Our teachers at the schools are:-

 

Majura Primary School

Andrew de Teliga

Andrew is the main composer for Sirocco. His background is in rhythm and blues guitar. As well as performing in a wide variety of rock bands, Andrew learned the classical violin. From a classical repertoire Andrew turned to the Irish fiddle and to the music of the different ethnic groups in Australia. His inspired compositions have been used around the world.

guitar styles :   blues electric , acoustic , folk finger style, slide
violin styles   :   light classical . irish / american folk fiddle, middle eastern
lutes ethnic   :   oud, saz

Dene Burton 

Dene Burton is a highly experienced and competent teacher across a range of styles. He is a guitarist in local covers band Urban Drover and has been involved in music tuition, community radio, performance, live sound, audio recording for bands & individuals & corporate video recording & editing for over 20 years.

 

St Joseph’s Primary School

Dan Bennett (Piano and Guitar)

Dan’s infatuation with music began at age 10 when he started private piano lessons. Soon after he began playing guitar and singing too in high school, music being by far his favourite subject.

Dan moved from his hometown Moruya, NSW to Canberra in 2009 to study his Bachelor of Education – Secondary Teaching (Music), which he completed in 2013. Since 2010 Dan has been teaching guitar, piano and singing to young and old students privately and in schools around Canberra.

Outside of teaching, Dan is an active musician in the Canberra community. He is the current director of the Canberra Chordmen barbershop chorus, the director of the Class Notes school barbershop group at Radford College, he sings in two decorated barbershop quartets (The Crunch and Chordsmiths), he was the pianist in the Scottish dance band Strathmannan for several years, and is often involved in choral and band projects in and around the Canberra region.

 

Thomas Champion

Thomas Champion started guitar lessons when he was 8 years old.  12 years later and Thomas is now studying medical science but is keen to maintain his engagement with guitar through teaching, which he has now been doing for 2 years.  Thomas is a warm, friendly and approachable young teacher who quickly became a favourite with his students.

 

Turner Primary School

Dave O’Neill
Dave is one of Australia’s leading acoustic instrumentalists on guitar, fiddle and mandolin. He has taught music internationally for 35 years. He is known from lineups such as Straight Ahead, Eric Bogle, Bushwackers and currently O’Neill & Rogers. Dave teaches fingerstyle and plectrum acoustic guitar, fiddle and mandolin. Styles include celtic, jazz, blues and folk.

Dan Bennett
Dan’s infatuation with music began at age 10 when he started private piano lessons. Soon after he began playing guitar and singing too in high school, music being by far his favourite subject.

Dan moved from his hometown Moruya, NSW to Canberra in 2009 to study his Bachelor of Education – Secondary Teaching (Music), which he completed in 2013. Since 2010 Dan has been teaching guitar, piano and singing to young and old students privately and in schools around Canberra.

Outside of teaching, Dan is an active musician in the Canberra community. He is the current director of the Canberra Chordmen barbershop chorus, the director of the Class Notes school barbershop group at Radford College, he sings in two decorated barbershop quartets (The Crunch and Chordsmiths), he was the pianist in the Scottish dance band Strathmannan for several years, and is often involved in choral and band projects in and around the Canberra region.

 

Thomas Champion

Thomas Champion started guitar lessons when he was 8 years old.  12 years later and Thomas is now studying medical science but is keen to maintain his engagement with guitar through teaching, which he has now been doing for 2 years.  Thomas is a warm, friendly and approachable young teacher who quickly became a favourite with his students.

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