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.
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Piano lessons: Monday to Friday
Guitar lessons: Monday to Friiday
Vocal classes: Tuesday Thursday Friday & Saturday
Appointments can also be arranged for:
Beginner Guitar, Singing, Piano, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Trumpet, Flute, Violin
Saxophone & Slide guitar.
Meet our friendly music teachers
Mikey Minh is an accredited double BA UNSW of education and
He has studied under the great Andrew Dickenson, (Drum/
percussion lecturer for the Sydney Conservatory of Music). Andy
Gander (Marcia Hines), Hamish Stewart (Renee Geyer, Jacky
Ossasky), N’dugu Chancelor (Michael Jackson, Miles Davis) and
Dr Dave Goodman (Sonor clinician).
Mikey has toured Europe and Australia wide playing drums and
guitars in bands, mixing and recording many contemporary acts
and his own original compositions.
For 5 years, Mikey was the former principle drum tutor for the
infamous Drum Factory Parramatta in Sydney.
Mikey is now settled in Murwillumbah teaching at Mount St.
Pattricks primary and high schools. He is also exclusively taking on
committed students at Tweed Creative Studios.
For more information please go to saigonwoofminh.com or contact
Tweed Creative Studios.
Guitar Banjo & 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.
Nicola loves drumming and percussion and has been having a ball doing it for the last 20 years. Predominantly a jazz drummer, Nicola has versatility across many other genres including soul, funk, r’n’b, blues, gospel, folk, Latin, pop, rock and world music. In addition to drum kit, Nicola owns and plays many percussion instruments from around the world. Nicola has been teaching drums to people of all ages privately, and in festivals and schools across Australia for the last 15 years. Nicola is a dedicated musician and teacher who loves nothing better than sharing the gift of music with those around her. As a performer, her drumming has taken her on tours around Australia and to recording studios in Paris. Nicola has played and recorded with many artists over the years including Elana Stone, Joshua Nelson (USA), Joanna Weinberg, Miriam Lieberman, Alexi Kaye, Alphamama, Ben Amor, Frazer Goodman and Nicky Convine.
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.
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
Billy has been playing Bass professionally for 50 years. The last 28 years with The Hipshooters.
He has recorded on many Albums and toured internationally in his career.
Living in the Tweed Shire for the last 20 years he feels it’s time to encourage and share his
knowledge with the up and coming bassists in the area.
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.
“IZZY” (Isaac) Stewart
has come a long way since he was the last one to leave New Zealand and turn off the lights! (always the conservationist). His natural flair for all things steel stringed, mixed in with the occasional nanoweb and phosphor bronze, has seen him at the end of the gig, being associated with some of the best in the business. His crazy on and off-stage antics along with endless costume changes mixed in with note perfect bending and pitching leaves audiences open mouthed and salivating for the next set. Izzy will show up where you least expect…always surprising….and always impressing! However, it is that you manage to experience this amazing talent it is a fact that you will never see live music in the same way again. A game changer, a real musician and an all-round nice guy to have around, Izzy is the guy to help create your sound!
Izzy has been teaching for 10 years and is extremely patient and engaging with beginners call 0266725556 to book in.
is a piano/vocal teacher with over 25 years musical experience and 4 years teaching experience. She grew up fully immersed in the rich Celtic musical culture of Wales, performing at Eisteddfods, singing in choirs and studying classical piano, music and music technology. Sali is a performing artist on the verge of releasing her debut Album, Kismet, which she recorded in Melbourne with critically acclaimed producer, Greg O’Shae. As an amalgamation of contemporary production with traditional nuances, Kismet surmises Sali’s dedication to merging the old with the new. She can often be found singing in her native tongue at festivals and venues in Australia and the UK and is dedicated to passing on her knowledge and love of music to others using a varied teaching style which can be anything from traditional classical to contemporary pop, reading sheet music, learning by ear, improvisation techniques and theory. Her lessons are fun, varied and tailored to each individual students needs.