In Term 4 this year, we wish to encourage new students to join our instrumental music programme. Oakleigh Grammar provides private music tuition for students of all ages. Our highly skilled instrumental music teachers specialise in a variety of instruments including flute, trumpet, clarinet, guitar, saxophone, drums/percussion, piano/keyboard, voice, ukulele and the ABC program. The ABC program allows students to experiment with a variety of instruments to find which is most suited to their strength and passion.
Exclusively for Term 4, Scott Barton (drums and percussion), Daniel Napolitano (Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele), and Marianne Wright (ABC programme, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, keyboard, acoustic guitar, ukulele) are offering a free introductory lesson.
To find out more information or to complete an enrolment form, please click here.
You may also contact the Teachers direct to discuss your child taking up lessons. Contact details are below.
Scott Barton (Drums/Percussion)
Phone: 0418 330 407
Scott is an experienced, passionate musician and music educator. He began teaching in 2007, before completing a Bachelor of Music Performance at Box Hill Institute in 2012. Scott performs regularly in both corporate and creative music scenes. He has played in many prestigious venues across Australia. Currently, with over 60 students, Scott specializes in rock, Latin, pop and jazz. His friendly and relaxed approach coupled with his experience ensures fresh and engaging lessons.
Aurora Darby (Voice)
Phone: 0423 308 153
Aurora has over nine years of music teaching experience, including instruments other than voice, and completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at NMIT, Fairfield in 2014. Aurora’s teaching method integrates aspects of the Kodaly approach with classical technique, to give students a well-balanced foundation in developing their own unique sound. Aurora has a diverse background of training and experience encompassing Jazz, Contemporary (Pop and Blues), South Indian Carnatic Singing, Brazilian folk, African chants, and Improvisation. The teaching of posture and breath awareness is informed by Aurora’s background in Theatre, and she is currently an Iyengar Yoga teacher.
Regina Grace (Piano/Keyboard)
Phone: 0419 373 420
After many years of classical piano study in Seoul, South Korea, Regina has undergone further extensive piano study and training with Dr Ivan Homes, Dr E. Knoop and Concert Masters of Symphony Orchestras in the Australian Guild of Music Education. Regina is qualified with a Bachelor of Music and a Licentiate of Music. Her career in music education allows her to share her great love and passion for the art of music. She is enthusiastic about enriching children’s lives through music. Regina’s main goal in teaching is to foster an environment where students learn important skills through their enjoyment of music.
Daniel Napolitano (Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele)
Phone: 0423 424 422
Daniel has been playing and learning the guitar from a very young age. He completed his Bachelor of Applied Music Performance in 2008 and Diploma of Education in 2010. He has been teaching since 2006 in various primary and secondary schools, and music shops around the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. Daniel also performs on a regular basis in both original and corporate bands in various venues around Victoria. Daniel’s passion and dedication to music is evident in his guitar lessons, where he aims to inspire and help his students find the magic in music.
Marianne Wright (ABC Program, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet, Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele)
Phone: 0409 125 464
Marianne teaches the ABC program and a range of instruments separately. The ABC program is an introduction to music covering woodwind, keyboard, percussion, guitar and basic theory. This allows students to experiment with a variety of instruments and find which one/s might be most suitable for them. This is often a good option for younger students, and if your child isn’t sure yet which instrument they would like to learn. Please note, that some instruments such as brass and woodwind may not be suitable for younger students.