Meet Our Teachers

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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.

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Megan Thompson

Junior Piano Teacher
Megan has been undertaking vocal lessons for 9 years and piano for 4. Megan has been successful in many eisteddfods and showcases,  and looks forward to sharing her music knowledge and experience with junior students in 2022!

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Rachel Ware

Choir assistant

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Scott Maxwell

STOKE Music
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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 Giovanni 'Nanni' Calandro
BMus(perf) 

Giovanni “Nanni” Calandro has more than 20 years of experience as drummer and drum teacher in Italy and Australia. He attended the drumming, ensemble, theory and arranging classes at the Saint Louis College of Music and Ritmix Drumming School of Roma (Italy). He also studied for one year as exchange student at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre of Tallinn (Estonia) and earned a Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz Drums) from Conservatorio Licinio Refice of Frosinone (Italy). Nanni also completed a Master of Teaching Secondary (EAL and Classroom Music) from the Australian Catholic University of Melbourne and currently works as language and drums teacher in a local Catholic school. While not teaching, Nanni performs the show Once upon a time in Italy with his cinematic band and continues to study the history of drumming and drum techniques with the “Global Drumming Ambassador” Dom Famularo.   

Hannah Morrison  
B.Com

Vocal Coach, Musical Theatre,

Business Consultant

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Lily Mawson  
dipRSL

Vocal Coach, Choral Conductor,

Piano teacher, Musical Theatre

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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 completed her Grade 8

in Vocal Performance in 2021.

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Jodi Swiggs 
LRSL

Studio Director
Head Vocal Coach, Choral Director, Musical Theatre

Piano & Music Theory Teacher
RockSchool Examiner AMEB

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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.