Jordan Dariol - Piano Teacher
Applied Music - Box Hill Institute
Monday & Thursday
Jordan Dariol is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher with a passion for piano. He learnt piano following the AMEB classical method, then branched off into the world of jazz and composition.
He’s composed for a few short films, small video game development teams and has been performing in Melbourne’s live music scene for the last 6 years, which also includes an east coast music tour with his band at the time. He has lots of experience in arranging as well as sound design and synthesis.
Jordan is part of a wedding band ensemble called The Ones You Know, as well as an acoustic outfit called The Fox and Me.
Jordan is currently completing his degree of Applied Music Performance at Box Hill Institute.
Emily Bennett – Piano, Singing & Piano Accordion Teacher
Bachelor Professional Music Practice (ANU)
Bachelor of Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media)
Tuesday & Thursday
Emily Bennett is both a Charles Sturt University Theatre/Media (2008) and Australian National University School of Music (2012) grad, and has performed in various ensembles as a vocalist, keys and accordion player.
To date she's worked as a sound artist and composer for young people, choreographers, podcast producers and theatre makers alike; utilizing project-specific samples, field recordings, experimental instrumentation, electronic sound design and vocal improvisation.
She’s performed for the Liquid Architecture, Divinyls tribute album, ‘Re-Worked’, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Melbourne Jazz Vocal Sessions and as a guest vocalist in the world music ensemble, Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde and Nyash! Afrobeat collective. emilybennettsound.com
Genevieve Lyte - Piano & Singing Teacher
Bachelor of Applied Music - Box Hill Institute
Monday - Thursday
Genevieve Lyte is a singer/songwriter who has a passion for working with people of all ages and styles on their own pursuit of singing and piano.
Genevieve got her start in church singing contemporary Gospel music. It was there she began performing at the age of four. Since then she has continued her work in church whilst also doing gigs around Melbourne.
She completed her Bachelor of Applied Music Performance at Box Hill Institute in 2016 majoring in voice. During her studies, Genevieve had the opportunity to work with amazing vocal coaches including Dr. Lisa Young, Katrina Wellins, Gerald Marko and Bianca Fenn.
Since her graduation, Genevieve has focused her time and energy on becoming a full-time teacher. She now works five days a week across five primary schools, as well as teaching private lessons.
As a teacher, Genevieve aims to equip her students with technique and practice styles to achieve their best and feel confident in their ability to perform and grow.
Daniel McKoy - Piano & Drum Teacher
Bachelor of Applied Music - Box Hill Institute
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Daniel has been playing gigs for the last 8 years, he puts a strong emphasis on the practical aspect of playing and being able to play with other musicians and serve the music, whatever style that happens to be. Some of his gig highlights include playing at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2016 with the Craig Schneider Trio and multiple festival appearances (Stonnington Jazz Festival, St Kilda Festival and Moomba Festival among others) with various other groups.
This year Daniel has started taking his teaching more full-time and currently teaches five days a week around the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne while still striving to play gigs every week. His current main project is Fulton Street, an original Melbourne Soul group, who will be releasing their debut album later this year. Daniel’s focus is on each student being individual and trying to help them find their own unique sound and musical direction in the most engaging and enjoyable way possible!
Jessica Wilkie - Violin & Piano Teacher
Monday & Tuesday
Jessica started learning violin at age 8, in a small town in Arizona, USA. Her teacher was the grand matriarch of violinists in the valley and taught Suzuki Method. She was also involved with her primary school’s string orchestra. Jessica was privileged enough to play at many school events, home concerts and even with the Eastern Arizonan College’s orchestra.
After moving back home to Australia, Jessica continued her musical education, this time learning AMEB method. She has taken several exams; Grade 4 violin, Grade 3 piano and Grade 4 theory and was also involved in her high school’s orchestra, as well as string ensemble and Celtic band.
Jessica has taught AMEB and ANZCA practical methods as well as theory. Music styles that Jessica is interested in and teach are classical, fiddle, celtic and contemporary music.