Principal, Voice, Choir
With natural tone and grace, Chelsea has a voice and stage presence that is highly sought after. Regular appearances at The Ellington Jazz Club led her to performing with Lior, Nigel Westlake, WASO, House Gospel Choir and Fatai as well as working with seasoned writers, producers and musicians in Los Angeles on the beginning stages of her first solo release. Chelsea’s EP Edge of Myself is now available on all listening platforms world-wide. When Chelsea is not running the Dalkeith Road School of Music Community Choir or flying to Sydney for voiceover work, she can be found nurturing the beautiful plants at our school or writing more soul inspiring songs.
Shanay is a second year in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ acclaimed contemporary bachelor degree. She is part of the all-girl a Capella group Darling and has performed at Perth’s finest venues and events, including The Ellington Jazz Club, Fairbridge Festival, Dunsborough Songfest, the Rosemount and Fremantle’s Aardvark. Shanay is currently in the process of writing and recording her debut EP due to be released in 2019. Shanay is passionate about guiding her students to grow in confidence as they develop their own individual and unique voice and performance style.
Christina ‘t Hart
Christina has been playing the violin since the age of seven and is currently completing her bachelor of Secondary Education, majoring in Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and Edith Cowan University. She has performed in large and smaller ensembles including WAAPA Faith Court Orchestra, Western Australian Charity Orchestra, WAAPA String Camerata and the Albany Chamber Orchestra. Christine has years of experience teaching both violin and cello to students ranging from 3-30+ years old and has also recently expanded her teaching studies to include the first level of the Australian Kodaly Certificate in secondary music teaching.
Piano, Guitar, Production
With a Bachelor of Composition under his belt, being a five-time WAM Song of the Year nominee and the winner of the Robert Juniper Award for the Arts should come as no surprise. Sam doesn't just spend his time winning awards though, he has been teaching privately and in primary schools for many years; as well as producing and engineering local artists; writing, recording and performing his own work from his studio Fable Productions. A highly sought after teacher, Sam tailors his lessons to each student maintaining interest, progress and fun with even his longest standing students.
When not playing guitar, listening to guitar players or looking at guitar players, Christian spends his time drinking coffee at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where he is currently in his third year of the Contemporary Bachelor of Performance. A frequent performer, Christian provides smooth accompaniment to a rotating cast of WAAPA vocalists at Edith Cowan University’s central café Grindhouse, among other venues such as The Ellington Jazz Club. Always acquiring more guitar pedals to emulate idols such as Robben Ford, Matt Schofield and Pat Matheny, Christian’s career goal is to play with John Mayer in a very large stadium. At Dalkeith Road School of Music, Christian provides a friendly, fun and educational guitar lesson for each student.
Admin, Voice, Piano
Naomi has a Certificate IV - Jazz Music, Grade 5 ABRSM Theory high distinction, Advanced Diploma – Music Artist Industry, and is now in her third year of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ Contemporary Bachelor majoring in song writing, music production and vocal performance. She approaches every task with depth, integrity and creativity; this is especially evident in her teaching. Naomi is very passionate about empowering and nurturing independence in young musicians by encouraging self-awareness and teaching technical music skills in engaging and effective ways. She uses her varied background and experience to work with her vocal and piano students to achieve musical goals and performance standards relevant to the industry.
Piano, Guitar, Voice
Although Bach and Mozart are Keaton’s greatest musical idols, he is thrilled by all genres and particularly enjoys playing jazz standards on the piano. Keaton, who is studying a Bachelor of Classical Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), has participated in multiple successful seasons of the Bunbury and Fremantle Eisteddfods, often taking out first place in classical and musical theatre items. With a busy performance schedule at the academy, Keaton can be found singing with their Chamber Music Choir Eneksis, performing opera with his cohort or dreaming of an operatic career! Second only to his passion for the stage, Keaton thoroughly enjoys teaching music and is committed to ensuring each student receives a rich musical and instrumental education.