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Buzz Music School


Far North Queensland's premiere music school
Enrol now for private lessons
Learn music in a private, one-on-one lesson with one of our world class educators.Learn at your own pace with a customized learning plan for each student.Learn Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Voice, Piano, Violin, Ukulele, Bass, Music Theory, Stagecraft and Song-writing.
Enrol now for Toddler Rockers
Do you have a toddler at home who LOVES making music?Our "Toddler Rocker" group class is just the musical start they need!Held Friday mornings during school term (Various class times available).
RSVP for Music Makers
Bring your Newborn - 3yo Mini "Music Maker" along to our FREE weekly (during school term) Musical Playgroup! 
We will be singing songs, shaking shakers and drumming drums together, as well as learning the skills to continue to make music at home, and for life.
Enrol for Kindy Rockers
Do you have a Kindy kid at home who LOVES making music?Our "Kindy Rocker" group class is just the musical start they need!Held Friday mornings during school term (Various class times available).

Meet the teachers

Leanne

School Director
Leanne has been coordinating the Buzz Music School since it commenced operation in 2016, and has been teaching voice since 2004. She has completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in Contemporary Voice. 

She has been performing in various rock/pop bands for the past 15 years.Leanne teaches voice and guitar, as well as some of the social groups we offer at the Buzz Music School.When not organising your lessons, Leanne is the front woman for Whiskey - a 3 piece original rock act.

Naoki

Drums & Percussion
Naoki has been playing drums for over 25 years and in that time he has played styles including Jazz, R&B, Latin, Rock, Metal, Reggae and Electronica. Some of his favourite bands include Frank Zappa, Chick Corea, Sting/Police, Santana, and Tool.

Naoki offers lessons from beginner level to advanced master class. If you are looking to either start from basic rudiments; advance your timekeeping; learn odd time signatures or refine your solo drumming, Naoki is your man!

Andy

Guitar, Bass & Ukulele
Andy has a Diploma of Music, a Diploma of Sound Engineering, and a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media Design). 

Helping beginners to advanced guitarists with acoustic and electric repertoire, Andy has earned a reputation as one of Cairns' premier guitar teachers.

Andy's teaching style is relaxed and flexible. He is more than willing to help you with whatever you want to learn!

Amanda

Piano
Amanda has been teaching piano and music theory for over 10 years with accolades including her Grade 8 Piano certificate from The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

She enjoys teaching students of all different personalities and nationalities and especially enjoys discovering her student’s individual strengths to design a lesson plan specifically for them.

Amanda can speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Talitha

Voice & Guitar
The Buzz Music School is excited to have local singer-songwriter Talitha join the team to teach Guitar and Voice.











Sandy

Voice
Sandy’s first public performance was in Sydney Australia at the age of nine years. 

By the age of 18, Sandy was gigging regularly whilst she completed a Diploma in Dramatic Arts from Sydney Acting School. 

Sandy has a deep passion for helping people discover their voice. 

She also works as a coach and councillor where she implements vocal workshops in therapeutic settings, and is an accredited drumbeat facilitator.

Kyle

Guitar
Kyle is a guitar and bass teacher who has a Certificate III and IV in music and is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at CQU. 

Kyle has been performing live in local alternative outfits for the past 6 years.

Kyle can assist both beginner and intermediate guitarists and bassists in developing their songwriting, theoretical knowledge and performance skills in a variety of styles within a relaxed learning environment.

Narelle

Piano
Narelle hails from a huge family of musical talent. With cross-cultural Aboriginal-Irish roots, Narelle's musical performances have been diverse & various spanning in excess of 35years

Narelle has an incredible passion to inspire people of any & all ages to engage in learning Music for Life... 
Narelle has also completed a Grade 8 Certificate of Music Theory - Trinity College Music of London; & Grade 5 Practical Certificate - Trinity College Music London 

Karren Lee

Voice
Karren’s expertise is in vocal coaching, and has been a Talent Quest Adjudicator with 30 years of experience in the music industry.

She excels in teaching the Vocal Instrument which is a life skill using correct techniques to produce exceptional results.

Karren’s other skills include music theory, along with piano and guitar tuition for the beginner. Her studies have been with the AMEB and Trinity College Of London

Bo

Piano
Hi! My name is Bomin, but please feel free to call her Bo.

Bo started playing piano at the age of six, and is now completing a Bachelor of Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. 

She loves playing both classical and popular piano, I also enjoys singing, playing guitar, accompanying and writing and producing her own music. 

Her favourite part about teaching piano is inspiring the next generation of musicians and working out a personalised lesson plan to ensure the student is learning and always having fun at the same time.

Hae-min

Violin
Hae-min (pronounced "Hey-Min") has been teaching violin for the past 4 years. 

She also loves to sing and play piano and flute. She was born in South Korea but grew up here in Cairns. 

Currently, she is a uni student studying law at JCU, but Violin stays close to her heart.

Perhaps violin will be the instrument for you!

Why not give it a try?

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