Music Teachers

Music Teachers in the Shoalhaven & Illawarra



Mitra Ahmadi

Location: Illawarra & Shoalhaven 

Email: [email protected] 

Jacob Antonio

BMus (Education)

Violin & Viola

Location: Illawarra & Shoalhaven

Email: [email protected]



Eryn Deys

BMus Australian Institute of Music, Masters of Teaching (primary) Western Sydney University

Location: Shoalhaven area

Email: [email protected]


Karella Mitchell

AmusA, BMus (Hons) Newcastle University, Diploma of Music Performance Sydney Conservatorium of Music University of Sydney

Location: Shoalhaven area

Email: [email protected]


Double bass

Ethan Ireland

Location: Shoalhaven area

Email: [email protected]




Bevan Nicholas

BMus (performance) Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Grad Dip Psychology University of Sydney, MRes Health Science and Medicine University of Wollongong (current).

Location: Shoalhaven & Illawarra areas.

Email: [email protected]



Jack Contencin

Bsci (Psychology) University of Wollongong, Masters of Creative Music Therapy, Western Sydney University (Current).

Location: Shoalhaven & Illawarra areas

Email: [email protected]



Max Croot

Location: Shoalhaven

Email: [email protected]



“The violin is an extraordinary instrument, it does take time to learn and when you learn how to play the violin it sounds amazing. I enjoy practicing with everyone. I am not that fond of going to concerts, I get afraid although by the end I feel amazing. The teachers are very good, and can be funny! I love it.”

Hazel Marr, Shoalhaven Junior Strings, Violin

Our Programs



The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra is the premier youth orchestral music group in the Shoalhaven. Rehearsing on Tuesday afternoons at the Nowra School of Arts students develop upon their ensemble skills, sight reading abilities and understanding of orchestral repertoire.

Shoalhaven Junior Strings

Junior Strings

The Shoalhaven Junior Strings is a training ensemble for junior orchestral string players, preparing them for rehearsal and performance with the senior orchestra. Rehearsals are help on Tuesday afternoons at the Nowra School of Arts.

Shoalhaven Quartet


The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra Quartet is made of our principal violinists, violist and cellist. This ensemble may perform regularly and is available for private functions.

Tuning In Music Program

School Holiday Programs

The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra runs programs at different times during school holidays. Keep an eye on our School Holidays website tab, social media platforms and our e-newsletter for information about upcoming holiday activities for music students and concerts for audiences.


School Visits

The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra visits Shoalhaven schools to showcase both instruments and instrumentalists to the wider Shoalhaven Community.


Instrument Hire

The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra maintains a full inventory of orchestral instruments available for hire.