Our Teachers

All of our teachers hold a current Working With Children Check.

 
 
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Naomi Geste
Principal & Administrator

Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Music Theory

Naomi has an Advanced Diploma – Music Artist Industry, Certificate IV - Jazz MusicGrade 5 ABRSM Theory high distinction, 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.

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Abby Stevenson
Voice

Abby is a contemporary vocalist from Perth and has completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music with Honours from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Abby has been performing with her twelve-piece brass band, the Two Cent Professionals since 2015, and the exciting new bass and vocal duo Lilted Sessions known for their incredible arrangements of classic tunes. Some of Abby’s most notable achievements include performing backing vocals for Guy Sebastian on the Perth leg of his most recent tour and Katy Steele at this year’s State of the Arts festival, recording vocals with rappers such as Drapht and Coin Banks, as well as performing withMama Kin and Tommy Spender for the launch of their Aria nominated album Golden Magnetic. Abby aims to encourage students to pursue their passion for music, instil confidence in their performances, and provide excellent vocal technique and training. She looks forward to being part of your vocal journey!

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Chelsea Wylde
Choir

With natural tone and grace, Dalkeith Road School of Music co-founder 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.

 
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Christina ‘t Hart
Violin

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 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. Christina 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.

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Dylan Grundmann
Violin

Since his first 7-year-old foray into an ensemble called String Beans, Dylan has fostered his passion for music, continuing on to complete Grade 8 AMEB on violin and a Certificate III in Music. Dylan has played with various ensembles including the Albany Sinfonia and Chamber Orchestra, competed and won 1st place in multiple eisteddfods in WA, attended the WA Young Artists Chamber Music Program camps, and played in the pit orchestra for performances of Anna Bolena. He has recently expanded his skillset to embark on a Diploma of Music Industry at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts on guitar. Dylan’s whole hearted approach and encouraging style develops his student’s equally ability and appreciation of music. Dylan hopes to be a touring musician, contributing to the wide array of genres he enjoys.

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Jacob Diffen
Drums, Sound, Production 

A natural teacher, Jacob has been working with kids of all ages for almost a decade. His energetic and focused approach brings the best out of any student and provides an environment for them to thrive. Since graduating from the Advanced Diploma of Music Industry in 2017, Jacob is nearing completion of his Bachelor of Composition and Music Technology. Equally at home behind the drums on stage or manning the desk in the studio, Jacob’s keen ear for quality sound makes music the best it can be. His journey through Perth’s live music scene in his late teens has informed his current roles engineering and producing the musical endeavours of others. Jacob’s pursuit for precision and industry know-how has led him back into the teaching world at Dalkeith Road School of Music, and to our lucky students. 

 
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Keaton Staszewski-Hose
Piano, Guitar, Voice, Music Theory

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 Art, 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.

Keenan Levis
Guitar

Keenan's passion and understanding of all kinds of music has been developing since picking up a guitar at the age of eleven. This passion has continued to grow culminating in Keenan’s fourth and final year in the Bachelor of Contemporary Music Performance on electric guitar, at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. With a love for many styles of guitar ranging from acoustic/folk to metal, jazz and just about everything in between, Keenan tailors every lesson to best suit the student's individual musical tastes and goals using his extensive knowledge. When not practising, Keenan is big of sports and spicy bowls of ramen.

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Lucas Jones
Songwriting, Production

Perth alt-folk singer/songwriter Lucas Jones writes songs that will move you. With his penchant for storytelling and explorations of the heart; Lucas crafts delicate, melancholic folk that speaks of love, life and loss with a quiet and reflective depth. Lucas has spent the past six years honing his craft fronting folk/rock band These Winter Nights and gigging consistently in venues all around Perth, as well as completing a Diploma of Music (Songwriting & Production) at Mount Pleasant Baptist Community College and an Advanced Diploma of Music Industry at WAAPA. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Music in songwriting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and working on his debut EP release Renew. Lucas is Dalkeith Road School of Music’s first dedicated songwriting teacher and brings his wealth of experience, empathy and creativity to every collaboration. 

 
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Sam Wylde
Piano, 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 and co-founder of Dalkeith Road School of Music, Sam tailors his lessons to each student maintaining interest, progress and fun with even his longest standing students. 

 
 
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Trevor Stockton-Rice
Piano, Voice

Having quite literally hopped around the world from Canada to a short 10-year-coffee stop in Scotland, Trevor has now settled in Perth where he is completing a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts on piano. Trevor has spent the last four years soaking up and contributing to the Perth music scene where his incredibly diverse skillset and humility wows audiences and players alike. If you hear Trevor singing in the corridors, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was Freddie Mercury, one of his biggest influences. Trevor brings his all-encompassing passion and appreciation for anything music to every lesson, where every student benefits from his well-earned knowledge. 

Samuel Gibson
Guitar, Bass

An established and valued member of the local music scene, Samuel has played and recorded extensively with many local acts notably Riley Pierce, a multiple WAM Song of the Year winner and the SOTY nominated These Winter Nights as well as many others. Samuel is currently completing a bachelor’s degree of Contemporary Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Majoring in Bass Guitar. Having performed all over Australia on multiple instruments Samuel has developed a broad skillset and a love of all kinds of music, an appreciation which he fosters in all his students. His teaching approach is individually tailored to suit the needs of every student to help them discover their own unique style. With a wealth of experience in recording/production as well as instrument service and repair, his wholistic approach to music ensures well rounded musical education.

Shanay Cullen
Voice

Shanay is a second year in the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ acclaimed contemporary bachelor’s 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.