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The teachers at ACTAM are all excellent in their own areas of expertise and it would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you. Simply use the quick links above or scroll down and select the photos of each teacher to read more of their biography and teaching style.
Fees range from $35 to $65 per half hour depending on the teacher, this difference reflects the qualifications and experience of each teacher.
You can choose to have casual lessons, or you can enrol for the semester and receive a substantial discount (about $8 per lesson). One off trials are also available by request.
Many new students are not sure how to choose a teacher and we are here to help! Please call us to discuss your options, on 0419 308 918.
Rowan - Violin, Conducting
Rowan graduated B.Mus in violin with honours from the ANU School of Music and also studied at the Eastman School of Music, New York.
Charlotte W - Violin, Cello
Since returning to Australia in 2000, Charlotte has had a profound impact on the musical life of her country. She possesses an inspirational capacity for altruism towards those who seek great musical ideals and boundless determination to cultivate passion and excellence in her field.
Shirahni - Violin
From a young age, Shirahni’s dream was to be able to teach music as she was inspired by so many of her teachers and tutors. Her goal is to bring her experience of fun and creativity into lessons.
Ariel - Cello
Ariel was introduced to the cello in her teenage years, and instantly fell in love with this instrument and classical music.
Lucy - Violin, Viola
Hailing from Sydney, violinist Lucy completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with Dr Goetz Richter.
John - Violin, Viola
John is a violinist/violist and Viola d'amore player specialising in Early Music. He has performed with various groups around the world.
Nataliia - Violin, Piano
Originally from Saint-Petersburg. Nataliia attained a degree in violin, piano pedagogy and violin performance.
Lucy - Piano
Lucy has been teaching music for the over 20 years, specialising in piano, theory and musicianship tuition. She has completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours and a Doctor of Philosophy.
Anthony - Accompaniment, Music Craft, Theory
Anthony is a Canberra-based pianist, musicologist, composer, and arranger. As a pianist, he has performed in Australia, England, Germany, New Caledonia, New Zealand, the USA, and Sweden.
Marie - Piano
As a teacher, Marie aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and variety of experience to be confident in expressing their musical ideas. She encourages an exploration of a wide range of musical styles in solo and ensemble repertoire.
Penny - Piano
Penny began learning piano at age 5 and added clarinet three years later.
Samuel - Piano
Sam studied classical piano with Oleg Stepanov at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, graduating with B.Music in 2016.
Ryan - Piano
Ryan began learning piano at age 5 in Hong Kong, studying classical music and music theory under the ABRSM program.
Megan - Piano
I feel excited to be connected to families who see the immense value of music. I'm grateful for this opportunity with ACTAM.
Rebecca - Piano
Rebecca started learning piano when she was 8 and has continued through until she graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Australian National University.
Chen - Piano
Chen is overseas for 2022, we look forward to seeing him back next year.
Jackie - Voice
Jackie has a passion for music education and the benefits of singing in both a community and individual aspect. She aims to foster a passion for music and the joy it can bring. She has trained in classical, musical theatre, jazz and contemporary styles.
Shane - Guitar
Shane Lewis is a highly qualified and experienced guitar teacher, specialising in metal, rock, jazz and classical styles.
Adam - Guitar
Adam has played guitar for over thirty years and has many years’ experience teaching acoustic and electric guitar to all ages and levels. Adam can play and teach many styles, including rock, fusion, folk, and film inspired soundscapes.
Myhar - Guitar
Mhyar Istanbouli is an experienced guitar teacher and classical guitarist who has recently moved to Australia from France.
Damian - Trombone
Damian is currently studying a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Music at the University of New England with a goal of becoming a classroom music teacher and professional musician. He is currently transitioning away from the IT Industry to follow his lifelong passion of playing music and being involved in the various aspects of the music industry.
Emma W - Flute
Emma is a third-year Bachelor of Music student at the Australian National University, majoring in classical flute performance.
Tom - Clarinet/Saxphone
Tom was first inspired to play the saxophone after hearing the ‘Hawaii-5-O’ theme song playing on television, and made it his goal to be able to play the catchy melody.
Zoe - Clarinet/Saxophone
Zoe completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) at Monash University in Melbourne, and loves teaching and passing on her knowledge and experiences to all her students.
Luka - Flute
Originally from the Netherlands, Luka has been immersed in the world of music from the age of five. Beginning with the recorder and piano, Luka has since progressed to the flute and is currently studying a combined double degree of Music Performance (flute) and Medical Science at the Australian National University. Read more...
Derrick - Drums, Percussion
Originally from Wollongong, Derrick came to Canberra as a percussionist in the Royal Military College Band, Duntroon. During his 12 years in the band, he was also a member of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Canberra City Band, and Hall Village Brass. He was Lecturer in Percussion at the ANU School of Music from 1982 to 1985.
Somesh - Drums
Somesh believes that music is a community endeavour in which learning and playing are encouraged and guided by peers and those further along the path, and that the ultimate aim of playing is to connect with other people.