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Anne Vercoe B Music AcU, Bachelor of Music Performance AcU, Bachelor of Music Theatre and Opera, Bachelor of Arts Monash, Dip Ed Monash, Grad dip. Opera and Music Theatre VCA.
Anne is experienced in acting, having appeared on Neighbours, Blue Heelers etc and has been a singer of diverse styles for twenty years. She has appeared in Carols by Candlelight at Myer Music Bowl and many other events , both in Australia and abroad. She has produced 13 CDS , including four albums of original songs for children which were commissioned by Darshan Acadamies in Delhi, India.
“I love teaching kids and adults singing, focusing on expression and good musicality and also guitar and ukulele again, focusing on musicianship and theory. I am also experienced at acting tuition.”
Jason Charles-Worthy is a guitar teacher here at Music Works Magic who has always had a love and passion for music. Having learnt Piano and Drums from a young age, Jason discovered the guitar during high school, and has continued to develop through his musical journey.
Finishing his degree with a Bachelor of Music Performance at Box Hill at the end of 2015, Jason is eager to continue to pass on his skills and knowledge of the guitar through his love of teaching, both at St. Kilda Park Primary School, and here at Music Works Magic where he has been teaching for the past 2.5 years.
Jason also has a passion for song writing and producing, and is close to completing his debut album with his band Branch Arterial. He has spent the last 5 years performing all around the country at some of Australia's most iconic venues and really enjoys being able to share his music through live performances.
Meredith began her studies in guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, before moving to the US to pursue guitar performance and instruction. She holds two masters degrees, a research masters in Musicology (MPhil) from the University of Sydney and a performance masters from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MMus).
Over the last decades, while living and working in the States, she has undertaken to continue her studies in pedagogy through her Suzuki training as well as Early Childhood training (including Dalcroze and Orff). With broad experience over teaching at a variety of schools, Meredith chose to pursue completing her training in the Suzuki method (Books 1-9) and Suzuki Early Childhood training, due to a deep affinity for working with young children. Her students have ranged from three years old to seventy three years old, and she has worked in a variety of settings teaching music, from general music theory in a college setting (Montana State University, College of Technology Great Falls and Pierce College WA) to developing new pedagogical aids for teaching guitar in a group setting for young children.
In her performance career, she is most passionate about chamber music, and outside of teaching music, she is most passionate about composition. Those things were all combined when she conducted the combined Suzuki Guitar student ensemble at the 2016 Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference, performing her own composition “Mosquito Stomp”. An active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and an active collaborator with other instrumental musicians, Meredith brings to her lessons and group classes over twenty years of teaching experience.
Tim Chilman moved to Melbourne from New Zealand in 2006 to pursue a passion for music and performing. He has over 20 years of experience on the guitar, having performed in both covers and original bands of various genres including rock, pop, contemporary, country, jazz, metal and funk. Tim has released two albums with his previous bands and has recently completed writing music for his third release.
In 2015 Tim decided to pursue a career teaching guitar and has since completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music Performance at the Australian Institute of Music. He was fortunate to study with some of the country's top teachers and was awarded a Student Ambassador Scholarship. Tim has discovered the pleasure of guiding and inspiring young guitar players through his roles at Malvern Central Primary School and St Patricks Primary in Murrumbeena and looks forward to sharing his passion further at Music Works Magic.