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Mannys Music School


Manny’s Music School aims to give students the opportunity to further their understanding and enjoyment of music. Our teachers are all working musicians in the Melbourne music scene and bring a widely diverse perspective to their lessons.

Manny’s Music School accommodates beginners to advanced students, or anyone who would like to polish up on their skills or try a new method to incorporate into their style.

Our Music School runs on a term-by-term basis.

Call us for more details on 9486 8555 or email at musicschool@mannys.com.au

Term Dates 2016

Term Start Date End Date
First Term Monday 1st February Saturday 26th March
Second Term Monday 11th April Saturday 25th June
Third Term Monday 11th July Saturday 17th September
Fourth Term Monday 3rd October Saturday 17th December

Jordan Gilmour


Jordan Gilmour has been a professional musician and teacher for over seven years and has been composing music for film and theatre over the last four years.  Having achieved his Diploma in Contemporary music and performance in 2007, Jordan has since performed with dozens of bands and artists between Australia and the UK.  Indeed, from 2008 to 2014 Jordan lived in the UK and taught at different music schools, as well as having private students and also helped run a children’s music/composition workshop.  He teaches children and adults from beginner levels to experts wishing to polish specific areas of their drumming.

Jordan is passionate about not only teaching his students the basic mechanics of drumming, but also in developing the imagination and creativity necessary when it comes to playing with others.  His goal is to help his students love the music they play and to become the musician they dream they can be.

He is currently a student in Music Composition at the Victorian College of Arts.


Will Luby


Will Luby is a dedicated and accomplished musician and teacher who has been playing and performing music for most of his life. He sees his life’s vocation to be a teacher, player, performer and writer of anything and all things musical.

He has been playing and studying guitar for over 15 years and completed NMIT’s Bachelor of Music Degree in 2011. His guitar playing has seen him play in many different bands of a wide variety of styles including Rock, Pop, Jazz and Blues.

His current band, Fractures, has seen him play shows and festivals all over the country and the world. This has included one of Austrlia’s biggest festivals: Splendour in the Grass, and shows and festivals through North America and Europe including New York, London and Paris.

He has been teaching for over 8 years to students of all ages, from beginners to highly advanced players. He believes the best way to learn something is to have fun with it and focus on what you really feel passionate about. This is reflected in his teaching style.

Will teaches a wide variety and styles including: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Country, from lead playing to rhythm playing and everything in between.


Naomi Lennox


Naomi Lennox is a passionate teacher and seasoned performer who began learning piano at age five.
Naomi loves the piano, seeing it not only as a great ensemble and solo instrument, but also as an orchestra under your fingertips. Her teaching philosophy includes supplying her students with a well-rounded knowledge of the music they are learning. Not just the theory, but the passion associated with it.

In 2009 she travelled to the ANU to learn clarinet with Alan Vivien, aural and theory with Bengt-Olov Palmquist and piano with Arnan Weisal. She began a Bachelor of Music in clarinet at the ANU under Alan Vivien. Upon changes to the School of Music in 2012, in 2013, she transferred to University of Melbourne to study a Bachelor of Music.
Naomi teaches clarinet, piano, aural and theory and plays in various orchestras and chamber ensembles.


Emily Shaw


Emily Shaw is a versatile session musician and seasoned live performer who maintains a busy live schedule with several Melbourne bands. A graduate of NMIT’s Australian Popular Music degree course Emily has been playing drums for nine years and has been taught and inspired by some of Australia’s elite drummers including David Jones (Paul Grabowski, John Foreman, Marcia Hines, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra), Tanya Cavanagh (The Divinyls, Bachelor Girl), Simon Barker (Australian Art Orchestra) and Ronny Ferella (Doug DeVries). In November 2011 Emily and her band Slow Chase recorded their second  EP with ARIA award winning producer Jonathan Burnside (The Living End, Grinspoon, Faith No More, The Sleepy Jackson). For more info visit http://www.facebook.com/slowchase Emily has been teaching Rock, Metal, Funk, Pop and Jazz for seven years. Her lessons are fun, positive and designed to deliver results for all ages and abilities.


Sim Kirkpatrick


Sim’s passion for music and guitar has spanned over 30 years. Her progression as a guitarist began at the age of 7; learning folk, country, children’s songs and classical before discovering rock, grunge and metal as a teenager. Sim began playing in bands at the age of 15 and teaching guitar at 16. Since then, she has played in an array of ensembles performing jazz, funk, blues, metal, folk, fusion, Latin, performance art and big bands along the east coast of Australia and throughout the world. Currently Sim plays with Lovely Beast a groove based alternative rock band. Sim also does session guitar for various artists in and around Melbourne.

Sim completed a Diploma of Contemporary Music at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium. Sim continued to further her studies and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University. On completion of her studies Sim lived, taught music, travelled and gigged overseas; performing in bands and solo in a multitude of countries including Ireland, Japan, Spain and Germany.

Sim’s goal as a music educator is to instill a love for music and help students develop into technically proficient self-sufficient creative musicians. She teaches a broad curriculum that covers most genres of music from rock to jazz to classical. Sim incorporates technique, theory, improvisation, reading, composition, musicianship , and songs in to fun and relaxed lessons. Aware that every student has different goals and musical tastes, Sim taylors her lessons to each students needs and abilities.


Rob Mcpherson

Guitar / Bass

Rob has been playing guitar for more than twenty years and through his passion for all styles of music has performed (among other things) blues, rock, jazz, funk, roots, electro and pop with innumerous original and cover bands.

Current bandwork includes ‘Wren’ (roots based on Ruan and Banjo), ‘Kate Lucas and the Lux’ (alt. pop on bass), his own project ‘Garagee’ (instrumental electro-acoustic/DJ, on all instruments, programming and production), released on the Tempest recording label, and a number of corporate bands (covers, on guitar).

Rob completed an Advanced Diploma of Music (Contemporary) at the Box Hill Institute College of Music and went on to complete a Bachelor of Teaching at Melbourne Uni., majoring in secondary-level classroom music and instrumental teaching. Ensuing teaching rounds and positions at Fairhills Secondary College, Blackburn Secondary College, Box Hill Tafe, Ron Leigh’s Music Factory and Billy Hydes have assisted him in attaining a far more focused approach to teaching. Through these appointments Rob has coached dozens of VCE students through their coursework, many of whom have continued on to tertiary studies and subsequent employment in the areas of music performance, sound production and music education.




Cyber-trance opera. Ethereal funk. Gothic Jazz. Epic Rock. Tribal Glitch. Amarevois’ music is an ambient landscape imbued with orchestral elements and a menacing, compelling depth.

A powerfully seductive singer with a huge range, her tonal palette oscillates between intimate breathy and explosively operatic, and is at once deeply visceral. An experienced musician, she plays many different instruments (including guitars, basses, keyboards, drums/percussion, trumpet, sax, flute clarinet and viola) and is a captivating live performer.

Amarevois has been writing, performing, producing and recording music for over 20 years and her works travel across a variety of styles and textures. With many seasons as both an audio engineer and film composer, Amarevois has written and produced works for film, TV, theatre and radio both in Australia and internationally. Azimuth Arts (her production company and recording studio) is based in her home town of Melbourne, Australia.


Emma Gardner


Emma is a passionate and versatile vocalist who has 17 years experience in performance. Beginning her musical journey in Perth at age 8 when she received her first instrumental lessons and developed her love of music. Over the years Emma has explored varying styles of singing; studying classical, contemporary and jazz techniques. She studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, attaining an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music.

Emma’s musical journey has taken her from Perth, to Sydney and now to Melbourne. She has worked with such artists as Tina Arena, Leah Haywood, Ross Wilson, Eric Weiderman, support acts for Marina Prior and 10CC and has performed lead and backing vocals for various projects, exploring such musical genres as rock, pop, soul, jazz, gospel, electronic/dance and funk.

As a teacher Emma has trained students from a wide range of ages and levels of ability. It is her aim to see students gain confidence and skills with using their voice, whilst also developing musical knowledge to enhance their own sound and explore their interpretation of songs.


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