OUR FACULTY

 

BUNNY GABRIEL

Piano and Mini Music Teacher

Bunny Gabriel is an outstanding teacher who specialises in Mini Music and Piano up to Grade 2. 


She studied Early Childhood music in the U.K. and Piano Teaching with Mrs Ve Helgeson on the Gold Coast.


Miss Bunny LOVES teaching and will do whatever it takes to inspire her students to their highest potential and her exam students consistently gain Honours.

DALE WALKER

Guitar Teacher

We are lucky to have Dale on board to teach our students the guitar. Dale is a seasoned performer that brings over 21 years of experience to Athena College. You can often hear Dale perform at venues around the Gold Coast.

LUKE SHARP

Teacher of Piano and Theory

Hi! My name is Luke and I am very excited to become one of the team members at Athena College in 2017! I have been playing piano since the age of 4 and now, a little more than 16 years later, I find myself graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in March of this year with a Bachelor of Music - Advanced Performance majoring in Classical Piano. I hope to bring my experience playing and learning my instrument, and share it with you whilst teaching at Athena College.

PATRICIA CIAFARDINI

Teacher of Visual Art

Athena College is proud to have one of the Gold Coast's most revered and loved art specialists working with us. Pat has two decades experience working as a primary art specialist and her genuine love for every child and passion she has for every project is infectious. In addition to her role at Athena, Pat continues to work full time in a leading Gold Coast private school, making her commitment to work with us even more special and exciting.

KIAH LESLIE

Teacher of Voice

Kiah Leslie is a dedicated music and singing teacher with a sincere passion for helping others to achieve their performance goals. Kiah combines an in-depth knowledge of the anatomical and physiological functionality of the voice with an appreciation for a variety of styles and genres in her all-encompassing approach to teaching. From a very young age, Kiah actively participated in a wide variety of performing arts, gaining extensive performance experience in various solo, ensemble and theatrical settings, which ignited her love for music. At the age of sixteen Kiah was accepted into the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University as one of five vocalists for that year. She has since attained a Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz/Contemporary Voice, a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) and a Master of Music studies majoring in Vocal Pedagogy.

MATT MCGUFFIE

Teacher of Drums

Hi there, my name is Matt and I teach drums at the College. As a past student of Athena I have grown into teaching after years of gigs and studio experience. I completed my school studies in 2016 and will be studying audio engineering in 2018. I also play piano, which incorporates my passion for teaching and music. I'm really enjoying the opportunity to pass on my knowledge to the students here at Athena College.

RUBY PANGRAZIO

Teacher of Flute

Hi! I’m Ruby Pangrazio and I joined Athena College in 2008, studying the flute, music theory, and later the piano. My passion for music began when I was eight years old as I fell in love with the flute. Since then I have completed AMEB Grade 8 on the flute and Grade 4 Theory of Music, whilst also experiencing eisteddfods and being a member of the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra. I not only love performing and teaching, but also appreciate what they have bought to my life: music has assisted me with skills such as critical thinking, communication and even mathematics! I’m currently studying Engineering at Griffith University, and will definitely continue to enjoy my love of music throughout my career. I hope to share my knowledge and passion with others here at Athena College!

TIARNE COUTINHO

Teacher of Piano and Clarinet

Tiarne is a very passionate and creative teacher and student of the arts. Having been involved in the performing arts program through high school, Tiarne is continuing to pursue that passion into University, where she is studying Bachelor of Creative Industries - Music and Sound at QUT.
With a background in Clarinet, Piano, Voice and Theatre, Tiarne is qualified to teach up to an AMEB Grade 6 standard.

JOSH COUTINHO

Sales and Marketing 

Josh has just completed a Bachelor of Business and Psychological Science at Griffith University. He has a background in Musical Theatre and is passionate about the arts.

(07) 5592 4066 / 0439 729 913

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