Maddy Manning has been playing the violin for 14 years and plays at an AMEB grade 8 level.
She has played in the Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra from 2005 - 2012; topped Music for her year level in Grade 12; and participated in the string ensemble at her high school.
She is a member of the Queensland University of Technology’s Music Society (QMuSo), playing in their string ensemble and orchestra, and is an accomplished classical violinist.
She is one half of the violin and cello duet 'Stringy Business'. They play covers of pop/rock songs and have performed at numerous paid events and charity fundraisers. By playing in this band, Maddy has acquired the skills to learn songs by ear. She would be happy to arrange and teach songs that you would like to play.
Maddy can cover repertoire ranging from classical, jazz, Irish folk songs or modern pop/rock music.
Meet Dean, our resident drum teacher at Audrey's. Dean Gordon began playing drums at the age of 12 and since 2013, has been playing for ARIA award winning Brisbane band, Sheppard. He has performed around the world in front of hundreds of thousands of people at music festivals such as Rock In Rio, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Pinkpop.
Dean's experience in live performance and studio work has granted him with an insight that he is able to pass down to newcomers and also existing players in a fun and enthusiastic way.
He is excited to be joining the team at Audrey's Music.
Stephanie Dick is a Brisbane based singer, performer, and educator who has performed contemporary and classical music throughout Australia.
Steph leads Something to sing about Choir, a community choir in Bulimba, and the vocal program at San Sisto College in Carina. She is part of a number of community music ensembles and choirs, and also regularly performs jazz, Brazilian and gospel music around south east Queensland.
Caroline has been playing, listening to, experiencing and absorbing music since she was a wee lassie. After a childhood steeped in classical violin, she discovered rock n roll and never looked back. Caroline can be found most weekends jamming with The Mouldy Lovers, Rivermouth, Nikolaine Martin and until recently, ripping it up with riot grrl band Gunk. She is particularly passionate about engaging and empowering women and girls through music. Caroline has experience playing in a variety of styles, in ensembles great and small. She is excited to join the teaching team at Audrey’s and to share her knowledge gained through years of gigging here, there and everywhere. Caroline teaches 4 string bass, 5 string bass and her particular favourite, fretless.
Brodie is an Australian Trombonist, Composer and Educator whose musical practice is concerned with blurring the lines between notated and improvised music.
Currently holding a Bachelor of Music at Griffith Conservatorium Majoring in Jazz Trombone but studying classical technique under Ben Marks, Erik Griswold (Composition) and Steve Newcomb (composition).
He is fluent in all styles of performance but focuses a great deal on improvisational music (jazz, traditional, experimental) and contemporary performance. Lessons are open to students at any level that is enthusiastic about making music!
Lessons are uniquely tailored to suit the age, interests and experience of the student.
Career Highlights include compositional premieres from Kupka’s Piano, WAYJO and The Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra. Performance experience ranges from alongside ELISION Ensemble, John Hoffman/Steve Newcomb’s The Con Artists and BULLHORN (check out BULLHORN, they’re the best!)
Throughout 2015/2016 Brodie took part in some projects that were personal milestones.
These Projects include: The Release of Jazzkill Bandits debut record, performing the world premiere of Ben Mark’s Passage 2 from Circular ruins 2, Performing alongside Clocked out for their 15th year anniversary concert and performing on Andrew Garton’s Abbreviation Orchestra’s Album Golden Sands.
Vic Kena is a professional musician with over 30yrs experience as one of Brisbane's fine guitar players & long standing entertainers.
Vic briefly toured with Keith Urban in the early 90's, Hosted one of Brisbane's longest running open mic nights and is now hosting family open mic nights at his local RSL in Yeronga.
Vic has been playing ukulele for 4yrs professionally and is one of the co-founders of The Australian Ukulele Show.
He is a member of Brisbane's Ukulele Musician's society (B.U.M.S), and has several ukulele groups that he coaches. The Royal Gums. (Sponsored by the Goodna Royal Mail hotel), Y,Ukes (Yeronga ukes), BTG Songbyrds (Beenleigh Theatre Group). plus guitar & ukulele instrumental tutor at St. Peter Claver College Riverview (Ipswich area) & Audrey's music (West end).
Vic is encouraging and supportive and able to improve your ukulele playing from absolute beginners to advanced players.
Kerri Buchanan is currently studying jazz at the Jazz Music Institute, located in Bowen Hills, majoring on saxophone. She has been involved in music from a very young age growing up in a musical family where she first started learning violin at the age of 7. Since then, she has focused a lot on the saxophone and clarinet and has performed in many eisteddfods as well as doing jazz gigs around town. She has also been teaching privately from the age of 16 and really enjoys sharing her love and passion of music.
Tyler Cooney is a guitarist currently undertaking a Bachelor of Jazz Performance at the Jazz Music Institute in Bowen Hills. He has been interested and been involved in music for most of his life with some of his first favourite bands including The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. He has since greatly expanded his musical tastes to the genres of jazz, rock, blues, metal, soul, hip-hop, rap, pop, and many more.
Recently he has started focusing heavily on furthering his skills as a guitarist and has started frequently gigging around Brisbane. He has a keen ear for music and has a love for sharing his knowledge and ideas and discussing all things musical.