A handy guide to see the schedules of our teachers and find out some more about them! 

OUR TEACHERS

BEN PITTMAN

Teaching Hours 

10am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday

3pm - 6pm Tuesday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar and Drums

About Ben 

Ben heads up our Greater Newcastle operation teaching in and around The Hunter. He is a full time professional musician and teacher. Full of life, his classes are so much fun and his students make fantastic progress.

GEN HELSON

Teaching Hours 

10am - 6pm Monday and Thursday

3pm-6pm Tuesday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele and Vocals

About Gen 

Moving to Australia from the U.K. in 2017, Gen joined her brother Dom on the Music Bus team! She has spent the previous 4 years teaching, acting and working with children with learning difficulties.

PHIL MCINTOSH 

Teaching Hours 

1pm - 6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1.30pm-6pm Friday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Sax and Vocals

About Phil 

Phil is a smash hit with students since taking over the Shire run in 2017. With an uncanny resemblance to Jack Black and a background in musical theatre, he brings a real energy to his classes. 

STUART FERGUSON

Teaching Hours 

10am - 6pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar and Vocals

About Stuart 

Stuart started playing Guitar at age 10 and has been playing in bands around Melbourne since he was 12. Having completed his Bachelors Degree in Music in 2017 all of his time is now dedicated to teaching and creating music.

DAVID HUNT

Teaching Hours 

10am - 6pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele and Drums

About David

David is a professional and experienced musician and teacher. He's toured the world performing, writing and recording. David is also a father to three small boys and passionate about igniting children's interest in music.

GRANT RUTUPS

Teaching Hours 

2pm-7pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

3pm-7pm Thursday and Friday

Instruments Taught

Guitar, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Keyboard and Drums

About Grant

Originally from Canberra, Grant is part of our Sydney team bringing his many musical talents and positive energy, with years of professional teaching experience and recording his own music. 

CHRISTINE JAMES-PEARSON

Teaching Hours 

2pm-7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

2.30pm-7pm Friday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard and Ukulele

About Christine

Christine is back in the classroom! Coming from a background of 2 years classroom teaching and 5 years private teaching she is a smash hit with her students.

DAMIANO MESSIA

Teaching Hours 

2pm-7pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

3pm-7pm Thursday and Friday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Drums and Ukulele

About Damiano

Damiano joined our Gold Coast team in 2018. An experienced performer in Italy and Australia, he also writes and produces music and lists guitar as his area of most expertise.

DOM HELSON

Teaching Hours 

2pm-7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 

3pm -7pm Thursday

2pm - 6pm Friday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Drums, Bass, Ukulele and Vocals

About Dom

Dom Helson, our talented English musician, has been a long serving Music Bus teacher. Friendly and affable, his warm and fun personality makes him a real favourite with students. The kids LOVE Dom!

LAURA TOLAND

Teaching Hours 

2pm-7pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 

3pm -7pm Thursday and Friday

Instruments Taught

Guitar and Ukulele

About Laura

Laura joined the Music Bus team in 2014 and does an outstanding job inspiring the students of South West Sydney. Passionate, organised and diligent, she guides her students expertly.

NICK MILNES

Teaching Hours 

2pm-6pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 

3pm-6pm Thursday and Friday

8am-12pm Saturday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Drums, Bass and Ukulele

About Nick

Nick joined the Music Bus team in Hobart in 2018. With a Bachelor of Contemporary Music he has been teaching since 2012, has been professionally performing since 2010 and writes and produces. His areas of speciality are guitar, recording and music technology.

NATHAN ROWLANDS

Teaching Hours 

2pm-7pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Instruments Taught

Keyboard, Guitar, Bass and Ukulele 

About Nathan

Nathan started teaching for the Music Bus in 2018. He has 30 years experience playing various instruments in bands, recording albums and touring. He also has almost 10 years experience teaching music privately to people of all ages. Nathan loves kids, has a good sense of humor and likes to keep learning fun.

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