Drums & Percussion Teachers

Adrián Pizarro

Adrián Pizarro is a musician, composer, arranger, teacher and researcher of music and its history. His work as an orchestral musician, within musical groups and his complimentary piano ability ensure his talent and experience are well grounded.
He has an innate ability to share his wealth of knowledge and provides a nurturing learning environment to all his students.
Adrián is passionate about teaching and training students; he enjoys motivating his students to fulfill their musical goals.
His passion for, and research into, Latin music has been developed over many years. During his university studies in Colombia he explored Salsa, Son and other Latin genres.
Adrián has found in music everything he needs to live a fulfilling life. Music has given him the discipline and patience to achieve his goals, connect with his inner self and others.
He looks forward to sharing his passion with new students at 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.