Leonie Khoury – Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone
Leonie has been teaching woodwind students for over 30 years to all ages of students. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has performed over the years in various orchestras and music ensembles.
Leonie’s students usually all sit for the AMEB exams in the categories of Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone, and her students obtain high results in their grades. She also teaches woodwind at Flemington Primary School and at Mount Alexander College in Kensington.
Leonie also enjoys teaching adult students who are keen to take up a woodwind instrument. She has had many faithful students who have enjoyed her teaching approach, and her way of refining their technique and firing their enthusiasm.
Isabel Tzorbatzaki – Violin
Isabel has successfully completed a Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours at Melbourne University.
Growing up in Sydney she had violin lessons for many years with Goetz Richter and Wanda Wilkominska. She graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School before moving to Melbourne to complete her tertiary studies.
Isabel has been active in many performing music ensembles, she continues as an active player in the Melbourne Youth Orchestra.
Stella Svetec – Piano
Stella Svetec our Piano Teacher trained in Prague and holds a Bachelor of Music from the Prague University in Piano Performance.
She performs regularly around Melbourne and is a regular pianist with The Four Voicess, a sought-after performance group that performs around Australia.
Stella teaches all levels of Piano from beginner to those applying for Piano Teacher Diplomas and Performance Degrees. Her students range in age from 5 to 80! She has a great rapport with her students and is able to provide not only the skills in playing but also the encouragement and support needed to help students through their learning process and exams, a vital component in learning and educating.
Stella is a valued Teacher at the school and she also accompanies the instrumental students in their exams.
Heidi Brockman – Cello
Heidi Brockman was born into a musical family in Brisbane in 1982.
At the age of two she began to show an interest in playing the violin, and took lessons from her Aunt. Her family moved to Hong Kong in 1989, where Heidi commenced studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. When Heidi was nine, she began taking ’cello lessons with Ron Wilson of the Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestra. At the Academy, along with private ’cello lessons, Heidi participated in orchestral classes and performances and took music theory classes. She also joined the Hong Kong Singers and enjoyed taking part in several choral performances.
When Heidi was twelve, she was offered a music scholarship on ’cello to Geelong Grammar School, where she learned from Michelle Raynor. In her second year there she was chosen as head of music for Connewarre House. Heidi also sang in the school choir and played in several chamber music groups.
In 1996 Heidi accepted a place at the Sydney Conservatorium High School to study under Georg Pedersen. During her years at that school Heidi’s musical abilities flourished, and she participated in many choral and orchestral performances.
When she was seventeen Heidi began taking an interest in Jazz, and she commenced Jazz singing lessons with Joy Yates. In 2001 she was accepted by audition to the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz course where she had the privilege of taking private lessons from Judy Bailey and Craig Scott.
Heidi has diverse interests and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Melbourne, majoring in literature.