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Teachers 2021-03-10T15:10:34+10:00

Cheryl Beattie – Managing Director

Cheryl spent 10 years in New York and London singing and writing songs with some of the best in the business, including Steinberg and Kelly who wrote songs for Whitney and Madonna. While in New York Cheryl was managed by Whitney Houston’s manager, Gene Harvey and was signed by BMG Records.

In London Cheryl’s manager was John Wadlow, Seal’s former manager. It was here she had the pleasure of working with Seal’s guitarist Mark Summerlin and even recorded an album with Sting’s band. After being signed by Warner Bros Cheryl’s song ‘Fly’, originally written as a ballad, went number 1 in the dance clubs around London.

With this whirlwind experience behind her Cheryl moved back to Australia and set up home on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

“It’s always been my dream to start a music school and inspire others to write and perform songs,” tells Cheryl.

The Music Industry is very different to most music schools with so many opportunities for our students to grow as individuals as they perform live with other musicians to develop their skills, build confidence and even record their own songs in our recording studio.

“I want to share my knowledge with anyone who is interested in music, to inspire, motivate and enrich your life with music.”

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Lachlan Clue – Songwriting

Lachie first started performing when he was 5 years old as a dancer and his love for the stage led him to begin singing lessons. Lachie then began singing when he was 9 and knew that his dream was to become a professional music artist. He also began writing his own

original material at 10 years old.

“Song writing was an escape for me and it was so cathartic. I was able to express my feelings and

opinions in a creatively fulfilling way”- Lachie Clue

As Lachie grew older his love and passion for song writing and performing grew. This passion led Lachie to many exciting and challenging opportunities within the

song writing realm.

In 2019 Lachie had the opportunity to attend camp Los Angeles where he worked with and was mentored by some of the world’s top song writers. This experience really challenged Lachie’s song writing and taught him

how to be a stronger and better songwriter.

Lachie also remains enthusiastic about his dancing skills and has performed as a soloist and with groups on numerous stage performances. He has also combined his singing and dancing in several stage productions.

However his strong passion remains with his songwriting.

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Lachlan James – Teaches Guitar

Lachlan James (Guitar)

A professional guitarist, currently involved in writing, arranging and performing a large variety of music. I teach people of any age and musical ability the guitar, whether they want to be the next Eddie van Halen or just strum along to songs in their bedroom.

Through deep understanding of technique, theory and musicality, in a range of styles from metal to jazz, Lachlin delivers to every student the tools they need to develop their own unique musical voice.

With the ability to help students through some of the more difficult stages of their musical journey, having completed VCE Music and a Bachelor of Music Lachlan has also coached students through these challenging times, to excellent results.

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Liza Grande – Teaches Guitar

Liza Grande (Guitar)

Liza began learning guitar at 11 years old in a small primary school in mid western NSW. Since then she went on to study Classical Guitar at the Victorian College of the Arts with Peter Lynch graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance).  After gaining her Graduate Diploma of Education from Melbourne University she worked as a music specialist classroom teacher in primary and secondary schools for many years. Liza has performed in many ensembles including her own Flute, Violin, Guitar trio and Concordia Guitar and Mandolin Orchestra based in Melbourne. She is a very skilled and experienced teacher with the ability to prepare students for examinations and is dedicated to her students growth, joy and connection to music.

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Jess Faulkner – Audition Techniques/Music Theatre

Jess Faulkner – Theatre – Auditions.

Jess is thrilled to be able to help share her auditioning techniques and love for music theatre with others. 

Jess has always had a passion for the arts with most of her previous experience being in musical theatre. Some of her favourite experiences in musicals are getting to play Annie in Annie The Musical, Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz and Patty in Grease with Panorama Theatre Company Mollie in 13 A New Musical with CEF, Little Red in Into The Woods with Astral Theatre Company, Ariel in The Little Mermaid with Peoples Playhouse and ensemble  with Plos Musical Theatre Company. Jess also guest starred in MUSTANGS FC in season 1&2 as Madison which was her introduction to screen and now has two upcoming TV series in 2019 including the guest role of Lexi in The InBESTigators and the lead role of Belle  in the 3rd and final season of Glitch. 

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Marie Parkinson – Teaches Piano

Marie has been playing the piano since she was 5 years old in UK.   It has always been a major part of her life having spent 53 years playing for ballet classes and teaching privately also.

Marie is accredited with the  Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and after coming to Australia she decided to do them again with the AMEB.

Marie enjoys teaching students to play and share their joy of achievement.   It doesn’t matter what age you are, you can still make music at your own pace.

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Matilda Whalen – Teaches Piano

Tilly has been playing piano since she was 6 years old. Through styles such as contemporary and jazz, she is able to express and experiment various emotions into the 88-key instrument and it has helped her further her love for music. She is a member of many ensembles and bands, including the resident keyboard player for the Jazz Stage Band at her school. In the past she has completed music exams with AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) and is now undertaking VCE Music Performance studies in her final two years of secondary schooling.

As well as a pianist, Tilly is an avid singer-songwriter, having been writing songs for three years, working with mentor Lionel Towers to craft catchy hooks and lyrics that all stem from raw piano chords and melodies.

Tilly’s goal is to give back to beginners hoping to explore the world of piano, and to help kickstart their musical journey.

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Samantha Hafey – Singing and Performance

Samantha is a cross disciplinary Melbourne-and LA based performance artist. Having completed an Arts degree with a major in theatre at Monash University, Sam then began studying a Bachelor of Music, popular voice to develop greater knowledge in performance. 

For such a young performer, Samantha has already managed to develop an impressive list of credits. While with the well-regarded MUST she performed the dual roles of Wendla and Martai n Awakening, anoriginaladaptionofWedekind’s‘SpringAwakening’ directed by Daniel Lammin, which was picked up for a short season at 45 Downstairs, Fiona and the voice of Offred in a Handmaid’s Tale directed by Yvone Virsk, Sam in the devised piece Dirty Words and Joan Noakes in Vinegar Tom directed by Gina Dickson for which she won the MUST award for Best Acting Performance and Best Character Portrayal. As a result she was cast as Hanschen in a musical version of Spring Awakening , where she had to act and sing while playing the bass in character, onstage continuously throughout the show. Directed by Cal Robinsin-Taylor it played to great reviews at Chapel off Chapel. 

Sam has performed in numerous fringe festivals located in both Melbourne and Adelaide. She regularly performs as part of the backing choir for gospo enterprises, directed by the exceptional Charmaine Jones. She also recently played Alice in Ithaca arts production of Alice2 with fringe online.

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Hannah Milner – Teaches Vocals For Juniors

Hannah has been singing since she was 6 years old and has always had a great love for Music. With nearly 10 years of classical training, she loves to Sing everything from Musical Theatre to Pop. 

In the last year Hannah has up to now been under the wing of one of the Peninsulas most experienced vocal coaches. This has enabled her  to be involved in mentoring and working with a number of our younger students.

Hannah is now ready to pass her knowledge onto the young beginners that wish to become a part of our music culture. For further enquiries please click on the link below.

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Elvis Teaches Drums

Elvis is a dedicated music educator and professional Drummer/Percussionist with 20 years of teaching, ensemble directing and performance experience. He is passionate about inspiring and educating his students to further develop the confidence to achieve success, not only in their education but also in their everyday lives.  Future goals include expanding my knowledge base, to include delivery of curriculum, as well as furthering his professional development.  Elvis’s long-term aspiration is to enhance his knowledge and that of his students in his chosen profession. 

Background also includes working with International and Australian Artists as a musician/percussionist including:

  • Kate Ceberano
  • Ross Wilson
  • Daddy Cool
  • Melbourne Ska Orchestra
  • ARIA Awards Ceremony
  • Logie Awards Ceremony; TV Week Logie Awards Band
  • Danni Minogue
  • Hey Hey It’s Saturday…..and many others

Recently toured performing internationally with Cirque De Soleil’s World Tour in Europe and Japan.

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Steven Davidson – Teaches Bass

Rosebud based Musician and Instrumental Music Teacher Steven Davidson is conversant in many styles of music including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Swing and Latin to name a few.

If you are looking to learn how to play bass then Steven is who you are looking for whether your preferred style is “slap, pick or fingers”. Steven can also teach you how to sight read with the bass too.

Steven; like many of the teachers here at the industry is a working musician and is up to date with current trends.

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Hannah Blackburn – Teaches Guitar

Hannah has been learning guitar since she was young and for the past 4 years has been studying classical guitar. This apprenticeship has ensured a thorough training in musicality and music theory. Hannah also loves to play jazz, blues and pop with her friends and sister. Hannah enjoys teaching and encouraging students of all ages and musical ability to reach their own personal goals.

Hannah is passionate about all avenues of artistic expression, from fine art to gaming. She believes that great music development, comes from a balance of practice and creativity. Theoretical music knowledge is expressed in lessons through playing and explanation, making it easier and more engaging for students to understand and learn.

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Jennifer Brown – Teaches Flute and Piccolo

A graduate from the Royal Academy Of Music under the tuition of acclaimed Flautist; Karen Jones and Piccolo player; Pat Morris. It is here Jennifer has given many chamber music, orchestral and solo recitals including “A Night At The Chinese Opera by Judith Weir.

Jennifer is a dedicated teacher and has taught all over London U.K. She has recently moved to Melbourne where she continues to teach and focus her attention on her playing career.

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Tahnaya Wynne – Teaches Violin and Cello

Tahnaya has been playing the violin since she was 7 and performing solo and in many different groups for over 10 years. She plays at many restaurants, weddings, and functions all around Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Tahnaya has been teaching privately and at many primary schools for the past 7 years. She has studied with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, performed regularly as a soloist and in small groups (duets, trios, quartets), and is a member of the Frankston Symphony Orchestra and Peninsula Chamber Orchestra.

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Learn About Recording and Production

This is an indepth insight into the complexities of modern recording using Digital Audio Workstations (D.A.W.S) Here at “The Industry” we run Logic Pro X,  Presonus Studio One 3/4, Garageband and Reaper. If you already have a home studio or are just starting out we can show you how to record correctly and the reasons why, how to prepare for mixdown and through to mastering.

Have you wondered why your home mixes sound bass heavy or light? Why your mix sounds so thin? There is a good reason for this and it’s an easy fix.

This is not a one on one course and the group is capped at five (5) members.

For an obligation free insight contact us on the tab below.

Limited numbers.

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