Student of the Month


Innes Munro

Innes is a string student, learning both the violin and double bass with Samara Redman. Innes was chosen by our Director Noelene McGrane as the May student of the month.

Innes is a conscientious student who is very giving of his time. He has only been learning the double bass for a short period of time but has been progressing rapidly. During May, Innes was a part of the orchestra for the Musical Society’s production of Beauty and the Beast, performing on double bass for 12 shows and numerous rehearsals.

Innes also attends Poco a Poco strings regularly helping out the beginner string students. Innes is to be commended for his commitment and dedication to his music studies.




Felix Dooley

Felix attends one of our Early Childhood Music classes with Yvie Povea-Roworth. Felix is an enthusiastic student who always tries his best. Yvie is encouraged and pleased to see him singing, playing and moving to their activities and enjoy music making! Yvie says, "he is a joy to teach".



Thomas Keighley

Thomas Keighley

Thomas is a guitar student of James Craswell and has been learning the guitar at the Conservatorium for 4 years.

Currently in Year 9 at Peel High School, he has been performing in a number of groups on bass and guitar, as well as assisting with HSC performances. He is a versatile performer and is never shy to take on new challenges.



Augustine Mundele-Turner

Augustine Mundele-Turner

Augustine is an advanced violin student of Samara Redman and has been learning the violin at the Conservatorium for 7 years. She is currently the leader of the Regional Youth Orchestra.

In February, Augustine performed in our Staff and Friends Concert at the Capitol Theatre. She not only rehearsed and performed with the Staff and Friends Orchestra for two items but also stepped in at the last minute to perform as part of a duo.

Thank you, Augustine, for your beautiful performance and for being so generous with your time.