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 recorder, guitar and ukulele again, focusing on making the lessons fun while covering all aspects of musicianship and theory.”
Anne teaches Traditional Recorder as well as Traditional Sing & Strum Guitar and Traditional Sing & Strum Ukulele
Jessica Zuk, a graduate of Music Works Magic, has achieved an A. Mus. A (Flute) with distinction. Currently studying for her Bachelor of Music degree, she is equally at home playing both flute and piccolo, and has performed on both instruments with the Monash Academy Orchestra and the Monash Wind Symphony and Flute ensembles, in addition to Melbourne Youth Music’s ensembles. In 2017 she was awarded the university’s Anna Chmiel Memorial Woodwind Prize. She enjoys performing works of all shapes and sizes, from the intimacy of solo and chamber repertoire to the thrill of orchestral music. Professionally, she has been involved in chamber performances including a 2018 residency at Club Voltaire in North Melbourne and the 2018 Geelong After Dark festival.
Jessica teaches Traditional and Suzuki Flute
Erica is an energetic and passionate educator who hopes to encourage a lifelong love of music in all of her students, from beginners through to advanced. She teaches flute, piano, recorder and music theory and has experience guiding students through the AMEB syllabus, performance preparation, improvisation, playing as a soloist, in bands and in orchestras.
Her upbeat teaching style draws on her extensive experience as a performing artist across classical and improvised styles of music, spanning live performances, session work, band leading, composing and arranging, artist residencies, recording and touring.
Erica runs a private music teaching studio, has taught in schools both as an instrumental teacher and ensemble leader, as well as working as a casual lecturer at the JMC Academy, VCA Saturday School, and with YoWo Music, an organization dedicated to providing opportunities and mentorship to young female and non-binary musicians. Erica holds a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Music Performance (Orchestral), alongside a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music and Improvisation), both awarded by the Victorian College of the Arts.
Erica teaches Flute and Piano
Lily is a classical clarinettist based in South-East Melbourne, who enjoys all genres of classical
music, from Bach to Debussy. She engages with music beyond the Western classical realm,
including modernist composers, Jazz and Klezmer. Lily is currently studying a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of esteemed
musicians, Paul Champion and Philip Arkinstall.
Lily’s love of music began very early and her passion for the clarinet started at the age of 8. In her VCE years, she was the Principal in both the school Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Band. She obtained an A in her final performance exam and achieved a school Award of Excellence for the subject. Lily entered and placed first in the Bnei Brith Eisteddfod, winning the scholarship in 2016, and later the Elaine Bloch Jaffe Prize. Recently, she came runner up in the CLASAX Tertiary Clarinet Competition.
Lily has been a member of both the university Concert Band and Wind Symphony, the Southern Area Concert Band, and the Percy Grainger Youth Orchestra, enhancing her ensemble skills
immensely. She has also had experience in chamber music groups in and outside of the
university, playing genres from modern Jazz to German lieder.
Lily has done extensive work in the teaching field, beginning at the age of 15. She has been a
private Clarinet tutor for 2 years and is excited to continue the work to foster a love for music in others. In her lessons, she values musicality and educated interpretation, and uses the practice of technique and theory to develop those skills.
Lily teaches Clarinet