Meet The Teachers

We are proud to have the highest-qualified teachers in the area providing the very best music education

OUR TEAM OF Professional MUSICIANS

Our team works together to create a custom and focused learning experience to suit each individual.

DANIEL CHRISTOFFERSEN

Guitar, Composition
With over 10 years experience teaching both classical and electric styles, Daniel has established a reputation as one of the top guitar teachers in the area.  He has been studying music since he was 7 years old and performing since the age of 11.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Classical Music from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and recently was in the top 16 in the Adelaide Guitar Festival International Classical Guitar Competition.  He currently composes and performs with many reputable projects throughout WA.

DR GEORG CORALL

Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, Bassoon, Recorder, Piano, Harpsichord
Specializing in oboe and bassoon, Georg has been teaching recorder, woodwinds, piano and harpsichord for over twenty years.
He understands the importance in actively engage students in their own learning and teaching and believes in providing students with the broadest possible knowledge and information while also encouraging and supporting the curiosity of every student.

After a strong teaching and performing career of more than 30 years of practical research as an industry professional, and after successful doctoral studies at UWA that drew together an extensive body of work, Georg aims to further his impact as a teacher through the education of future generations of musicians and music lovers.

LAIMA HEARTY

Piano
Born in Lithuania, she began playing the piano at the early age of 5.  She continued her studies through school and onto the Conservatory where she obtained her bachelor degree in Music & Music Pedagogy. She then moved to the UK and worked at a college teaching years 7 to 11 as well as running the choir. During this time, she started teaching privately and in 2008 moved to Australia. 

With all her years of teaching experience, Laima is able to encourage and educate all levels and abilities.  Her students consistently score high marks on the AMEB exams, but she also has several students that learn just for fun

PRISCILLA CORNELIUS

Voice, Piano
A coloratura soprano who has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Classical Voice at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Priscilla also possesses a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice and a Certificate II in Music Theatre (both from WAAPA), and has attended the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, and the WAAPA International Artsong Academy.

During her time at WAAPA, Priscilla has had the pleasure to be involved in many productions including playing Amy in the opera Little Women, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the diva Melba, in the world premiere of the operatic drama Melba. Priscilla has also appeared in many productions around Perth and has appeared as a soloist for Trinity Uniting Church and as a member of the chorale Vux et Veritas. Currently Priscilla is completing a Master of Arts in Performing Arts, in which she is investigating the history of opera in Western Australia.

JENNINE IRVING

Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Sax, Piano

With over 15 years of experience teaching Clarinet to students of all ages, Jennine graduated from the Canberra School of Music (ANU) with a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance.  She has played in bands and orchestras, including the Canberra Youth Orchestra, CYO Wind Symphony, Clarity Clarinet Quartet, Canberra School of Music Opera Orchestra and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra before moving to Perth in 2017.
 
Jennine is also passionate about singing and has been involved in choirs and performing since the age of 5.  She loves singing harmonies and has a strong emphasis on developing a solid foundation for singers in the technical aspects of singing, as well as aural training, theory and music reading skills.   Jennine believes that teaching music is a wonderful privilege and an honour, and holds Cert III Early childhood education and care, Cert IV Education Support and is currently studying her Master of Teaching degree.

XYANTHE LEE

Voice, Piano
Currently completing the fourth and final year of a Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Xyanthe has spent several years studying vocal health and technique. Xyanthe crosses multiple genres being a part of the WAAPA Gospel Choir, Tandem (an acoustic duo) and was nominated for Junior Country Vocalist of the Year in 2015.

Having performed on The Today Show, at venues and festivals such as Astor theatre, Fairbridge Folk World Festival, State of The Art Festival and shared the stage with Perth Symphony Orchestra, her performance experience is endless.

ASHTON WEAVER

Guitar
Ashton has been sharing his enthusiasm for music and knowledge of the guitar with students for several years.  Confident with Theory and technique, he has a love for a wide range of genres, from jazz and RnB/soul to Progressive Metal and Hard Rock.  

An accomplished performer with experience playing in multiple bands, in addition to as an accompanist and session musician, he is currently working on completing a Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

HANNAH ANDREWS

Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Ukulele
Her music journey began with the recorder from a young age which led to the flute. After playing for a few years, she added violin which soon became her main instrument. Hannah was a part of a marching pipeband for some years as a tenor drummer. She has played flute in different concert bands and the violin in many orchestras.
 
At the age of 13, Hannah was encouraged to learn the double bass and move from the violin section in her school orchestra to the double bass. She has continued to add instruments throughout the years including the cello.

Hannah began teaching in 2013 and loves to see the joy that music can bring to people's lives.

GEORGE BATEY

Violin, Viola
An accomplished musician, George has been teaching and performing professionally for over two decades. He studied Viola with Berian Evans and Alan Bonds at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and holds a Certificate in Classical Music as well as a Diploma of Performing Arts.  He was Part of the inaugural WASO tour to Sydney and Melbourne, and was a Guest Principal Viola with the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra in 2014.

He currently performs with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

MARIE-VICTOIRE CUMMING

Violin, Piano
Marie is passionate about Music and the power it holds to affirm identity, fulfil potential and create a platform for self-expression. She believes in its value as a means of communication and expression, and is especially interested in the use of Music as therapy.  She holds a BMus (Hon) and a MMus (Music Therapy) from the University of Pretoria.

With over 10 years of teaching experience, she understands the importance of providing opportunities for a sense of mastery, increased self-confidence and self-esteem. She knows it is essential to motivate students to maintain a regular practice routine in order to foster new skills, whilst still maintaining enjoyment in the process.

OSCAR VAN GASS

Drums
With over a decade of professional playing experience, Oscar has been sharing his love of music and his passion for the drums with students for the last five years.  He has worked with a number of bands and projects across all genres including Annika Moses, Chelsea Cullen, Elli Schoen, Haircare, Mosquito Coast, Jacob Diamond, Noah Dillon, Bexx, Charlie-Moon Meader, Kid Dingo, Teischa Jones, Colab, The Chlorines, Step Reckoner, Cosy and many more.
 
He loves to help others develop their musical vocabulary while giving them as broad of an understanding of the instrument as possible. He is able to offer honest and reliable advice on playing the drums that allows students to develop their skills and feel a sense of progress with their ability.
 
He places a strong emphasis on technique as well as the physiology and psychology of playing.

CASSIE CRISPIN

Guitar
Cassie has always been very interested in playing music, and has been studying various instruments for more than half of her life.  She is confident in Theory and technique, and regularly performs at local events.  She has been sharing her knowledge with students at RMA for the last few years.

Cassie loves using music as a way to connect with others and to bring hope to anyone who might need it.
If you’d like to join a great team and share the gift of music