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Our Team

  • Alex Reid

    Alex Reid is a Perth drummer with extensive experience in performing, touring and teaching the drums. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in jazz performance at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2013 and has quickly made a name for himself, performing with prominent Australian artists as well as touring to New York and Japan. Alex is experienced in playing and performing many genres including rock, jazz, big band, metal and latin. He is currently a free-lance musician, as well as performing in the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra’s Composers Ensemble and with acclaimed Iranian singer Tara Tiba. Alex is currently completing his Honours degree in jazz performance at WAAPA.
  • Bela Inkster

    Bela graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of music (Music Technology). Best Dance/Electronic artist and overall Artist of the Year 2008 MusicOz awards. Toured nationally and played at festivals including, Future Music, Good Vibrations, Stereosonic, Southbound and Summerdayze. Composed music for international feature films and ad campaigns.
  • Calum Builder

    Calum has just finished his Bachelor of Music on Saxophone at the Australian National University, and has been accepted to commence a Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2015. Calum has been teaching for the past 8 years and believes in teaching people how to have fun with music, while seriously pursuing their musical ambitions.
  • Ethan Darnell

    Ethan has been a professional musician for the past 6 years but has been playing drums for the past 13 years. At the age of 17 Ethan was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and completed his Advanced Diploma in Contemporary music and then went on to study his Bachelor of Contemporary music. In 2012 Ethan took place in the Australia's Up and Coming drummer competition, placing 3rd out of 100 entries.
  • Flavia T

    Flavia Claudia Todea grew up in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, surrounded by a family of musicians. It was there that she began her violin studies at the College of Music, under the instruction of Marius Macavei. In 2003 she moved to Australia where she met violin teacher Mrs. Olga Sergeyeva with whom she studied for the following seven years. After graduating from Perth College, Flavia followed in her family's footsteps and begun a Bachelor's degree at WAAPA under the instruction of Peter Tanfield and later, Margaret Blades. At the present time, alongside of working, she is continuing with an honours degree under the tuition of Margaret Blades at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Over the past 13 years, her achievements include participation in AUSTA string festivals, completion of AMEB programme (AMus Diploma) and playing in the Western Australian Youth Orchestras, Faith Court Orchestra and chamber ensembles at WAAPA.
  • Gabriel Fatin

    Gabriel graduated from Bachelor (Honours) of Jazz Performance course at WAAPA last year, receiving the Best Recitalist award. In 2013 he also performed at both the Perth and Melbourne International Jazz Festivals, traveled to New York City for two weeks to take part in a workshop hosted by NYU and was invited several times to play his own music at the Ellington Jazz Club, one of Perth’s only listening focused venues.
  • Joe Simich

    Joe has been playing guitar for almost a decade. Learning from some of the best guitarists in Australia, he has completed his diploma at WAAPA and have been teaching for the past 4 years. Joe's main focus is to teach you to teach yourself and does so in a creative and inspiring way.
  • Luke Di Labio

    At the tender age of 16, Luke was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where he studied an Advanced Diploma of Music on Bass. It was during these years where he gained most of his musical experiences and skills, including theoretical and improvisational musical concepts. Luke has achieved a fair amount as a young musician. As a multi-instrumentalist, Luke has played at bars, pubs, clubs, theatre shows and weddings.
  • Matt Schmalkuche

    Matthew Schmalkuche began his piano studies as a six-year-old in the classical tradition. He discovered jazz in late high school and followed
    this passion to study at the Generations in Jazz Academy (now the James Morrison Jazz Academy) in Mount Gambier. He went on to study at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and received his Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz) in 2014. He performs regularly in an eclectic range of styles varying from jazz to hip-hop, blues to folk.

  • Norberto Flamenco

    Although Norberto is still attending WAAPA studying Bachelor in Jazz performance it hasn't stopped him from being involved in as many projects as possible. He plays regularly around town playing everything from jazz, Salsa, funk even hip-hop both accompanying and leading groups in venues across Perth. Teaching has always been a very important part of Norberto's career as it was the teachers in his high school that encouraged and nurtured him into the musician he is today and now he hopes to pass this on, not just to teach the technical aspects of the instruments but to help his students enjoy playing and making music.

  • Alex Barker

    Alex is 25 years old and has been playing drums for 15 years now. Alex has studied under 5 professional musicians, was a member of the Southern Schools Performing Ensemble for 4 years, received a scholarship to the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music in 2005, attended WHSPA, and Wollongong West TAFE where I received my Cert IV in Music Composition in 2008.

    Currently Alex is in his 3rd year of the Music Performance (Contemporary) course at the WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in Mt Lawley, Perth.

    I have performed at venues from Coolum (QLD) to the famous Esplanade Hotel in Melbourne (VIC), and supported such artists as Dragon, The Whitlams, Guttermouth, NOFX, Illy, Phrase, GZA (Wu-Tang Clan), The Herd and Bliss N Eso to name a few.