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Becky has had over 15 years of experience teaching piano, singing and music theory. She completed a Bachelor Degree in Music in 2007 with the AGM:ED in Melbourne and also achieved her Licentiate Diploma in Pianoforte Teaching and Associate Diploma in Modern Singing with the International Music Examination Board.
Over the years, Becky has performed as a solo pianist, accompanist and vocalist at various community events and special functions in the Campbelltown and Southern Highlands areas and also works annually as a piano accompanist to students sitting formal examinations with the AMEB, TCL and IMEB.
Becky has worked in various educational settings, helping students to learn how to read music, develop strong technical skills on their chosen instrument and encourage discovery into different genres and musical artists. Becky loves to challenge her students through performing, formal examinations and developing other areas such as composition, improvisation and self accompaniment.
Nothing brings her more joy and satisfaction then being able to nurture and inspire learners of all ages; to discover their interests in music, to realise their capabilities and encourage them to strive for excellence in their chosen discipline; as her past teachers had done for her.
Gail Bouletare is a music educator and performer..
She is an instrumentalist and vocalist, holding qualifications in education, music and music theory, and has represented Australia at an international level for in vocal harmony.
Classically trained for both piano and voice, Gail teachers both specialising in technique to a high performance level. Gail is an expert on “how” to sing and play.
Gail has been a classroom educator for many years and is often found teaching young children right through to year 12 in our local community.
Giving the “gift” of music is what she does best, from the novice beginner to the maestro! She is adept at drawing out the hidden talent in students and encouraging all to sing or play at their full potential.
Gail is also a professional accompanist, especially busy around HSC time, often working with small ensembles and soloists. Many of Gail’s HSC students go on to pursue music at at tertiary level..
Adaptable and flexible in approach, Gail is experienced in teaching toddlers to the aged…adult learners welcome!
She is also available as a vocalist and pianist for your special occasion, and can perform in any genre requested.
From an Italian aria for solo soprano, a Jazz song with piano, or a ballad from the 50’s with Karaoke, Gail is an experienced and polished performer.
Gail performs at Funerals, Weddings, High Teas, and other Ceremonies.
Kelesi Woodhouse has been a professional musician since her 20th year. Classically trained, with an abiding interest in jazz piano and composition, Kelesi began her career in rock bands touring Australia in the 70s and 80s.
In 1988 she moved to the Blue Mountains and set up her singing and piano tuition studio.
Kelesi was secretary of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing until 1994, when her second child was born, and performed with various jazz combos in the Blue Mountains until her move to the Southern Highlands in 2003.
Her first album of original compositions was published in 1991, just before the birth of her first child. A second album was created in 2002, but was not published. Kelesi has conducted large and small choirs, has taught piano and singing at Frensham, Chevalier College, THSPA, Moss Vale Public School and Moss Vale High and SHYAC, and has continued to perform as a jazz pianist and singer, as well as a session musician, accompanist and composer..
Her passion for sharing the joy and inspiration of music is one of her primary motivations as a teacher and performer.
Louise plays piano, folk harp and percussion and is a singer, composer and arranger. Favourite styles: classical, folk, jazz, blues, sacred and world music. Favourite colour: purple.
Louise has been a piano teacher since 1995, she enhances the students’ joy of musical discovery with individually tailored programs, cultivating a balance between aural and reading experiences; structure and free and fun exploration. Beginners enjoy singing, rhythm games and a gentle introduction to reading through writing out their piano music in rainbow colours. More advanced students play a rich repertoire from the classics to popular and blues. Improvisation techniques are developed and composing is encouraged.
Louise plays at ceremonies, functions, workshops and retreats and was musician-in-residence at Craigieburn from 2003-6. She is a member of Zjalu viola & harp/piano duo and Rapunzel’s Party, a seven-piece women’s group.
Louise’s CDs of original music are Troubadour d’amour, The Soul’s Dream and, in collaboration with Ganga Ashworth, Echoes of the Goddess.