Mikey McInerny

Mikey has been performing as a vocalist, drummer and guitarist in various bands and as a soloist for many years. 

He recently graduated from the James Morrison Academy with a Diploma of Music. 

Mikey is passionate about creating original music and developing his skills as a songwriter. 

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Scott Maxwell

2018 Aria Music Teacher of the year

Scott has over 30 years experience with live music  performance and studio environments, over 15 years teaching experience and holds a Bachelor of Education and a Specialist Certificate for Composing for Film and Video Games from Berklee College.

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Rachel Ware

Choir assistant


Lily Tucker

Lily has studied piano for over 12 years, the last 7 of which have been under the tuition of Jodi Swiggs at Phoenix.
Lily has completed her AMEB Piano Exams in Grades 1, 2 and 4, receiving Honours certificates in all grades.

Lily has also participated in the Tenison Woods College Music Program and competed very high levels of success in piano eisteddfods.

Hannah Morrison  

Vocal Coach, Musical Theatre,

Business Consultant


Lily Mawson  

Vocal Coach, Choral Conductor,

Piano teacher, Musical Theatre


Our Vision

‘To offer excellence in vocal and instrumental technique,

while providing an encouraging and nurturing environment for students of all ages,

to develop their skills and confidence.’

Our teachers are dedicated to continually developing their craft as coaches and performers,
through elite training and internationally recognised courses.
Our teachers all hold current relevant working with children clearances.

Zoe Aberle

Zoe has been studying voice for a number of years and has developed extensive experience in live music performance. Zoe has performed at venues and events around Mount Gambier and has competed in many singing competitions with great success.

Zoe will be completing her Grade 8

in Vocal Performance in 2021.


Jimmy Wallace

Jimmy has pursued a passion for drumming since primary school, first appearing on stage in the Limestone Coast and abroad in his family's band - The Christy Wallace Trio. He also performs regularly in other popular acts Magnet, Stokes and previously The Price Street Boys. With a confident and refined style crossing over various genres, he looks forward to coaching other drummers and sharing his love of music.

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James Owen

Local drummer, James Owen, has worked as a drum tutor for more than 8 years and has also performed professionally over the last 6 years.

Before playing drums in one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship orchestra’s in 2019, James completed his Bachelor of Music at the James Morrison Academy of Music through UniSA, where he was invited to participate in multiple national and international tours.

Although formally trained in Jazz performance, James has also been involved in Rock, Pop, RnB, Classical, Brass band and Latin gigs. Currently, James is undertaking a Masters of Teaching at the University of New England.

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Jodi Swiggs 

Studio Director
Head Vocal Coach, Choral Director, Musical Theatre

Piano & Music Theory Teacher
RockSchool Examiner AMEB