ABOUT US


Monica & Marea’s Music Studio opened in 1976
by Monica and Marea Orman.

With a true love for teaching, Monica and Marea are dedicated to offering their students an opportunity to grow and develop as musicians.


Monica Orman

Kindergarten to Year 12 music teacher. Graduate from Newcastle Conservatorium, Newcastle University and Australian Catholic University.

Areas of Training

Major in singing - Other instruments include Piano, Flute, Guitar, Trumpet, Recorder and Special Education. Second subject of study was History.

Qualifications:
   Diploma of Business Management - North Sydney Business College
   Diploma of Accountancy - North Sydney Business College
   Diploma of Music Education
   Grad Diploma Arts – Australian Catholic University

Taught students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in NSW school system.

Music teaching in schools:

Primary School Kindergarten to Year 6, High School Year 7 to Year 12.
School Choirs and School Bands – taught all instruments with the exception of the French Horn, Trombone, Clarinet and Saxophone.
Other subjects taught in High School – Commerce, History, Geography, Asian Studies and Religion.

Private Teaching

  • Prepare for music
  • Practical assessments
  • H.S.C
  • Solo items
I love teaching kids, teens, adults, mature aged and senior students. It is an honour for parents to ask me to teach their child.

Singing is my major teaching area. I enjoy preparing students for entry to NSW Conservatoriums and/or Universities whether entry is for rock or classical qualification.

I help students prepare for music electives in high school assessments vocal, flute, recorder and guitar. I help students prepare for practical assessments for the Higher School Certificate. I help prepare students for solo items in school concerts.


Marea Orman

Qualifications:
   Diploma of Music Education- Newcastle Conservatorium of Music and Newcastle University                      This qualification includes training from Kindergarten to Year 12.
   Grad Diploma of Arts, Australian Catholic University  

Marea has taught music at Monica and Marea’s Music Studio since the beginning of 1976. Whilst teaching in local High Schools for 25 years, the subjects I was asked to teach included Music, Religion, English and Art. I worked with small ensemble groups which mostly perforrmed at school liturgies. I love my work and gain so much satisfaction advising my students and watching them develop as musicians. Each student is an individual so each student deserves individual attention.

“After graduation I taught in high schools in the Newcastle area. During this time, I learned so much from my classroom experiences and from the students I met, whether inside or outside the classroom. This has been a tremendous support to me as a private music teacher.”

 


 

Successful Ex-Students:

Graduates from the following institutions: Sydney and Newcastle Conservatoriums, Trinity College London, Southern Cross University, Monash University, Armidale University and NIDA, just to name a few. Many of our other students have formed bands and small pop groups. Some have become successful soloists within their individual style of music, winning scholarships, studying overseas, returning home to entertain audiences all over Australia. 

Recommendations:

Perhaps the greatest recommendation we can offer is the fact that so many of our ex-students, when they become parents, bring their children to our studio, thus offering us the honour and pleasure of teaching their “little darlings.” What an honour. Some of our students return because they want to further their study, extending the skills they developed as younger people. And , of course, there is the old and well proven “word of mouth” method of advertising.

 

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