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OUR TALENTED TEACHERS

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DAVID

DIRECTOR OF ISM TURRAMURRA

At the helm of ISM Turramurra is Director David, whose musical voyage commenced within its walls as a three-year-old bee-boppers student. David has since evolved into a distinguished artist with several chart-topping and award-winning tracks to his name. His extensive career spans over a decade, gracing stages both domestically and internationally.

 

Armed with a Master's in Business Administration, David applies his profound industry knowledge and educational insights to guide ISM Turramurra. His leadership is underscored by a passionate commitment to music education, aiming to inspire students to explore their musical talents and embark on enriching, lifelong musical journeys.

MARIA TABOR

MARIA

PIANO TEACHER

Maria trained in Germany, completing a Master of Music from University of Heidelberg and Bachelor of Music (Hons) from University of Munich. She has since pursued a successful piano teaching career; teaching piano and musicianship to students of all ages, from primary school to tertiary level. Maria has performed as a soloist and accompanist in Australia and Germany in many public and music club appearances, including invitation recitals, charity recitals, as an official accompanist and on a sponsored solo tour (Samsung). She has recorded with ABC-FM Radio and 2MBS-FM.

ALEX TUNNICLIFFE

ALEX

PIANO TEACHER

Alex has recently just completed a Bachelor of Music Performance majoring in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and enjoys exploring a wide range of music in both contemporary and classical fields. In addition to his Classical piano studies Alex has also developed skills in jazz and classical voice and also regularly works professionally as a musician. Alex enjoys teaching and loves passing on his passion for music to students.

JOCELYN YONG

JOCELYN

OFFICE MANAGER / PIANO TEACHER

Jocelyn has a Licentiate Teacher’s Diploma in Pianoforte from the Trinity College London (LTCL) and is an accredited piano teacher of The Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales (MMTA). She is also a qualified Accountant (CPA).

Jocelyn has extensive teaching experience in Piano and Music Theory to students of all ages for exams and leisure. She enjoys playing classical music, pop songs, jazz and movie theme arrangements. She has performed as a piano soloist and is a piano accompanist at school concerts and instrumental exams.

Jocelyn structures her lessons to suit individuals’ needs. She is keen to motivate and encourage students to develop confidence when performing and to develop a love and learning of music.

SIEBE POGSON

SIEBE

BASS GUITAR & PIANO TEACHER

Siebe attained his CMUS (Certificate of Performance) in piano in 2010 and graduated from the Sydney Conservatory of Music in 2014. During these years, he studied under notable Australian pianists Gerard Willems and Kevin Hunt. Siebe has taught students of all levels and ages for over a decade specialising in classical and contemporary styles.

He is also an accomplished electric bass player and composer completing his master’s in jazz at Liceu Conservatorì Barcelona in 2022 and has recorded three albums of original music.

Siebe is very excited to share his passion for music with his students.

EUMI KIM CHO

EUMI

PIANO TEACHER

Eumi completed both a Bachelor and Masters degree in Korea, majoring in classical piano. During her graduate studies, she also participated in a summer school program in London.  With over 30 years of piano education experience, she emphasises both the technical and theoretical aspects of piano playing, successfully teaching students of all levels.

Eumi has extensive experience as an accompanist, including Suzuki violin recitals and various instrumental AMEB exams. She is actively involved in music ministry at Sacred Heart Parish in Pymble, where she plays the organ and keyboard.

LOUISE BELL

LOUISE

PIANO TEACHER

Louise is currently completing her Bachelor of Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium, majoring in Classical Piano Performance. She has attained the L.Mus.A with distinction in classical piano and participates in many piano
competitions and public recitals.

Louise has a love of teaching music and is excited to share her passion with her music students of all ages.

KHANH LAM

KHANH

PIANO AND GROUP TEACHER

Khanh is currently working on a double degree of Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies majoring in Medical Science and Music at the University of Sydney. She is also working on her A.Mus.A alongside her studies.
Khanh has taught students both young and old, helping them achieve their own music goals.

Khanh is passionate about exploring a wide range of music and endeavours to help all her students through their personal musical journeys, fostering their lifelong love for music.

BEN CROWE

BEN

PIANO TEACHER

After graduating from the Conservatorium High School, Ben is currently studying a Bachelor of Music (Performance) majoring in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium. From being awarded his A.Mus.A Piano with Distinction in2021, to his recent 99/100 and 50/50 HSC Music 2 and Music Extension results, Ben knows what it takes to achieve the highest outcomes.

 

With over 4 years of private and group teaching experience, Ben is a passionate teacher who fosters a supportive environment for all his students.His conscientious teaching approach propels his students to thrive in all areas of their musical interests. 

NENE HENRY

NENE

GROUP CLASS TEACHER

Nene is currently studying Music and Sound Design at University of Technology of Sydney and has a keen interest in developing her composition skills.

Nene is very excited to join the ISM team as a group teacher and to be part of the beginning of the musical journey for so many students. It brings her much pleasure to share and develop their love of music.

MELIKA CHAMANARA

MELIKA

PIANO AND GROUP TEACHER

Melika is currently studying a Bachelor of Music degree at Australian Institute of Music and has recently graduated from the Tehran Music Conservatorium where she completed her high school studies. She has participated in various international masterclasses and performances.

Melika has been teaching music to all ages and is very excited to share her passion of music
with her students.

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MASON

GUITAR & VOCAL TEACHER

Mason brings a dynamic blend of expertise to his teaching, with a rich background as a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer. His diverse influences, including icons like The Rolling Stones and Harry Styles, enrich his approach to teaching vocals and guitar.

 

Mason’s Bachelor of Music in Composition and Production underpins his innovative teaching methods, aiming to inspire students through a fusion of styles and eras. His commitment to live performance and production informs his hands-on, engaging lessons, making music education an exciting journey for his students.

ARABELLA KING

ARABELLA

GROUP CLASS TEACHER

Arabella is studying a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Composition for Creative Industries at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has had the privilege of her own composition being performed recently by the Macquarie University Symphony Orchestra.

Arabella has been immersed in music her whole life and cannot wait to share her love for music with her students.

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KERINA

VIOLIN TEACHER

Kerina is deeply passionate about sharing the beauty of music with her students. She has achieved the prestigious Cmus certification for violin and mastered Grade 8 piano, highlighting her dedication and expertise. What truly drives her is her profound experience working with children on the spectrum. Kerina is committed to creating inclusive and supportive environments where every student can thrive and discover their musical potential.

Her journey is marked by an unwavering commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a lifelong love of music in every student she teaches. Kerina's approach is not just about teaching music but about building a supportive community where each student feels valued and inspired to grow.

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ALLY

BASS & GUITAR TEACHER

Ally McMahon is a dedicated music educator with six years of teaching experience and an impressive 18 years of mastery in playing the bass.

Ally earned his BA Hons in Professional Musicianship from BIMM Brighton in the UK, equipping him with a deep understanding of music that he passionately shares with his students. 

 

Ally has not only excelled in his craft but has also collaborated with established musicians on both national and international levels. Ally's approach to teaching is both engaging and comprehensive, making him a sought-after instructor for students looking to explore their musical talents.

ROSEMARY TSE

ROSEMARY

GROUP CLASS TEACHER

Rosie is completing her studies at the Conservatorium High School majoring in piano and percussion. An ex-ISM student, Rosie has continued to pursue piano as a soloist and ensemble player. She is involved in orchestras and wind bands and won many competitions
across the state.

Rosie has been passionate about teaching music since a very young age – inspired by her previous ISM teachers. She hopes to spread that passion and inspire children of all ages to flourish in their musical journeys.

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LIENKE

GUITAR & VOCAL TEACHER

 

Lienke is a vibrant and talented guitar and vocal teacher. With a lifelong passion for music, Lienke brings her expertise in guitar, vocals, and music theory (Grade 5 AMEB) to inspire and nurture your child's musical journey. Lienke's impressive background includes performing in orchestras, choirs, and symphonies. 

Passionate about music education, Lienke is eager to share her love for music with your child, fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment.

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JOSHUA

DRUM & VOCAL TEACHER

Explore the musical expertise of Joshua Keane, a renowned vocalist and musician with a deep-seated passion for teaching vocals and drums. With over 25 years of vocal training and a vibrant history in Sydney’s music scene, Joshua offers a rich and diverse teaching experience.

 

His genre-spanning abilities, from the soulful melodies of classic icons to the modern hits of today, make his lessons a comprehensive exploration of music. As an experienced performer, Joshua brings a dynamic approach to education, focusing on versatility, technique, and the joy of musical expression.

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ROSHAN

GUITAR TEACHER

Roshan is a passionate and empathetic guitar instructor with over 8 years of teaching experience. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Music at Excelsia College Sydney. Roshan designs personalised lesson plans tailored to each student's skill level and musical preferences, resulting in improved student retention and satisfaction.

 

He teaches guitar techniques and music theory to all levels, conducts group workshops, and creates a supportive learning environment. Roshan also incorporates advanced technology and online resources to enhance engagement and facilitate remote learning. In addition to formal teaching, he offers private lessons in Sydney and shares his expertise through YouTube, helping students achieve their musical goals.

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