Tuition in Murwillumbah. Have you been yearning to play an instrument or sing?
Tweed Creative Studios facilitates tuition on a daily basis, lessons are taught by professional musicians and music teachers. Music tuition is held in an air-conditioned music room or in the fully equipped rehearsal studio. Refreshments are available downstairs and we have a comfortable air-conditioned foyer area where parents and students can wait and relax. We encourage students to get involved in our youth activities when they feel they are ready to perform for their parents and friends. Youth nights provide a great platform for young musicians to become familiar with playing in front of an audience, meet other like minded young musicians. See our Youth Events page for more info
We also can provide tuition in Recording, Sound and Audio Engineering.
Jake Mann from Kitnkaboodle Productions can guide you in one on one lessons. Responsible for the creation of many albums worth of music and drawing on nearly 3 decades of experience in the industry, Jake is a multi-instrumentalist & live sound engineer, proving valuable as a session player on many recording sessions. Contact Jake (click here) for hourly rates or to discuss a custom package for your next lesson.
Piano lessons: Monday to Friday
Guitar lessons: Monday to Friiday
Vocal classes: Tuesday Thursday Friday & Saturday
Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Trumpet, Flute, Harmonica, Violin
Saxaphone & Slide guitar.
Meet our friendly music teachers
Piano & Flute Teacher
Fiona Ryan is a classically trained musician who with music as her magic carpet has traveled the world from Alaska to the outback. She’s played in-line ups covering countless genres including Celtic, Folk, Indian, Blues, Middle Eastern, Funk, Ska, Reggae, Country and that old time Rock and Roll. She’s been a backing and session musician for most of her life for the famous and the infamous. She has performed on the big stages of Broad beach Blues Fest, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Woodford, and Sydney Opera House just to name a few
Piano, flute and vocals are her main instruments and she is passionate about her impressive collection of flutes and keyboard instruments from across the globe. She has an utterly distinctive voice that moves people, and her original compositions are intelligently crafted. Her passion for music knows no bounds. She is a multi-instrumentalist that can play a tune on instruments of all kinds. Her compositions range from hilarious to heartbreaking. Fiona is as charismatic on-stage as she is off-stage. After her index finger was severed (and successfully reattached!)she decided to throw herself into the spotlight with her previously closeted originals accompanied by her beautiful piano playing, her distinctive,impressive voice , and fantastic flute . She has the ability to truly move people with her music.
Guitar & Ukelele Teacher
In the early 1980s Phil was a member of three successful rock groups –
Ian “Molly” Meldrum’s, The Ferrets, The Mighty Guys (produced by Glenn A Baker), and Jimmy and the Boys – with many recordings to their credit, including a Number One Australian hit (The Ferrets’ “Don’t’ Fall in Love”). A session musician for the Polygram stable, with many recordings in the Top 40, Phil had the gig to play the major touring theatre shows around Australia and New Zealand, including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show and Ned Kelly. Phil has also been a side-man for some of Australia’s leading rock ’n’ roll
singers such as Judy Stone, Jon English, Trevor White and Frankie J. Holden
to name a few. He studied musicology, song writing and composition at the University of California (Berkeley), University of New England, and Sydney Conservatorium. He has produced an Australian country/blues music CDs featuring didgeridoo and dobro, two CDs under the Eizenberg name as well as country rock albums, Good Rockin’ Tonight and Faded Memories for Mike “houndog” Winkworth and Paul Ensbey, an album of Australian Poetry for Mark “Bushy” Thompson, and a meditation CD. Phil Teaches intermediate to advanced guitar and theory, Phil is also a multi instrumentalist. Phone the studio to book.
Mikey Minh is a UNSW and Sydney Conservatorium of Music accredited Drum and Guitar teacher currently teaching at MT. ST. Patrick School and Tweed Creative Studios. Mikey Minh is a professional accredited music teacher, who has toured across Europe, Asia and the entire Australian Coast playing in bands such as Black & Blues, The Blue Eyed Ravens, Mojada, Mutgash Poison, Cherry 2000 and numerous cover bands and original acts. Mikey Minh has performed with the UNSW String Ensemble and has supported touring acts such as Tim Freedman and Geoff Martin of the Tea Party. Mikey’s style of teaching is approved by the Australian music syllabus, NESA and the Department of education standards. He will guide you through most styles of music ranging from Jazz, Rock, Metal, Funk, Latin, Electronica and Afro Cuban genres. Mikey is highly influenced by his own teachers and drumming idols such as Dr Andy Gander, Dr David Goodman, Andrew
Dickenson, Hamish Stuart and Louis Burddett.
For lesson bookings please enquire here at Tweed Creative Studios.
Ringo started it.
I remember my mothers amused looks as I drummed on the table and sang “She Loves You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.”
It wasn’t so much the catchy chorus that resonated with me. It was the beat. It was New Zealand, 1963. I was 8 and all the music in our house came from the radio. In 1969 I had a record player and a paper round. I spent all my money on records. Cream had just disbanded and Jimi Hendrix ruled. Ginger Baker and Mitch Mitchell were now the inspiration.
A lot of my friends played guitar and one of them had an old drum kit. Most weekends were spent jamming at the house of the guy with the coolest mum. What a joyous noise we made!
A lot of the neighborhood kids would hang out and I discovered that a good beat could make girls dance. I was hooked. I spent a lot of time sitting on my bed playing along to records or whatever came out of the radio, using a couple of pieces of dowel as sticks. In 1973 I finished school and with my first pay packet, went into the local music shop and put a deposit on a drum kit of my own. Not long after, unschooled, self taught and nervous, I was hired for my first paid gig. That’s how I started. 40 years and a lot of music later, I live in Byron Bay, Australia, playing and teaching drums for a living. I’m still making a joyous noise and people dance. I feel blessed. If you would like a lesson, need a drummer for a gig or recording, if you’re looking for live music for your venue or event or if you’d just like to say hi, please contact me.
A passion for music may or may not be genetic. I come from a family of music teachers and jam session lovers. From the tender age of 4, my mother threw me into music and I am so glad that she did. She often tells me the story of how she took me to an orchestral performance at 6 years old and told me to pick one! The method worked, because 16 years later, I’m still playing.
In those 16 years, I developed an insatiable desire to learn any instrument I could put my hands on. This lead me to many school bands and (of course) the school choir. As soon as I joined the school choir in year 3, I knew that I had found where I belonged. I love singing, and I especially love singing in a group. In my final years of high school, I received classical training for my music HSC performance. I hold a special love for “Eliza’s Aria”, as it was the first “real” classical song I learnt, and the major piece in my exam.
Fast forward 11 years, to finding Coastal Charisma (an a Cappella choir), becoming the tenor (soprano) section leader, then assistant director. I discovered an immense passion for educating others. This started out as becoming a vocal coach, and lead to my eventual admission into university in the B. Arts/B. Education.
I have experience in helping singers find their best voice through my assistant director and section leader role with Coastal Charisma. I specialise in classical singing and a cappella (especially groups of 3 or 4), but can tutor singers in other genres.
Phone 0266725556 for lessons with Natalya
I’m a supportive, caring, and passionate vocal coach. I love watching confidence begin to form in new singers. To me, there’s nothing better than the smile on a student’s face when they realise they’ve just started on a long but very rewarding journey.
I have many young students, but I also love working with adults who have waited their entire lives to start singing for the first time. I’m the Assistant Director of The Blenders – a large, all-male a cappella choir, full of adults and retirees often new to singing – so I’m experienced with the challenge of introducing singing later in life.
I aim to use the most modern and scientifically-supported singing methods, to ensure students get the biggest benefits while avoiding vocal fatigue. With 10 years in musical theatre, 6 years of barbershop-style choir singing, quartets, and pop/rock solo experience, I’ve worked with a number of genres, and I’m confident that I can provide support with any genre the student wants.
Call 0266725556 to start lessons with Hayden
Jem Edwards is a classically trained pianist, active in the avante-guarde jazz, punk and new wave scenes in London in the late 70′ and early 80’s, he worked in Wessex Studios, London. he played keyboards with Fela Kuti’s band in 1981 and received sponsorship for composition from the New York Arts Foundation and the Arthur Foundation New York 1977-1984. In 1989 he studied music education and composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in England. He was Head of Music at Sidney Stringer Community College in Hillfields, Coventry and Shipston on Stour Community School, Warwickshire England. In the mid 90’s he worked as a musician, producer, props master, master stage carpenter at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon touring in the USA, Spain and Newcastle on Tyne working on over 300 productions during this time he formed an acoustic blues unit 6 O’Clock Shadow. In 2004-5 he was a freelance theatrical wire rigger for Ragdoll Children’s Television in their production of In The Night Garden.
He came to Australia in 2006 volunteering at Byron Community Centre as a stage technician where he met Vasudha Harte and they formed Dinkum Bohos, who have made 3 albums and toured extensively on the East Coast of Australia, Europe, Brunei and the UK. He has worked as a Eurythmy pianist at Cape Byron Steiner and Shearwater Steiner School, Mullumbimby and has taught piano, guitar and drums at Shearwater for 10 years. He gigged in Australia with the late Daevid Allen (Soft Machine, Gong) and recorded with the late Gilli Smythe (Gong,Mother Gong) 2012-15 assisting in the production of her last album Paradise. He set up his own recording studio in 2010 Cafe Boho, New Brighton moving to NowHere Studios in The Pocket in 2016. He started learning Flamenco Guitar in 2010 adding a solo flamenco guitar set to the eclectic mix of world music styles and Vausha Harte’s songwriting magic in Dinkum Bohos.
A passionate music educator Jem teaches piano at Tweed Creative and beginner’s flamenco guitar and slide guitar.
Please phone the studio to book a lesson.
Zoe Lindsey is a jazz trained vocalist who performs under the alias Ladi Abundance. Over the years she has completed a Bachelor in Jazz Performance, Post Grad in Vocal Pedagogy and Diploma of Electronic Music Production giving her a vast array of musical knowledge. Zoe has been teaching voice and more recently piano for 7 years. She has a wealth of industry and creative experience, having fronted and managed a 9 piece band for 6 years that toured festivals such as Woodford and Wallaby Creek (FNQLD) and released multiple albums in projects of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Zoe has a passion for helping students to find their unique expression and loves to assist with song writing, vocal technique, music production, piano to accompany voice or piano pieces, music theory, jazz, rnb and pop style and much more. Zoe is patient and approachable, understanding the intimate and personal nature of singing and self expression.
Ismet “Izzy” Osmanovic (Ex- Judge mercy) Joined the Screaming Jets in 1992.
He is Considered one of the best Rock Guitarists in the country by his peers.
Izzy joined guitarist kevin Borich in a version of the Party Boys called Kevin Borich’s
Party Boyz and toured the Australian East Coast in early 2011.
Phone 0266725556 for lessons with Izzy