Lilith Lane

Lilith is a Melbourne singer/songwriter and musician who plays guitar and piano.  She has toured and recorded with various artists and with her own material both here in Australia and overseas.  She likes to write her own songs and listens to all kinds of music.  She enjoys classic retro voices like Etta James, Billie Holliday, Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone and early Tina Turner with a bit of Maria Callas thrown in for vocal gymnastics appreciation.   She is partial to unique voices, interesting song-writing and likes to support the talents of our local live music scene. She encourages everyone to enjoy singing regardless of their ability.

Francis Kirby

I've been playing music piano since 5 years old and collectively for around 10 years. My main instrument is the piano (Grade 7 AMEB) which I’ve been teaching since 2012, however I’m also proficient in guitar (Grade 6 ANZCA) as well as various other instruments. I listen to a variety of music however romantic composers I especially enjoy. Modern music such as Amy Winehouse and John Butler also have great influence over my music. My style of teaching attempts to engage each individual student to have a say in what they learn, and to provide guidance in attempting to define their own musical identity. 

Andrew McSweeney - Living Music Founder & Director

Andrew is the founder, director and principle mentor for Living Music (Living Learning), working with a range of community groups from youth justice to mature age men, using music as a healing connector.

Andrew is an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, bass player and pianist. He has been performing and recording his music for over 20 years and has produced and released 5 CDs of his own material. 

His show, ‘No Place Like Home’ was highly commended in the Best Music category in the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Andrew is spending 2015 focusing on the recording of a new album with Men At Work drummer and highly acclaimed producer, Jerry Speiser.

Andrew’s songs have been recorded and released by Daryl Braithwaite, Kutcha Edwards and Matt Hetherington, as well as features in various film and television projects.

Jackson Evans

Jackson has been playing music both individually and collectively for around 10 years. His primary instruments are the guitar and the bass guitar, both of which he has been teaching for 3 years. His influences range from the session bassists of the 60s and 70s such as James Jamerson and Carol Kaye, to the distinctive sounds of songwriters/guitarists such as Tom Verlaine and David Byrne.

Jackson's style of teaching caters to the wishes of each individual student, providing specialised knowledge and practice to allow students to hone their skills and to develop an idea of the direction in which they will take their musical ability. 

Nathan Juriansz

Nathan has been playing the violin since he was 8 and is a graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He is heavily involved in chamber and orchestral playing. He has been featured on 3MBS radio with Ensemble con Fuoco and was a member of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra from 2011-14, and toured to Christchurch, New Zealand with them in 2014.

He has also participated in programs with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute (AISOI), and Ironwood. He performs regularly in Melbourne with the University of Melbourne Orchestra, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, Hopkins Sinfonia, Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Orchestra, and Carols by Candlelight Orchestra. 

Max Mitchell

Max is an experienced guitar and bass tutor with a Bachelors degree in Jazz and Popular Music Performance from the prestigious Monash Universities Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.

As a part of Melbourne’s thriving music scene Max has had extensive experience playing gigs throughout Victoria and Australia, highlighted by performances with International artists such as Terence Blanchard, Mirko Guerrini and Jim Black (AlasNoAxis).

Max enjoys teaching all styles of music and is experienced in Rock and Contemporary to Jazz, Funk, Folk and R’n’B. Max adjusts according to each students preferences, and he aims to get students playing songs and pieces of music that they choose, to help nurture and grow their passion for music while achieving their goals.

Byron Goodwyn

Byron started playing drums at the age of 7.  He has extensive experience in a variety of musical settings, having had the opportunity to play throughout Australia and internationally.  He has performed in many rock, funk, blues, jazz, big band and world music ensembles.

Having completed a Bachelor degree in Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University, Byron is a versatile, sought-after freelance drummer.  From performing on Royal Caribbean Cruise ships as part of an orchestra, drumming in feature production shows and playing with world-renowned entertainers, including impressionists from Las Vegas and international comedians, Byron’s musical palette is diverse and varied. 

Byron’s main aim when providing tuition for students is for them to have fun. He likes to create a relaxed, honest atmosphere where people can learn about drums and other aspects of music to find their inner voice on the instrument. 

Luis Kennett

Luis Kennett is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist specialising in guitar, piano, music programming, composition and singing. Luis’ approach to music tuition is dynamic and fluid - realising that the best results come from an engaging environment that fosters creativity and passion in students.

Aside from his teaching, Luis is also a respected, emerging producer and has received both success and acclaim from original works – his debut EP ‘At Dawn’ has received over 100,000 streams online as well as worldwide airplay on radio.