Both AIM Sydney & AIM Melbourne are proud to have some of the best music, performing arts & entertainment management industry professionals available, on staff, anywhere in Australia.

Professor Guy Bentley

Professor Guy Bentley

Position

Chief Executive Officer

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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Professor Guy Bentley

  • Position

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

Professor Guy Bentley has worked in the education industry for over thirty years in numerous leadership positions and is currently CEO of the Australian Institute of Music since 2017.

Guy has received many significant awards to recognise his contribution to education and industry. In 2017 he was honoured as a fellow of THE-International Centre for Excellence for his work in international accreditation and quality benchmarking and in 2015, he was awarded the Ashley Spencer Award for 'Service to the Industry' at the HM awards. In 2011 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Accommodation Association of Australia for his contribution to Industry Education.

Guy continues to regularly present at conferences in the areas of governance, accreditation and the advantage of investing in people.

Professor Guy Bentley

Dr Alistair Noble

Dr Alistair Noble

Position

Director of Academic Affairs

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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Dr Alistair Noble

  • Position

    Director of Academic Affairs

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

Dr Alistair Noble began his life in music as a pianist, studying with Isobel Grigor, Alan Jenkins, and Larry Sitsky. A subsequent interest in the work of Winifred Burston (a remarkable Australian pianist who had studied with Busoni in Berlin) led to a Masters Degree in musicology, based upon extensive archival research. Alongside this historical research, Alistair found that music analysis is a way to bring together many of his diverse interests in composition, performance, and critique of music. A PhD in this field, completed at the Australian National University, presented groundbreaking work on the music of American composer Morton Feldman.

Alistair taught in the School of Music at the Australian National University for some years, in musicology, music theory, analysis, composition, and chamber music. He served as Head of Theory and Convenor of Graduate Studies. As an award-winning PhD supervisor, he has enjoyed working with many graduate-level researchers in a wide range of music-related areas and also in cognate fields such as film studies. He has been a guest-lecturer in many places, including the University of the Philippines, the Colloquium of the Paul Sacher Foundation, UNSW, and National Taiwan University. While at ANU, Alistair served for three years as  Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Social Sciences. 

In 2013, Alistair published his updated Feldman research as Composing Ambiguity: the early music of Morton Feldman (Ashgate), which has been acclaimed internationally as a fundamentally important publication in this field.  

During 2014, Alistair was an invited Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Music at the National Taiwan Normal University, teaching orchestration, composition, and graduate seminars in the analysis of pop music and the sociology of music. While in Taiwan, he had the opportunity to accompany colleagues on fieldwork trips to several remote indigenous villages during major festivals, in addition to experiencing first-hand a wide range of musical performances, including Beijing-style operas, Taiwanese Nanguan, and the interesting local noise/sound-art scenes (about which Alistair has since published articles). 

In December 2015, he lectured on post-tonal music at the first Melbourne Music Analysis Summer School, held at Medley Hall, University of Melbourne. Recent compositions include the Glasteppich series (three pieces for piano, flute, and string orchestra) premiered by Arcko Symphonic with Michael Kieran Harvey and Kim Tan in December 2014, and Hauteurs/Temps (2015) for viola and percussion, to be premiered by Phoebe Green and Leah Scholes in 2016.

Dr Alistair Noble

John Livermore

John Livermore

Position

Director of Operations and Technology

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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John Livermore

  • Position

    Director of Operations and Technology

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

John has over 25 years experience in the IT field domestically and globally.

He has also previously worked at many education institutes such as Laureate Australia, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and TAFE.

John Livermore

Jerry Siden

Jerry Siden

Position

Director of Sales & Marketing

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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Jerry Siden

  • Position

    Director of Sales & Marketing

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

Director of Sales & Marketing

Jerry’s experience in the post-secondary education sector spans over 20 years with a majority of those in sales and marketing roles within institutions in Australia, United States of America and New Zealand. His experience in the student recruitment scene has lead him to receiving the 2015 Global Product Services Awards for Leadership by Laureate Education in recognition for his contribution towards the student enrolment growth within the organisation.

Jerry Siden

Dr Carlos Lopez

Position

Program Leader

Campus

Melbourne

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Dr Carlos Lopez

  • Position

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Melbourne

Carlos Lopez Charles is a composer, sound designer, and programmer specialised in the creation of interactive visual music. His music explores the creative use of technology and the intersection with other art forms. He  holds a PhD (2015) and a Masters degree (2006) from the Paris 8 University (France), and a Bachelor degree from the Escuela Superior de Musica (Mexico).

Carlos’s work includes pieces for acoustic and electroacoustic instruments, as well as music for interactive video and dance, which have been performed in various international festivals and forums, such as the International Computer Music Conference (2013, Australia/2001, Cuba), Journées d’Informatique Musicale (France), Sociacusia Festival (Mexico), Manuel Enriquez Festival (Mexico), Visiones Sonoras Festival (Mexico), Tsonami Festival (Argentina), Acousmain Festival (Germany), Klem-Kuraia Festival (Spain), NWEAMO Festival (U.S.A.), Presencia de Musicas Actuales Festival (Chile), Tilde Festival (Australia), and Bartok Festival (Hungary).

Since 2004, he has been a recipient of various grants and commissions in different countries, such as the National Arts Center Orchestra (NAC; Ottawa, Canada); the International Institut for Electroacoustic Music (IMEB; Bourges, France), the National Arts Council and the National Council for Technology and Sciences Grant (Mexico), the Excellence in Arts and Social Sciences Grant (Embassy of France in Mexico), and the Young Artists Grant (Mexico).
From 2012 to 2015, he was a research fellow in the School of Music at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia).

In 2009, he was the General Producer of the Visiones Sonoras Festival of Music and New Technologies (Morelia, Mexico). From 2007 to 2011 he was the Head Producer and Music Technology teacher at the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (www.cmmas.org).

Video and audio documentation of his work are available on his website:  www.carloslopezcharles.com

Dr Daniela Kaleva

Position

Head of Learning and Teaching

Campus

Melbourne

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Dr Daniela Kaleva

  • Position

    Head of Learning and Teaching

  • Campus

    Melbourne

Dr Daniela Kaleva is a performing arts educator and scholar. As Coordinator of Music at the University of South Australia in the period 2011-2017, Daniela taught music history and theory, performance theory, musical theatre, jazz, world music and intercultural performance. She has produced and directed several devised student productions with original scripts and music, among which 'Shuffle: A Jukebox Musical' (Hartley Playhouse, Adelaide, 2014), 'U ‘N’ I Dream' and 'Asian Fairy Tales' (Lucky Dumpling Market, OzAsia Festival, Adelaide, 2017). In 2017, she was Program Director of the Bachelor of Music at the James Morrison Music Academy. Trained at the Victorian College of the Arts and at the University of Melbourne, she has given vocal masterclasses, seminars and lecture-demonstrations on vocal interpretation at Monash University, the Monash Centre – King’s College (London), The University of Melbourne, The University of Newcastle, Edith Cowan University and Institute of Musicology Weimar-Jena (Germany).

Daniela’s creative practice research pushes the boundaries of current performance cannons in genres that offer direct engagement with the audience. She deploys interdisciplinary and creative practice text-based methods to study visuality in such vocal genres. Daniela wrote and starred in the cabaret show ‘Gypsy Nights’ (Fringe Cabaret Festival, Adelaide, 2015) which was nominated for the Critics’ Circle award for innovation. She is an expert in stylised movement and baroque gesture and has produced and directed historically informed performances of works from the baroque period by exploring emotions, rhetoric, gesture, movement, costume, tactus and visualisation techniques. Current research projects include the Arianna Project (2012-2016) and the Music Identity Profiles Project (2017-2018). The Arianna Project explores the impact of rhetoric and passions analysis in the performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s monody 'Lamento d’Arianna' and its religious contrafactum 'Il pianto della Madonna'. It was funded by University of South Australia and twice by the Associate Investigator Scheme of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800). The Music Identity Profile Project sits in the realm of aesthetic education and is an educational outreach that seeks to enhance positive identity building in secondary school students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. It was funded by the South Australian Government. 

Daniela has published on the technique of mélodrame (combined spoken text, musical accompaniment and visual effects, later known as underscoring) in the output of Beethoven and C. M. von Weber. Her publications include essays on performativity with respect to ethnographic research archives and creative practice research, and the output of Melbourne-born music publisher Louise Hanson-Dyer. Daniela contributes performing arts reviews for Australian Stage Online, The Conversation and Limelight Magazine. She presents her research regularly at scholarly forums and is a member of the Australian Musicological Society and the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.

Greg Coffin

Greg Coffin

Position

Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching

Campus

Sydney

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Greg Coffin

  • Position

    Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching

  • Campus

    Sydney

Exposed from the earliest age to the sounds of Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington by a jazz loving father, turning to jazz was a natural progression for Greg. In 1992 he took up a Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz Piano at Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music, feeling for the first time that he had found his true musical path. He graduated with distinction in 1995, together with a first place finish in that year’s Sydney Youth in Jazz competition.

The formation of the ‘Coffin Bros’ with saxophonist brother Sean in the early 1990’s was Greg’s first public exposure as a composer and arranger and established him as a serious young jazz pianist. With its skill and maturity, the band’s high energy music has impressed audiences and critics from the outset. 13 years later the brothers are still wowing audiences in Sydney’s premier jazz venues, with Simon Barker on drums and Brett Hirst on bass. Greg’s creative focus was shifted to the sophisticated sounds of The Java Quartet in 1996. The release of their first album “Glow” received national and international acclaim, prompting a European tour and an invitation to perform at the prestigious Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1997, alongside such jazz greats as Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. The band has since released 3 more albums, “Passages”(1998), “Dark Garden”, (accompanied by a national tour in 2001), and “Deep Blue Sea” in 2005. Greg’s album credits also include recordings with renowned trumpeter Simon Sweeney’s Sextet, “Emerald City Blues” (2002), singer/trumpeter Neilsen Gough’s Quartet (2002), and vocalist/composer/arranger Scott Walker’s soon to be released album on the ABC label, “My Kind of Lonely”.

Although jazz and vocal accompaniment has been his focus in recent years, Greg’s strength as a musician lies with his versatility. He played keyboards and provided background vocals in popular 90’s covers band “The Firm”, pop band “Swoop” and the well known funk band “Professor Groove and the Booty Affair”, with national tours for the latter two in 1998 and 1999. 2002 saw Greg playing the Fender Rhodes with bassist Steve Hunter’s “9 Lives”, while more recently, Greg played both in Sydney and interstate to critical acclaim in drummer John Pochee’s highly regarded “Space Cadets”. As proof of his formidable adaptability as a musician, Greg turned his talents to cabaret in 2003, performing in Canberra’s National Press Club as solo accompanist for Natalie Gamsu - two time winner of New York City’s MAC Award for Excellence in Cabaret Performance. In 2004 he also turned his hand to Musical Theatre as pianist/musical director for the musical “Footloose“.

With a reputation as one of Sydney’s foremost jazz pianists, Greg is in regular demand for concerts and gigs at many of Australia’s leading jazz clubs, bars, restaurants and festivals. He was the resident pianist at Sydney’s Four Season’s Hotel, before taking up a residency in Japan in 2004. Has since moved back to Australia where he teaches and performs on a regular basis.

Greg Coffin

Diana Xu

Position

Director of Finance

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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Diana Xu

  • Position

    Director of Finance

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

Diana brings over a decade of senior business planning and financial management experience to her current leadership role at AIM, having previously held Management Accountancy and Financial Analysis positions in the Recruitment, Media, Business Directory Services and Hospitality sectors.  Prior to joining AIM, Diana held the role of Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School.

Julian Gough

Julian Gough

Position

Head of Academic Services

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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Julian Gough

  • Position

    Head of Academic Services

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

With 25 years experience in education, performance, composition and musical arrangement. Graduating in 1985 with a major on saxophone, he established himself in Sydney as a performer and arranger throughout the 1990s, working with many local and international acts. Branching out into music production, Julian worked as a composer and arranger for television and film, writing themes for several successful series between 1996 and 2002.

In 2002, he was appointed as Musical Director for the Independence Day ceremonies in Timor L’Este for the United Nations. He composed, arranged, recorded and produced the soundtrack for this historic occasion.  In 2005, he was appointed Associate Musical Director for the 2006 Asian Games in Qatar,  supervising, producing, arranging and composing various scores. He was musical director for the Sydney Chinese New Year Parade from 2007 – 2010.  

Since 2007 his main focus has been tertiary and secondary education at AIM, where he heads a highly qualified team of dedicated educators across two departments.

Julian Gough

Mitch Catterall

Position

Program Leader

Campus

Melbourne

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Mitch Catterall

  • Position

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Melbourne

Mitch is an experienced educator and music producer, currently teaching at AIM's Melbourne campus. Mitch also won the prestigious Adolphe Spivakovsky Scholarship from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2018

Carol Riley

Position

Head of Operations

Campus

Melbourne

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Carol Riley

  • Position

    Head of Operations

  • Campus

    Melbourne

Carol is directly responsible for the management of the day to day organisation and operations of the AIM Melbourne campus.

With over 11 years’ experience in the education sector, Carol has found success by actively cultivating environments that empower students and staff to think outside the box, view obstacles as challenges, expand their horizons, and ultimately achieve the goals they have set for themselves. With a Post Graduate Certificate of Strategic Leadership, Carol has provided executive vision and strategic direction to a ten-campus institution that offers flexible pathways to achieve certificates, diplomas, and university degrees. Carol has established a reputation as a transformational leader who is driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. She has received many awards including an Outstanding Leadership award.

Peta Downes

Peta Downes

Position

Program Leader

Campus

Sydney

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Peta Downes

  • Position

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Sydney

Peta Downes is a theatre director, producer and tertiary arts educator of over twenty-five years’ experience. 

She is a PhD candidate with the Performance Studies department of the University of Sydney, where she is currently researching the intersection between creative entrepreneurship and independent theatre practice in Australia. Additionally, she holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing (QUT), a Bachelor of Arts – Honours -1A in Directing and Educational Drama (QUT) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management (UTS).

Prior to her appointment as Program Leader – Dramatic Arts with AIM, Peta was the Course Manager - National Short Courses for NIDA's Open Program (2010-11) and Executive Coordinator - Creative Industries for University of Western Sydney (2011-2013).

As an actor, she trained extensively in the Suzuki and Viewpoints Methods and performed with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company in Brisbane, before she was invited to work and train with director Anne Bogart and the SITI Company at their Summer Intensive in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1999. She has directed for La Boite Theatre Company, the Queensland Theatre Company and the Bell Shakespeare Company and has developed and produced new theatre works with the Brisbane Powerhouse, Metro Arts (Brisbane), Darlinghurst Theatre and the Seymour Centre (Sydney). Additionally, she has trained acting and directing students and directed multiple productions for the Queensland University of Technology, University of New South Wales, National Institute of Dramatic Art, Central Queensland University (Rockhampton), Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga), Actors Centre Australia and Actors College of Theatre and Television.

Whilst at AIM, Peta has directed productions of Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz (2014), 13 by Mike Bartlett (2015), Twelfth Night (2016) and Romeo and Juliet (2017) by William Shakespeare, Anna Karenina by Helen Edmundson (2016) and Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale (2017).
 

Peta Downes

Dr David Fenton

Position

Program Leader

Campus

Sydney

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Dr David Fenton

  • Position

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Sydney

David brings a wealth of scholarly, pedagogical and industry experience to AIM. With a background as a practitioner in the dramatic arts, David has directed over sixty-five professional theatre productions throughout his thirty years in the industry. David’s scholarly and teaching work is extensive. Originally trained as a drama and history teacher, he has a Masters of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy from QUT, where he also completed a practice-led Ph.D. in Performance Innovation in 2007, for which he won the Philip Parsons Prize for ‘Performance as Research’ from The Australian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. Significant positions David has held have been artistic, academic, managerial and executive. Most recently David was CEO of Metro Arts and before that Head of Performance Practices at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Additionally, David was the General Manager of Quality and Product Development and a senior facilitator for ‘Message Train Communications’ teaching in the Adult Learning and Development sector. 

 

When speaking about his new role as Program Leader responsible for the Scholarship Portfolio David said, “It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a genuine impact on the quality of our teaching and learning scholarship and most importantly an opportunity to enhance the student’s learning experience across the whole institute.”

Jess Knight

Jess Knight

Position

Director of Human Resources

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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Jess Knight

  • Position

    Director of Human Resources

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

Jess has enjoyed a successful career in contemporary Human Resources practice, spanning both the Higher Education and Vocational Education & Training sectors. 

She understands that a company’s workforce is a source of competitive advantage and that organisational health is paramount for long-term sustainable success. Her passion lies in partnering with all levels of an organisation in order to build value, as well as enhance the employee experience.  

Her role sits within the Executive Leadership team and focuses on evolving AIM’s culture, leadership and change capability, to ensure that we are equipped to drive the Institute forward and shape our future.

Jess Knight

Joshua Suli

Position

Head of Student Recruitment

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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Joshua Suli

  • Position

    Head of Student Recruitment

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

Joshua joined AIM with over 10 years of experience in relationship and people management across the hospitality and private tertiary education sector including Bond University, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School and Laureate Australia. Joshua brings a wealth of knowledge in marketing and student recruitment across Australia and New Zealand. 

Dr Gary Holgate

Dr Gary Holgate

Position

Program Leader

Campus

Sydney

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Dr Gary Holgate

  • Position

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Sydney

Gary Holgate’s credentials are many and varied.

His Associate Diploma Jazz Studies featured majors in both electric bass and double bass, and for his Master of Music degree he focussed on jazz performance while also studying classical bass techniques. Gary has performed and recorded with many acclaimed jazz artists including Kevin Hunt, Grace Knight, Bill Risby, Joy Yates and Dave MacRae, and Jazz Nouveau.

His doctoral project focussed on interactions in improvised music and his research interests include live jazz performance and qualitative research methodologies.

Dr Gary Holgate

Natalia Belovukovic

Natalia Belovukovic

Position

Academic Support and Pathways Manager

Campus

Sydney

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Natalia Belovukovic

  • Position

    Academic Support and Pathways Manager

  • Campus

    Sydney

Natalia is a passionate educator who has over ten years experience working with innovative senior high school systems. She graduated from the University of NSW with a BA Dance/B Education (Hons) and began working in a range of schools across Sydney as a teacher and choreographer in the public, private and independent sectors.
 
Natalia comes from a strong performing arts background and has worked as a professional dancer with a range of companies and directors including Stephen Page (1996) and Dein Perry (2000). In 2004, she became an ensemble member of the Disney Theatrical Production of The Lion King performing in Sydney, Melbourne and Shanghai. She is currently undertaking studies to become an accredited ballet teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance.
 
As Head of School, Natalia is truly honoured by her new appointment. She is excited to work with such a dedicated team of educators and to foster and develop the talented students at AIM High through their final years of study.

Natalia Belovukovic

Jason Weir

Position

Academic Support and Pathways Manager

Campus

Melbourne

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AIM - Australian Institute of Music

Jason Weir

  • Position

    Academic Support and Pathways Manager

  • Campus

    Melbourne

Jason Weir is a multi-instrumentalist (drums/guitar/piano/bass) and vocalist with over 25 years experience as a performing session musician, band member, songwriter, composer and producer. Jason holds a degree in music performance and a Graduate Diploma in music composition. He has performed most styles of music over his diverse career, and has played with various bands and artists with releases on Mushroom, Shock, RCA (UK), Creative Vibes, and Move Records. He is a veteran of over 1500 professional shows, both here and overseas, and has played at many notable venues and festivals including: The London Forum, The Marquee Club, Maleny/Woodford and Port Fairy Folk Festivals, Splendor In the Grass, The Espy, The Basement and many more.
 
After spending much of the 1990s in the U.K and in NSW, Jason returned to Melbourne in the early 2000s and established a successful private music school in St. Kilda, teaching AMEB piano, guitar, drums, bass guitar, ensemble, and mentoring many young and aspiring musicians along the way. He also completed further studies in instrumental performance, improvisation, composition and songwriting. In recent years, Jason has performed regularly in acoustic, jazz and world music combos, and as a soloist, with a main focus being on acoustic fingerstyle guitar and voice in a contemporary context. 

Jason is passionate about the evolution of contemporary music in theory and practice, and in equipping aspiring musicians with the necessary skills for a professional career in music. Jason views music as a great force for positive change not only for the individual, but also for society at large.
 

Jason de Wilde

Jason de Wilde

Position

Academic Systems and Resources Manager

Campus

Sydney & Melbourne

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Jason de Wilde

  • Position

    Academic Systems and Resources Manager

  • Campus

    Sydney & Melbourne

Head of School - Production & Stagecraft


Jason is a senior Audio professional with Australian and international experience in managing Audio and Creative Media educational facilities.

He has been involved in audio education since 1989, and is a freelance music producer/engineer with a wealth of studio experience. He also specialises in recording live performances & has recorded concerts for Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, John Butler Trio, Cat Empire and the Wailers.

Jason commenced working for the Australian Institute of Music in 2009 as a lecturer specialising in recording techniques and digital audio workstations. He now heads the Audio Department of AIM, and is in charge of the studio facilities.

Jason de Wilde

Sam Mudie

Sam Mudie

Position

Program Leader

Campus

Sydney

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Sam Mudie

  • Position

    Program Leader

  • Campus

    Sydney

Sam began playing guitar at age 9, studying privately and also completing an Associate Diploma of music at AIM in 1995.

He was a founding member of the nine piece band “Hipnosis” performing, coordinating and arranging a wide cross section of music from 1992 to 2002 in venues, corporate functions and weddings in a full time capacity. Since 1990 Sam has been teaching guitar privately, in Secondary Schools and Community Colleges in both one to one and group settings.

In 2006 he completed his Bachelor of Music as a mature age student at AIM. Sam has also been involved in writing and arranging original music. Most recently one of his compositions was featured in a short film that was selected in the final round of the Academy affiliated short film festival “Flickerfest.”

Sam Mudie