Sarah Pink - Piano and Voice Teacher
Bachelor of Applied Music (Australian College of the Arts)
Certificate III in Music Industry (Wodonga Secondary College)
Sarah Pink is a singer-songwriter who grew up surrounded by bluegrass musicians and listening to the radio. Sarah has developed an appreciation for a plethora of music, later discovering and connecting with musicians of styles such as contemporary soul, alternative, and jazz music.
While majoring in voice at Australian College of the Arts, Sarah continued with her piano playing and has enjoyed performing original and cover songs in a band setting as vocalist and keys player. Sarah is continuously seeking to further her own skills as a vocalist/pianist and strives to share her musical experience, love and knowledge in any way she can.
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 - Drum, Drum Ensemble & Piano Teacher
Applied Music - Box Hill Institute
Monday, Tuesday & Saturday
Daniel has been playing drums for 13 years and taking lessons for most of that period. His teachers at Box Hill included Robi Parolin, Dave Beck and Tony Floyd as well as internationally renowned jazz drummer and educator John Riley during his artist in residence.
Having played gigs for the last 8 years Daniel 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 on the drum kit in the most engaging and enjoyable way possible!