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Over the years, our Director, Anna, has built a team of like-minded music teachers who are creative in their approach, highly qualified and experienced, but who never compromise on the educational value that they aim to provide.
At Music Works Magic, our class teachers are extensively trained and vastly experienced. We meet regularly for professional development and attend conferences locally as well as nationally and internationally, always discovering fresh, new, and interesting ways to present our material. We love what we do and you will too! This year we are celebrating 20 years of music making excellence.
We also have a team of highly qualified instrumental teachers, who teach individual or small group lessons to both children and adults. We offer both Traditional Method, Coloured Strings Method and Suzuki Method on a range of instruments. Meet our teachers below!
Cathy Winestone B. Ed. is a Pre-School Music and Dance teacher and has a Bachelor of Education in Drama from Melbourne University. She has previously taught RAD Ballet and Pre-School Dance working with 3-8 year olds. For the past seven years she has taught Drama and Movement in pre-schools and primary schools across Melbourne.
Cathy has completed the Music Works Magic course in Early Childhood Music Education and was immediately invited to join our teaching staff. Cathy teaches in the Elsternwick Studio and various child care centres developing their pre-school music programs. Cathy also teaches The Magic of Music and Dance for little ones to experience a range of beautiful art music, world music and jazz music. Children and parents will move and dance with Cathy and discover the joys of this kinesthetic experience.
Cindy Dean Antulov is a professional vocalist, performer and children’s entertainer from Perth WA, where she began her formal music and dance training from an early age. Piano studies, choir, recorder ensemble, dance, and skating classes gave way to formal voice training when Cindy was accepted as a private student with Elizabeth Hatfield Carter 1980 - 1982. During this time Cindy also successfully competed in Dance and Skating Championships.
Cindy began her family in 1985 and soon discovered her passion for singing with young children. After many years volunteering in pre-primary settings, she began running music classes for a range of daycare centres and kindergartens. In 2004 Cindy trained with Kindermusik and started Song and Dance Groups for children in the Pilbara. This reinforced her passion for inspiring children to sing.
After moving to Melbourne in 2014, Cindy began training with Anna Mlynek-Kalman and completed the Early Childhood Music Pedagogy Course and now runs classesatour centre as well as in Early Learning Centres. She is committed to the Kodaly approach and to pursuing further studies in the area of early childhood music education. Cindy continues to perform as a vocalist, currently as a member of The Lulus vocal trio and also accompanies herself on ukulele, which she really loves playing for the children.
Laura Uhe B.A from the A.N.U. & Dip ED English, ESL & Drama from La Trobe University, has been involved in dance, theatre and music for most of her life! Studying classical ballet from the age of 4, she began performing children’s roles with the Perth City Ballet Company from the age of 8 and toured with a youth Ballet company at the age of 14 to the Aberdeen Interntional Festival of the Arts and to Vienna and the UK. Laura studied AMEB Piano to 7th grade and she also worked reading plays on the ABC radio series for children”Lets Join In”and has been involved in many theatre productions and plays.
During the course of her university studies she took courses in ethnomusicology and was an active member of the university choir. She continued to study dance , focusing on Flamenco and Spanish Dance and has been a professional flamenco performer for the last 20 years. During the course of her career she has conducted hundreds of workshop and her performances include in the Melbourne Festival of the Arts. The Apollo Bay and the Port Fairy Music Festival, Arts Centre Latin Concert Series and the Brunswick Music Festival. She choreographed a flamenco piece for Chunky Move’s production 'Wanted’ and conducted the successful series of Dancing in the Streets for the Melbourne Festival of the Arts in 2006. Most recently she has performed with the Australian Opera in Bizet's Carmen both in Melbourne and in Taiwan.
After participating in Music Works Magic classes with her own 2 children for many years, and having run her own dance studio teaching children and adults, Laura trained as a Music Works Magic teacher in 2003. She is passionate about teaching and loves sharing her joy of music, make believe and movement with all the children at Music Works Magic!
Madeline Bryner grew up as a Suzuki piano student under the guidance of Nehama Patkin. At the age of 14, she travelled to Barcelona with Patkin to perform in the Palau de la Música. She has since acquired an Associate Diploma in Music (AmusA) from AMEB.
Madeline has also completed a Masters of Primary Teaching at The University of Melbourne. She has taught at Sholem Aleichem College and Bialik College, where she focussed on teaching languages with a mix of traditional methods and always aimed to incorporate music in the classroom. She now teaches the Suzuki method to piano students.
In 2016 Madeline completed the Music Works Magic training course and became one of our teachers. She is also available to visit your centre!
Natalie has always loved music and singing. Having performed an oratorio at the Sydney Opera House, composed for her whilst in high school, Natalie went on to receive 100% in her HSC Music course, topping the state. Studying at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) for Music Theatre, Natalie continued her study with a Bachelor of Arts (Drama and Theatre Studies and Behavioural Studies) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary). Natalie has performed in numerous musicals and choral ensembles.
In January 2014, Natalie completed The Music Works Magic teacher training course. Having demonstrated all the most wonderful traits of an outstanding music teacher, her beautiful voice, wonderful personality, musical and teaching understanding and natural teaching ability. Natalie was immediately invited to join our team. Currently teaching at various Kindergarten's and Early Childhood Centres, Natalie loves sharing her passion for singing and music with her students. She takes great delight in watching as the children find their voice and the joy in music.
Anna Mlynek-Kalman Director of Music Works Magic. M. Mus., B. Ed., Dip Teach. A.Mus.A (flute) created Music Works Magic upon completion of her Master’s Degree in the U. S. in 1996. She has taught and directed music programs with children from K-year 12 for over 30 years at many schools both here in Australia and abroad.
Anna is passionate about high quality music education and has created a program that offers a sound developmental, educational base for children from birth. She directs the Music Works Magic Education and Resource Centre working closely with her team of dedicated and talented teachers. She looks forward to meeting her youngsters each week and watching their musical growth. Anna is currently enrolled in the PhD. program at Monash University.