Our Head Bean - the bloke who started all this crazy music madness! Andrew is a professional jazz musician, arranger and lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a great passion for music education in young people. Outside of a busy music life Andrew is a keen cricketer, DIY-er and family man.
Making sure the Head Office runs as smoothly as a well oiled machine is as easy as Bean Pie for ex-corporate Manager Danise. Pre-Jellybeans, Danise spent many years in high level corporate business in Sydney. Danise is also a registered Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor and Yoga Instructor.
Dawn leads the way for Jellybeans Music in NZ. She is already co-owner of the largest privately run out of school care provider in NZ - sKids. She and her team are making some very happy (and musical) beans across New Zealand.
A superb music educator with the voice of an angel. Nicole runs our very busy Sydney City East franchise. Nicole is also an associate lecturer at the Central Queensland Conservatorium - giving back to the community that developed her amazing talent. Her skills are always in great demand so say Hi to her at a Virgin Airport Lounge near you!
Karen has a Bachelor of Music (UNSW) and years of teaching violin, group piano lessons and choral conducting. She and the other K have grown the Sydney East Hills franchise amazingly in the last couple of years and are very busy Beans indeed.
With a Bachelor of Music with Honours at UNSW majoring in vocal performance, Kristen has always had a great love of singing and choral music. As with her other K partner, Kristen is a busy bean running Jellybeans across the East Hills region.
Fiona has been teaching music for over 20 years. As a flute specialist she brings a wealth of knowledge to her Jellybeans students. Fiona is busy running Jellybeans programs and incursions across the southern area of Sydney.
Margaret has been heading up the Jellybeans Music programme in NZ from the start of 2017. Margaret has years of experience as a Piano teacher as well as Retail Manager for the largest music instrument retail store in Wellington. She also worked in Auckland in a school uniform company, developing relationships with Principals and schools which has contributed to her big impact on the Jellybeans Music business, bringing in many more schools and after school care programmes to Jellybeans. Margaret has a passion for music and has a goal of every Primary school child in NZ having access to quality music experiences at school.
Kathy is a highly experienced professional musician which she translates beautifully into the classroom. Many of our most popular Jellybeans Music pieces are compositions by Kathy. Kathy is a wonderful violinist and vocalist with many years experience as a music specialist and educator.
Equally at home on the concert stage as a fine pianist and harpsichordist, as he is in the music classroom. Ray is a gifted Jellybeans Music educator and has been with us for more than 5 years.
With a Bachelor of Arts (Music) and Graduate Diploma (Music/Instrumental Music) from Griffith University in Brisbane QLD, Lindsay has worked as a Music Specialist since 2010 in QLD and VIC schools. Lindsay is also active in music theatre, having performed and musically directed a number of shows.
After completing Bachelor of Music Education from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Debbie has taught music in both primary and secondary schools including leading school choirs. She combines Jellybeans Music with teaching the piano and accompanying students at AMEB examinations.
Bernadette has enjoyed teaching adults and children piano, violin and singing privately for years. Originally trained to be a French teacher, she has spent the last few years casual teaching in primary schools. She joined Jellybeans Music in 2017 and finds the programme second to none and the teaching of it extremely rewarding. She has an amazing memory for the HUGE amount of lyrics and songs that we have at Jellybeans. She is a patient and enthusiastic teacher and we feel very luck to have her working at Jellybeans Music
Kevin is a professional recorder performer in the baroque style. He has studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and is a committee member of the Auckland Composers Collective. Kevin plays recorder, ukulele, guitar and keyboard. He has a strong passion for taonga puoro, especially the koauau. His special talents have inspired a large number of children in learning the recorder. Kevin enjoys sharing his passion with children of all ages and abilities.
Aless is a successful music teacher and performing artist with over 3 years professional experience with guitar, vocals and keyboard. She studied at the campus of performing arts in Johannesburg, South Africa majoring in vocals and guitar, graduating with a merit. Enjoys live performances and gigs in South Africa and is now excited at bringing Jellybeans Music to the schools in Wellington, New Zealand.
Holding an AMusA in Piano was simply not enough for Claire, so she pursued her love of music teaching through private Piano teaching and ultimately graduating from Sydney University with a Bach. of Music Ed. Since 2016, Claire has been teaching Primary classroom music in schools in Harrow, UK. She has returned to her home of Sydney and is putting her Piano, Singing and classroom music skills to great use with Jellybeans Music.
Having started musical life as recorder player, Victoria moved to Trumpet gaining her 8th Grade - and no she can't play both at once - we asked! Victoria graduated from Sydney Conservatorium in 2011 with a Bach. Of Music Ed and has since worked as a Music Specialist in schools around Sydney. She is also actively involved as a singer and musician in her Church.
Lilias has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in music (voice/piano) with a dance minor. She has taught in a number of Sydney Primary schools over the years as a music specialist and has a great passion and interest in Choir and vocal music. Lilias has worked in a range of multicultural school environments and also has broad experience with special education teaching.
Karen has been working as a classroom teacher and classroom music specialist for many years. She has excellent skills in class management as well as strong music performance skills. Karen has recently completed her Masters of Music in flute performance - so watch out for those recorder chops in the classroom!