Meet our enthusiastic team of teachers

Kathleen Maloney

Director/ Singing Teacher

As well as completing her Bachelor of Music, Kathleen has recently completed her Graduate Certificate of Music Studies majoring in Vocal Pedagogy. Kathleen is always looking forward to new creative opportunities, putting her incredible energy into developing the talents of the students she teaches at Downtown Creative Studios.

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Samantha Perren

Director/ Guitar Teacher

Samantha is a Bachelor of Music Graduate who now performs professionally around Australia as a solo artist whilst writing and recording original music. She is passionate about teaching guitar and believes that while technical ability is important, it is equally important to teach the student to love and appreciate music and their instrument as a whole.

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Yuko Morrimoto

Piano Teacher

Yuko studied classical piano at Ueno Gakuen Music University in Japan. She’s been teaching music throughout her career and loves sharing her knowledge with her students. She feels so blessed to be able to teach her wonderful students every day!

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Gabriella Sabbadin

Singing/Piano Teacher

Gabriella graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Her love of sharing music drives her passion for teaching. She believes in catering to the student’s creative spirit as well as maintaining the importance of technical ability.

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Conor Roche

Guitar Teacher

Conor has played in numerous gigging bands of various styles including rock, jazz, funk, blues, pop and metal. Having recently completed a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, Conor is eager to pass on his musical knowledge to fellow keen ears.

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Erin Harrington

Ukulele Teacher

Erin has completed her Bachelor of Popular Music. After working at Ukulele Specialist Store, Erin grew a love of Ukuleles for their simplicity, transportable size, powerful sound and variety. Erin quickly became the expert on all things Ukulele.

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Maggie Barnes

Singing Teacher

Maggie is a young, bubbly singer who is currently studying her Masters of Voice at the conservatorium. She has a strong passion for teaching and love of music and shares this with her students.

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Helen Todd

Violin Teacher

Helen began playing violin and viola when she was in primary school. She worked hard and completed her AMEB exams. She believes that music should be enjoyed and ensures that her lessons are tailored to the needs of the individual student.

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