Individual Lessons

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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.

Strings

 

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. 

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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. 

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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. 
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Ariel - Cello

Ariel was introduced to the cello in her teenage years, and instantly fell in love with this instrument and classical music. 

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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. 

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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.

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Nataliia - Violin, Piano

Originally from Saint-Petersburg. Nataliia attained a degree in violin, piano pedagogy and violin performance. 

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Piano

 

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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Penny - Piano

Penny began learning piano at age 5 and added clarinet three years later.

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Samuel - Piano

Sam studied classical piano with Oleg Stepanov at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, graduating with B.Music in 2016. 

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Ryan - Piano

Ryan began learning piano at age 5 in Hong Kong, studying classical music and music theory under the ABRSM program. 

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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.

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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.

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Chen - Piano

Chen is overseas for 2022, we look forward to seeing him back next year.

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Voice

 
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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. 

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Guitar

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Shane - Guitar

Shane Lewis is a highly qualified and experienced guitar teacher, specialising in metal, rock, jazz and classical styles.

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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.

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Myhar - Guitar

 

Mhyar Istanbouli is an experienced guitar teacher and classical guitarist who has recently moved to Australia from France. 

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Brass

 
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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.  

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Wind

 
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Emma W - Flute

Emma is a third-year Bachelor of Music student at the Australian National University, majoring in classical flute performance.

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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.

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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. 

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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...

Percussion

 

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. 

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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. 

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