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

Caitlin Owyong - West Coast Music School Piano Teacher

Caitlin

Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH

Caitlin has been playing the piano since she was six years old and achieved her AMEB Grade 8 certificate in 2013. 

She has competed in numerous eisteddfods and performed in various concerts including the City of Joondalup's Sunday Serenades.

Caitlin began teaching in 2013 and continues to find joy in developing her students' skills and passion for music.

Matt San Diego - Piano Teacher West Coast Music School

Matt

Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH

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. 

Olivia Roberts - Piano Teacher West Coast Music School

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.  

Nina Smith Piano Mentor North Beach West Coast Music School

Nina

Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH

 Nina has over 4 decades of piano experience, and after going through the AMEB process, she found her love for teaching. Nina's students love her fun, innovative approach to teaching.

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.

Christine Louie - Piano Teacher West Coast Music School

Christine

Piano Mentor

YOKINE

Christine is best know for her patient and adjustable teaching style  - focused on suiting the student's learning style, needs and goals. She is a qualified Music Therapist with the following qualifications: Bachelor of Music, Master of Music Therapy, Neurologic Music Therapy Training, AmusA. With over 9 years of teaching experience, and 2 decades of piano experience, Christine is an extremely popular teacher in the WCMS community.

Emma Hyam - Piano, Singing & Guitar Teacher West Coast Music School

Emma

Piano, Guitar & Singing Mentor

YOKINE & CITY BEACH

Emma has been studying Guitar, Piano and Trumpet since age 7. 

She is passionate about how music can bring so much joy to people who come from all walks of life.  She believes everyone enjoys the sharing of music, and anyone CAN LEARN to play music too! Given time, support, attention and individualised care, students can achieve and exceed their music goals! 

Emma loves to build confidence through music & believes that music has the power to be life enhancing and life changing. 

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

Lisa Drag - Piano Mentor Mandurah

Lisa

Piano Mentor

MANDURAH

Lisa has a rich mentoring history, having taught in Adelaide, Perth and the wheatbelt. 

Following the family tradition, she started playing piano first inspired by her Nanna and Mum through playing by ear then learning formally going through the formal AMEB exams.Lisa is continuously inspired by her students and is specialised in additional needs learning and original composition (as well as teaching the AMEB syllabi). 

Michael Baker Piano and Brass Mentor West Coast Music School

Michael

Piano & Brass Mentor

MANDURAH

Michael found his passion for music at the age of 7 when he first started Piano lessons.  Picking up the Trombone in Primary-School, Michael soon picked up other brass instruments such as the tuba, euphonium, trumpet and now French Horn. He has a passion for learning new instruments and music and is always looking for new exciting ways to share it with the world. He has lots of experience in ensemble playing, jazz groups, theatre playing and even writing a few compositions of his own, including an entire Fringe World Show Score!!!

Michael's fun and infectious personality brings huge amounts of joy to his students, and he is passionate about instilling correct technique in his students and encouraging his students to play from the heart. 


 

 

Your Guitar Mentors

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!

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

Emma Guitar Mentor City Beach Yokine West Coast Music School

Emma

Guitar, Piano & Singing Mentor

YOKINE & CITY BEACH

 

Emma has been studying Guitar, Piano and Trumpet since age 7. 

She is passionate about how music can bring so much joy to people who come from all walks of life.  She believes everyone enjoys the sharing of music, and anyone CAN LEARN to play music too! Given time, support, attention and individualised care, students can achieve and exceed their music goals! 

Emma loves to build confidence through music & believes that music has the power to be life enhancing and life changing.

Matthew Hennessy Guitar and Drum Mentor Mandurah West Coast Music School

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Guitar & Drum Mentor

MANDURAH

Matt has been playing guitar for 20 years, and drums for close to a decade. Matt is currently studying Music Education at WAAPA. 

Having played in numerous bands over 15 years, playing rock, blues, pop and heavy metal, Matt has developed a high level of practical and technical knowledge with the guitar & drums, as well as a keen understanding of band and group dynamics.  
Matt has a great passion and love for music, and is passionate about try instilling that passion in his students. 

 
 

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.

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.

Emma Hyam Singing Mentor City Beach and Yokine

Emma

Singing, Piano, Guitar & Trumpet Mentor

YOKINE & CITY BEACH

 

Emma has been studying Guitar, Piano and Trumpet since age 7. 

She is passionate about how music can bring so much joy to people who come from all walks of life.  She believes everyone enjoys the sharing of music, and anyone CAN LEARN to play music too! Given time, support, attention and individualised care, students can achieve and exceed their music goals! 

Emma loves to build confidence through music & believes that music has the power to be life enhancing and life changing. 

 

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.

Jake Isard - Drum Teacher West Coast Music School

Jake

Drum Mentor

CITY BEACH

Jake focuses his teaching time at the City Beach studio. His thorough understanding of music theory obtained through is Degree from WAAPA, coupled with his nurturing approaching brings huge amounts of love from all his students! 

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.

Matt Hennessy Drum Mentor Mandurah West Coast Music School

Matt H

Drum & Guitar Mentor

MANDURAH

 

Matt has been playing guitar for 20 years, and drums for close to a decade. Matt is currently studying Music Education at WAAPA. 

Having played in numerous bands over 15 years, playing rock, blues, pop and heavy metal, Matt has developed a high level of practical and technical knowledge with the guitar & drums, as well as a keen understanding of band and group dynamics.  
Matt has a great passion and love for music, and is passionate about try instilling that passion in his students.

 

Your String Mentors

Matthew Henry - Cello Teacher West Coast Music School

Matthew

Cello Mentor

NORTH BEACH

Matthew is a classically trained Cellist with experience in all aspects of Cello Performance. He is extremely talented in tailoring his teaching approach to each student, and creating a fun and interactive learning environment. His goal is to make learning the Cello fun & exciting while he guides his students through their music goals. 

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.

Yasmin Omran Violin Mentor

Yasmin

Violin Mentor

NORTH BEACH

Yasmin is the newest member of the violin mentoring team. Currently studying at WAAPA and engaged in WAYO, Yasmin brings her love for classical violin to her classes and instils confidence in her students as she adapts her teaching approach to each student's goals. Yasmin's young and professional spirit makes her a hit with children and adults alike. 

 

Your Brass Mentors

Michael Baker Brass Mentor WCMS

Michael 

Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba & Euphonium Mentor

MANDURAH

 

Michael found his passion for music at the age of 7 when he first started Piano lessons.  Picking up the Trombone in Primary-School, Michael soon picked up other brass instruments such as the tuba, euphonium, trumpet and now French Horn. He has a passion for learning new instruments and music and is always looking for new exciting ways to share it with the world. He has lots of experience in ensemble playing, jazz groups, theatre playing and even writing a few compositions of his own, including an entire Fringe World Show Score!!!

Michael's fun and infectious personality brings huge amounts of joy to his students, and he is passionate about instilling correct technique in his students and encouraging his students to play from the heart. 

Emma Hyam Trumpet mentor City Beach Yokine West Coast Music School

Emma

Trumpet Mentor

YOKINE & CITY BEACH

Emma has been studying Guitar, Piano and Trumpet since age 7. 

She is passionate about how music can bring so much joy to people who come from all walks of life.  She believes everyone enjoys the sharing of music, and anyone CAN LEARN to play music too! Given time, support, attention and individualised care, students can achieve and exceed their music goals! 

Emma loves to build confidence through music & believes that music has the power to be life enhancing and life changing.

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Yoann

Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba & Piano Mentor

NORTH BEACH & BUTLER

 
 

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