About Our Teachers
Our teachers have been selected for their musical qualifications from Universities from around the world. Many are also very experienced performers in all styles: classical, jazz and contemporary. Here are a few of our teachers.
Anton Korytnj (Classical and Contemporary - Piano)
Anton Korytnyj has pursued a performance career in both piano and singing which has taken him to over 20 countries around the world. He has worked in many genres including classical, musical theatre and hard Rock. He has shared the stage with a wide range of musical acts including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian rock band INXS and many more in between. He is currently producing Hard House music for the Australian Dance Music Label, Preston Records and is composing a new Rock Musical. We are proud to call him a vibrant member of the ESPT team.
Rosemary Eilert (Classical, Jazz & Contemporary Piano)
Rosemary teaches a wide range of piano styles to students from 4 to 70 years of age. Rosemary trained at Trinity ATCL, LTCL in jazz and classical piano. She is a qualified secondary school music teacher and has worked as a music teacher in a number of international schools. She is a performer across all styles including rock, jazz and classical. She has had gigs in the Middle East, India, Indonesia and Europe with various artists. Her diverse experience as a teacher and performer enables her students to pursue their musical interests with enthusiasm and confidence.
Kate Williams (Singing and Piano)
Kate Williams has recently completed a Masters of Music Studies (Opera Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, after having completed a Bachelor of Music Studies in Classical Voice. Roles performed at the Sydney Conservatorium include Barbarina (Mozart, Le Nozze Di Figaro), Madame Herz from (Mozart, Der Schauspieldirektor) and Alma March (Mark Adamo, Little Women). Kate has also performed the role of Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme with Opera New England, in which she was described by Limelight magazine as ‘show stopping as a particularly languid Musetta’. In 2013 Kate was a soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra, conducted by Neil McEwan. Last year, Kate featured as a soloist with the Sydney Graduate Choir, performing in An English Winter’s Evening, conducted by Christopher Bowen. In 2015, Kate performed the role of Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen with Opera New England. She has most recently performed in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and Turandot with Opera Australia, and was a Semi Finalist in the prestigious McDonald’s Operatic Aria and the Joan Sutherland Richard Bonynge Foundation Bel Canto Award.
Nick Fowler (Classical Jazz, Contemporary & Blues Piano)
Nick Fowler has taught Jazz and Blues Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music since 2000. He has also developed a strong classical repertoire as well teaching courses at the Conservatorium in Advanced Pop Piano, Intermediate Classical Piano, Music Theory, and Jazz Fusion. Nick has gained a reputation as a distinguished modern jazz composer and has recorded and performed extensively with his group 'The GappProject'.
Where words fail, music speaks - a mantra, which is encapsulated in the work of GOLDHEIST (aka Hester Fraser), charming audiences as a finalist for two years running in the Toyota Busking Championships at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and Winner of the prestigious People’s Choice Award in 2016. Hester’s songs tell stories of love, life and adventure, painting vibrant pictures of the Australian bush, current affairs and events, not to mention a few broken hearts.
Hester toured NSW in 2014, with her debut release Dust, raising funds and awareness for drought in rural areas. This lead to further drought relief performances through Centacare New England North West, followed by appearances at the Quirindi Music Festival, RAW Visionary Melbourne, and a mini-tour to Byron Bay and Murwillumbah. In 2015, two GOLDHEIST songs were included in the soundtrack for independent feature film Beijing Being, which was selected for the 39th Montreal World Film Festival and the NYC Independent Film Festival.
Agrita Klauverts (Piano)
Agrita Klauverts made her first public appearance in Sydney at the age of six, winning first prize in a major section of the City of Sydney Eisteddford the following year. Many such successes followed and A.Mus and L.Mus degrees were achieved early. After receiving the Performers Diploma at the Sydney Conservatorium and postgraduate studies at Sydney and Melbourne Universities during which time she performed numerous concertos with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, further studies continued in London with Radu Lupu and then later, extensive work with the Russian virtuoso Igor Hmelnitsky. Other activities have included ABC broadcasts, tours as soloist and accompanist with the Australian Arts Council and recitals. She has had a demanding teaching schedule including fifteen years at the University of New South Wales training B.Mus students.
Samantha Jia (Classical & Contemporary Piano)
Samantha has a music degree in classical piano performance and music education. She is qualified as a professional music teacher and has been granted accreditation in Piano and Theory/Musicianship by the Music Teachers’ Association of New South Wales. She is a full member of the Association.
Samantha began learning the piano at four. Her performance repertoire covers early Baroque to the 20th century. She has performed at St. Andrew’s Cathedral and the NSW Art Gallery. She has performed classical solo piano works, concertos ensembles, chamber music ensembles, piano quintets, jazz, and contemporary music at varied venues. She has attended Master classes by American pianist Jonathan Biss, Prof. Christian Muller and others.
Samantha can develop your child’s musicianship providing flexible, positive and enthusiastic lessons to meet requirements of her students. She enjoys teaching all ages, particularly children and young people with a passion for music. Her patient manners and dynamic teaching style will make learning the piano inspiring.
Over the past five years Eamon has become a classical guitar performer and composer. He is also an accomplished Blues and Jazz and contemporary music guitarist.
Eamon attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. He attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s, Bachelor of Performance program. He transferred to UNSW’s Bachelor of Music degree.
Whilst at the Sydney Conservatorium, he studied with internationally acclaimed guitarists Marco Tamayo and Vladimir Gorbach as well as local Sydney classical guitarist Giuseppe Zangari.
Eamon is a member of the Sydney Classical Guitar Society, where he met his current teachers renowned Sydney classical guitarist Raffaele Agostino and internationally acclaimed guitarist Ermanno Brignolo.
He has performed with the Sydney Classical Guitar Society ensemble under Janet Agostino. He regularly attends the Sydney Classical Guitar Society summer schools and masterclasses, under world renowned classical guitarists such as Simon Powis, William Kanengiser and Vincent Lindsay-Clarke.
He a member of the UNSW guitar ensemble. He performed in Jmusic’s 2014 production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical, The Last Five Years, at NIDA’s Parade Theatre; Mosman Musical Society's production of the Who's, Tommy and UNSW’s musical society's production of Next to Normal.
Eamon regularly performs at weddings, corporate function and evening events as well as regular accompaniment with church parishes.
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Kate Williams and Miroslaw Galczynski
Watch an amazing performance by Kate Williams and Miroslaw Galczynski.
Watch an inspiring performance by ESPT teacher Anton Korytnj