TEACHERS


At ROCKGOD MUSIC SCHOOL our music teachers have either studied music at University and/or are Professional Musicians in BANDS that GIG and actually live & breath ROCK'N'ROLL!

Our teachers not only teach you great theory but will also pass on valuable knowledge from real world experience. Our band class teachers will prepare your for your first live performance and will work on improving your stage craft. Isnt live performance what it's all about?

Our Teachers are professional and will listen to what you want to do, as well as guide you in the best direction on your musical journey.

 
          
JONNY GARDINER - PRINCIPAL, GUITAR TEACHER; BAND CLASSES & PRIVATE

Jonny Gardiner is the creator of ROCKGOD MUSIC SCHOOL. He is a seasoned (nice word for old) singer, guitarist, songwriter, performer who has worked & written with some of Australias best musicians. Jonny is currently fronting Australias No 1 Party Band, The Nevilles whom are best known for their stint on Channel 9s "The Footy Show" and is also working on material for his next solo album.

Some of his career highlights include

* Lead Singer / Lead Guitarist in "The Nevilles" - Australias favourite Party Band. Former house band on "The Footy Show"
* Performing / Recording with the Jon Stevens band in Los Angeles in 1999.
* Performing in the house band on "The Footy Show" in 2008.
* The Nevilles were pre match entertainment during the 2009 N.R.L. Semi Final season perfoming at Suncorp Stadium to 52,000.
* Released first Solo Album in 2009.
*  3 songs on the album "Contagious" were nominated for awards by A.P.R.A (Australian Performing Rights Association) and A.S.A (Australian Songwriting Association). 
* Montana released "Bubblegum Love" in 2000 and performed gigs at the Glenworth Valley festival, The Olympic Games Last Lap and The Hordern Pavillion.
* Several international appearences with the Nevilles including corporate gigs in Hawaii, Fiji, Malayasia and pre match entertainment in Hong Kong Stadium before the Rugby Union Bledisloe Cup in 2010.
* Over 1500 live performances and still averaging 120 per year in some of Sydneys / Central Coasts finest establishments.

Jonny brings a wealth of experiance & passion with him and is committed to providing the best results for ROCKGODS students. He strongly believes in the importance of live performance for musicians and will do everything possible to get the students out doing gigs in real venues. He believes that music should be fun and should be driven by passion which comes from within.

www.jonnygardiner.com
www.thenevilles.com.au
  JESSE HODGETTS: GUITAR TEACHER; BAND CLASSES & PRIVATE LESSONS

Jesse has been at ROCKGOD for 3 plus years and has recently cut back his teaching commitments at ROCKGOD whilst he completes his Masters of Educational Studies. Jesse will continue with most of his BAND CLASSES and will be teaching the ROCKGOD students at Valley View Primary School in 2012.

Jesee has been playing guitar since the age of 16. From an early age, he grew up on classic rock and metal bands such as Pantera, Metallica, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen. Jesse studied at the Australian Institute of Music, where he completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music in Performance and studied styles such as jazz, early RnB, funk, blues, fusion and others. Recent influences include more bluesy guitarists like Ian Moss, Diesel, John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix and Robben Ford. Today, Jesse is the singer and guitarist of the rock covers band, The Kicks. He also does acoustic duo and solo gigs around the Central Coast and Sydney.
 
  KIRK JULIAN: DRUM TEACHER; PRIVATE LESSONS

Kirk has been playing drums since age 10. He has completed a 3 year Diploma in Drum Studies at Billy Hyde Drum Academy in Sydney. Also successfully completed all 4 AMEB Drum Exams . Has been a finalist twice in Billy Hyde National drumming competition. Won 1st place in Australia’s best up and coming drummer competition, Intermediate Category held in Melbourne 2007. Has performed in the Sydney based Brass Boys jazz band which had the opportunity to perform at the Merimbula Jazz Festival. Performed in Youth in Performing Arts twice (YIPA) and in various rock, funk, pop and metal bands.

Check Kirk out at the 2008 Billy Hydes Playoffs!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB7yZ8kvjUk  
  CAMERON BOND (BONDIE): VOICE TEACHER; PRIVATE LESSONS

Cameron Bond (Bondie) has studied Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Education at Newcastle University. Cameron has been singing since the age of 10 when he auditioned and joined the Sing NSW State Choir. He continued in the choir throughout his schooling years and performed at many large and internationally acclaimed events such as the Sydney Para-Olympics Opening Ceremony, the Edinborough Military Tattoo, Australian Idol grand final and many years of School Spectacular to name a few.
During 2009 he was the lead singer in a pop punk band Fair Verona who supported well known Australian band Short Stack. He is currently writing songs and putting together a new band hoping to record and perform real soon. He is in to all kinds of music but his favourite genres are rock and metal. His aim is to teach correct vocal techniques keeping it fun.

 
  TYLER BURROWS: GUITAR TEACHER - PRIVATE LESSONS

Tyler is currently studying at Newcastle Conservatorium for a Bachelor of Music. He started playing guitar when he was 13. His main influences are alternative rock, punk, classic rock (Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses etc), Metal (Black Sabbath, Judas Priest Iron Maiden) and Blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robert Cray).
Tyler is a memeber of popular Central Coast band "Baby Snakes" who have performed all around the coast including Lizottes and The Rythmn Hut. Baby Snakes are an Instrumental Rock/Funk/Fusion band and are currently working on their debut EP.
 



For those about to ROCK ....... we can teach YOU!
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