Monica’s Teaching Days – Monday & Thursdays
With 17 years performance experience, Monica’s love for music began at the early age of 8 when she began playing the clarinet. As much as she enjoyed her association with the classical side of the musical world, Monica felt her true calling was the drums, realising her natural affiliation with the instrument after a class assessment. From here the passion grew and subsequently introduced her to the musical styles she loves to play today such as funk, soul, fusion, rock and pop.
Monica completed her Bachelor of Music in 2012 at the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney, and it was here her teaching career began. With 6 years teaching experience under her belt she has had the pleasure of working for the likes of Allan’s and Billy Hyde, Northern Beaches Drum School, and now for the past 2 years at Jam Studio Music.
Relocating to Melbourne in 2014 with an extremely valuable insight into the gigging world, Monica began playing with her current band Stonefox. Receiving airtime on the likes of Triple J, high rotation on Triple J Unearthered, FBI Radio and Triple M to name just a few, the band has exceeded a Spotify count of over 1 million collective plays, and successful Australian tours to back them, Stonefox can be seen playing around Melbourne’s most prominent venues.
Monica prides herself on her effective and efficient tutoring skills that cover a range of rhythmical elements including sight reading, time keeping, technique development, and most importantly performance and developing that crucial groove and feel!
Check out some reviews from some of Monica’s students:
‘Rosa (six) has been learning drums with Monica for around six months and she loves it. Monica is so enthusiastic it really makes Rosa want to play the drums. I’m amazed at how much she has learnt so far. Jam Studio is awesome.’ – Martine
Marty and the team at Jam studios have a great love for music and share that with each and every student that walks though the doors. Kids of all ages learn in their own time, each made to feel competent and appreciated. We all love the concerts and seeing how the children progress. Monica is an amazing drum teacher for my son and Dani has my daughter on the keys and belting out a tune. A fantastic music school. – Claire
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