About Us

Established in 2004, Genesis Music School’s aim is to inspire students of all ages so that they may discover the world of music and all it has to offer. We strive to impart the joy of learning so that what is taught in lessons will have a lasting effect.

Our role is to create a healthy atmosphere, supporting the entire spectrum of music learning, music making, and music listening. As musicians we are in the business of making beauty, as educators we love working with students in developing a desire for excellence.

Because we understand that parents have such busy schedules we provide the convenience of lessons in school, during school hours. Alternatively we have the option of home lessons where our teacher will come to your home on a day and time that suits you.

Our lesson programs are very flexible. We can prepare students for AMEB and ANZCA exams. We also offer group and private lessons. As we understand that technology is changing the landscape of musical education in Australia, our lessons are modern, professional, educational, and most importantly they are fun!

Our teachers are committed to sharing their passion for music and their love of learning. Whether your goal is music for leisure or serious study, our teachers will help students reach their musical potential.

Meet our Team

David Micallef

Owner

Christine Micallef

Admin

"...to help young people discover that learning is not a destination, but a journey, an incredibly wonderful journey to be devoured, savoured and cherished”

- Peter Loel Boonshaft - (Teaching music with purpose) 2006

Meet our Teachers

Aled

Aled

Guitar/Piano/Percussion

                                                                                                       

Caitlin

Caitlin

Drums, Piano, Guitar

Caitlin Thomas has experience teaching a variety students of all ages. Caitlin teaches drums, guitar and piano. As a session musician, Caitlin has toured internationally with the Australia International Opera Company and with Artback NT. She received her Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from Monash University and has experience in a wide variety of styles.

Catherine

Catherine

Vocals/Piano

Singer/Songwriter/Educator - A Graduate of Melbourne University was awarded 2012 Creative Performance in Improvisation. Teaching students Piano and Voice in both Contemporary and Classical. Catherine strives to equip students with performance; composition and theoretical skills and see them excel in no matter which path or instrument they choose, more importantly, making music fun!

Eddie

Eddie

Multi-Instrumentalist

Eddie is a multi-instrumentalist from New Zealand with a wide range of musical tastes, and has completed a Bachelor of Music Arts. Aside from teaching music, Eddie is the guitarist and singer of the band Skelter. He is very passionate about teaching and ensuring his students are not only learning but also enjoying themselves and having fun along the way.

Felipe

Felipe

Percussion/Drum Kit

                                                                                                       

Jesse

Jesse

Guitar/Bass/Drums/Vocals/Piano

Jesse is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer currently in the final stages of a Bachelor of the Arts Contemporary Music Performance (2017). Primarily a guitarist, Jesse also teaches Piano/Keyboard, Bass, Voice and the Drum kit. Jesse feels learning and playing an instrument is an incredible and fulfilling experience and he is eager to share with students the self-expression, discipline and self-growth that can be achieved. Passionate about all forms of music, Jesse is particularly fond of progressive rock, heavy metal and jazz.

Jessica

Jessica

Piano/Guitar/Violin/Cello

Jess has a strong passion for music. She is proficient on piano, guitar, violin and cello. Jess is completing a Bachelor of Arts and enjoys seeing her students grow and develop their love for music.

Joanna

Joanna

Guitar

Joanna is a Singer-songwriter, she has completed an advanced diploma in music performance and bachelor in music industry. In addition to teaching music, Joanna works in the music industry in projects and in artist management. Some of Joanna's Performances include the Moomba Festival and Parliament House. Joanna enjoys attending music festivals and music industry conferences.

Katrina

Katrina

Vocals/Piano/Guitar

Katrina is a multi-instrumentalist and performer with a passion for all things music, she is currently studying to obtain a Master's degree in Music Therapy. Katrina loves sharing her knowledge with all of her students at Genesis Music School. Katrina puts her study into practice as a Lifestyle Assistant and a Music Facilitator with Australian Home Care. In these roles she delivers musical diversion through ?jam sessions and sing-a-longs' with clients and residents who have acquired brain injuries and dementia. Katrina also performs 5 shows a week as a musical entertainer for ?SchwarzWald' at Munich Brauhaus Melbourne.

Kim

Kim

Piano

Kim is very passionate about music, she loves teaching piano, it gives her great joy helping students develop their talents while nurturing their passion for music. Kim has a real love for classical music. Kim also enjoys traveling and sampling new cultures and cuisines.

Libby

Libby

Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Theory

Libby is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and active member of Melbourne's live music scene. She has a passion for creativity as a means of learning, encouraging students to find their own musical ?voice', and ?making the small big'. In 2017, she will complete her Bachelor of Music Performance, majoring on guitar.

Marta

Marta

Piano

Contemporary Pianist/Composer/Educator ? a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts(Contemporary Music), specialises in improvising and composing and currently undertaking a Masters of Music Teaching course in Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Through continuous work at various schools, Marta has developed a passion for teaching from primary to secondary level students. Marta's love for musical freedom and creative approach to sound, has drawn her to contemporary music teaching methods, such as Orff and Dalcroze, to develop her own methods of teaching improvisation to primary and secondary level students, engaging them in a fun collaborative piano playing in various music styles, from free sound explorations to folk music and jazz. Coming from a Classical background, Marta is enable to teach both Classical and Contemporary music, drawing to student's personal interests. Marta believes in allowing the students to bring out their individuality in music, giving them an ability to freely express themselves, thriving their musical knowledge to enhance their individual learning.

Norma

Norma

Vocals/Piano

Norma excels at teaching piano and vocals, sharing her passion and knowledge of music with all students. She completed a Diploma in Piano Performance and has been a musician, vocalist and music director in a local church band over many years. She loves teaching students for their own advancement, enjoys both contemporary and classical styles and makes lessons fun, enjoyable and achievable. Norma's endeavour is to encourage, inspire and equip students while building confidence to help them reach their goals.

Pieta

Pieta

Woodwind/Piano

Pieta completed her masters of music at the New Zealand school of music. She plays bassoon, clarinet, piano, saxophone and flute, though her main focus is on composing. Pieta is active in the Melbourne community orchestra scene, performing on bassoon and contrabassoon.

Shaun

Shaun

Guitar/Piano

Playing guitar as one half of the Miss Giselle Duo, Shaun draws inspiration from many musical styles including Rock, blues, soul and Jazz. Influenced by artists as varied as Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, George Benson and Stevie Ray Vaughn. When he isn't teaching, performing, or songwriting, Shaun enjoys Photography and car restoration as well as camping and Fishing

Sifaniso

Sifaniso

Piano/Vocal

As well as his passion for teaching, "Sfa" is an accomplished recording artist with 2 albums. Sfa has won many awards, including the Akademia music awards for best gospel song, and nominations in RSA and USA for best R&B gospel album, and best worship album, dove awards, and the crown awards. Sfa has studied Jazz and Popular music.

Tearnu

Tearnu

Bass, Piano, Guitar, Drums

Tearnu completed her Bachelor of Music at JMC Academy 2014 and is currently gigging around Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate. Her original band 'Mihra' are touring their debut album "Hoping for Gold" released September 2016. Tearnu also performs in cooperate bands and enjoys session recording for various artists around Melbourne.