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Meet Our Teachers

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 Giovanni 'Nanni' Calandro

Giovanni “Nanni” Calandro has over 25 years of experience as a drummer and educator in Italy and Australia and holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz Drums) and a Master's degree (Teaching).   

Hannah Morrison  

Vocal Coach, Musical Theatre,

Business Consultant


Lily Mawson  

Vocal Coach, Choral Conductor,

Piano teacher, Musical Theatre


Levi Ramsey

Guitar teacher

Levi’s music career began with a bang - literally - when he won the “Reidy’s Got Talent’ contest in year 2, where he had composed his own drum solo - yes, drum solo! From there, he switched over to guitar, and ‘hasn’t looked back’ as they say. Levi comes from a musical family, with Dad having completed a Jazz degree and played music his whole life, and Levi’s older brother an accomplished drummer. Levi performs regularly, whether as part of an original 3 piece funk/rock band, or as a regular member of his church’s music team - with styles spanning pop, ballad, and rock, and including guitar solos.


Guitar influences to date include Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Andy James, Jason Richardson, Itchika Nito, Marco Sfogli, and Tom Quayle. Other musical influences include Vulfpeck, Lecrae, and Toby Mac. 


Levi also composes his own trap/hip hop beats in Logic X, and has even been known to record his own rap style lyrics over the top.


Monique Holmes

Vocal Coach
Monique’s love of music started from a very young age. She began singing lessons at the age of six, and then progressed to competing in various vocal competitions in South Australia and Victoria, with great success.

Monique completed her Grade 8 Rockschool vocal exam achieving a Distinction. Monique has been involved in multiple choirs through Phoenix Music Studios and was Senior Vocal Leader at Tenison Woods College. Monique is excited to share her experience and knowledge with the students at the Studio.


Ryan Creedy

Junior Drum Teacher
Ryan has over a decade of drumming experience, starting his musical journey at 6 years old. He is a multi-instrumentalist, capable on both drums and trumpet. He has won competitions and completed exams on both instruments and performs regularly throughout the community on each. Ryan is the current Music Captain at Tenison Woods College and is a core member of several bands. These include the Tenison Woods College Big Band, Thunder Drum Corps, and Musical Ensemble, as well as the SEPSMF Orchestra and Corner Pocket Big Band. 


Ryan's accomplishments include 1st place in multiple Eisteddfods competitions, AMEB Grade 5 High Distinction on Trumpet, placing 2nd nationally in GIJ Division 4+ with the TWC Big Band, as well as making the GIJ Division 4 Superband on drums. Ryan also recently won a scholarship for his drumming to put towards his music career. He is currently studying Year 12, and is working toward his Grade 8 Rockschool examination on drums.


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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Jodi Swiggs 

Studio Director
Head Vocal Coach, Choral Director, Musical Theatre

Piano & Music Theory Teacher
RockSchool Examiner AMEB


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.

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