of AMEB to Contemporary radio music, from solo playing to band involvement. Do you have specific goals for your piano playing? Simon’s got you covered.