Strings Teachers

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Violin Teacher

EDMUND MANTELLI

Edmund Mantelli is a third-year performance student at the Queensland Conservatorium. Studying violin for 14 years, Edmund has been tutored by some of Australia’s finest performers and educators including MCO and ASQ founder William Hennessy; MSO Principle 2nd Violin Matthew Tomkins; and former QSO concertmaster, Griffith Trio founder and current Head of Strings at the QLD Conservatorium Michele Walsh.

Before relocating to Queensland, Edmund studied at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (2017-19) and received State-wide acclaim in various avenues of music including composition and performance in solo, chamber and orchestral contexts. Here, Edmund briefly studied jazz bass guitar, an extension onto his 6-year prior education in guitar. Edmund has had experience in a handful of bands and within each he has had experience professionally recording and performing. He has written multiple albums-worth of music, however as he currently focuses on studying violin, he primarily works collaboratively and sessionally.

Edmund has had some experience teaching in sparsity, however, he has only just made the decision to formally begin. Having grown up in a household full of teachers, Edmund has been surrounded by quality teaching his entire life and will make sure you or your child will receive nothing less.

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Viola Teacher

SEBASTIEN MASEL

Currently in his third year at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Sebastien is studying viola under the tutelage of Michele Walsh. A music-lover from the very start, Sebastien began on piano before taking on the challenge of learning viola in his early years of primary school. He has played with Queensland Youth Orchestras since 2014, and is currently enjoying working with the Queensland Youth Symphony, making music with others and exploring a wide variety of repertoire. He has engaged in many different chamber ensembles and orchestral projects including the Australian Youth Orchestra's National Music Camp in 2019 and 2021, MOST in 2015 and 2017 and the Voices of Birralee. 

 

As a very passionate and enthusiastic teacher, Sebastien offers piano and viola lessons to beginner, intermediate and advanced students. He is very keen to be teaching with Treble Notes!

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Double Bass Teacher

CHARLOTTE SCANLAN

Charlotte has been studying the double bass since the age of 11 and has been teaching for the past 2 years. Charlotte is a keen orchestral musician, participating in ensembles at the Young Conservatorium (2017-2019) as well as the Queensland Youth Symphony (2020) and the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp (2020). In 2018 Charlotte travelled to Italy to participate in technique master classes with highly regarded Italian double bassists Mirella Vedeva and Francesco Petracchi. Now studying a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium under the tutelage of Marian Heckenberg and Dusan Walkowics, Charlotte is a passionate and knowledgeable musician who hopes that, through teaching, she can pass on her love and passion for the bass.

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Guitar Teacher

LIAM BRIMBLE

Liam began playing guitar at the age of 10 and is now a very skilled and experienced musician. He attended Northside Christian College and is a current student at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, where he is completing a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Popular Music. Since 2018, Liam has also been working in his spare time as a session guitarist, songwriter and recording artist. He has recently written and produced his own instrumental guitar EP and is currently working on an album which is due to be released in late 2020. He works with various ensembles and bands at the Conservatorium and regularly performs at live music venues around Brisbane. Liam was heavily involved in his school music program and played lead guitar and rhythm guitar in a variety of genres including Classical, Jazz, Rock and Musical Theatre. He is a very accomplished musician with the ability to read charts, improvise and perform any piece of music with precision, consistency and skill. He is a great communicator and has been responsible for overseeing bands and the arrangements they play. Liam also acted as a voluntary mentor to younger school students as they developed as guitarists, and he undertook work experience at JMC Music Academy in 2017. Liam is an innovative and dedicated guitarist who seeks to bring out the best in others and is passionate about helping them to achieve their musical goals.

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Violin Teacher

ASHLEIGH WHATSON

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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MYA WHATSON

Cello Teacher

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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ROSIE BREEDT

Viola Teacher

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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DEAKIN DARBY

Guitar Teacher

Deakin has had a great passion for making music since a young age. His mother being a pianist, clarinetist and saxophonist, never stopped encouraging him in his musical endeavours. She initially encouraged him to pick up his first instrument, the Double Bass, for the first time when he was 7 years old. After many years spent studying the double bass, he has since branched out to bass guitar, and guitar. He is currently studying Classical Double Bass performance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, while also playing and practicing guitar for his own benefit. He is incredibly excited about spreading his passion for music to others, and would love to help spread the fun of playing guitar with a younger generation.

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HARRISON STAINES

Electric Bass Teacher

Harry has been playing and studying the electric bass for many years, and is now a student at the Queensland Conservatorium studying a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Popular Music. Over the years, Harry has formed a deep and knowledgeable understanding about bass and has the ability to play and improvise in a wide array of genre, ranging from rock, pop, folk, country and blues, to Soul, Funk, Motown, RnB, and Disco. He has had the opportunity to play for many artists and bands, which has lead him to play all across Brisbane from large venues in the Valley, to festivals such as the EKKA. He has also won a few 'Battle of the Bands' competitions, 'Best Bassist' awards. He has a strong passion for everything bass and loves seeing people grow and engage with the instrument and music.

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KRISTELLE JAIMES

Violin Teacher

Kristelle has been studying the violin for 15 years. She completed her grade 8 AMEB violin exam in 2016 and has a lot of experience playing in orchestras such as the Queensland Youth Orchestra where she was Concert Master of QYO2 in 2018. Kristelle was offered a position in both the University of Queensland as well as the Queensland Conservatorium of music to study music. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.