Teachers as uncompromising about music as you are.

Forget everything you know about teachers. At AIM, ours are a world apart. Like you, they live for music. Like yours, their passion for music is intense and uncompromising. Music is such a driving force in their lives, they've doggedly pursued careers where music fills every minute of their lives, through performance, teaching and inspiring others. 

Our teachers are incredible players, astounding singers and industry thought-leaders. They're created arena shows, won ARIAs, gone platinum, scored rave reviews and sent the socials buzzing with their work. They're all working professionals, totally up to speed with what's happening in industry now. 

But they're also brilliant at helping you take your own music career to the next level. Whether that's by helping you polish your technique, anchor a huge free-form jam session with a bunch of like-minded friends, master the next-gen digital tech that can amplify your career, or helping you become a confident, respected manager. Our teachers are dedicated to working with you one-on-one. Discovering what makes you tick as a musician or budding entrepreneur, and helping you find your groove. And unlike a lot of schools, the majority of our teachers are permanent staff, so you can access their genius after hours and out of term. Because creativity doesn't run to a timetable.

There's no better way to be inspired, than by learning from the best. 

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Sam Rollings

Position

Academic Lecturer

Campus

Sydney

Staff profile AIM - Australian Institute of Music
AIM - Australian Institute of Music

Sam Rollings

  • Position

    Academic Lecturer

  • Campus

    Sydney

Sam Rollings MA(mus) A.N.U, C.S.M is a nationally recognised guitarist who has performed and recorded with a diverse range of the finest international and local musicians/entertainers including James Morrison, Kate Ceberano, Dan Barnett etc. Sam has also performed at many international and local festivals such as the Havana Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Waiheke Jazz Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival etc.

 

Sam is the author of the widely used instructional book “Chords, Scales and Arpeggios For Guitar” published by Jozzbeat. Sam is an a educator with over 25yrs experience, teaching from beginner to Post Graduate levels with success at various institutions including the Australian Institute of Music. (Academic Lecturer), Southern Cross University. (Guitar Dept Head), University of Sydney. (Conservatorium Open Academy/Conservatorium High School).

    David Mcleod

    Position

    Academic Lecturer

    Campus

    Sydney

    Staff profile AIM - Australian Institute of Music
    AIM - Australian Institute of Music

    David Mcleod

    • Position

      Academic Lecturer

    • Campus

      Sydney

    David McLeod’s rich and varied artistic career spans over 30 years. This includes performance as a singer/songwriter, band leader, session and backup singer, featured artist and actor. He has been in numerous television series’ and received top drawer musical theatre credits, notably a Mo Award nomination for best supporting actor in a musical. His recording career spans three albums and one EP covering jazz, blues, original songs and cast recordings. David speaks conversational Mandarin and sings a repertoire of Chinese material.

    As an educator, David has been lecturing as a vocal and performance coach since 2002, specializing in performance anxiety and breathing techniques. David dedicates most of his time to the Australian Institute of Music and holds M.Mus (AIM) – GDMus - GCMus (AIM) Dip Ed St (CoT, Lond); Cert Ed St Coes Theory (CoT, Lond); Cert Coes Practice (CoT, Lond); Cert IV Assessment and Workplace training; Estill voice workshops attendance level one and two. A long-standing mentor to the CaSPA program, David works regularly with senior high school students in group and one on one sessions. He also volunteers his time to the “Blue Guitar Project”.

     

    "Swinging pop .…..veers between easy listening soul and ivory pop, slinky grooves and lounge music with a twist.” - Peter Holmes Sydney Morning Herald.

    “McLeod’s singing draws upon several admitted influences in the world of jazz, pop and R&B” - Virgin Encyclopaedia of Jazz - London.

     

    See David's website for his full biography and credits: http://www.davidmcleodaustralia.com/

     

     

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    Gary Fredericks

    Position

    Academic Lecturer

    Campus

    Sydney

    Staff profile AIM - Australian Institute of Music
    AIM - Australian Institute of Music

    Gary Fredericks

    • Position

      Academic Lecturer

    • Campus

      Sydney

    Professional Musician since 1972 doing concert tours, recording sessions, and songwriting.

     

    Recording sessions at EMI, Alberts, United Sounds and Trafalgar studios for various artists in the 80s and 90s.

     

    Recorded Album with CBS band Full Marks 1985

    National Tours with Full Marks as support for Van Morrison (1985), Joan Armatrading (1985), Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo (1985), Mondo Rock, Midnight Oil, MiSex, Sharon O’Neill, and others.

     

    Toured with Graeme Connors, Jeff St John, Ross Ryan, Air Supply, Col Joye (MD) and Johnny O’Keefe (MD) and others.

     

    Played in the musical Rent at the Theatre Royal (1999).

     

    Played in the musical Beautiful- The Carole King Story in Dec 2017 and Jan 2018.

     

    Long Way To The Top (2002) National Concert Tour and DVD. 

    Mildura Country Music Awards Band Live Broadcast (2006-2018)

    Tamworth Country Music Awards Band Live broadcast (1980 -1983)

    Jingle production with John Gillard !1985-1988) Composing and

    recording music for Ads for Coca Cola, Nescafe, Levis and others for

    Television, Radio and Cinema.

     

    Compositions/Arrangements

    Score for Family Free (Surfing Film) 1972

    Full Marks album (CBS) 1985

    Big Sky album (Independent) 2012. 

     

    Currently MD for several shows: Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Show), Friday on my Mind (Vanda and Young Show), Hotel California (Eagles Show), Don’t Dream It’s Over (Crowded House Show) as well as a busy schedule of other live performances.

      Brad Miller

      Position

      Academic Lecturer

      Campus

      Sydney

      Staff profile AIM - Australian Institute of Music
      AIM - Australian Institute of Music

      Brad Miller

      • Position

        Academic Lecturer

      • Campus

        Sydney

      Brad Miller: Music Director, Pianist & Arranger

      Brad Miller began playing the piano at the age of five and completed his musical training in

      orchestration, arranging and modern harmony through Boston's prestigious Berklee College

      of Music. His numerous theatre credits include In The Heights, Chicago, Ruthless!, A Chorus

      Line, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once On This Island, Hair, Godspell, Jerry’s Girls, Forever Plaid,

      The Goodbye Girl and the Broadway revival of Candide on which Brad was invited to serve as

      apprentice to legendary theatre director Harold Prince. Brad regularly serves as Musical

      Director and pianist for Australian theatre icon Geraldine Turner including the national tour

      of her acclaimed one-woman show Turner’s Turn. Brad received the great honour of being

      appointed Musical Director, pianist and arranger for Broadway and West End star Ramin

      Karimloo on his 2018 Australian concert tour. In addition to his musical direction work, Brad

      serves as a Senior Instructor at the Australian Institute of Music and operates Key Change

      Productions: an independent theatre production company and boutique music studio

      specializing in composition for film, television & new media.

        Nick Toth

        Position

        Academic Lecturer

        Campus

        Sydney

        Staff profile AIM - Australian Institute of Music
        AIM - Australian Institute of Music

        Nick Toth

        • Position

          Academic Lecturer

        • Campus

          Sydney

        Since relocating from his native Vienna to Sydney, Nick has been heavily involved in the local

        music industry as a promoter, DJ, producer, radio host and educator.

        Over the course of his career, he has performed at major Australian festivals and live venues,

        a wide range of corporate / media events and has been booked in the US, UK, Japan,

        Indonesia, Malaysia and Tahiti.

        Nick was the first hip hop DJ in Australia to sign a major label deal for a DJ-mixed album

        ('Blazin' Vol 1 / Universal Music, 2003) and has since released a number of DJ albums,

        compilations and singles.

         

        As part of the hip hop trio Foreign Heights he was nominated for an ARIA award in 2007.

        He has toured / shared the stage with a multitude of artists such as Kanye West, Justin

        Timberlake, Chronixx, De La Soul, Johnny Osbourne, Common, Michael Franti, Talib Kweli,

        Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Jungle Brothers, 50 Cent, The Roots, Run DMC, Xzibit, J

        Boog, Public Enemy, Ice T, Beatnuts, DJ Krush, QBert, Grandmaster Flash, MixMasterMike,

        Jungle Brothers, Lyrics Born, Sean Paul, Cypress Hill, ColdCut, Jazzanova, Black Eyed Peas,

        Scribe, Roots Manuva, Slum Village etc and has been booked for celebrity / industry events

        like Donna Karan's birthday and Justin Timberlake's private party at the Sydney Opera

        House.

         

        He has also produced and recorded with local and international artists including Mr Lif,

        Casual, Will I Am, Pigeon John, Murs, Che'nelle, MC Trey, Maya Jupiter, 13th Son, Eternia

        and DJ Regal and has licensed his music for TV campaigns in the US and France.

        Nick’s Article One Events has been at the forefront of Caribbean / Tropical / Reggae Music in

        the Australasian region since 2003 with some of the most successful club nights and

        international tours of the genre, including a history-making show with hip hop icons Wu-Tang

        Clan in Auckland in December 2018.

         

        Since 1997, he has been sharing his knowledge and experience in the music industry as a

        workshop facilitator / educator at institutions such as TAFE, Information & Cultural Exchange

        (ICE) and Sydney University and since 2008 as senior instructor at the Australian Institute Of

        Music, Sydney.

        His latest project, FutureSkool Of Music, opens 2018 and offers a boutique teaching space for

        both young people and adults.

          Matt Amy

          Position

          Academic Lecturer

          Campus

          Melbourne

          Staff profile AIM - Australian Institute of Music
          AIM - Australian Institute of Music

          Matt Amy

          • Position

            Academic Lecturer

          • Campus

            Melbourne

          Matt is a composer, arranger, trombonist and musical director based in Melbourne.

           

          He has established himself as a versatile arranger that has seen him working in almost every medium from T.V to the concert halls and everywhere in between. His T.V credits include Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two, Australia’s Got Talent, The Singing Bee and Australian Idol, his movie credits include Death Defying Acts (copyist) and Corporate Animals (orchestrator).  Matt’s arrangements performed worldwide with notable groups including the Auckland Philharmonia, L.A Mambo All-Star orchestra, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Istanbul Symphony Orchestra.

           

          As a musical director Matt runs his own 17 piece big band, he has been musical director for the Kew Festival and the Great Australian Ball which has seen him work with seasoned entertainers including Kate Cebrano, Jon Stevens, Shane Howard (Goanna), Normie Rowe, Mike Brady, Brian Cadd, Frankie J Holden, Bonnie Anderson, Wendy Matthews and Rose Tattoo (Angry Anderson).

           

          Matt has been working in education for the past 16 years at numerous high schools and private institutions, he has presented workshops at various conferences and served as Head of Arranging and Music Production for the Victorian State School Spectacular. Matt is currently the Victorian representative on the executive board of the Music Arrangers Guild of Australia (MAGA) and has educational big band and concert band compositions publish by Brolga Music Publishing and JEA Jazz Press.

           

          Matt holds a Bachelor of Music (Composition) from the Victorian College of the Arts, a Graduate Certificate of Education (Tertiary studies) from the University of Southern Queensland and is currently completing his Masters of Teaching and Learning while still maintain a hectic freelance and teaching schedule.