Kristen has been performing and teaching music for over 10 years. Studying classical music with the Suzuki method, she then went on to study jazz & other contemporary styles of music at the Australian Institute of Music. After receiving her BMus in Music Performance, Kristen further explored her passion for jazz, soul & pop music and has never looked back. It was during this period that she began writing her own material & singing became a natural result of her desire to communicate with her audience.
Now, Kristen performs as both a keyboardist & singer, having shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest including Dami Im, Samantha Jade, Gabriella Cilmi, Bertie Blackman, Urthboy, Horrorshow and International pop star, Hilary Duff. You may have also seen her performing on popular TV shows such as X-Factor, Sunrise and The Morning Show.
Kristen also fronts her own trio, performing both original & covers material. Her influences stem from a wide musical palette, including the likes of Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper and Norah Jones. As a teacher, Kristen strives to inspire a love & passion for playing music no matter the student's age or ability.
Martin Serra is a self taught multi-instrumentalist with a passion for expressing his love of music in an array of musical styles and genres. Primarily a bass player and drummer, Martin is also a session keyboard player and guitarist.
Martin has been seen performing on popular TV programs such as The X Factor AU and Channel Seven’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. Artists he’s worked with include Simply Red (Mick Hucknall), Olly Murs, Jamie Lawson, Nathaniel Willemse, Gazele and is currently doing shows around Australia with Christine Anu.
As a vibrant member of the Filipino community here in Sydney, he has hosted several music workshops. He is also regularly called upon to organise bands & perform with International Filipino touring artists such as Lea Salonga, Charice, Kat Agarrado (Sinosikat), Juris, JayR and Wally Gonzalez (Juan De La Cruz Band) to name only a few.
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Martin has a wealth of knowledge to share with his students.
Jacquie is an accomplished musician and has been performing professionally since 2010. After receiving her Bachelor of Music (The Australian Institute of Music) in Contemporary Performance she has established herself as one of Sydney's most versatile musicians. She has played and toured both as a session player and band member with multiple acts, including Jeremy Costa, Particles, Jordan Worner, international artist Dan Bremnes and her own act Jac Travers. She has a background in multiple genres including classical, jazz, pop and rock.
Jacquie has been teaching since 2012, teaching piano, voice, guitar, bass & ukulele!! She has worked with students ages three to elderly and from levels beginner to advanced. She believes in structuring the lesson according to the student’s interests and goals. She encourages them to reach their full potential and enjoy themselves and the music in the process.