Music Teachers

Cath Dowling

keyboard, guitar, ukulele, recorder, flute & percussion

Originally from Canberra, I completed my teaching degree at Australian Catholic University in my early 20’s and worked for several years as a classroom teacher.

During my time as a classroom teacher I was heavily involved in all the music pursuits in the school and so decided to make this the focus of my teaching.

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Susan Williams

keyboard, recorder & abc teacher

I am a qualified classroom teacher, with a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Teaching and Learning.

I have been involved in music, in one way or another, for as long as I can remember, at primary and secondary school and, later, through community choirs, orchestral ensembles and theatre.

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Madison Smith

guitar, keyboard, drums, percussion & ukulele

Originally from Hobart, I have been involved in music my entire life. I started learning the flute at the age of 7 and then in my teen years started focusing on the guitar and the bass guitar.

At 21 I received my bachelor degree in music performance and the following year moved to Melbourne to complete my honours at the University of Melbourne, which i received at the end of 2016.

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Nick Roney

woodwind specialist – flute, clarinet & saxophone

My musical career begun when I was at primary school and has continued ever since with no break as I have loved it that much. I begun my learning on the saxophone and have since picked up the flute and clarinet as not only a challenge but also so I can play in stage productions.

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Patrick Yuen

guitar, drums, percussion & ukulele

My name is Patrick Yuen and I am a very experienced drum, ukulele, cajon and guitar teacher. I have taught many students over many years and my students have always enjoyed my fun and enthusiastic approach to learning.

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Ashlee Prewer

keyboard & singing

Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Originally from Launceston I began piano lessons as a young child and from there my love for all things music grew.

 

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Colleen Brown

violin, keyboard, guitar, ukulele & abc

Growing up my family home was full of music. Everyone in my family plays an instrument,  and I was exposed to a huge variety of music travelling around to folk festivals with my Dad and to Classical Harp and Opera concerts with my mum!

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Kristy Stafford

Keyboard, flute & voice

I took my first piano lesson at 6 years of age, and fell in love with music. I started working my way through my AMEB Music exams, and at age 10 decided to add another instrument, and started learning the Cello. In year 7, I began playing the flute, sitting my grade 1 AMEB Flute exam the same year. 

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Testimonials

After one year of keyboard, we were pleasantly surprised how well Christy performed as part of a group in a lovely end of year concert. Christy found further motivation when I finally made time to squeeze in a few private lessons so that she could measure her progress by completing exams. The group and private lessons provide complementary outcomes, by creating a musician who wants to improve and who can play as part of a group. Cath has a caring approach, and there is no pressure to take on private lessons.

Stephanie Mitten

My daughter has been attending Kids on Key through our school for the last 4 years. In this time she has developed a love of music and fostered a wonderful relationship with her music teacher. Kids on Key has provided my daughter with a positive, fun and challenging music program. My daughter is excited to be partaking in her next ANZCA exam for piano this year and I am positive that her love of music and piano is because of the fantastic environment provided by Kids on Key.

Kylie Kibsgaard

My children have been learning keyboard for about 4 years with Kids on Key. I think it is a fantastic program, especially as these classes can be done around school times. My children have learned to read music as well as learn keyboard, both of which I truly believe helps to expand our children’s mind for many other areas of their life, similar to the benefits of learning another language, and Susan is just a wonderful teacher. The opportunity to further the education with exams and grading is there for the students that wish to pursue their instruments further.

Nancy Gibson