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:

 

  • Piano

  • Voice

  • Ukulele

  • Guitar

  • Drums 

  • Bass Guitar

  • Mini Musicians Classes

  • 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.

 
 

TEACHERS

TEACHERS
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TOM GREEN

Studio Director
Voice/Guitar/Ukulele

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.

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Hugh Heller

Piano/Bass Guitar/Guitar

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.

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Brad Smee

Drums/Guitar

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.

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Clay Duke 

Drums

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.

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Emily Carlson

Junior Voice & Beginner Piano

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 recently performed 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.  

Lily Rhodes

Piano, Guitar & Ukulele 

Lily is a pianist and rhythm guitarist originally from Inverloch who learnt contemporary piano from an early age up on the Sunshine Coast in QLD. Lily completed her grade 8 AMEB exam in 2014. She is a great lover of music of all genres including jazz, blues, pop, and classical, and has studied music production and sound engineering in Melbourne.  Lily encourages students to express themselves through their music by using creative learning techniques to better understand theory in practice, and help students find their own groove and creative talent. 

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Nick White

Guitar & Bass Guitar

Nick is a guitarist and music lover of all kinds from Phillip Island who recently graduated from Newhaven College in 2021. Nick studied VCE Music, achieving high results, and was the 2021 College Music Captain. Music has always been an important part of his life, beginning classical guitar lessons at the age of four. Although classical guitar is his passion, he has also ventured into and loves playing acoustic, rhythm, electric and bass guitars, as well as saxophone. He has experience playing a wide variety of styles and has played as a solo musician and as a part of various ensembles, bands, orchestras and jazz groups, leaving Nick a versatile and well-rounded musician. Nick encourages students to discover the enjoyment and wellbeing that comes with learning an instrument and hopes to develop a love for music within them.

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Helena Leonardos

Junior Voice & Ukulele

Helena is a passionate music lover from Phillip Island. She has been formally trained in singing and found her passion for musical theatre when performing with the Young Australian Broadway Chorus from 2014-2018. After passing her certificate of performance with Honours in 2020, she is now working on acquiring an AMusA diploma in musical theatre. Whilst performing is a main passion of hers, she also loves sharing her knowledge with others! Having picked up the ukulele on a whim years ago, she immediately fell in love with the instrument and the way it sounds. Helena enjoys nothing more than having fun whilst making music.

LESSONS

What We Offer

Playing Piano

PIANO

Our piano lessons cater to each person as an individual. Learn to play the way you want to to play across a wide array of styles.

$340 Per Term (GST Included)

ALL LESSON TIMES: 30min

  

Retro Singer

VOICE

Our voice lessons cater to each person as an individual. Learn to sing using your voice in the safest and most healthy manner.

 

 

$340 Per Term (GST Included)

ALL LESSON TIMES: 30min

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GUITAR/BASS GUITAR

  Our guitar lessons cater to each person as an individual. Wether you want to play in a band or just in your bedroom, we have the tools to get you there.

 

$340 Per Term (GST Included)

ALL LESSON TIMES: 30min

Drums Sticks

DRUMKIT
 

Our drum & percussion lessons cater to each person as an individual. Learn to play how you want to play.

 

 

$340 Per Term (GST Included)

ALL LESSON TIMES: 30min

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UKULELE

Our ukulele lessons cater to each person as an individual. Learn to play the songs you want to play

 

$340 Per Term (GST Included)

ALL LESSON TIMES: 30min

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GROUP LESSONS
Voice, Guitar, Ukulele

Our group lessons provide a fun and safe space for you to come and explore everything that is fun about learning music. 
 

$165 Per Term (GST Included)

ALL LESSON TIMES: 30min

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BANDS

Our bands have the perfect balance of education and fun. What better way to express your love for music than with a group of people dedicated to making music together.
 

$165 Per Term (GST Included)

ALL LESSON TIMES: 50min

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MINI MUSICIANS

At GRCS we offer a diverse, fun and nurturing early years music program. This is tailored for pre-school children to come and develop their passion for music. 
Our classes promote growth and development through a tailored program focusing on music, song, dance and percussion.

 
 

CONTACT

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