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Our Educators

Meet our qualified educators

All of our wonderful educators are bachelor qualified, have working with children checks and have completed training by Gumnut Music.

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Louise Lindsay

Louise is the Founding Director of Gumnut Music. For over twelve years she has been working as both a Musician and Early Years Educator. Equally passionate about these two industries her qualifications include a Diploma of Children’s Services and a Bachelor of Music (Voice). Louise has enjoyed a diverse and rewarding career teaching and performing across a variety of settings in both Melbourne, Australia and London, England. Her transition into motherhood has offered a deeper layer of learning and prospective to her practise. 

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Samara Foster-Grose

During her many years of teaching, Samara has developed a great appreciation for the incredible workings of young minds. She loves to engage children’s curiosity and playfulness when crafting meaningful learning. After completing her Bachelor of Music, a passion for working with little ones saw her focus on early childhood music. Samara knows the opportunities a sound music foundation offers children, outside of being a rewarding lifelong hobby.

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Reece Starkey

Reece has a bachelor of Music (guitar) and teaches all skill levels. He’s experienced in teaching many styles inlcuding Jazz, Classical, Pop/Rock and Latin. His passion for music saw him live abroad in Spain for 6 months, studying the art of Flamenco Guitar, in Seville.

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Fiona Ng

Fiona has a Double Bachelor’s Degree in Music (piano) and Commerce and has played piano all her life. With years of piano teaching experience particularly with younger children, Fiona is passionate about early childhood music learning.

Want to join in all the fun?

Trial classes are available for families to come and experience the fun and excitement of our music and movement classes. Book your place easily and quickly with our online form.