Instruments: Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano
Michael Robinson has been a musician for over 60 years. Training as a Percussionist playing Drums, Timpani and Xylophone, he has performed in the Royal Australian Navy Band for twenty years and countless local bands during his career. Michael has over two decades of tutoring experience, having taught percussion at the Royal Australian Navy School of Music in Victoria, as well as Kolbe Catholic College, Rockingham, Warnbro, and Safety Bay Senior High Schools. Since his retirement from the Western Australian Education Department, Michael has continued to perform live with several local bands. As one of Mammoth’s most experienced instructors, Michael Robinson’s vast knowledge of percussion and all music is of great benefit to all of his students.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo & Didgeridoo
Niall started learning guitar at a young age and by age 11 had earned a scholarship for double bass at Prendiville College. He switched to bass guitar a few years later, and has been playing in several bands on both bass and guitar since. Niall is currently in his 3rd year at WAAPA , specialising in teaching music. He is trying to teach himself a new instrument every six months, which he then uses in his solo music projects. A very accomplished teacher and musician.
Instruments: Piano & Keys
26 years of experience playing the piano and over 13 years of that teaching piano, Ros has an abundance of knowledge to share with the inexperienced and experienced young or old students. Ros prides herself on being flexible with her teaching method, allowing her to teach a wide variety of genres with the inspiration to extend themselves musically. Ros can also take them through their AMEB or ABRSM exams when they are ready.
Instruments: Piano & Guitar
Rachel studied music through Trinity College London and has a diploma with the Modern School of Music New Zealand. She has been teaching piano and guitar for over 25 years and endeavours to give a well-rounded musical education by incorporating classical, theory, scales and modern methods. Always aiming to motivate her students she seeks to find their listening/playing preferences and weaves these into her lessons. Under the name ‘Freo Busker’, Rachel has been busking around WA (mainly in Fremantle) for the past 14 years whilst releasing two cds.
Instruments: Guitar & Bass
Michael Slitenbachs is a 20 year old multi-instrumentalist who has been playing guitar for over a decade. After graduating Kolbe Catholic College as the school’s music captain, he attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and achieved a Diploma of Contemporary Music, and an Advanced Diploma of Music Industry with a VET Specialisation in Performance. He’s been immersed in the WA music scene in numerous projects, gigging frequently and receiving heavy airplay on local radio stations with neo-soul band Creatures of Habit, and alternative rock quartet Last Lions. With half a decade of tutoring experience under his belt already, we are very pleased to welcome Michael to the Mammoth Academy of Music.
Instruments: Guitar & Bass
Iain has been playing guitar since he was 13, and has been playing in bands ever since. During high school, he spent most of his time busking as well as studying music and playing local gigs. Iain has released music both as a solo performer, and with numerous bands over the years. He’s recently focused on teaching these past few years, and has taught one on one lessons in the community as well as at a local private school. His current Rockingham based band, Cooper and The Catz, have just released their debut EP, and continue to play gigs throughout WA. When he’s not playing in his band or teaching, he writes, and will hopefully release his first novel in the coming years.
Mark is an accomplished violinist and educator who specializes in helping people of all ages fulfill their dream of playing the violin.
Mark’s philosophy is that no two students are alike and he tailors his lessons to suit each individuals learning styles, helping the musician to achieve their level of playing for enjoyment, socialising through music and accomplishing goals.
Luke has been playing guitar for 12 years and for 5 years he has taught, his gained a wealth of experience in playing live and in the studio through several different bands. With a passion for all kinds of music from jazz to country Luke has developed his craft through countless hours of practice. Ever since receiving the music scholarship for Kolbe Catholic College Luke focused his time on guitar receiving private lessons from a WAAPA teacher with an emphasis on the blues.