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Rebeccah Moroney, a renowned multi-instrumentalist from Perth, specialises in flute, guitar, piccolo, saxophone, and clarinet, with over twenty-three years in performance and teaching. Educated in Music Education and Performance at WAAPA and UWA, she currently plays in the all-female AC/DC tribute band Ballbreaker and as a vocalist/multi-instrumentalist in Another Fine Mess. Rebeccah has contributed to numerous musical productions with Stray Cats Theatre, including "Oliver" and "Mary Poppins." Additionally, she has recorded with various artists across genres like bluegrass and indie, and relishes the challenges of learning new music and collaborating with diverse ensembles.




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Sam Timmerman, a WAAPA Bachelor of Music graduate and Master of Teaching from the University of New England, boasts a rich career in music performance and education. He has played trumpet in prominent theatre productions including "Hugh Jackman-Broadway to Oz!" and "Jersey Boys Australia," and participated in over 40 school and community musical theatre productions. A skilled jazz musician, Sam has been part of the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and various jazz festivals. Additionally, he brings his musical talents to DJing and sports presentation, including roles as DJ/MC/Announcer for various volleyball events.


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Lee, an accomplished percussionist, began his musical journey at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently emerged as a versatile freelance musician in London. He performed with various ensembles, including the Parnassus Ensemble, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, London Festival Orchestra, and London Gala Orchestra. Since relocating to WA, Lee has continued to be an active performer in the percussion field while also dedicating himself to music education. He serves as an ensemble director and percussion teacher with the Instrumental Music Schools Service and has recently enhanced his expertise by completing a master's degree in conducting at the UWA.


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Matthew Barker's career highlights his comprehensive music education and extensive teaching experience. Graduating from Edith Cowan University and WAAPA with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Music, he achieved outstanding marks in his final teaching practice. Since 2013, he has been a Senior Music Teacher at Carine Senior High School, where he has led various bands to excellence, organized international music tours, and directed musicals. Additionally, Matthew has contributed significantly to the Perth music scene as a band member and Musical Director of the Canning City Brass Band and Perth Symphony Orchestra, showcasing his versatility and leadership in music education and performance.


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Steve Searle, a renowned multi-instrumentalist in Perth, excels in saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, and trombone, specializing in Jazz, Contemporary, and Classical styles. With over twenty-five years of experience in performance and teaching, Steve has also made significant contributions as a composer and arranger. He is a WAAPA graduate, having studied Jazz Performance and Music Education, and currently performs with various Perth ensembles including the MI7 Jazz Ensemble. Steve's diverse skills have led him to participate in notable events such as the Perth International Jazz Festival and perform in Richard O'Brien's "Rocky Horror Show" at the Crown Theatre Perth.





Emily Thomas is a seasoned musician and flute tutor with a rich history of performance across symphony, wind, and jazz orchestras, including ensembles like the Johannes Luebbers Dectet and the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra. Her education includes a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from UWA, where she studied under Neil Fisenden, and a scholarship to Perth Modern Music School. Emily's career highlights include performances at the IAJE Conference in NY and the National Flute Association Convention in Las Vegas. Her discography features contributions to albums by the Johannes Luebbers Dectet and the Fisenden Flute Ensemble, showcasing her versatility and commitment to her craft.




Aaron Canny, a talented trombonist, has gained considerable experience playing in musical theatre pits and orchestras since his days at John Curtin College of the Arts. Currently studying for a Bachelor of Music in Classical Trombone at WAAPA under Liam O’Malley, he has already made significant strides in his career. Aaron has played in various musicals at WAAPA, including "Sideshow" and "Assassins," and in the opera "Hansel and Gretel." He holds principal positions in the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Big Band, and is the Principal Bass Trombone in WAYO. Additionally, Aaron is active in community orchestras and assists other ensembles in WA with trombone parts.



Natalya Czernicziw, a graduate of the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music with a Masters in Bassoon Performance and a Bachelor of Music from WAAPA, has excelled both academically and professionally in the music industry. Currently, she coordinates stakeholder ticketing at Perth Festival and assists in operations at WAYO. Her diverse experience includes roles as an approved manager/front of house attendant at Henry on Eighth and a bassoon tutor at Prendiville Catholic College. Previously, Natalya has worked in various capacities, including box office supervision, arts administration, and as a bassoon tutor at Saint Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.


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Claire Keet is an accomplished musician and educator based in Boorloo, WA, passionate about mentoring young musicians. With six years as a private music tutor, three years in educational institutions, and a decade as a professional musician, Claire has established a strong foundation in the music industry. She is an alumna of WAYJO and WAAPA, holding a Diploma of Music (Jazz), a Bachelor of Music (Jazz) with Honours, and has received the Honours Recitalist Award. In addition to her educational roles, Claire also excels as a workshop facilitator and woodwind repair technician, demonstrating her diverse skills and dedication to fostering musical talent.



Marc, a bass guitarist with roots in Singapore, has enriched the Australian music scene with his diverse influences ranging from Jazz to Rock and Disco. His musical journey, beginning with organ lessons and choir singing, led him to master several instruments, notably bass guitar, which became his passion. In Australia, Marc has collaborated with various bands and supported notable artists like Daryl Braithwaite and Rick Price, even sharing stages with legends like Sir Paul McCartney. Beyond band performances, Marc continues to explore new musical projects, demonstrating his versatility and commitment to evolving as an artist.



Andrea Jordan-Keane, an Irish-born musician trained in Australia, is advancing her saxophone studies at WAAPA. Excelling across various genres, she performs with top Perth ensembles and maintains high performance standards. Andrea's education includes a Bachelor in Classical Performance at Edith Cowan University, with notable performances at Perth Sax-Rockers and WAAPA's "Mack and Mable." A multi-instrumentalist, she's part of the award-winning Symbios Quartet and teaches saxophone, showcasing her skills in various ensembles and competitions.



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Jason Chong, a Perth-based violinist, trained under Robert Cooper and Pal Eder, has excelled in local music competitions and performed with the WA Youth Orchestra. His musical journey includes solo performances like Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins and significant TV appearances. Currently, he plays with orchestras such as the Metropolitan Symphony and is the Concertmaster of the West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, where he recently performed the Schindler’s List Theme. In addition to his violin prowess, Jason also enjoys playing guitar and is involved in music production, balancing his musical passion with a professional career in software development.



Renée Kennedy's distinguished career as a horn player spans prestigious orchestras globally, including WASO and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She has participated in significant orchestral training programs like the Glyndebourne Pit Perfect Scheme and performed solo and chamber music across Europe and Australia. Kennedy's educational contributions include tutoring in brass and piano and leading workshops for the London Symphony Orchestra Discovery program. Her academic accomplishments are highlighted by a Master of Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, supported by awards from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia.

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Zakaria Malahfji, a Syrian musician proficient in the Darbuka and the Ney, has developed a unique fusion style through his participation in Arab and Turkish music festivals. Drawing influences from Eridm Dalkiran for the Darbuka and Abdallah Helmy for the Ney, Zakaria brings a rich cultural background to his music, having lived in China, Thailand, and Australia. Beyond his musical endeavors, he is a certified bookkeeper, a devoted husband, and a father of three, who enjoys chess as a form of relaxation and socialization. Zakaria finds Australia to be his favorite place for work, while Greece remains his preferred destination for relaxation.



Ruth Klein Cook, an American violinist renowned for her dynamic presence in the music world, excels in a range of genres from jazz to folk. She is a vital part of ensembles such as the sFOURzando Chamber Ensemble and the Perth Symphony Orchestra, and was a founding member of the Whitestone Duo and the Red River String Quartet. Since relocating to Australia in 2011, Ruth has been deeply involved in music education, mentoring young musicians, directing the FledgeStrings of the South Side Symphony Orchestra, and serving as a festival adjudicator. Her commitment to nurturing the next generation of musicians is also evident in her past role as the President of AUSTA WA.



Bourby, a versatile violist, has had a distinguished career spanning various musical realms, including orchestral, chamber, pop, and music theatre. Her journey began as a member of the Cruise String Quartet, touring the UK with the renowned Allegri String Quartet. A founding member of the electric string quartet 'Bond' in London, Bourby has also played with major symphony orchestras in both the UK and Australia. Currently, she is the founder of the Perth Symphony Orchestra and a member of the WA String Quartet, actively performing as a chamber musician in Western Australia and dedicated to fostering connections through music.



Dan Ablett, a multi-talented musician from Western Australia, excels as an educator, composer, arranger, and record producer. As a versatile freelance artist, he performs with various bands and artists across the state and is a regular in 'the pit' for musicals and stage shows. Through his business [battle studio], Dan focuses on collaborating with emerging singer-songwriters and producing music for commercial television and radio. His diverse skills and commitment to nurturing new talent make him a dynamic force in the Australian music scene.



Esther Lee, a talented oboist from Perth, honed her skills at the WAAPA, studying under Leanne Glover and Liz Chee, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance in 2021. Supported by scholarships like the Haselhurst Scholarship and the St. George's Choral Scholarship, Esther has a strong passion for chamber music, leading to tours around WA and a first prize at the Fremantle Eisteddfod. Her professional experience includes performances with WASO and collaborations with the WA Ballet and WA Philharmonic, where she has showcased her talent in pieces ranging from Berg's "Three Pieces for Orchestra" to Tchaikovsky's ballet classics. Outside her musical pursuits, Esther enjoys exploring her creativity through cooking and painting.



Amanda Reynolds is a distinguished freelance cellist and music educator, performing widely as a soloist and in ensembles throughout Western Australia and Australia. As the Principal Cello of the OpusWA Arts Orchestra, Australian Veterinary Orchestra, and South Side Symphony Orchestra, she demonstrates her versatility across various musical genres. Amanda also excels in Baroque and Renaissance music with the New Holland Consort, and enjoys the electric cello in rock music and performances in musical theatre. Additionally, her musical talents extend to playing the viola da gamba, flute, and piano, showcasing her wide-ranging expertise.



Josh Fairweather, a versatile guitarist from Perth, is honing his skills through a Bachelor of Music (Hons.) at WAAPA. Known for his ability to blend genres, he aspires to expand the boundaries of guitar playing. Additionally, Josh is dedicated to education, aiming to motivate future musical talents.



Simon, a WAAPA graduate with a degree in Pipe Organ Performance, is a versatile keyboardist skilled in electronic music, pipe organ, harpsichord, and piano. His musical talents have been showcased in various musical theatre productions, including "Cats," "Legally Blonde," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and "We Will Rock You" at Crown in 2020. In addition to his theatre work, Simon is an active accompanist for musicians in Perth and contributes to the Australian Karen Carpenter Show. Outside the music world, he runs Maxed Out Axe Throwing in the Swan Valley, demonstrating his diverse interests and talents.


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