Making a Booking
To make a booking for Korowal Studios, please contact the relevant tutor, and where necessary, your child's class teacher or year coordinator to establish the best time for the session to be scheduled. Booking and payment is organised directly between families and the tutor. Below is a current list of tutors for Korowal Studios and their contact details.
Devi Mamak – Piano
I am a classically trained pianist and have been teaching piano for 40 years starting at the age of 14. I am also a composer with published works, recorded an album with my six-piece world fusion / classical / jazz band and perform locally with a disco funk band as well as performing in duets (one with a violinist and one with a sitar player).
Apart from my classical training, the last 10 years or so I have changed my teaching style to have a more holistic approach with plenty of improvisation, composition and exploring. I like to encourage students to guide me into finding what they would like to learn rather than me set a curriculum for them. I do, however, suggest supplemental pieces and exercises so students get plenty of support in note reading and general musical knowledge.
Ph: 0419 184 231
Eliot Boyd Reynolds – Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Musicianship & Theory
Tuition in guitar, bass, mandolin, musicianship and theory. AMEB 1991. Full writer, APRA 1991.
I have been a multi-instrumentalist, composer, music producer and professional teacher since 1987. At Korowal I will be offering inspirational tuition in guitar, bass and mandolin. I have a wealth of experience working with students of all ages and have run courses for NSW Department Of Community Services, music centres and schools.
As a musician I have played with over 30 Australian bands including Matt Finish and more recently our own Blue Mountains-based SideShow Annie. Over the years I have played specialist roles in the Australian Queen Show (as Brian May), the Australian Cure Show and the Australian Yes Show (as Steve Howe). I have toured with performers such as the Beach Boys (USA), Gerry and the Pacemakers (UK), INXS, James Reyne, The Choir Boys, Noiseworks, Mike Caro (Gloria Estefan, Michael Jackson, Erasure), Spy V Spy, Paul Wheeler (Icehouse), Rod Ford (Crossfire/Galapagos Duck),Vanetta Fields (John Farnham), Harry Bruce(Australian Crawl/Renee Geyer/Leo Sayer) and Harry Manx (USA).
My music has been published by Warners/Orient Pacific/Alberts since 1991. I have released CDs both independently and through BMG. I have composed for Home and Away, major Hollywood film libraries, Cannes Film Festival films and Western Sydney University educational releases. I also run SongCave Studios – Lawson recording studio where I record and produce my own and other artists' music. In addition I run open mic nights across the Blue Mountains and have an excellent reputation/rapport with musicians far and wide.
Ph: 0402 224 122
Kalon Captain – Drums
I have increasingly directed my teaching towards the cultivation of creativity, freedom of movement and, as a result, freedom of expression. We will focus on hand technique, grooves from all around the world, music reading as well as creating our own unique rhythms. Above all I believe music is about self cultivation through creativity and having fun; this is what I seek to nurture in all my students.
I have been in love with music from a very young age, my first instrument being the piano at the age of three. I began my journey into the world of percussion at the age of five, having taken an interest in the Egyptian tabla (Darbuka) and the music of the Middle East. At the age of nine I began tabla lessons with Tarek Sawires as well as joining the African drumming group ‘Hands Heart and Feet’. I began drum set lessons at the age of 11 with Frank Corby (Bondi Cigars) and began my own Funk/Rock band as well as playing with ‘King Parrot Samba’ for a number of years.
I have now been playing the drum set for 16 years, completing a Bachelor of Music Performance at The Australian Institute of Music and performing regularly throughout Sydney. During these years I have had the privilege of working with some of Australia’s finest drummers, namely Andrew Gander, Nic Cecire, Ari Hoenig (USA), Tim Firth and Simon Barker.
Ph: 0490 459 964
Wesley Stormer – Woodwind
Wes Stormer is a clarinettist, saxophonist and flautist who has been playing and teaching for many years. He has taught at a number of schools and private music studios across Sydney and has experience in a range of areas from conducting large ensembles to coordinating individual lessons. He completed his Bachelor of Music (Hons) in 2015 majoring in composition. Wesley is passionate about teaching and bringing the best out of his students. Having come from a jazz and classical background he believes in covering a wide range of styles in his lessons.
Ph: 0420 652 628