Chris Davidson -Drums
Name: Chris Davidson
Expereince: Playing in bands since age of 17, over 20 years of touring.
Matt Rudge -Guitar
Name: Matthew Rudge
Education: Studied music 1 in HSC, recieving Band 6 result, has been playing since 15 years old.
Experience: HSC performances, Dio sounds, Entertainment at Weddings.
Ingrid Beasley - Piano, Violin and Bagpipes
Name: Ingrid Beasley
Teaches: Piano, Violin and Bagpipes!
Education: Glenaen Rudolf Steiner school (Sydney), K to year 12. Bachelor of Science - University of Sydney; Grad. Diploma in Education, Vision - University of Western Sydney; Grad. Diploma in Teaching & Learning - Charles Darwin University.
Experience: Play violin from grade 4 to 12 at school, learned piano & singing throughout highschool, pipe organ during years 10 -11. Played Bagpipes in Northern Suburbs Pipe Band for over 10 years, including Aust. Pipe Band Championships (placed 2nd in Adelaide championships, 1986).
Kumari Lamotte - Vocals
Name: Kumari Lamotte
Education: Kumari has completed a Bachelor of Music at Newcastle University and also recieved a band 6 in her HSC Music after coming first in her class.
Experience: Kumari taught private vocal lessons for 2 years, and has performed at various festivals, fund raisers and even performed as a Dymanite Girl in the metropolitan musical "Hairspray".
Aimee Hill - Piano
Name: Aimee Hill
Teaches: Aimee teaches Piano, Beginner guitar and Musical Knowledge
Education: Aimee has completed grade 6 AMEB piano, was classically trained at Hunter Valley School of Music and has been having piano lessons since she was 8 years old!
Experience: Aimee has been teaching for 2 years now and also studying at Uni. She did music 1 for her HSC where she played the piano, sung and composed her own piece.
Ian Mottram -Banjo, Mandolin
Name: Ian Mottram
Teaches: Banjo, Mandolin -Ian is also our guitar tech'!
Education: Aircraft Avionics Engineer, Scientific Instrument maker.
Experience: Lots! Playing for 48 years, freelance bass player, has run the Patterson open mike for the last 7 years, plays in local bands -The All Star Picket band, Back Slappers, Back Porch Therapy, Stunned Mullet Band, plus solo work.
Laura McKay (photo coming soon)
Name: Laura McKay
Teaches: Piano, Violin, Musicianship
Education: Laura has been studying music since early childhood, Laura is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of music with the University of Newcastle.
Experience: Laura has gained experience in a variety of local eisteddfords, string ensembles, orchastras and school band/choirs
Rhiannon Williams -Piano, Beginners Guitar
Name: Rhiannon Williams
Teaches: Piano, beginners guitar.
Education: Studied BMus/BTeach at Newcastle Uni, has completed classical AMEB and 7th grade theory.
Experience: 8 years teaching at HVSM, has been playing since the age of 5 (21 years).
Marjorie Butcher -Singing (Profile Coming Soon...)
Stuart Wiseman- Guitar
Name: Stuart Wiseman
Education: AMEB Classical Guitar, AMEB CPM Guitar, Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Science.
Experience: 30 years plus playing guitar, 10 years music teaching, Guitar Teacher at Lathams Music Kotara, Solo and ensemble performances, Songwriter (APRA), AMEB exam preparation.
Nick Filis -Guitar
Name: Nick Filis
Education: Nick has studied music for four years through highschool, recieving top marks in his HSC, and is currently studying a bachelor of music at Newcastle Uni.
Experience: Nick has been playing for 10 years.
Jordan Eyb -Piano
Name: Jordan Eyb
Education: Jordan completed her music HSC, Grade 7 pass ( Credit - B+) classical piano.
Experience: Jordan has been teaching for 5+ years with us!
Maggie Murcot - Vocal
Name: Maggie Murcott
Teaches: Maggie teaches Vocals, Beginner Violin & Piano, Basic Music Theory
Education: Maggie has completed Grade Four Trinity College Violin. Grade four AMEB voice. Currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the University of Newcastle.
Experience: Maggie has 2 years teaching experience.
Barry Vincent -Woodwind
Name: Barry Vincent
Teaches: Recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone.
Education: Barry is self taught in music theory and woodwind performance.
Experience: 1st/2nd chair oboe with Orchestra Nova (Newcastle); plays oboe, clarinet and flute with Maitland G&S Society.
Caroline Hill - Vocals
Name: Caroline Hill
Education: Assiociate diploma in singing. Currently undertaking BMus studies.
Experience: 15 years teaching singing; many years singing in & directing choirs, most recently joining Echology (Newcastle Uni Chamber Choir); years involvement in musical theatre in Newcastle and Maitland.
Asher Watters-Cowan- Piano/Violin (Photo Coming Soon)
Name: Asher Watters-Cowan
Teaches: Piano, Violin and Musicial Theory
Education: Year 12 graduate of HSPA, placed first in Music extension and is currently preparing for 8th Grade AMEB Piano, having received Credit in 7th Grade Piano
He is also applying for Bachor of Music at Newcastle conservatorium and also has a credit in 5th Grade Musicianship and currently preparing for 6th Grade Musicianship.
Experience: Has over two years teaching experience with both exam and piano for leisure