Piano Teachers

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Piano Teacher

MYA WHATSON

Mya has been studying the piano for 14 years and the cello for 11 years. She began learning piano at the Queensland Young Conservatorium at the age of 5 under renowned pianist Angela Turner and cello at age 8 under the tutelage of esteemed cellist Mei-Lee Stocker. Mya graduated from All Hallows' School in 2018, and within that time, she became a five-time recipient of the St Celine Memorial Trophy- an award given to the highest achiever in the school's inter-school music eisteddfod. She is a prize winner of the Queensland Piano Competition and she was chosen with her piano duet partner to represent the Queensland Young Conservatorium in the Australian Piano Duo Festival Finale Concert in 2016. She was the Associate Principal Cellist of the Queensland Youth Orchestra Junior String Ensemble at 10 years old (2011) and accepted into Queensland Youth Orchestra 3 the following two years. Mya was also the Principal Cellist of the Queensland Young Conservatorium String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra from 2017-2018, and Principal Cellist of the Queensland Young Conservatorium Chamber Ensemble in 2017. She has been granted a distinction for both her Certificate of Music (CMusA) in cello and her Associate of Music (AMusA) in piano. Mya was also accepted into the Manhattan School of Music Summer School in New York City (2018). Afterwards, she was offered a four-pronged scholarship to study a double-major in cello and piano by the University of Queensland (2018) and is now studying a Bachelor of Music majoring in Piano at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

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Piano Teacher

ZACK KELEHER

Zackary has been enthusiastic about music since the age of 7. As he has grown up, he has experienced many different facets and genres of music, leading to his love for Jazz. He has worked hard over the past two years to secure his enrolment in the Bachelor of Music Performance Course, in Jazz Piano at Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium. Within that time, he was awarded the role of Music Captain at St Pauls, High Distinction in Grade 8 AMEB Piano for Leisure, received Academic Gold in both Music and Music Extension and the Most Outstanding Contribution to music award. He took part in multiple school ensembles such as Big Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Audition Choir, Combined Choir and Percussion Ensemble, on Piano, Voice or Mallet Percussion. Outside of school, he was lead vocal for the Talkin' Jazz Big Band of 2018 and took part in their second workshop program, which provided him with the opportunity to learn with many of Brisbane's best Jazz musicians, culminating in a concert for the esteemed Brisbane Jazz Club. Zackary has a deep passion for music and has plans to become a working musician through finishing his degree and expanding his skills in performing, composing and teaching. He is a very attentive player, always listening and trying to reflect and become better. Zack hopes that with his teaching he can share his passion for Jazz Piano and also grow to become a more rounded musician himself.

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Piano Teacher

ROSIE BREEDT

Rosie has been studying and teaching for many years. First starting on viola at age 9, Rosie has completed AMEB exams up to and including grade 8, has a wide range of performance experience from eisteddfods since age 12, and has been passionately teaching for the past 4 years. Rosie has also been learning piano since she was 12 years old, and has completed AMEB grade 7, and has been teaching beginner piano for the past year. Now studying at the Queensland Conservatorium in her first year, Rosie is an energetic and knowledgable teacher who loves to watch students embark on their own music journey.

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BEN SCUDERI

Piano Teacher

Benjamin has played Piano for 11 years and is passionate about performing, creating and teaching music. Prior to his graduation in 2020, he participated in his school’s Strings Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, and Choir for Violin, Vocals and Piano respectively. He is studying a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities at UQ with electives in Musicology. Benjamin has performed as a Pipe Organist for Vatican mass, and performed at the Rotorua music festival. He hopes that he can instill his students with a love of piano, and the skills necessary to fulfil their musical ambitions. 

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SOPHIA EVANS

Piano Teacher

Sophia has been learning music for 17 years and is an enthusiastic musician and lover of all genres. She started piano at the age of 5, completing and receiving Honours or First Class Honours for all ANZCA piano exams in both Classical and Modern from Introductory up to and including Grade 8. She has also completed music theory exams from Introductory up to Grade 5 with both ANZCA and AMEB. Sophia began learning French Horn at age 10, and has completed AMEB horn exams up to and including Grade 6 level. She has performed with the Griffith University Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Brass Ensemble over her first 7 years of playing horn, and was principal horn in Queensland Youth Orchestra 2 in 2018, which she was a member of for two years. Sophia has taught instrumental music for three years; teaching piano, theory, guitar, ukulele, voice, drums, and horn, and is passionate about sharing the joys of music with her students.

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ASHLEIGH WHATSON

Piano Teacher

Ashleigh began studying the violin at 8 years old and has been a participant in various orchestras including Queensland Youth Orchestra, a world-class orchestra based in Brisbane, the Young Conservatorium program in the String Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra, the senior string quartet and the most advanced level ensemble at All Hallows’ School. She has also been invited to participate in masterclasses and concerts by renowned violinists hosted by the  Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Ashleigh has had a broad musical background which includes studying piano from the age of 4. She has obtained many medals and trophies for winning various competitions including both the Beenleigh and Brisbane Eisteddfods and All Hallows’ School Arts Festival for a number of years. In the future, Ashleigh hopes to continue to build her passion for music through teaching others her love for both the violin and piano.

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SEBASTIAN LINGANE

Piano Teacher

Sebastian is a percussionist, pianist, 'ukulele player, part-time accordionist, and composer. Early in his life, Sebastian was interested in the arts having performed in music and theatre from a young age. He had an eclectic youth as his family moved around to different countries often, from Qatar, to Kazakhstan, to England, to Singapore, Turkey, Norway, and now back to Australia. He started writing music in 2016 and has since experienced exponential successes. In 2017, Sebastian won first and second place in the ASME QLD Young Composers Competition following another first place in the Darren Middleton Songwriting Competition. In 2018 he had multiple pieces premiered, including a full original score for the production of Hamlet and a string quintet piece. 2019 established Sebastian on the worlds stage after winning a place at the Artology Fanfare Competition with the award of having a piece played by the Australian Youth Orchestra. In the same year, Consorte Eclectica commissioned a work inspired by an exchange to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as an ambassador for the Griffith Young Conservatorium. Sebastian was awarded a scholarship with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra to have more works performed with mentoring opportunities. Now in 2020, Sebastian is studying composition at the Griffith Conservatorium and striving to continue his successes. Through the current plague, Sebastian has managed to write for many concerts and has multiple works recorded. His love of literature and art blossomed this year and has served as the inherent inspiration for many of his works, finding content in paintings, folklore, film, classical novels and texts, and several others to note a few. Sebastian is an Australian composer who specialises in classical, jazz, electronic, and traditional. Having had many years of experience in all fields, he strives to create new and exciting music.

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CHLOE EVANS

Piano Teacher

Chloe is a piano teacher studying at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. She has  been studying the piano for 12 years and has completed her Grade 8 in Piano as well as Grade 4 in Theory with the Australian Music Examinations Board. In 2017, Chloe performed at a number of locations around New York City, such as the World One Observatory, and in 2019, Chloe was a finalist of the Noosa Piano Awards. Chloe has been teaching piano for 4 years, and is always looking for ways to pass her passion onto her students.