WHO ARE WE?
Green Room Concept Studios is the music school that cares about what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. We offer lessons to all, whether young or old, beginner or advanced, studying VCE music, preparing for an audition or just wanting to come and have some fun. Our passionate, dedicated and professional teachers are ready to teach you.
We are based in Wonthaggi and service all of the Bass Coast and South Gippsland area with tuition in:
Vocal Groups & Bands
We offer examinations through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), the leading examination body for music in Australia. We will provide the resources and skills for you or your child to get the best results possible, and to enjoy the process.
Here at Green Room Concept Studios, we understand that everyone comes to music for different reasons. Some dream of playing their favourite tunes for their own enjoyment and to share with friends and family, while others desire as deep and thorough an understanding of their instrument and of music as they can possibly achieve.
Whatever your reason for taking up lessons, we want to make your musical goals a reality.
Tom is a professional vocalist from Wonthaggi. Tom is a versatile singer, showcasing an ability to sing across many genres from classical to pop. He is also a competent guitarist and pianist. Tom has had quite a success in the early years of his career, having successfully negotiated his 5th grade music theory, attaining his Associate Diploma of Music in Classical Voice (A.Mus.A), gaining lead roles in musicals, and singing on international television. Tom has been performing around the South Gippsland region and Melbourne for many years now, as well as working in Sydney with some of Australia's leading musical theatre producers, directors, musical directors and performers on new Australian theatre works. Toms’ first introduction to the musical theatre stage was in 2014 where he performed the title role of ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. He was awarded ‘Most Outstanding Leading Male’ and also received the ‘Gladys Moncrieff Award’ for first-time performance in a featured role. Tom’s other musical theatre highlights include Chris (Miss Saigon), Bok (Wicked), Raoul (Phantom of the Opera) Other credits include appearing at the World Superbikes Grand Final on Phillip Island (internationally televised), Hisense Arena, The Hayes Theatre in Sydney and live on The Project (Channel 10). Tom is completing his Bachelor of Music degree at Monash University as well as preparing for his Licentiate Diploma in Musical Theatre. Tom has always had a dream and passion for music. As a kid, he always had a guitar in his hands and was always singing. He has come to realise that with some hard work and dedication, those dreams can become a reality. Tom would like to share his love for music and performance with the world and what better way than through teaching?! Tom believes that Green Room Concept Studios is so much more than a place where you just come to learn; it’s where you come to turn your dreams into reality.
Hugh is professional musician, performing primarily on electric and double bass, from the northern suburbs of Melbourne. He is fluent in a wide range of styles, having performed in jazz trios, rock bands, theatre orchestras, folk bands and soul/pop acts. During his time studying Jazz Performance at Monash University, Hugh completed study programs in both Italy and New York and had the opportunity to learn from some of the world's greatest jazz musicians, such as Chris Potter, Mark Helias, Paul Williamson and Paul Grabowsky. He is also competent on both piano and guitar. Highlights of his performing career include a successful east-coast tour with 'The Mamas' (2019), performing at Queenscliff Music Festival (2019) and various interstate festivals, and performing at the launch party for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2016, 2017). In addition to his varied performance career, Hugh runs a volunteer organisation, 'Factory Sessions', which presents original/improvised live music events in Melbourne every week.
Brad is a 30 year old musician originally from Sydney. He is a multi instrumentalist that specialises in playing the drums but is also very proficient in playing guitar, bass and vocals.
Having moved down to Melbourne in 2018 to pursue a career in music, he had already achieved a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance from the Australian Institute of Music and a Diploma of Music Business from TAFE.
Brad has spent his entire playing career studying and obsessing over rock music, its history and many variations. After completing his studies he then went onto writing and recording both an EP and a full length album of original music, with new music still being written to this day.
He has a strong passion now in turning his experiences as a song writing drummer and band member into a teaching role that can inspire new musicians into crafting their own music.
Jason is a Pianist from Melbourne who has roots in the classical world and a passion for jazz. He brings his classical knowledge and love for late-romantic harmony and the jazz idiom to his writing and playing. Jason is currently studying Jazz at Monash University and is currently putting together some of his compositions with some amazing young musicians in Melbourne. He also currently plays with some pop acts in Melbourne and has developed a liking to the pop genre as well. Jason’s teaching focus is not only in the application of theory into practice but also about discovering new ideas/techniques through experimentation and exploration with many genres of music.
Clay is a young drummer from Wonthaggi who has been playing for ten years and is currently studying a bachelor of music performance at box hill institute. Clay has experience in various styles and ensembles, playing in concert bands, pop/rock bands, theatre backing bands, a community orchestra, and a big band, and has played Latin, funk and jazz. He also has a particular interest in metal and formed a band in the genre which he plays drums and contributes songs to. He hopes to share the enjoyment of music and making loud noises on the drums with his students.
Emily Carlson is a 19 year old female from regional Victoria and lives on Phillip Island. She is a recent graduate of Newhaven College in 2020 and she is well experienced for someone of her age! She has been involved in music ever since primary school and she has a deep passion for singing, guitar and piano!
Her formal training began in Year 6 with Tom Green and continued all through her high schooling, also having mentoring and lessons from Kerryn Lockhart.
She has completed AMEB singing examinations under the guidance of Tom and Kerryn and completed her 8th and final grade in singing for leisure last year!
Emily loves to perform on stage and has been in a total of 7 musicals and is currently involved in Wonthaggi Theatrical groups Mamma Mia!
Emily is so excited to be working with the students at GRCS and hopes to get them expressing their love for music as much as she does.