Drums & Percussion Teachers

Ilana Perlich

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.

Kaylie Melville

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 since2004, working with students of all ages as a music tutor and ensemble director.

Therese Ng

As a young and passionate performer on percussion and marimba, Therese Ng was awarded 1st Prize in ENKOR International Music Competition (2018), 1st Prize in the Australia Marimba Competition (2017), 2nd prize in the Concerto Competition for Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (2016), and was asemi-finalist in Percussive Arts Society Italy Marimba Competition (2016). In 2016, Therese gave her debut public concert alongside with her string quartet at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. In 2017, Therese had her overseas debut at PAS Hong Kong’s Days of Percussion, followed by a marimba duo recital Marimbadreams at the University of Western Australia. In 2018, Therese hosted her second public concert in Melbourne, Song and Dance. In the same year, she was invited byKuniko Kato Arts Project to participate at the Inc. Percussion eventand presented a solo marimba recital in Sagamiko, Japan. Therese regularly performs with Perth percussionist & YouTuber Adam Tan.

Therese holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Melbourne. She graduated with first class honours at the top of her year, awarded with the Ronald William Caporn Prizes, the Grace Durling Encouragement Award, the Ivy May Pendelbury Scholarships and the Barbara Bishop Hewitt Scholarship. Therese is currently studying a Master of Music (Performance Teaching) at the University of Melbourne.