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.
Arts & Entertainment Management
With a background covering over 30 years in Radio and Media, David is experienced in nearly every facet of the radio and media communications industries from Group Program Director, to National Marketing Manager and Company Director. He most recently was the Group Director for Programming and Content at Grant Broadcasters, one of the fastest growing radio groups in Australia.
Holding an Honours Diploma in Advertising ( University of Technology, Sydney); and graduating the Radio Executive Management program ( Notre Dame University, USA.), David is a visiting specialist guest lecturer in radio programming, marketing, sales and management at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (Sydney. Other areas of tertiary involvement include lecturing and consulting in media and communications at the (University of Newcastle, Australia.). Graduating in 2016 he holds a Masters Degree in Business at the University of Wollongong.
David’s professional consulting career has taken him to the USA, Singapore, France, Poland, Spain, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Canada and Belgium. He is also a published author of media related books and entertainment journal articles and has personally mentored a wide range of radio company directors, managers and executives developing strategic plans for business management growth. In the music field David’s experience covers marketing and content development for a range of artists including INXS and is part of the judging panel for the Australian Songwriters Association and the industry Hall of Fame.
Arts & Entertainment Management
Composition & Music Production
Mark Oliveiro, a Sydney native, Doctor of Music and Academic Lecturer in Music at the Australian Institute of Music, is a composer with diverse extra-musical interests.
An obsession with history, mythology and ancient literature, renders Oliveiro’s work riddled with themes from archaeological study and obscure urban legends, alike. His music has been described as; “epic”, “unashamedly ritualistic” and “atmospheric” with “Dreamtime overtones”. At present, Oliveiro has an interest in exploring, by way of conceptual abstract and musical aesthetic, the notion of reconstructing lost or imagined performance traditions. Dance and movement, theatrics and technology, language and social media, are just some of the non-musical solutions most apt for the ever expanding, contemporary composer tool belt.
With a keen and equal interest in music of the acoustic and electronic and interactive medium(s). Oliveiro’s music has been represented at national and international conferences and festivals hosted by: the North American Saxophone Alliance, the World Saxophone Congress, the International Horn Society, the Australasian Computer Music Association, the International Computer Music Association, the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States, Electronic Music Midwest, the British Trombone Society, Vivid Music, Horizon Festival, and many more.
Oliveiro is a graduate and distinguished alumnus of the Sydney Conservatorium, the College of Music and the University of North Texas and the Jacob’s School of Music of Indiana University. His music has been commissioned by the International Horn Society and the Meir Rimon Commissioning fund, the Australiasian Art Music Fund, the Settimane Musicali di Stresa e del Lago Maggiore, Chronology Arts, Pictures on Silence, as well as numerous professional individuals.
Oliveiro is an active Disc Jockey, Synthesist and Music Educator.
Composition & Music Production
Johanna Allen has established a career as one of Australia’s most versatile Actor/Singers and has worked within Music Theatre, Theatre, Opera, Film and in concert performance. She has worked extensively across New York, UK and Australia.
After graduating with both a B.A. (Drama Performance),and Bachelor of Music Performance(Hons voice Elder Conservatorium), she was awarded an emerging artist scholarship to study at Juilliard School New York City under the tutelage of Daniel Ferro, with further study at the Actors Studio New York City.
Her recent musical theatre credits include Dr Zhivago (Understudy Tonya National tour) where she appeared opposite Anthony Warlow and the Australian smash hit musical Wicked (Melbourne and Sydney Seasons, Morrible understudy). As principal with Opera Australia she appeared as Kate in The Pirates of Penzance (DVD Release and recording) opposite David Hobson and Anthony Warlow and as Pitti Sing in The Mikado both directed by Stuart Maunder. Further credits include Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife) GFO Capitol Theatre Rob Guest memorial. Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood) New York Theatre Project. The Wild Party – Music of Andrew Lippa Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Mr McGee and the Biting Flee ( Patch Theatre) Arts Centre Victoria, Suitcase – the words and music of Sean Peter International Melbourne Arts Festival, An Evening with Jeremy Sams (with Phillip Quast) Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Guys and Dolls ( Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.), The Sign of the Seahorse (Playbox Theatre). SCAM! State Theatre of South Australia. Further principle roles for State Opera of South Australia include Inez (Il Trovatore), Lucy (Treemonisha) and the Old Lady in Candide as part of the State Opera Young Artist Program.
Johanna has also established a career as a vocal coach and teacher, across all musical genres including rock, pop, classical and contemporary music. Working with both established and developing professional artists, she seeks to improve vocal technique, voice timbre, tone, control and musicianship.
She currently works as a voice teacher at AIM (Australian Institute of Music) and has also lectured in scene work, acting, and music theatre repertoire.
Her vocal coaching credits include feature film and television (Australian and international). She has worked with singers at MTV New York (recording and live awards).
She has taught casually and directed for the Victorian College of the Arts and has also worked casually as Vocal Coach on X Factor 2012.
For Sony Music she has worked with Reece Mastin and Johnny Ruffo, and has also directed vocal and choral ensembles in Australia and New York. She vocal coached/consulted for a number of other shows including The Voice, X Factor, and the Young Talent Time Live Tour.
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Sydney & MelbourneStaff profile
Jenny FennerPosition Campus
Head of Student Experience and Success
Jenny leads a diverse team of dedicated staff across both the Sydney and Melbourne campuses. This team is responsible for ensuring the student experience at AIM is of the highest standard. With over 10 years’ experience in Student Services roles in Higher Education, Jenny has a developed a thorough understanding of the student journey. She acknowledges that this journey is different for every student and her team aims to support each student through this journey. Jenny is dedicated and passionate about AIMs students and strives to deliver the best possible experience.