Our Teachers

Newcastle: 461a King St, Newcastle West P: 4929 3060
Maitland: 416a High St, Maitland P: 49345553

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Our Teachers

 

While all of our teachers are skilled in their instruments and trained in our NMA Teaching Philosophy, every teacher is going to bring their unique gifts, passions and experiences to their lessons. We look for teachers with a wide variety of qualifications and experiences, from tertiary training such as Bachelors and Masters degrees, to experience playing in international touring bands or teaching in a variety of settings.

Below is a bit of information about each of our teachers. Every teacher is experienced in teaching a wide variety of styles, however if you are a more advanced student or looking for a more specialised genre of music, some of our teachers’ specialisations are listed below.

FILTER BY: Instrument (Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Drums, DJing, Artist Mentoring, Songwriting, Saxophone, Clarinet, Electronic Music Production, Music Theory)

 

Aaron White

Instruments: Bass Guitar
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Availability: Monday & Tuesday Newcastle Campus

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Adam Osmanovic

Instruments: Guitar, Ukulele
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Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Newcastle Campus

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Macquarie College

Wednesday Hunter School of Performing Arts
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Beau Hatch

Instruments: Guitar
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Availability: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Newcastle Campus

Thursday Newcastle East Public School
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Bridget Harper

Instruments: Voice, Piano, Songwriting
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Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Newcastle Campus
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Brooke Lidbury

Instruments: Voice
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Availability: Monday & Thursday Newcastle Campus

Wednesday Maitland Campus
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Christine Andison

Instruments: Piano
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Availability: Tuesday Maitland Campus
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Damien Cotton

Instruments: Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Songwriting, Artist Mentoring, Music Theory
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Availability: Tuesday Newcastle Campus

Thursday Maitland Campus
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Dane Baldwin

Instruments: Drums
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Availability: Wednesday Macquarie College
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Dean Selem

Instruments: Piano
Experience/Qualifications: 8th Grade AMEB Classical Piano, 5th Grade AMEB Theory
Specialisations: Classical, Pop & Rock
Availability: Thursday Maitland Campus
Listen: https://www.facebook.com/413003099185952/videos/361529417724829/

 

Donovan Taylor

Instruments: Guitar, Music Theory
Experience/Qualifications: Currently studying Bachelor of Music – Classical Guitar Performance at Newcastle University

2016 Acacia String Quartet Composition Winner
Tesseract Classical Guitar Quartet Member

Member of Obsolution (Death Metal Band)
Specialisations: Classical, Heavy Metal
Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Macquarie College

Thursday Newcastle Campus
Listen: https://www.instagram.com/dtguitarofficial/

 

Ella Moulder

Instruments: Voice
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Availability: Monday, Tuesday & Friday Newcastle Campus

Thursday Maitland Campus
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Ethan Meers

Instruments: Drums
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Availability: Monday & Wednesday Newcastle Campus

Tuesday Maitland Campus
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Evans Chuang

Instruments: Piano, Violin
Experience/Qualifications: MMus (Performance) | University of Auckland

GradDip Teaching | Victoria University of Wellington

BMus Honours | University of Auckland

BMus | University of Canterbury
MMTA | Music Teachers’ Association of NSW
AIRMT | Institute of Registered Music Teachers NZ
Evans has won numerous competitions throughout New Zealand, including the Irene Lassen Award, Ruby Hay Pianoforte Scholarship and the IRMT Young Musician of the year. He has also received three prominent High Achiever Awards from the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and a scholarship from the Adastra Foundation.

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Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Newcastle Campus

Tuesday Macquarie College
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Gerda Condon

Instruments: Voice
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Availability: Tuesday Macquarie College
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Gianni Michelini

Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Artist Mentoring, Songwriting, Music Theory
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Availability: Thursday & Friday Newcastle Campus
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Isaac Walker

Instruments: Piano
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Availability: Thursday Newcastle Campus

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Jacinta Amy

Instruments: Voice
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Availability: Thursday Newcastle Campus
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Jasmine Atkins

Instruments: Voice, Piano, Guitar, HSC Music
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Availability: Wednesday Newcastle Campus
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Jeremy Minett

Instruments: Guitar
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Thursday Newcastle East Public School
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Kurt Taylor

Instruments: Piano
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Availability: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Newcastle Campus

Friday Macquarie College
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Laurana Ellway

Instruments: Guitar
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Liam Tooth

Instruments: Drums
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Mark Freeman

Instruments: Guitar, Music Theory
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Availability: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Maitland Campus

Friday Newcastle Campus
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Matt Meler

Instruments: DJing, Electronic Music Production
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Availability: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Newcastle Campus
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Rachel Cox

Instruments: Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Artist Mentoring, Music Theory, HSC Music
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National Live Music Awards – Live Pop Act of the Year (Nominated)
2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Prize (Shortlisted)
2018 Women in Music Awards – Diversity Award (Nominated)
American Express Music Backers Grant Recipient
Performed at Twilight at Taronga, Groovin the Moo, Mountain Sounds Festival, BIGSOUND
Speaker at BIGSOUND and Fast Forward Music Conferences
8th Grade AMEB Classical Piano
5th Grade AMEB Musicianship
5th Grade AMEB Singing for Leisure
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Availability: Tuesday & Wednesday Newcastle Campus
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Ryan Hemsworth

Instruments: Voice, Guitar
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Availability: Monday Maitland Campus

Wednesday Newcastle Campus
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Ryan Peters

Instruments: Guitar
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Sahil Risal

Instruments: Drums
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Availability: Wednesday & Thursday Newcastle Campus
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Sophia Berlyn

Instruments: Voice
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Availability: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Maitland Campus

Thursday Newcastle Campus
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    Newcastle

    Phone: (02) 4929 3060
    Mobile: 0422502623
    Email: manager@nationalmusicacademy.com.au
    Address: 461 King St Newcastle West NSW 2302

    Maitland

    Phone: (02)4934 5553
    Mobile: 0422502623
    Email: maitland@nationalmusicacademy.com.au
    Address: 416a High St Maitland NSW 2320