Susan is the Principal of Kingsgrove Music and is the first point of contact for parents, students and teachers.
Susan’s father was a gifted pianist and she followed in his footsteps, receiving a scholarship to study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. However, Susan pursued other pathways, studying in Australia and overseas.
Susan holds qualifications in nursing, midwifery, early childhood health, remedial massage, clinical hypnotherapy, education and psychology. Her principal area of study for her Masters of Education was educational psychology. This lifetime of learning and experience ensures that Kingsgrove Music provides a supportive, nurturing environment for teachers, students and their families.
Bronwyn-Jane “Bronnie” Hammond
Bronnie’s music studies commenced formally at the age of 6. Whilst her first instrument was violin, Bronnie also excelled at piano. She studied with The Conservatorium Access Program before attending the Conservatorium of Music High School for years 7 to 9. In year 10, Bronnie transferred to St Andrew’s Cathedral School as a music scholar where she had the opportunity to participate in a European music tour.
Her performance experience includes numerous musicals, Showcase Performances at Angel Place, and lunchtime concerts in St Andrew’s Cathedral. She has also performed in various choirs, symphony and chamber orchestras.
Bronnie holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance (Violin) and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. She also holds a Certificate III in Children’s Services and therefore has the knowledge and skills to facilitate learning of children from 0 to age 12. Bronnie has demonstrated a talent for working with children with special needs and has recently undertaken an introductory course in AUSLAN.
In 2011, Bronnie was appointed as the inaugural conductor for the Southern Sydney Youth Music Association, an initiative supported by a grant from the Arts Council and which gave the ensemble students the opportunity to perform in a concert at the Sydney Opera House.
Chris’ music studies commenced at an early age. His first instrument was violin and is an instrument for which he maintains an enduring passion. Piano soon followed and Chris rapidly excelled. In later years, Chris ventured into saxophone and guitar, and continues to experiment with a variety of instruments.
Chris studied with The Conservatorium Access Program before becoming a music scholar at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. It was during his years at St Andrews that Chris undertook two European music tours, as well as performing in school productions of Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance, Les Misérables, and John English’s opera Paris.
Chris’ university program included undergraduate study in Music, Criminology and Psychology. He subsequently completed a graduate LLB. During his time at university, Chris was a member of the University of NSW orchestra, and Concert Master of the Macquarie University orchestra.
Chris was awarded the Simon Tedeschi prize for Musical Excellence. He was awarded first place in the 2015 Ryde Eisteddfod in both the solo violin and violin duo categories. Chris has also excelled academically receiving the NSW Bar Association Prize for Indigenous Law and the Macquarie Law School Prize for Litigation. Chris has a keen interest in social justice and human rights.
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