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School of Rock Macarthur
6 Warby Street
Campbelltown, New South Wales 2560
(02) 4628 8000

Location Specifics

Just off Queen Street.

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Hours
  • Monday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Wednesday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Thursday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Music programs at School of Rock Macarthur combine one-on-one lessons with group band practices

Programs we offer

Rock 101 music program in Campbelltown for kids and beginners
Rock 101
Ages 8-13

Rock 101 is one of School of Rock Macarthur's top programs for kids and beginners. Students have one weekly group rehearsal where they learn to play classic rock songs that have been simplified for beginner musicians. Additionally, Rock 101 students in Macarthur have a weekly private music lesson with an instructor who helps them learn the concepts and skills behind their performance songs.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

Our music programs for kids in Campbelltown are designed to get students on stage performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency. Younger students at School of Rock Macarthur who have participated in the Rookies program can move to our Rock 101 music program once they’re ready. Additionally, students (typically ages 8 to 13-years-old) can begin Rock 101 without any prior experience. The goal of this rock program is to quickly develop a basic competence on students’ chosen instruments before moving on to our famous Performance Program.

Performance music program for teens in Campbelltown
Performance
Ages 8-18

The Performance Program at School of Rock Macarthur is our hallmark music program, where tens of thousands of students enroll each year. It consists of a weekly group rehearsal where kids and teens learn by playing rock music's most iconic songs with a band composed of their peers. Students are assigned songs and parts that are tailored to them based on their age, experience and ability to learn new skills and concepts. Students then work through their parts in weekly private music lessons, refining the skills and concepts that those songs introduce. The goal of this curriculum is to prepare kids and teens for live performances. Every few months, School of Rock Macarthur Performance Program students take the stage and play at local Campbelltown music venues in front of a live audience.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

School of Rock Macarthur's music programs for kids and teens are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing. All of our other music education programs focus on readying students for our famous Performance Program. This is where students develop incredible musical skills. Performance Program students have often gone through our Rock 101 program first or have some previous basic music experience. These young musicians will have custom development plans outlined by their instructors with key concepts reinforced during private lessons and group rehearsals, all with the goal of performing live at a Campbelltown music venue.

Rookies music program for children in Campbelltown
Rookies
Ages 6-7

At School of Rock Macarthur, our music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE OF SIMPLIFIED ROCK INSTRUMENTS TO TEACH KIDS TO PLAY MUSIC

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire students to learn and develop a strong musical proficiency. At School of Rock Macarthur, younger students who are not ready for a more comprehensive program like Rock 101 can start in Rookies. Additionally, students who have completed the Little Wing program will progress into the Rookies music program. No prior musical experience is needed for Rookies. Once your child is ready for private music lessons (typically older than first or second graders), they will graduate into our Rock 101 program.

Little Wing music program for toddlers and preschoolers in Campbelltown
Little Wing
Ages 4-5

At School of Rock Macarthur our Little Wing music program for preschoolers and toddlers teaches students foundational music skills by playing games and participating in other interactive musical activities. Little Wing students have one weekly group music lesson in which they use classic rock songs to learn about rhythm, song structure, melody and dynamics through play.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP LESSON
  • USE HAND PERCUSSION & OTHER TOOLS TO LEARN RHYTHM PATTERNS & MUSIC SYNTAX

The Path to Take the Stage

The Little Wing music program is the first step in a young musician's journey. At School of Rock Macarthur, toddlers and preschoolers who show an interest in music should start with Little Wing. As they get older, they will progress into the Rookies program, followed by Rock 101 and the Performance Program.

Songwriting
Age 12 and over

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens teaches the fundamentals of songwriting, arrangement and music theory, and helps students compose original works.  At School of Rock Macarthur, songwriting students receive one weekly private lesson where they learn concepts, technique and theory on an instrument of their choice. These principles are then applied in a weekly group lesson where students work together on songwriting exercises and lyrical workshops.  Every few months, Songwriting students take the stage to perform or band together to record their original songs.

What to Expect
  • 1 weekly private lesson
  • 1 weekly group lesson

The Path to Take the Stage

Our Songwriting program for kids and teens in Campbelltown is designed to create musical proficiency through the creation of original music. Students at School of Rock Macarthur who have completed our Rock 101 program can move to our Songwriting program once they’re ready. Additionally, new students who have prior experience with and basic knowledge of an instrument can also begin Songwriting. The program culminates with a live showcase where students perform their original compositions in bands at a local music venue. Students taking the Songwriting Program online will remotely record their original songs to produce a demo of the class's music.

Remote student playing guitar
Online
All Ages

At School of Rock Macarthur, our students can take online, one-on-one music instruction from the comfort of their homes. We call this program School of Rock Remote. This online music program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by our expert School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room.
 
Students will receive their training using our proprietary education program, The School of Rock Method™, which couples live video lessons with our proprietary Method App™, SongFirst Approach™ and Method Books™. 

What To Expect
  • ONE WEEKLY 1-ON-1 LESSON
  • LESSONS CONDUCTED USING SECURE VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

THE PATH TO TAKE THE STAGE

All of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults are designed to help students gain amazing musical proficiency. School of Rock’s online music lesson program is no exception. Online guitar lessons, online piano lessons, online drum lessons, online singing lessons and online bass guitar lessons are all offered through the School of Rock Remote online program.

Adult music program in Campbelltown for students over 18
Adult Program
Ages 18+

School of Rock Macarthur's Adult Program is for students over 18 years old who are looking to either improve their musical proficiency or pick up an instrument with no prior musical experience. As with most School of Rock music programs, the Adult Program uses a performance-based music education approach. This means the curriculum focuses on learning music concepts and applying them in a live performance setting. Our Adult Music Program includes one weekly private music lesson and a weekly group rehearsal. Every student at School of Rock Macarthur is placed in a band of fellow adults and then assigned specific songs as a way of learning key music concepts and skills. Adult students then take the stage to play at a live show in Campbelltown.

What To Expect
  • 1 WEEKLY PRIVATE LESSON
  • 1 WEEKLY GROUP REHEARSAL

The Path to Take the Stage

All of our music programs are designed to inspire by getting students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency along the way. The School of Rock Macarthur Adult Program is open to all experience levels and each student will follow a customized learning plan developed by their instructor. Adult students will work together during rehearsal to prepare for a live performance at a real rock venue in Campbelltown.

House Band program for gigging at local venues in Campbelltown
House Band
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock Macarthur House Band music program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a gigging band composed of fellow musicians from their school. These students perform additional live shows throughout the year. All students in the Performance Program have the opportunity to audition for a spot in School of Rock Macarthur's House Band. Once selected, House Band members become leaders in their School of Rock community and perform live shows at New South Wales rock venues throughout the year.

What To Expect
  • A GIGGING MUSICIAN'S EXPERIENCE
  • FREQUENT LIVE PERFORMANCES IN COMMUNITY

The Path to Take the Stage

Performance is the core of School of Rock's educational approach. Therefore, we create additional opportunities for students to perform on stages throughout Campbelltown and the rest of New South Wales. The House Band music program allows each school's most talented students the opportunity to join a band and play routinely in front of live audiences. Once a member, students will gain real music experience associated with gigging musicians and will become leaders and mentors inside the School of Rock community.

The AllStars national tour features the best child and teen musicians
AllStars
Age 17 and Under

The School of Rock AllStars Tour takes the very best students from around the world and sends them on a nationwide summer tour across the United States. Less than 1% of School of Rock students are selected each year to represent School of Rock as an AllStar. All Performance Program students are eligible to audition for this prestigious program. The intensive audition process starts off with video submissions followed by live auditions. Once selected, AllStar students will have an authentic touring experience including traveling on a tour bus, doing tour publicity and starring in nightly performances at famous venues and festivals during a two-week tour.

What To Expect
  • A MULTI-CITY, COUNTRY-WIDE MUSIC TOUR EXPERIENCE
  • PERFORMING ON SOME OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS STAGES IN THE WORLD

The Path to Take the Stage

Becoming an AllStar is the highest level of achievement for a School of Rock student. They play on legendary stages large and small, including The Knitting Factory, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Troubadour and Lollapalooza. AllStar students often go on to have accomplished careers in the music industry. Former AllStars have gone on to become touring artists, star in Broadway musicals, get signed to record deals, become finalists on talent competitions like "The Voice" and "American Idol" and have other notable roles in the music industry.

Music Lessons in Macarthur

Kid learns to play guitar at School of Rock Campbelltown

Guitar Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock Macarthur, we offer beginner guitar lessons for kids. Our expert guitar instructors guide your child from start to finish with private instruction and weekly group band rehearsals. Every instructor at School of Rock Macarthur is an experienced musician, and they emphasize foundational music theory and technique when teaching guitar lessons to kids. Unlike other Campbelltown guitar lessons and programs, School of Rock is designed to get students performing in a band.

Beginner Guitar Lessons for Adults

It’s never too late to learn to play the guitar. Similar to our kids guitar lessons, School of Rock Macarthur's beginner guitar lessons for adults utilizes a performance-based curriculum. Our experienced instructors teach adult students through popular rock songs, and teach students to play guitar in a way that’s challenging and fun. We believe the best way to learn is by doing, which is why we combine weekly private guitar lessons with group band rehearsals. At School of Rock Macarthur, we teach beginner guitar lessons for adults in our Adult Program. This program gets students performing onstage at a local Campbelltown venue.

Key Concepts
  • Technique
  • Solos
  • Chords
  • Theory

Intermediate to Advanced Guitar Lessons

As students gain skills and experience, we move them along to more challenging programs at higher skill levels. Intermediate and advanced students take the skills they learned in beginner guitar lessons, and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. School of Rock Macarthur offers advanced guitar lessons for kids and adults that teach by playing challenging classic rock songs and emphasize playing the guitar in a real music venue. Our Campbelltown guitar teachers will work with each student to develop a custom learning plan.

Kids learn to drum at School of Rock Campbelltown

Drum Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Drum Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Macarthur is the best option for anyone looking to learn the drums. Our beginner drum lessons get kids behind the drum kit and on their way to taking the stage. That’s why at School of Rock Macarthur we combine private drum lessons for beginners with weekly band rehearsals—it prepares students to perform live. With years of experience teaching drums in Campbelltown, our drum instructors teach beginner drum students core techniques, including how to groove, play rudiments and more.

Beginner Drum Lessons for Adults

Our drum lessons for adults are designed to accommodate all skill levels. At School of Rock Macarthur, our beginner drum lessons for adults are built for musicians with little to no experience. We teach adults using the same core performance-based education philosophy as our drum lessons for kids—performing with a band accelerates the learning process. Adult students will perform live at a venue in Campbelltown. Unlike other Campbelltown drum lessons for beginners, School of Rock combines private drum lessons with weekly band rehearsals so students are ready to play in front of real, live audiences.

Key Concepts
  • RUDIMENTS
  • TIME SIGNATURES
  • TECHNIQUE
  • GROOVE

Intermediate to Advanced Drum Lessons

More experienced to advanced drum students need a drum lesson curriculum that builds upon foundational skills and continues to grow musical proficiency. That’s why at School of Rock Macarthur, our drum lessons are customized for each student and his or her goals. Our Campbelltown drum instructors integrate more complex techniques and concepts—intermediary grooves, shifts, meters and more—into a student's individual lessons and group band rehearsal, and will also select more difficult songs for his or her live performances.

 

Kid learns to sing at School of Rock Campbelltown

Singing Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Singing Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Macarthur offers beginner singing lessons for kids. Our unique, performance-based approach develops students' musical proficiency by preparing them to perform live. At School of Rock Macarthur, our vocal coaches are practicing musicians who integrate key music fundamentals—breathing, posture and more—into a curriculum based on performing with a band. Each week, beginner singing students participate in a private singing lesson and a band rehearsal.

Beginner Singing Lessons for Adults

School of Rock Macarthur teaches adults how to sing in our innovative Adult Program. Students develop vocal skills at a challenging pace designed to help you see results with every singing lesson. Adult vocalists learn how to keep tempo, stay on-key and master advanced vocal techniques for a powerful and healthy voice. Our curriculum teaches students how to sing by using popular rock songs that emphasize key concepts. Each week, Adult Program students have a private singing lesson for beginners and group band rehearsal.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • HARMONY
  • POWER
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Singing Lessons

At School of Rock Macarthur, our singing lessons for kids and adults are designed to help our students reach a high degree of musical proficiency. Intermediate and advanced singers take skills learned from previous singing lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. Our advanced singing lessons teach students to sing by performing popular rock songs that illustrate a specific vocal concept or technique. We pair weekly private singing lessons with weekly band rehearsals with the goal of getting musicians to perform live in Campbelltown.

Kid learns to play bass at School of Rock Campbelltown

Bass Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Bass Lessons for Kids

School of Rock Macarthur offers beginner bass guitar lessons for kids that blend weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. This performance-based approach results in a high level of musical proficiency because it engages and inspires students. Every School of Rock bass instructor is a practicing musician in Campbelltown and teaches bass lessons for kids that get great results. Beginners learn to play bass guitar by using popular rock songs that illustrate key concepts and techniques.

Beginner Bass Lessons for Adults

Adults looking to learn bass guitar can enroll in School of Rock’s Adult Program. No experience is necessary in our beginner bass guitar lessons for adults. At School of Rock Macarthur, our experienced, local bass guitar instructors have the patience and skills to help adult students gain musical proficiency. As with all School of Rock music programs, our bass guitar lessons for adults ciriculum is performance-based, and include both weekly private instruction and weekly band rehearsals.

Key Concepts
  • GROOVE
  • TECHNIQUE
  • THEORY
  • TONE

Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lessons

Our intermediate to advanced bass guitar lessons teach Campbelltown students the skills they need to become the backbone of a band. Students take skills from previous bass lessons and layer on more difficult techniques and concepts. At School of Rock Macarthur, our bass instructors use popular rock songs as a way of teaching students advanced concepts and techniques. We pair weekly private bass lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Kid learns to play piano at School of Rock Campbelltown

Keyboard Lessons for All Skill Levels

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Kids

At School of Rock we teach differently than other music schools in Campbelltown. Our curriculum is performance-based, meaning that we prepare students to perform. Our piano lessons for beginners combine weekly private instruction with weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock Macarthur, our beginner keyboard lessons for kids take key concepts and music fundamentals—finger placement, scales, key differentiation and more—and teach them through popular rock songs. This approach inspires and engages students, which results in attaining a high level of musical proficiency. Our piano teachers have years of experience teaching music in the Campbelltown area, and know how to coach and motivate students of any skill level to play the keyboard.

Beginner Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The School of Rock Macarthur Adult Program puts beginner keyboard students in a band. Adult Program students in the Campbelltown area learn to play piano through a combination of weekly private beginner piano lessons and weekly band rehearsals. At School of Rock, our piano lessons give adult students the chance to perform in a band at local Campbelltown music venues, taking them out of the classroom and onto the stage.

Key Concepts
  • TECHNIQUE
  • TONE
  • THEORY
  • READING

Intermediate to Advanced Keyboard Lessons

At School of Rock Macarthur, our keyboard lessons for kids and adults are designed to help students get results. Intermediate and advanced students take skills learned from beginner keyboard lessons and layer on more advanced piano techniques with concepts. Our local keyboard instructors are all practicing musicians in Campbelltown, and use popular rock songs as a way of teaching complex skills. We pair weekly private piano lessons with weekly band rehearsals to inspire and engage students throughout the learning process.

Our Experienced Music Teachers

All of School of Rock Macarthur’s music teachers are experienced musicians devoted to helping students attain musical proficiency. Our instructors guide students one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence and build social skills.

General Manager Angela Martin
Angela Martin
General Manager
Angela is an essential part of the School of Rock Macarthur team, though she may not be a musician herself. She plays a crucial role in the administration, ensuring the musical engine runs smoothly behind the scenes. Her passion is her dedication to making the musical journey of students seamless and enjoyable.

While Angela may not play instruments, her love for music shines through her work. She finds immense inspiration in the courage and achievements of the students at the School of Rock. Their unwavering dedication and passion for music deeply resonate with her.

In her ideal musical dinner party, Angela would love to share a table with legends like David Bowie, Nina Simone, and Leonard Cohen. She admires their ability to use music to catalyze change and creativity. Her musical tastes span from Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" to Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison" and Prince's iconic "Purple Rain." A song that brings her joy is Jack Johnson's "Better Together."

Beyond her role at School of Rock Macarthur, Angela enjoys furniture restoration and cherishes quality time with her two cavalier companions. Her preferred meal, chicken risotto, offers a comforting escape. Angela's dream destination is the enchanting paradise of Puerto Rico, a place she envisions as heaven on earth.
Music Director Julie O'Connor
Julie O'Connor
Music Director
Julie O'Connor's musical journey began at a young age when she found herself belting out tunes with a hairbrush as a makeshift microphone, singing along to Helen Reddy's empowering anthem, "I am Woman." This early fascination with music set the stage for her lifelong love affair with melodies and lyrics.

As a Music Director at School of Rock, Julie brings her passion for music to the forefront. She firmly believes that music and lyrics serve as powerful tools for expressing emotions. Julie sees music as a universal language that unites humanity, providing joy and emotional solace to all who listen.

When she's not working behind the scenes at School of Rock, Julie is the vocalist and percussionist for the dynamic duo "Soul Tattoo," which covers a wide range of songs. With two decades of musical experience, Julie's commitment to her craft remains unwavering.

Julie's musical journey has been influenced by great artists like Tina Arena, Michael Jackson, Melissa Etheridge, and Billy Joel. She admires the talent and resilience of accomplished female musicians like Tina Arena, Sheryl Crow, and Melissa Etheridge, who have made enduring contributions to the music industry.

Besides her musical pursuits, Julie maintains an active and healthy lifestyle, engaging in activities like yoga, HIIT workouts, and even boxing and combat classes. You might find her sipping on her favourite cocktail, an espresso martini, or indulging in a fireball shot on weekends.

Her culinary preferences lean towards delectable dishes like pork belly with sweet chilli jam or succulent lamb shanks. Julie's dream destination is Tromso, Norway, where she hopes to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights.

In a world where dust is an eternal nemesis, Julie envisions a practical solution—a dust eliminator! And when it comes to winding down and letting loose, she's no stranger to a fiery shot of Fireball. Julie O'Connor is a music-loving, fitness-conscious, and vibrant individual who adds a unique rhythm to the School of Rock community.
Music Director Hanna Hyeronimus
Hanna Hyeronimus
Music Director (maternity leave)
Hanna Hyeronimus is not just a music enthusiast but also the Music Director at School of Rock Macarthur. Her remarkable journey into the world of music was sparked by her Primary School teacher, who ignited her interest and passion for the art. Hanna firmly believes in the profound impact music can have on people's lives, instilling confidence, excitement, and endless inspiration.

As the Music Director, Hanna plays a pivotal role in shaping the musical education and experiences of students at School of Rock. Her dedication is fueled by her desire to share the transformative power of music with others, helping them find their own voice and musical identity.

Hanna's musical journey extends beyond her role as Music Director. She's also the lead vocalist in a long-standing collaborative project with her partner, a musical partnership that has flourished over nine years. The joy she derives from creating music with a loved one is immeasurable, and it adds depth to her already rich musical life.

Hanna's musical prowess has been cultivated through the guidance of an influential music teacher and countless hours spent playing songs and refining her technique. She is perpetually driven to expand her vocal range, a testament to her unwavering commitment to musical excellence.

Her musical influences are as diverse as her talents, drawing inspiration from artists like P!nk, Mariah Carey, and Idina Menzel. While she admires these contemporary icons, she dreams of sharing the stage with legends like Whitney Houston, Elton John, and Lady Gaga, believing it would be an extraordinary and unforgettable experience.

When not immersed in music, Hanna enjoys performing in local musical theatre productions, indulging in reality TV shows, and cherishing precious moments with her family and friends. Her culinary preferences vary, but today, she's hankering for a mouthwatering Beef Burger with a special sauce, ample cheese, perfectly seasoned fries, and a side of aioli.

Hanna's dream destination is New York/New Jersey, where she envisions a vibrant musical scene and endless opportunities to immerse herself in the world of music and entertainment.

In a whimsical twist, Hanna's fantasy invention remains an invisibility cloak, allowing her to explore the world incognito. With her warm and approachable personality, she affectionately signs off as "Aunty H," a moniker that reflects her caring and nurturing spirit.

In summary, Hanna Hyeronimus is not only a dedicated Music Director but a true musical aficionado, bringing her passion for music into every facet of her life and work. She is committed to guiding and inspiring the next generation of musicians at School of Rock.
Studio Coordinator, Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Tiana Marsis
Tiana Marsis
Studio Coordinator, Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Tiana's journey into the world of music was driven by a deep-rooted passion for singing. While she had always been a vocalist, she embarked on a quest to become a well-rounded musician and to accompany herself with instruments. This desire led her to explore playing the piano/keyboards and acoustic/electric guitar, adding rich dimensions to her musical repertoire.

One of Tiana's remarkable qualities is her fearlessness in pursuing her musical dreams. She stands as a testament to not being afraid to stand out from the crowd, even in environments dominated by sports and academics. Her dedication to music is a testament to her determination to pursue what she loves.

Tiana's musical journey has been a path of self-exploration and formal education. She aspires to play any song by ear and become a master of music theory. Her musical idol, Michael Jackson, has left an indelible mark on her artistic aspirations.

In addition to Jackson, Tiana draws inspiration from artists like Chester Bennington, Lil Peep, and Amy Lee. Her eclectic taste in music is reflected in her favourite albums, including "Blonde" by Frank Ocean, "Thriller" by Michael Jackson, and "good kid, m.A.A.d city" by Kendrick Lamar. One song that never fails to move her is "Moonlight" by Chase Atlantic.

Beyond her musical pursuits, Tiana enjoys reading and hitting the gym. Her ideal meal is homemade chicken schnitzel with her dad's famous homemade chips. Tiana's connection to Greece, her homeland, is strong, as it's a place where her family resides and where everything stays open late, perfectly aligning with her love for nighttime adventures.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Elle Youdan
Elle Youdan
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Elle Youdan's journey into the world of music is a testament to the power of exploration. As a child, she dabbled in various extracurricular activities, from sports to art and acting, but it wasn't until she spontaneously decided to try music that she found her true calling. Music had always been a source of joy and inspiration for her, and after a trial guitar lesson at the School of Rock, she never looked back.

Elle's passion for music has evolved into a deep commitment to sharing her love for the art with others. As an educator, her goal is to inspire her students to discover the same profound connection with music and performing that she did during her time as a student. School of Rock holds a special place in her heart, offering an environment where she can express herself without judgment and find a sense of belonging. Elle is determined to create a similar sense of fun and community for her students.

In her musical journey, Elle has embraced self-exploration and honed her skills through formal music education. While she admires guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and David Gilmour, she aspires to master the elusive quality of "feel" in her guitar playing, allowing her to express herself even more deeply through music.

Elle's musical heroes include Slash, Ace Frehley, and Hayley Williams. Paramore, led by Hayley Williams, holds a special place in her heart, making it her all-time favourite band. She dreams of having dinner with guitar virtuosos Guthrie Govan and John Petrucci, known for their otherworldly guitar skills.

Beyond music, Elle enjoys art, TV shows, and video games. Her favourite meal is a perfectly cooked medium-rare steak with a loaded potato on the side. Elle's dream destination is Greece, where she hopes to explore the rich history, culture, and mythology that have always fascinated her.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher Cooper Scarfe
Cooper Scarfe
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher
Cooper Scarfe, a skilled guitarist based in New South Wales, Australia, embodies the soul of music with his mastery of the bass and electric/acoustic guitar. His musical journey was ignited by the legendary riffs of bands like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, which played a pivotal role in shaping his path as a guitarist. His love for the instrument began in childhood, nurtured by the powerful melodies and captivating guitar work of these iconic bands.

Cooper's commitment to music extends beyond his own talent. He aspires to pass on the knowledge he's acquired, offering his students a means of self-expression through music. In this pursuit, he hopes to empower future generations of musicians, sharing the transformative power of melody and rhythm.

At the heart of Cooper's musical endeavours is his role as the lead guitarist in "Shallow Pink." For two years, he has lent his exceptional skills and creativity to the band, playing a pivotal role in their sonic journey. As the lead guitarist, Cooper adds his unique touch to the band's sound, helping them craft their distinctive musical identity.

Influenced by guitar legends like John Petrucci, Marty Friedman, and Dave Grohl, Cooper's musical horizon knows no bounds. He draws inspiration from the guitar virtuosos who pushed the boundaries of their craft, forever changing the way the instrument is played. With albums like "Images and Words," "OK Computer," and "Master of Puppets" in his repertoire, Cooper's musical taste spans diverse genres and styles.
Ender Carden
Drum Teacher
Ender Carden has been a drum teacher since 2012. He completed his education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Ender has been playing drums since the age of eight and is an expert at all untuned and tuned percussion, including drum kit, vibraphone, tubular bells and marimba. He has been with School of Rock Macarthur since 2014 and has directed a number of shows in our curriculum, including Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and Van Halen. His favourite artists include Rise Against, Tonight Alive and Halestorm. His drumming heroes include Chad Smith and Jonathan Moffett. He is a drum teacher and show director at School of Rock Macarthur.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher Pat Muller
Pat Muller
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Drum Teacher
Patrick Muller's musical journey was sparked by the influence of older kids at his school. Their passion for music ignited his own curiosity and desire to explore the world of piano, keyboards, and acoustic/electric guitar. This early inspiration set him on a path of musical discovery that would shape his future.

As a music educator, Patrick's goal is to provide students with a new way to communicate and express themselves through music—a language that transcends words. He understands the power of music to convey emotions and messages that words alone cannot capture. Patrick is dedicated to helping his students unlock their creative potential and find their unique musical voices.

In addition to his role as an educator, Patrick is an accomplished guitarist who has been a part of Hollie Col, a touring band, since 2018. This experience has allowed him to showcase his guitar skills and travel across Australia, performing in cities like Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

Patrick's musical journey has been enriched by self-exploration, the guidance of influential music teachers, and formal music education. He has focused on understanding music theory, refining his technique, training his ear, and mastering the art of playing various songs and musical pieces. His future ambitions include developing production skills to enhance his musical repertoire.

Patrick's musical influences are diverse, ranging from the raw energy of Jack White to the jazz innovation of Miles Davis, the introspective melodies of Elliott Smith, and the groundbreaking guitar work of Jimi Hendrix. His favourite albums, such as "Room on Fire" and "The White Album," reflect his eclectic taste. However, it's Prince who holds a special place in his heart.

Outside of music, Patrick enjoys movies, sipping whiskey, and staying in shape with push-ups. When it comes to food, he has a penchant for a really good burger and fries. His dream destination is New York, a city that offers both great music and culinary experiences.

In conclusion, Patrick Muller's musical journey has been a blend of inspiration, education, and performance. He is dedicated to sharing the power of music with his students while continuing to evolve as a guitarist and musician.
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Singing Teacher Eva Uribe
Eva Uribe
Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher, Vocal Teacher
Eva Uribe, a true musical polymath, has been immersed in the world of music from an early age. Her journey was ignited by none other than her father, who not only played guitar but also became her mentor in the world of melodies. At the tender age of 5, Eva embarked on her musical voyage with the keys, and by the age of 7, she was already delving into the enchanting world of guitar strings.

For Eva, music is more than just a series of notes; it's a vibrant canvas for expressing one's personality, musical tastes, and profound emotions. She firmly believes that music provides a unique and enjoyable avenue to convey one's individuality and connect with the deepest layers of the soul.

Eva's musical influences are as diverse as her talents. She finds inspiration in the ethereal sounds of Lana Del Rey, the enchanting melodies of Bat For Lashes, the soulful tunes of Stevie Nicks, and the mesmerizing beats of The Weeknd. She shares a deep affinity with artists like Lana Del Rey and Bat For Lashes, whose songwriting aligns closely with her own themes and emotions.

Among Eva's favourite albums are Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die," The Weeknd's "Trilogy," and Bat For Lashes' "Lost Girls." These albums resonate with her on a profound level, and their music has left an indelible mark on her musical journey.

One of Eva's musical highlights is Lana Del Rey's "Ride," a song that speaks to her on a personal level. Eva's music isn't just confined to playing instruments; it extends into meditation and yoga, fashion, photography, and art, painting a colourful and vibrant tapestry of her life.

When it comes to her culinary preferences, Eva's ideal meal consists of a delightful pie with creamy cheesy gnocchi inside, perfectly seasoned fries on the side, and a refreshing strawberry squeeze boost juice smoothie. Her dream destination is France, inspired by her fascination with the life of Marie Antoinette and the allure of the Palace of Versailles.

In a whimsical twist, Eva's fantasy invention would enable time travel through music, a concept as enchanting and multifaceted as her own musical journey. And in the spirit of sparkle and glamour, Eva's sign-off is a playful "Glitter," a testament to her vibrant and creative persona. Eva Uribe is not just a musician; she's a musical chameleon, effortlessly weaving her passion for music into the very fabric of her life.
Singing Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Laura Glynn
Laura Glynn
Vocal Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Laura Glynn, a passionate musician hailing from the Macarthur area in Sydney, Australia, found her calling as a vocalist and pianist inspired by her family's deep appreciation for music. The unwavering support of her loved ones motivated her to pursue her musical journey. She is driven by the desire to share her passion and knowledge, fostering a profound connection with music among her students.

As an educator, Laura's mission is clear – she aims to instill a lifelong love for music in her students, boost their confidence, and empower them to use music as a powerful tool for self-expression and self-care. Her goal is to inspire them to embrace music as a wellspring of inspiration and a means of nurturing their inner creativity.

Laura's own journey in music includes formal education as she attended music school, which enriched her understanding of music theory and honed her technical skills. However, she humbly admits that there's always room for improvement, particularly in coordinating her ability to play and sing simultaneously.

Her musical influences are profound, with Adele topping her list. She admires artists like Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder. Laura's top three influential records include Adele's "21," Billy Joel's "The Stranger," and Missy Higgins' "The Sound of White." Her musical interests extend to Foreigner and Hall & Oates, demonstrating her diverse taste.

Outside of music, Laura's interests include netball, musical theatre, and indulging in true crime podcasts. When it comes to food, she prefers a Large Whopper Cheese Meal with specific customizations. Her dream destination is the vibrant and ever-exciting New York City, a place she envisions as the greatest city on Earth.
Keyboard + Piano Teacher Matt Bryant
Matt Bryant
Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Matt Bryant, a versatile musician and keyboard virtuoso, hails from Campbelltown, Australia, with a musical journey that has taken him on a fascinating path. His early connection to music was sparked when he started learning the melody of "Do Re Mi" on a toy piano. Although he briefly lost interest, his musical flame was reignited in primary school when he joined the school band and learned to play the trumpet, laying the foundation for reading sheet music.

However, it was the iconic artists Michael Jackson and Prince who truly transformed Matt's life. Michael Jackson's music and videos left an indelible mark, inspiring him to dance and kindling a profound love for music. Years later, Prince's masterpiece "Purple Rain" and the song "The Beautiful Ones" had a profound impact on Matt. Witnessing Prince's mastery of multiple instruments motivated him to return to the piano with renewed determination and passion.

As an educator, Matt aims to share the deep connection he has with music with his students. He hopes they will feel the same fulfilment and passion for music that he experiences. Matt is also an integral part of the band "Gravity Stone," where he showcases his keyboard skills, plays the keytar, and lends his backing vocal talents. The band has been active since January 2019, regularly recording and releasing new music while delivering memorable live performances at renowned venues.

Matt's musical journey involved self-exploration, learning from YouTube tutorials, and formal education at School of Rock Macarthur, significantly enhancing his musicianship. If he were granted a wish to improve his musical abilities, it would be for an amazing singing voice. His musical influences include legends like Prince, Michael Jackson, and The Beatles. His favourite records include "The Wall" by Pink Floyd, "Bad" by Michael Jackson, and "Purple Rain" by Prince.
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Robbie Cotterell
Robbie Cotterell
Guitar Teacher, Bass Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Robbie Cotterell embarked on his musical odyssey after a life-altering encounter with the video game "Guitar Hero." This digital introduction not only kindled his fascination with virtual fretwork but also sparked an enduring love for real-world music. Robbie's journey began with this game, setting him on a path where music would define his life.

As an instructor at School of Rock, Robbie is dedicated to sharing the joy and excitement that music has brought him with his students. His mission revolves around instilling musical knowledge and nurturing a profound love for music among his pupils, a task he approaches with unwavering passion.

Beyond his role at School of Rock, Robbie is a pivotal member of the band "Gravity Stone." In this ensemble, he takes the lead as the guitarist and contributes as a backing vocalist. Nearly six years of collaboration have yielded unforgettable memories and exhilarating gigs. Notably, April 2022 marked a standout period when they left their musical mark with a series of electrifying performances.

Robbie's musical journey encompasses more than just guitar mastery. He's also a skilled drummer for the upcoming alt/prog rock band "BlackLite," promising a unique musical experience. His talents know no bounds, and he continually seeks self-improvement and exploration. Robbie humorously shares that if given the chance, he'd expand his musical repertoire by mastering instruments like the Bassoon, Harp, and Theremin. His dedication to the art of music shines brightly.

Influenced by Slash, whose guitar wizardry ignited his passion like no other, along with bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Tool, and Dream Theater, Robbie's love for music runs deep. His favourite albums encompass a wide spectrum, including Dream Theater's "Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes from a Memory," Between the Buried and Me's "Colors," and Radiohead's "OK Computer." These choices reflect his appreciation for progressive and genre-defying music, making Robbie Cotterell a versatile and influential figure in the world of music.
Singing Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher Kay White
Kay White
Vocal Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Keyboard + Piano Teacher
Kay is a singing teacher, guitar teacher and keyboard + piano teacher at School of Rock Macarthur. She was inspired by music from a very young age. Growing up, Kay would entertain her family with their karaoke machine and sing at the top of her lungs to the radio. Her focus is to get her students to express themselves confidently through music and allow them to share their stories through song.

Musically, Kay is influenced by an eclectic mix of artists from Ariana Grande to J Pop group “μ's” (pronounced "muse"). Along with being a musician, Kay is a keen gamer and loves Shakespeare. She is also keen on Nutella crepes when she can get one.

Kay is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Music (‘AIM’) and is available for guitar, singing, and piano lessons at School of Rock Macarthur.
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher Sarah Ward
Sarah Ward
Bass Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher, Drum Teacher
Sarah Ward is a talented musician with a passion for bass guitar and other instruments. Her musical journey was inspired by the desire to be as cool as the iconic band Paramore. As a musician, she aims to instill the same passion and love for music in her students that she holds dear.

Sarah has been playing the guitar more recently and still cherishes the memories of her first gig. She constantly works on refining her musical skills and one aspect of her musical journey that she is currently focused on is improving her ability to write lyrics. Her musical influences span a range of artists and bands, including Paramore, No Doubt, Green Day, and Talking Heads. Sarah is particularly inspired by individuals like Hayley Williams, David Byrne, and Phoebe Bridgers, who she believes have fascinating perspectives on music and life.

When it comes to favourite albums, Sarah appreciates classics like ABBA Gold, Paramore's self-titled album, and Sam's Town by The Killers. As for songs, "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by the Temptations holds a special place in her heart.

Beyond music, Sarah has a love for science and mathematics and enjoys playing soccer. Her ideal treat is strawberries drenched in chocolate, a delightful combination. Her dream destination is New York, where she's excited about the abundant opportunities for exploration.

Sarah's philosophy can be summed up with the motto "YOLO" (You Only Live Once). She dreams of guitar strings that last forever or a guitar pick that you can never lose, making her a passionate and forward-thinking musician.

Sarah is available at School of Rock Macarthur to teach bass guitar, guitar, and drums.
Drum Teacher Harrison Xirocostas
Harrison Xirocostas
Drum Teacher
Harrison Xirocostas discovered his passion for drumming in a rather serendipitous way when his brother acquired a drum kit in 2010. Driven by curiosity, Harrison sat behind the drum set and began a rhythmic journey that would shape his musical identity.

As a dedicated drummer, Harrison now shares his love for music with the students at School of Rock. His goal is simple yet profound—to help his students relish the beauty of music and embark on their unique paths to musical success.

When he's not mentoring budding musicians, Harrison is the rhythmic backbone of Gravity Stone, a band he's been an integral part of for an impressive 7+ years. One of his fondest memories with the band was the recording of their EP "Unfurled" in 2018, a testament to his enduring commitment to music.

In his quest for musical excellence, Harrison has been on a journey of self-exploration and skill refinement. He's honing his understanding of music theory, perfecting his techniques, training his ear, and passionately playing a wide array of songs and musical pieces.

Harrison finds inspiration in legendary drummers like Dave Grohl, Chad Smith, Gavin Harrison, and Mike Portnoy. He admires their creative prowess and rhythmic genius.

When he's not drumming, Harrison's interests span diverse realms, including mathematics, physics, politics, psychology, and video games. As a man of deep contemplation, he ponders life's mysteries and the theory of everything.

Harrison is available to teach drums at School of Rock Macarthur.
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