Meet Our Tutors

Meet our Tutors

Here at Mona Vale Music, we love our student community. We offer music tuition for students across the Northern Beaches of Sydney, right here in Mona Vale. Our lessons cover drums, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, ukelele, piano, vocals, violin, clarinet, and saxophone. Lessons are catered to your style and level of experience. Regardless of your age, background or experience, MVM has a teacher ready to inspire you!


Matt Robinson

Guitar + Bass + Ukelele

Matt Robinson, of ronbinsonics has been teaching guitar for 15 years. He can teach a range of styles and skill levels, including the ameb syllabus. As well as being a sought after live musician, matt has also featured prominenently in a studio setting, as a top session player. matt is highly skilled in the art of guitar and pedal building, and has a natural knack for making things awesome.


Elise Hodgson

Clarinet + Saxophone

Elise has been playing for 12 years. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium. Having played in orchestras and stage bands, Elise enjoys both classical, big band and jazz music. Elise believes that music lessons should be enjoyable and beneficial to each individual student.


John Lawrie

Guitar + Bass + Ukelele

John has been playing guitar for as long as he could hold one, and has just finished his Bachelors degree in contemporary music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has experience playing with bands both live and in the studio, and can teach guitar and bass in a large variety of genres. John loves helping students discover the joy of making music and grow in their playing.


Ben Frank


Ben has been playing and teaching guitar for 13 years. He has gigged extensively in Sydney as well as up and down the East Coast of Australia. Having completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the Australian Institute of Music in 2014, Ben can teach a range of styles and genres.


Joanna Laub


Jo loves to sing and is passionate about teaching. She has over 15 years experience teaching both children & adults, sharing her knowledge & experience of contemporary technique, learning repertoire, performance skills & beginner songwriting. Jo is a qualified Secondary music teacher & thrives on identifying and uncovering her students potential. Jo specialises in supporting each student on their own personal journey with the voice and it’s connection to emotion and unique artistic expression.


Charlotte Grieg


Charlotte taught her first piano lesson at the age of 18 and loved it so much she has been teaching music in one way or another ever since. She holds a Bachelor of Music (Music Education) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has taught classroom music in Sydney and London. As well as teaching piano she plays the clarinet and guitar, and is currently studying her Masters in Music Therapy through Melbourne University. She loves teaching people of all ages and skill levels and has a particular interest in adapting lessons to suit individual needs and reasons for learning.

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