About Our Teachers
Nick has been studying and performing for over 25 years and has been teaching guitar for over 13 years. Nick cofounded B Sharp music with Melissa in 2004. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in theory and practical on the Guitar and is eager to pass it on. Whether you want to be technically proficient or just want to play for fun. Nick regulary performs in his original band "Sound of Truth"
Piano/Keyboard & Kindermusik
Melissa Bauer is a Kindermusik and piano teacher with over 20 years experience teaching music to children and adults. Melissa studied a bachelor of music at the University of NSW. She has over 20 years experience sitting students for piano exams through the AMEB ranging from preliminary level to Grade 8. Melissa has a passion for music, both teaching and performing and believes that music is important for everyone. She is passionate about passing on her knowledge of music in a fun way.
Piano, Flute & Guitar
Having studied classical piano through A.M.E.B and an Advanced Diploma of Music –Composition, Suzannes background is one of good technical grounding, creative improvisation and structured song writing. Professionally she has experienced different roles as a musician, from solo performance, to jazz instrumental duos and original music in both Brisbane and Melbourne over the past 17 years. Suzannes goal as a teacher, is to be able to share and pass on her love and knowledge of music.
Noralyn graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music Specialisation) ‘with Distinction’ from the University of Southern Queensland in 2011. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship which enabled her to travel to England in 2013 to study with concert pianists and professors from some of its top music colleges, including the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Noralyn has been performing as a singer-songwriter since 2012. " I believe that music should be fun, and endeavour to promote this in every lesson."
Adelina is currently completing her Bachelor of Music (Jazz Voice) at the Queensland
Conservatorium Griffith University and is pursuing Trinity College London qualifications. She encourages vocal and piano students to find independence through mastery of theory, aural skills and technique. A specialist in contemporary genres Pop, Latin, Jazz and Soul
Adelina uses industry experience to deliver practical and creative lessons. Recent
performance highlights include backing vocals at the Riverstage and QPAC Concert Hall; as a symphonic chorus member in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and touring with the Queensland Youth Orchestras Big Band in Central Queensland.
Parmis has completed a Bachelor of Music Majoring in Contemporary and Jazz piano.
With over 15 years experience teaching piano to students of all ages, Parmis takes pride in catering for each students individual needs.
Her performance history is extensive. From playing at The Adelaide Fringe Festival to performing at QPAC,her passion for music is evident in all her performances.
Michael has been playing and studying guitar for over 15 years. His styles include Pop Rock & Contemporary. He has a great rapport with all his students and has a keen passion for teaching. Michael comes to us as a teacher after studying guitar at B Sharp Music with head teacher Nicholas Bauer for over 10 years.
Vanja is an accomplished classical guitarist, drummer & pianist who has been studying for over 11 years and teaching for over 6 years. He believes in versatility in musicianship and strives for his students to be comfortable with a variety of styles, from jazz to classical to rock, with an emphasis on both technicality and improvisation.
Check out B Sharp Music's Vocal and piano teacher Noralyn Jowett performing her single Masquerade. Download from iTunes. Well worth a listen. She is amazing!!!