Your Music Mentors

 

Your Management Team

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Kathryn

Founding Director & Piano Mentor

MANAGER FOR NORTH BEACH & CITY BEACH

Kathryn is the Founding Director of WCMS with an immense passion for tailored music education. Kathryn has close to a decade's teaching experience coupled with over 20 years practical experience. Her nurturing approaching to piano teaching allowed her to build up a private student base of close to 30 students before opening West Coast Music School. Kathryn continues to develop her musicality with Cello, Singing & Guitar.

Kiara Macri - West Coast Music School Manager, Singing Teacher and Piano Teacher

Kiara

Manager, Singing & Piano Mentor

MANAGER FOR YOKINE

Kiara is a multitalented parcel of fun! As well as being a Manager, Kiara also teaches Singing and Piano. "I have been singing since before I could talk, and from an early age I have channeled my extroverted and passionate energy into music and performing. I specialise in performing arts and have completed a Certificate IV in Music Theatre at WAAPA. It is my ambition to spread encouragement and support to other young aspiring musicians. I see my students as people that I can share my passion with to help them reach their goals while they in turn help me reach mine".

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Lachlan

Manager & Drums Mentor

MANAGER FOR BUTLER


Lachlan is the head of percussion at WCMS, focusing his teaching time at North Beach and Yokine. Lachlan is also the Manager of the Butler Studio. His cheeky, fun-loving personality coupled with his incredible ability to tailor his lessons depending on each student's requirements is what makes Lachlan one of the most highly requested teachers at WCMS.

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Amanda

Manager & Violin Mentor

MANAGER FOR MANDURAH

Amanda has been playing the violin for more than half her life and began her tutoring journey in 2016. She has played in many orchestras in her time, from school productions to company productions such as Les Miserables. As a student, Amanda loved her time playing in string ensembles and so has created this same opportunity for her students. Embracing the individuality of her students is Amanda’s strong suit, and she keeps this at the forefront of her mind at all times while providing an A-class learning experience for all!

 
 

Your Piano Mentors

Matt San Diego - Piano Teacher West Coast Music School

Matt

Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH & YOKINE

Matt's love for Piano started at a very young age, and his passion for music fueled him through school. Matt's student's love his down-to-earth personality and his ability to teach many different genres on the Piano.

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Olivia

Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH

Olivia is one of our most loved Piano Teachers at WCMS. Her bubbly personality ensures she is always a hit with her students. Olivia's ability to create unique outcome oriented teaching methods allows her students to move from strength to strength in a fun and empowering learning environment.

Kiara Macri - Piano mentor North beach and Butler West Coast Music School

Kiara

Piano & Singing Mentor

BUTLER & NORTH BEACH

Kiara is a multitalented parcel of fun! As well as being a Manager, Kiara also teaches Singing and Piano. "I have been singing since before I could talk, and from an early age I have channeled my extroverted and passionate energy into music and performing. I specialise in performing arts and have completed a Certificate IV in Music Theatre at WAAPA. It is my ambition to spread encouragement and support to other young aspiring musicians. I see my students as people that I can share my passion with to help them reach their goals while they in turn help me reach mine".

Kathryn Raats - Piano Mentor West Coast Music School

Kathryn

Piano Mentor

BUTLER

Kathryn is the Founding Director of WCMS with an immense passion for tailored music education. Kathryn has close to a decade's teaching experience coupled with over 20 years practical experience. Her nurturing approaching to piano teaching allowed her to build up a private student base of close to 30 students before opening West Coast Music School. Kathryn is able to take students through the AMEB syllabi and support encourage those who wish to learn for fun as well.

Marie Lee - Piano and Singing Teacher West Coast Music School

Marie L

Piano & Singing Mentor

CITY BEACH

Marie L's easy-going nature ensures her lessons remain the ideal place for channeling creative energy! She has an incredible skill for exploring outcome oriented teaching methods that are tailored to each student's learning style.

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Marie C

Piano & Guitar Mentor

CITY BEACH

Marie's passion and drive toward music shines through in the way she teaches her students, with her "never give up" policy and understanding that everyone learns differently. 4 music performance and 1 music business certificate under her belt she is a patient yet eccentric in approach.

Playing both guitar and piano Marie has a broad knowledge in music and believes it is an important skill to share

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Quinn

Piano Mentor

City Beach

Quinn's passion for music is what drives him in his musical pursuits. He is kind and patient and he enjoys helping all kinds of people discover the wonder of music and experience the joy of seeing hard work pay off. Whether his students want to pursue excellence or simply to liven up their lives with a little more music, Quinn is committed to seeing them achieve their goal.

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Michael S

Piano Mentor

MANDURAH

Michael has been playing music since he was four years old. He enjoys playing all genres of music and has participated in piano competitions and has played for a variety of audiences.

During his music career, he reached an 8th grade performance level in classical piano at the AMEB. Michael has very hands on approach to his lessons whilst integrating important musical theory.

He is flexible and able to adapt his lessons according to what the student would like to achieve throughout their musical journey.

Julia Piano Mentor

Julia

Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH & BUTLER

Julia has been playing piano for over 10 years and believes that everyone should be able to experience the joy of learning, creating and appreciating music in their lives. She has used music as a channel to express her passion and wants to encourage others to build their confidence in themselves and their abilities. She is well versed in the AMEB system and has completed her Certificate III in Music Industry (Performance). She strives to create a fun environment where students can have an active role in achieving their musical goals, whatever they may be.

Jorge Piano Mentor West Coast Music School

Jorge

Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH

Jorge is currently studying a Bachelor in Music and Jazz Performance at the WAAPA.

His teaching goal is to instil music appreciation and education in students of all ages, cultural and professional background. His lessons are tailored to meet students’ diverse needs, and capture their interests and imagination. Jorge’s exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to cultivate strong relationships with students and parents.

With over 6 years’ experience as a piano & music theory teacher, musical director of school bands, owner and musical director of a Latin music ensemble, Jorge has also worked as a piano player in different Latin and Latin-Jazz ensembles; and is currently playing with different ensembles in the demanding Perth Music Scene

 
 

Your Guitar Mentors

Kyle Guitar Mentor City Beach North Beach Yokine West Coast Music School

Kyle

Guitar Mentor

YOKINE & NORTH BEACH

Kyle is a calm and collected mentor who always considers his students his number one priority. He loves to jump on stage with his metal band, End It All, just as much as he loves to sit with his acoustic. Kyle's versatility means whatever style you're after, he'll strive to exceed your expectations

Harry Garvey Guitar Mentor

Harry

Guitar & Drum Mentor

BUTLER

Harry is currently studying Music Education specialising in instrumental music at WAAPA. He has been playing music for around 10 years and finds little else better than being able to share what he has learned with other people. Harry is well versed in technique, theory and anything else that people would want to learn thanks to his time at WAAPA. Harry is passionate about tailoring lessons based around what students want to get out of their musical journey.

Marie C Guitar Mentor City Beach West Coast Music School

Marie

Guitar & Piano Mentor

CITY BEACH

Marie's passion and drive toward music shines through in the way she teaches her students, with her "never give up" policy and understanding that everyone learns differently. 4 music performance and 1 music business certificate under her belt she is a patient yet eccentric in approach.

Playing both guitar and piano Marie has a broad knowledge in music and believes it is an important skill to share

Jeremy Moore - Guitar Teacher West Coast Music School

Jeremy

Guitar Mentor

NORTH BEACH

Jeremy is very active in the Perth music scene, working hard alongside his band-mates. His rock-n-roll vibe makes him a hit with children and teens aspiring to explore music and especially the guitar!

Brandon Guitar Mentor West Coast Music School

Brandon

Bass Guitar & Guitar Mentor

CITY BEACH & YOKINE

Brandon is a versatile and experienced musician, he has been gigging around Perth and Australia with various bands for the last few years. Confident on Bass, Acoustic & Electric Guitar as well as Ukulele. Brandon’s lessons are always tailored to each child, using songs and genres they enjoy to teach the fundamentals of their instrument in technique and theory. Brandon has AMEB training and is a WAAPA graduate (Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Music). Brandon’s easy going personality ensures lessons are in a relaxed atmosphere where students feel confident to interact and achieve their goals.

 
 
 

Your Singing Mentors

Kiara Macri Singing Mentor North Beach Butler West Coast Music School

Kiara

Singing & Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH & BUTLER

Kiara is a multitalented parcel of fun! As well as being a Manager, Kiara also teaches Singing and Piano. "I have been singing since before I could talk, and from an early age I have channeled my extroverted and passionate energy into music and performing. I specialise in performing arts and have completed a Certificate IV in Music Theatre at WAAPA. It is my ambition to spread encouragement and support to other young aspiring musicians. I see my students as people that I can share my passion with to help them reach their goals while they in turn help me reach mine".

Sean Williams Singing & Woodwind Mentor Mandurah West Coast Music School

Sean

Singing & Woodwind Mentor

MANDURAH

Sean Williams is a highly experienced musician with fourteen years of instrumental training and a love of singing. Sean has been involved in countless performance projects from community theater and choirs, to commissioned performances and recordings. For over four years Sean has featured both vocally and instrumentally in the Mandurah Foreshore Christmas Spectacular. He began teaching two years ago and has a passion for seeing other budding performers realise their potential.

Amber Scates Singing Mentor West Coast Music School

AMBER

Singing Mentor

NORTH BEACH & YOKINE

Amber’s highly passionate and enthusiastic attitude for singing and performing is sure to go down well with all of her students

She is currently studying the Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at WAAPA, with a Diploma in Musical Theatre from WAAPA in 2018. She is the lead singer of bands 'Cherry Jane' and ‘Raksha’, and is part of the Perth 80's tribute band 'Stand and Deliver'. She also previously studied Musical Theatre at John Curtin College of the Arts for 5 years, graduating in 2017.

Amber aspires to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for the performing arts, with all that she meets, and hopes to create strong bonds with her students to ensure a positive experience that they will never forget!

Marie Lee Singing and Piano mentor City Beach West Coast Music School

Marie L

Singing & Piano Mentor

CITY BEACH

Marie L's easy-going nature ensures her lessons remain the ideal place for channeling creative energy! She has an incredible skill for exploring outcome oriented teaching methods that are tailored to each student's learning style.

Aliesha Singing Mentor

Aliesha

Singing Mentor

YOKINE & BUTLER

Aleisha has been passionate about musical theatre since she was very young. She has over 20 years of performance training and experience. Aleisha has performed professionally as a children’s entertainer for the last 3 years through her work with Glass Slipper Entertainment. She was also lucky enough to perform in a children’s show called Squisher & Squasher which toured regionally. Aleisha is a dance and musical theatre teacher at Sing! Dance! Act! WA and is currently studying her Master (Early Childhood Education) at ECU. Aleisha is particularly passionate about encouraging children to express themselves through their music and to discover the joy of singing.

 
 

Your Drum Mentors

Lachlan Wood Drum Mentor West Coast Music School

Lachlan

Drum Mentor

NORTH BEACH & YOKINE

Lachlan is the head of percussion at WCMS, focusing his teaching time at North Beach and Yokine. Lachlan is also the Manager of the Butler Studio. His cheeky, fun-loving personality coupled with his incredible ability to tailor his lessons depending on each student's requirements is what makes Lachlan one of the most highly requested teachers at WCMS.

Harry Garvey Drum Mentor Butler West Coast Music School

Harry

Drum & Guitar Mentor

BUTLER

Harry is currently studying Music Education specialising in instrumental music at WAAPA. He has been playing music for around 10 years and finds little else better than being able to share what he has learned with other people. Harry is well versed in technique, theory and anything else that people would want to learn thanks to his time at WAAPA. Harry is passionate about tailoring lessons based around what students want to get out of their musical journey.

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Dion

Drum Mentor

MANDURAH

Dion has been playing drums since he was six years old and has been songwriting & producing for 23 years. He is into health, fitness & nutrition and personal development, although Drumming and Music are his true passions. When Dion was growing up, he remembers putting on an album and playing his drums for his friends and family in their lounge room on their Dairy farm in W.A, so being too loud was never a problem. Dion joined his first band and started performing live and doing studio work from the age of 12 turning 13 and these were some of the best times of his life. Dion is a very driven, committed, passionate, disciplined and kind-hearted person and loves seeing others succeed and loves helping others achieve all their dreams and goals.

 
 

Your String Mentors

Amanda Curci Violin Mentor Mandurah West Coast Music School

Amanda

Violin Mentor

MANDURAH

Amanda has been playing the violin for more than half her life and began her tutoring journey in 2016. She has played in many orchestras in her time, from school productions to company productions such as Les Miserables. As a student, Amanda loved her time playing in string ensembles and so has created this same opportunity for her students. Embracing the individuality of her students is Amanda’s strong suit, and she keeps this at the forefront of her mind at all times while providing an A-class learning experience for all!

Hannah James Violin Mentor

Hannah

Violin Mentor

YOKINE & NORTH BEACH

Hannah has played the violin since she was 7 years old. She is currently studying music at The University of Western Australia. She plays in both university orchestras and in the WA Youth Orchestra.

Hannah’s passion for music coupled with her love for teaching make her an extremely enthusiastic mentor. She understands that everyone is different and is able to create unique lesson plans to suit the needs of each individual student.

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Lucy

Violin Mentor

NORTH BEACH, CITY BEACH & YOKINE

Lucy has been learning and playing violin since she was 6 years old.

Lucy has been teaching violin for the last few years, she has a dedicated style of teaching and has a very caring and gentle manner towards her student with the very highest standards. Lucy gives her student complete attention and devotion during each class.

At the moment Lucy plays with Western Australia Charity Orchestra and she loves sharing skills to her students and transfers her love for the violin and music with her students.

 
 
 

Your Woodwind Mentors

Sean Williams Saxophone and Clarinet Mentor Mandurah West Coast Music School

Sean

Saxophone, Clarinet & Singing Mentor

MANDURAH

Sean Williams is a highly experienced musician with fourteen years of instrumental training and a love of singing. Sean has been involved in countless performance projects from community theater and choirs, to commissioned performances and recordings. For over four years Sean has featured both vocally and instrumentally in the Mandurah Foreshore Christmas Spectacular. He began teaching two years ago and has a passion for seeing other budding performers realise their potential