Teaching

STUDIO 57 is interested in your passion for music, and where you see yourself going as a musician, because at Studio 57, we believe we can help you get there.

Studio 57 has created a teaching complex on the premises with full reverse cycle air conditioned rooms and are fully equipped with gear to help you sound your best, our rates are very affordable, and our teaching hours can be set to a time that suits you.

Our lessons are one on one and the teachers are all experienced players with not only the academic side but real life music industry experience. GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS AND PERCUSSION, KEYBOARD, SAXOPHONE, VOCALS, DJEMBE and many other lessons are all available.

Our current group of students range between 5 and 65 years of age. As a group of players, they have a diverse range of tastes and levels they are aspiring to. Some are into the great Acoustic Singer/Songwriters, some are into Blues and Roots, R & B, Jazz, Flamenco, Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock, Folk, etc, and they are all progressing nicely, mostly because they have a passion for the styles they like, and the instrument itself. If you are keen to play we are keen to show you how.

Our Rates for lessons are: $35 per 1/2 hour lesson.

Call us to book 0418 653 079

Our Teachers

Emma Payne

Woodwind, Voice, Piano, Theory/Musicianship

Emma has been playing for over 30 years and teaching for 25 years , specializing in woodwind, voice and piano having studied a BA(Hons) Music in Bath, England. Her purpose is to entertain, inspire and bring joy through music and movement and she also teaches Music and Movement classes in aged care and disability facilities.
Emma has run her own music school and prepared students for AMEB practical and musicianship examinations.
She performs regularly as part of a 6 piece band and a duo and loves to sing and listen to rock and blues.
Emma believes that learning a musical instrument must be fun but also works with students and parents to build confidence through setting realistic goals and establishing a great achievable practice routine.
Emma has also dabbled in music therapy and understands the power music has to bring people together and is the universal language of connections

Ava Levin

Vocal Coach

Ava Levin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Music at JMC Academy and has had a decade of musical accomplishments including;; powerhouse performances with the Ten Sopranos, electrifying wins at the Sydney Eisteddfod, entertained guests on The Radiance of the Seas with her Trio and has even showcased her talents at Disneyland in Paris.
Ava is a highly experienced and versatile Vocal Coach for all ages and singing levels.
She brings dedication when working with her students towards their desired achievements. Whether that be; vocal endurance skills, vocal techniques, stage presence, music theory, vocal exam preparation or just a place to have a SING!

Marc Malliate

Drums

Marc has been drumming for over 15 years and has loved every minute of it. In this time he has been lucky enough to tour professionally, both around Australia and Internationally. He currently plays for pop act The Never Ever, Sydney percussion ensemble B'tutta, The Sydney Drum Squad and roving jazz group Hot Potato. He loves teaching and always aims to get the most out of his students.

Tim Roffe

Drum Teacher

Tim has been playing drums for over 10 years, in both Rock and Jazz environments. In 2021, his final year of school, Tim played in the Arts Unit Jazz Orchestra, the NSW Department of Education’s premier Big Band, and achieved a top band in Music Extension. Tim plays regularly with a variety of Sydney-based Jazz musicians. He has studied under Aussie drummers such as Gordon Rytmeister, Jim Piesse and David Manuel, as well as working with Jerome Jennings, from New York. Tim has taught for several years, and enjoys helping young drummers find their musical calling, whilst refining their technique and skills on the instrument.

James Swanson

Drum Teacher

James Swanson has been playing for over 13 years in a range of styles, and has been fortunate enough to tour internationally, and around Australia many times with bands like the Hot Potato Band, and Buried In Verona. Teaching and sharing his knowledge is a major passion of his, and he loves working with each individual student to help them develop and grow their skills and versatility, and develop a love for music.

Noah Callanan

Piano Teacher

Noah is a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose goal is to share his passion for music with others, whether that be through performing, writing, or teaching. With nearly 14 years of experience playing the piano, Noah has completed up to Grade 8 AMEB piano exams and is familiar with a wide range of styles and genres. Noah also has many years of saxophone playing experience having played in the school concert and jazz bands throughout his High School career, as well as a few years experience playing the drums and guitar. Noah has released a number of original tracks under the alias of “Enjac” and is looking to enhance his abilities as a composer whilst studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music this year, completing a Bachelor of Music (Digital Music and Media). As a teacher, Noah personalises his curriculum to each student, in order to ensure that each student is able to learn their favourite songs, whilst also progressing their skills as a musician.

Julia Janusova

Piano Teacher

At first, I was a student here. This is where I discovered my joy of playing the piano and getting lost in the music. (As well as laughing and smiling with my teacher). So, I accepted my teaching role offer with full certainty and have grown experience within the past year.
As a student, I am now a Grade 5 pianist in AMEB Piano for Repertoire, and continue to learn Classical music and theory whilst completing my high school years.
Through this journey, I have found joy in teaching young students longing to play too. This has become a passion, to share my knowledge with young musicians beginning their piano journey. In my lessons, I go through piano skills and the core elements of music theory, so my students can find out what they enjoy playing and understand the basics of music.
Thank you for reading through my story, but this is never the end of it. I am excited to start a new chapter for many young pianists thinking to start learning to play.

Ryan Sorenson

Guitar, Composition & Musical Directing/technology

Ryan is a Sydney-based musician, specialising in guitars, composition and musical directing/technology. He has over a decade of teaching experience, covering students from beginner, intermediate and advanced. Ryan believes in balancing fun with a student-centred learning approach, dependent upon their own goals and aspirations. This could be as broad as jamming in your first band with mates, playing acoustic guitar around the campfire, or mastering your HSC music program. Ryan has extensive professional live performance and studio experience, collaborating with artists including Lola Scott, Ruby Fields, Chantel Cofie, Froyo, Darcy Lane, Kingston County, The Hoodoo Gurus, Battlesnake Imbue Acoustic Duo and Le Grunge. As a composer he has written music for a range of Australian independent and commercial films, as well as work on Hollywood productions with Blair Brothers Music, orchestrating, arranging and writing additional music.

Josh Mann

Bass & Guitar Teacher

Josh has been playing guitar and bass for 5 years and is willing to take on beginner students for both instruments as well as teaching beginning level theory. His passion is to help students develop into enthusiastic musicians that will develop a wide range of skills and techniques. Josh has played in many live settings including musicals and live gigs and has experience in both recording, mixing, live sound and lighting. He currently plays bass in a local band called Sunset Avenue. Josh hopes to share the love for music that he has with his students.

Nick Watson

Guitar, Music Theory, HSC Music

Nick has been teaching guitar for more than 30 years and has diverse experience performing in many different musical ensembles, from rock bands and duos to small and large jazz groups. He is a professional guitar tutor and performer with a diverse educational background and varied performing experience stretching from rock to classical, jazz and blues. Nick can personalise repertoire and teaching strategies for students of all ages and levels - from beginners to advanced.

Call us to book 0418653079