Early music Teacher's Directory

The early music Teacher's Directory is an ongoing project. International in scope, it is designed to match teachers with students, to provide a resource for the entire early music community. There are many potential students in isolated areas who may not know who to contact, or where to go. I hope I can help.

Please do not email the teachers on this list about any matters connected with Saraband Music such as publications, CDs, strings. Please go to the contact page for all of these.

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Submissions for this page are most welcome from qualified teachers of early instruments, voice and choir. Please contact patrice(at)saraband.com.au for further information. Teachers - please remember to notify me promptly of all changes. Phone numbers are in international format. The + sign before the number indicates the international access code (011, 0011 etc) which your country uses. A 0 (zero) may be needed before the area code if dialling a teacher within your own country (Australia, UK).

As this list develops, it will be broken into separate geographical areas to facilitate searching.

Andrew Angus
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Music), Victorian College of the Arts;
Graduate Diploma (Humanities), La Trobe University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), La Trobe University
Master of Music, University of Western Australia
Area: Melbourne, Victoria
Phone: +61 3 9398 4436. Email: a.angus@aanet.com.au
Clientele: Anyone interested.
Modern and Early oboe specialist, trained with Bruce Haynes, Paul Dombrecht. Played in concerts all over Australia. Experienced in a wide range of styles.

Fiona Garlick
Qualifications: BA (Hons), Ph D
Area: Sydney, NSW
Phone: +61 2 9416 5765
E-mail: enquiries@earlydanceconsort.com.au
Website: www.earlydanceconsort.com.au
Clientele: musicians, dancers, singers, actors and anyone with a general interest in dancing and its history. No prior experience required.
Fiona is artistic director of The Early Dance Consort, a Sydney-based performing and teaching ensemble specialising in the reconstruction and performance of early European court dance from the 15th to 18th centuries. She has extensive experience in the research, reconstruction, choreography, performance, and teaching of early dance at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and for specialists and non-specialists alike.

Tim Blomfield
Qualifications: Baroque Certificate, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, Netherlands; Bachelor of Music Education, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Area: Sydney, NSW
Phone: +61 2 9555 7442; Fax: +61 2 9555 1828; Email: tim@baroque.com.au
Clientele: All levels, high school age upwards
Tim is Artistic Director and Co-founder of the well established and acclaimed Australian baroque ensemble, Salut! and a prominent early music performer in Sydney

Margaret Caley
Qualifications: Baroque Certificate, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, Netherlands; Grad Dip Mus, Uni of Tasmania; B. Mus, Uni of Queensland; M.Mus, James Cook University; Dip Arts Creative (Music) DDIAE; A.Mus.A (Violin)
Area: Brisbane, Qld
Phone: 042 775 7958 Email: posm24@bigpond.com
Margaret Caley is an experienced performer and teacher of baroque violin, baroque viola and style, in particular as it relates to performance on stringed instruments.

Shane Lestideau

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music Studies (Violin) Syd. Con. Music
D.E.M. (Baroque Violin) Conservatoire de Bologne- Billancourt, France
Suzuki Violin accreditation Level 10
Area: Melbourne, Victoria 
Phone: +61 3 9523 8923  Email: shane.lestideau@yahoo.com.au
Clientele: All ages and levels of experience.
Shane Lestideau is a musician with a variety of experiences gathered all over the globe. Fortunate enough to have aquired a parallel education in both Classical and Traditional irish and scottish music in Australia, she has gone on to work with baroque ensembles on some of the most prestigious stages in France, fiddled her way around Ireland and Scotland, and performed and recorded with dozens of top musicians in Europe.
Shane has over 15 years teaching experience on the violin in conservatoriums, music schools, private tuition and workshops on both baroque and modern instruments.

Brooke Green
Qualifications:L.T.C.L. (modern violin), B.Mus.,University of Sydney (performance and musicology); M.Mus, Early Music Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington (treble viol and vielle)
Area: Sydney, NSW
Email: troubadourbrooke@hotmail.com
Website: www.myspace.com/brookekgreen
Clientele: Anyone interested enough to practise!
Solo viol recital: Boston Early Music Festival Fringe, 2009; director, vielle: productions for Bloomington Early Music Festival Fringe, 2009; TasPride Festival, 2009; MONA FOMA 2010

Monika Kornel
Qualifications: M.Mus (Sydney Conservatorium) in Harpsichord performance
Area: Sydney, NSW
Phone: +61 2 9799 2051 Mobile: 0416 345 489; Email: mkornel@optushome.com.au
Clientele: all levels
Professional performer on harpsichord, performs with various groups and ensembles in Sydney, founding member of The Sydney Consort.

Andrew Byrne
Qualifications: Diploma of Music (Lute) -Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Tommie Andersson; Lute Scholarship of Fondazione Marco Fodella/ Istituto di Musica Antica, Milano (Italy) under Paul Beier; Further private study in Europe under Eduardo Eguez, Hopkinson Smith, and Paul O'Dette.
Area: Sydney and the Southern Highlands of New South Wales
Phone: (mobile) +61 (0)405 680 274
Email via website:
Clientele: All ages and levels welcome
Experienced performer and teacher with international performing and recording experience, Guest Lecturer Sydney Conservatorium of Music Early Music Seminar & Sydney University Centre for Continuing Education.


John Griffiths
Qualifications:BA, PhD (Monash)
Area: Melbourne
Phone: (mobile) +61 (0)421 644 911 Email: jagrif@me.com
Clientele: All ages and levels welcome
Internationally distinguished professional performer, teacher and researcher. Specialist in renaissance lute, vihuela, early guitars, etc. Professor of Music and founding Director of the Early Music Studio, University of Melbourne. Co-director of the Corpus des Luthistes (Tours, France), Vice-president of the Sociedad de la Vihuela (Spain), Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Keith Griffin
Qualifications: B Mus (Merit), L Mus A
Area: Northern Sydney, NSW
Phone (mobile): 0414 187 427;
Fax: +61 2 9614 0777;
Email: keith@galifrey.triode.net.au and keith@conmusic.usyd.edu.au
Website: http://galifrey.triode.net.au
Clientele: Serious students only; must be able to read music well, any standard.
See my web site for more information.

Kernan Duke
Qualifications: Private studies with Leslie Lewis at Elder Conservatorium (2000) and Howard Oberg (2001) at Sydney Conservatorium (B.Mus Performance), W.A.A.P.A. (Certificate Course 1993)
Area: Perth, WA
Phone: +61 8 6262 4473 Fax: +61 8 6262 4473 Mobile: 0434 86 1246;
Email: technicalsite@iinet.net.au
Website: http://www.kernanduke.com.au/index.html
Clientele: School-age students and adults
He has performed with some of the members of Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Specialist in Alexander Technique.

Patrice Connelly
Qualifications: B.Mus, M.Mus Hons (University of Sydney)
Area: Woodford-Kilcoy, QLD
Phone: +61 7 5496 3439; Email: patrice@saraband.com.au
Clientele: Teenagers or adults, privately
I have had over 20 years experience as a teacher of viols. My M.Mus thesis was entitled "The Viola da Gamba: the development of its technique and pedagogy to the present". I specialise in giving beginners a thorough grounding in technique. Also teaching piano. I am also a qualified remedial therapist, rebirthing breathworker, nutritionist and Reiki practitioner


Miriam Morris
Qualifications: Private studies with Jane Ryan and Wieland Kuijken. Teaches at the Early Music Studio of the University of Melbourne and formerly at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Area: Melbourne, Vic
Phone: +61 3 9527 2050 Email: mmviol@bigpond.net.au
Clientele: School-age students and adults
Has written a tutor for treble and tenor viols as well as pedagogic cello material (published by Allans and Chappell and Co. London). Created the first Early Music in Education programme ensemble-based classes for viol players in South Australian primary and secondary schools. Active performer, has recorded a solo CD of Tobias Hume on the Move label.


Paul Scott
Qualifications: B.Mus (Hons), (University of Newcastle)
Area: Newcastle and Hunter regions, NSW
Phone: +61 (0)2 4988 7085 Email: pscott40@ceinternet.com.au
Clientele: Teenagers or adults, privately
I have had 20 years experience as a high school music teacher and about 25 years as a viol player. I returned to study in 2002 to complete my honours degree specialising in performance on gamba and research into 17th century English music.

Michael O'Loghlin
Qualifications: B.A. (Sydney), PhD (U.Q.)
Area: Brisbane, Qld
Phone:+61 (0)7 3311 1442 Email: mologhlin@gmail.com
Clientele: All, privately
Studied with José Vazquez (gamba), Nikolaus Harnoncourt (performance practice), master classes with Wieland Kuijken. Double bass player in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Member of Badinerie Players. PhD thesis on The Berlin School of gamba repertoire. Book published by Ashgate, Nov 2008.

Christine Storey
Qualifications: Bachelor Music Education (Sec). (University of Melbourne Institute of Education.)
Diploma in Early Music Performance. (London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
Master of Music (Performance) (University of Melbourne) Completion 2000.
Area: Melbourne, Victoria
Phone/Fax: +61 3 9329 1949; Email: christine.storey@yvg.vic.edu.au
Clientele: Advanced private students, early and contemporary music coaching.
Christine is Head of Voice and Choral at Toorak College, Mt Eliza. Upon returning from studies in London where her teachers included Emma Kirkby, Nancy Argenta, Nigel North, and Philip Picket, she has performed with the Song Company and La Romanesca as well as concert platform/oratorio and recital work at various events and festivals.


Golden Voice Studio singing lessons - Antonio Maria Lancuba
Qualifications: B.Mus, Grad. Dip in Education, Certificates and Diplomas from Italy in Teaching singing and opera.
Area: Melbourne, Victoria
Phone/Fax:+61 3 9314 7278; Email: antonio@goldenvoicestudio.com.au
Antonio Maria Lancuba is the Vocal Master and Musical Director at the AML Golden Voice Studios in Yarraville, Victoria, AUSTRALIA . He is the founder and pioneer of the newly established singing school of "Natural Acoustic Singing" and "Open-Throated Natural Voice Production".


Qualifications: Grad Dip Music. ATCL, Member APRA
Area: Melbourne, Victoria
Phone/Fax: +61 1300 651 508 Website: http://www.howtosing.com.au
Clientele: Intermediate and advanced students only
International performer and recording artist. Baroque singing specialist. Learn baroque repertoire, languanges, nuances and improvising with safe and solid vocal technique. Lessons also available for contemporary singing styles. Please visit my website if you are serious about a singing career.


Jeremy Brooker
Qualifications: B.Mus, LRSM, CTABRSM
Area: East Kent, UK
Phone: +44 1843 601815; Fax: +44 1843 600680; Email: baryton@mailbox.co.uk
Clientele: Children and adults
Foremost performer on baryton. Recordings, broadcasts, concerts. Lecture recitals and workshops. CD Rare Birds. Extensive experience modern and baroque cello, gamba.

Brian Capleton
Qualifications: MMusRCM (Distincton) DipTCL LTCL MIMIT
Area: Malvern, Worcestershire, UK. Can also teach in London UK
Phone: +44 1684 891156; E-mail: brian@asclepius.u-net.com
Web sites: www.asclepius.u-net.com or www.viols.co.uk
Professional performer (bass viol), composer, teacher, editor. Works with leading UK early music groups. Recently formed own group: 'Alchemy'.


Elizabeth Dodd
Qualifications: LGSM & Certificate of Advanced Studies (Guildhall School of Music, London)
Area: North West of England
Address: Brook Cottage, Burton Road, Holme, Cumbria LA6 1 QN
Phone: +44 1524 781601; Email: edodd@gruar.clara.net
Clientele: Any age, any number
I have been teaching viol to individuals and groups for 22 years. I also teach historical dance, general early music classes and recorder (elementary).


NB. If dialling U.S. phone numbers from outside North America, the country code is 1, and you need to add your country's code for outside access (011, 0011 etc)

Louise Carslake
Qualifications: L.T.C.L, G.T.C.L., Trinity College of Music, London; Diploma in baroque flute, Arnhem Conservatory, The Netherlands; Faculty at Mills College and San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division.
Area: San Francisco, California
Phone/Fax: (510) 530-3202; Email: jdrnbrg@concentric.net
Web site: http://www.sfems.org/musicsre-creation
Clientele: All ages and levels.
Member of Music's Re-creation baroque ensemble (six CDs), Sirena Recorder Consort, Magnificat Baroque Orchestra, and other groups. Faculty at SFEMS Dominican College Workshops, Port Townsend Workshop, etc.

Reinmar Seidler
Qualifications: Bachelor of Music, Eastman School; Masters Indiana Univ.; IU Early Music Institute; Fulbright Scholar at Robert Schumann Institute, Germany; on Faculty, New England Conservatory (Extension Division), Boston Conservatory; Director, Accademia Bostoniensis
Area: Boston, MA
Phone: (617) 524-2736; Email: reinmar.seidler@umb.edu
Clientele: I enjoy working with serious adult amateurs as well as advanced younger folks, and have ex-students in prestigious music schools all over the country. I have made a specialty of working on Baroque stylistic principles with modern string players; also ease-of-playing issues & healthy physical approach to the instrument.


Sarah Shifferd
Qualifications: Indiana University Early Music Institute, studied with Stanley Ritchie, Elisabeth Wright, Eva Legene, Phoebe Carrai.
Area: Boston, MA
Phone: (781) 393-4387 Email: sshifferd@earthlink.net
Clientele: Private studio, adults and children of all levels. Baroque and Modern cello.
Experienced performer - I play with Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Musicians of the Old Post Road, and have played many chamber and solo recitals. I have a lot of teaching experience, and make teaching on of my highest priorities. Currently, I am pursuing training in the Feldenkrais Method, which re-educates the body and nervous system to function more efficiently and with greater ease and pleasure.

John Dornenburg
Qualifications: Soloist's Diploma, Royal Conservatory, The Hague. On Faculty, Stanford University and California State University, Sacramento
Area: San Francisco, California
Phone: (510) 530 3202; Fax: as for phone; Email: jdrnbrg@concentric.net
Websites: http://www.csus.edu/music/facultypages/dornenburg.html
Clientele: Adults

Wendy Gillespie
Qualifications: Faculty of Indiana University, Bloomington for 14 years; lots of workshop experience
Area: Bloomington, Indiana or flexible (U.S., U.K. or where travelling)
Phone: (812) 336 1810; Fax: (812) 336 7236; Email: wendygil@indiana.edu
Member of Fretwork, Les Filles de Sainte-Colombe and Phantasm, formerly Ensemble for Early Music, Waverly Consort, NYPro Musica, Sequentia; many recordings, solo and ensemble
Also teaches medieval fiddle.

Joelle Morton
Qualifications: Doctorate in Early Music Performance, University of Southern California
Area: New York City, private teaching also as my travelling schedule permits
Address: 560 Riverside Drive, #5D New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 864-1003; Fax: (212) 864-1487; Email: bm120@columbia.edu
Clientele: Welcome students of all ages and abilities
New York City-based professional violist da gamba and double bassist. I'm especially fond of Renaissance music for gamba consort and lyra viol repertoire, but also specialize in period double basses (all kinds!). Players of all levels and abilities welcome, including modern string players interested in finding out more about period playing and instruments.

Lisa Terry
Qualifications: Bachelor of Music from Memphis State University in cello, special studies in early music.
Area: New York City
Phone: (718) 457-7892; Fax: (718)335-7341; Email: lisanterry@aol.com
Clientele: Private studio, adults of all abilities
Experienced performer of early music in New York City for fifteen years, and a longtime member of ARTEK, Concert Royal, Parthenia, Louis Louis and Dryden Ensemble. I taught viol and viol consort at Columbia for eight years, and have frequently taught at the VdGSA annual Conclaves. I specialize in analyzing technique, and in the special problems of doubling on cello and viol.