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Kaylie Melville (B. Mus Perf Hons) completed her Bachelor of Music with first class honours in percussion performance at the University of Western Australia in 2010. As a percussionist and drummer, Kaylie was a founding member of the Quadraphonic Percussion Quartet, a casual player with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and an active member of the Perth musical theatre scene. In November 2010, Kaylie travelled to Indianapolis to perform David Pye's "Rebena Loops" quartet at the Percussive Arts Society's International Convention (PASIC). Since relocating to Melbourne, Kaylie has performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Sydney Sinfonia. In addition to this extensive performance experience, Kaylie has taught in schools and privately since 2004, working with students of all ages as a music tutor and ensemble director.
Ilana has been playing drums for at least 20 years and ever since she can remember, playing drums has been her passion. During her years at University, she was a percussionist for the Monash Symphonic Winds Ensemble and Monash Philharmonic Orchestra, and played drumkit in the Monash University Jazz Orchestra and Monash University Big Band. She has even performed on the bonang (an ethnic set of kettle gongs) in an Indonesian gamelan orchestra. After her university days, Ilana was fortunate enough to play percussion/drumkit in several bands and orchestras and be part of many amateur musical productions during the past 10 years. Her most recent shows include Fab Nobs Theatre production of ‘Once on this Island’ (playing percussion), BuSTCo’s production of ‘Hairspray’ (playing percussion), and SLAMS’ production of ‘Five Guys Named Mo’ (playing drumkit). This coming March, Ilana will be playing percussion in SLAMS’ production of The Little Mermaid (the Australian amateur premiere!!!). She is delighted to be part of Music Works Magic.