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
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Weekly Music Tuition
Drum lessons: Monday to Friday
Piano lessons: Monday to Friday
Guitar lessons: Monday to Friday
Vocal classes: Monday to Friday
Appointments can also be arranged for:
Beginner Guitar, Singing, Piano, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Trumpet, Flute, Violin
Saxophone Slide guitar and Rockinroll Dancing.
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.
Singing and Piano
Having learned and played the piano since the age of six, my studies included both AMEB and Trinity College of London exams in piano, theory and classical singing, and in 1985 culminated in studying a piano major at level 8 for twelve months at Kelvin Grove College of Advance Education under the tuition of concert pianist Betty Vagara .
My results have seen students awarded as high as 95 points in piano sections,
(Sarah-J York, Under 20 years Piano Solo, Northern Rivers Performing Arts Festival 2009), and a particularly hard working student named Winnie Chen also received the award for the highest AMEB exam result in Queensland. My tuition has also seen students gain education music scholarships in schools such as Lindisfarne High School, early placement in the Young Conservatorium programme at Griffith Universtiy, excellent general exam results and countless awards and medals for various competitions. I support a diverse spectrum of styles and individual learning methods thereby ensuring ongoing motivation, discovery and enjoyment of the musical journey by the students. I enjoy facilitating a safe, positive learning environment for all children to be able to explore and meet their creative musical potential beyond the expectations of themselves and their parents. My goals include addressing the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student appropriately, and setting the tasks of a motivated practice schedule inclusive of all necessary exam exercises, scales, aural tests, theory, associated history and songs.
I’m currently studying a Certificate 4 in education support through TAFE digital to update my education skills and language and have current WWC, public liability and ABN.
I also have a part time position at Hillcrest College.
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.
Megan believes in teaching the fundamentals of vocal anatomy and music theory in order to ensure all her students have the tools they need to be able to achieve their singing and songwriting goals. She teaches in a warm, empathetic style and always with a sense of fun and a good sense of humour.
*Lecturer Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre – Adult education lecturer in the Music Certificate course, entailed casual lecturing in Songwriting, Improvisation and Listening Skills.
*Vocal Teacher – The Actor’s College, Eastern Suburbs Evening College, The Singing Studio, The Australian Institute of Music MUSICIANSHIP *Experienced in all styles from jazz, funk, soul, country, pop and gospel.
*Over twenty years live experience in various contexts including acoustic up to nine piece funk bands. Experience as both a lead and backing singer and an accomplished hand percussion player. Megan also composes as a keyboard player.
*Composed the song Finding Myself, which debuted in the Irish Charts at number 26. Has had music played on Hamburg’s largest radio station
106.8 and performed at major international festivals including Dublin’s Fused Festival, the Heineken Music Festival and the Miller Genuine Music Festival.
*Composed music for film and television programs in Australia including, Neighbours and ABC TV animation Pop Pups as well as for commercials for Channel Ten and major corporate including Mitsubishi, Toyota, KFC, Super Saver Phone Cars, Commonwealth Games Channel Nine and New Idea.
*Director and founder of Ballina Byron College of Music *Tour promoter and publicist for the 2008 ‘Marc Mittag and the Headhunters Tour’ – during which Herbie Hancock’s original band, The Headhunters, performed their first ever Australian tour.
*Past students have been Grandfinalists in Young Talent Time and made it through the first rounds of The Voice. Opened up opportunities for two past students to go to LA to study with Beyonce’s vocal coach.
*Original composition ‘Looking Good’ (co-written with Marc Mittag) has received national airplay on television as well as local radio play.
This song has been featured on Rove Live as well as The Panel.
*In 2005 two other compositions, Quiet Clear Pool and Sex With That, were licensed and used on the Neighbours TV series.
*‘Song For Change’ was also performed by Daniel Mifsud as part of the Marc Mittag and the Headhunters tour (Herbie Hancock’s band) and was performed on the Sunrise Morning Show.
*Wrote advertisements/music for corporate Clients include Diamond Living (Radio ad), ABC TV, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Telstra, Channel 10 Sports,Mesh Consulting, O’Kelly & Associates, Ambience Entertainment, Toyota, New Idea and ABC television *Session vocalist for studios and corporate bands and pop artists including Ross Ogden (Gotham City Horns), James Haselwood (bass player for Paul Mac and Daniel Johns from Silverchair), Antero Ceschin (Mighty Reapers), Sean Lowry (Def FX) and Sister Kate. Was also a regular member of Joy Yate’s Jubilation gospel choir.
*Regular residencies at Thredbo Alpine Lodge and premier Sydney venues including the Basement, the Harbourside Brasserie, Sebel Town House, the Harbour Marriott Darling Harbour, the Swiss Grand Bondi, the Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Harbourside Convention Centre, the Pacific Club Palm Beach, Shark Island Sydney Harbour etc. Residency on Lindemann Island.
New Zealand born guitar legend and band leader now based in Byron Bay performs traditional Delta and Chicago influenced Roots Jazz Music from a forgotten time. Featuring virtuoso fingerpicking guitar, with infused Jazz and Bluegrass elements.
Kristan is a graduate of the Wellington School of Music with a Bachelor Degree in Jazz Guitar. He holds a Diploma in teaching. Currently teaching Guitar at the Byron School of Music and Byron Community College and now brings his experience and talents to the Tweed Creative Studios.
Kristan brings 20 years teaching experience in schools, workshops and private lessons. A multi-instrumentalist teacher. Expert mentor for song writing, composition, music theory, band combos and audio recording.
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.
“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.
In 2018 Charlie was one of two Australians selected for an International Honours Wind Orchestra and performed with them as principle flute at the Sydney Opera House. In July of 2019, she was not only principle flute but concert master of the national youth Wind Ensemble of Scotland in partnership with and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. In September of 2019, Charlie played 2nd flute with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) at HOTA as part of their prodigy project. Charlie has been selected for the past two years to participate in the Australian Honours Ensemble Program performing in their Wind Orchestra, in 2019 on first flute. In both 2018 and 2019, Charlie was a member of the Queensland Youth Orchestra. and was principle flute with the Queensland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for their tour in 2018, along with principle flute for the Young Conservatorium Wind Orchestra in 2019.
Charlie studied piano at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with Angela Turner and her flute teachers of note are Carmelia MacWilliam, Vernon Hill and Virginia Taylor. Charlie’s provides professional tuition in a relaxed environment for beginners to more advanced students. Her lessons are catered towards individual goals for those wishing to learn for leisure, prepare for AMEB exams and/or competitions.
LESSON TYPES AND TEACHERS
- Guitar Izzy Stewart
- Guitar Phil Eizenberg
- Guitar Kristan Burnnand
- Guitar Carl Smith
- Bass Billy Williams
- Drums Rex Carter
- Drums Mikey Minh
- Singing Zoe Everest
- iano and Singing Andrea Deeley
- Violin Karen Lee
- Rocknroll Dancing Jake Maloney
- Banjo Phil Eizenberg
- Ukulele Phil Eizenberg
- Mandolin Louise Bally
- Flute Charlie Priest