Our highly qualified teachers are dedicated to providing students with an exceptional music education and bring a wealth of both teaching and performance experience to their practice. Our teachers understand the need for a personalised and unique approach to learning and so tailor lessons specifically to suit the individual needs of each student.
Principal / Guitar
Tempo Allegro’s guitar teacher Damian Crisp has been teaching in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast for the past 10 years. During this time Damian has worked as a primary school instrumental teacher, has taught at some of Brisbane’s premier music schools as well as working with students of all ages in his private studio.
Damian has over 20 years professional performance experience having been involved in various bands and duos supporting some of Australia’s biggest acts such as The Whitlams and Mental as Anything.
Student Administrator / Voice
BMus (Classical Voice), GradCert (Creative Production/Arts Management)
Tempo Allegro’s vocal teacher Michelle Bull has been coaching aspiring singers for over 12 years. Since graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice, Michelle has worked with singers of all ages throughout Queensland helping them to discover the joy of singing and their own unique sound.
Michelle has taught both in a private studio setting as well as at schools and workshops throughout Queensland. Combining her love of teaching with a varied performance career, Michelle has performed at many events throughout Australia, Europe and the Middle East, highlights being the Italian Australian Film Festival Gala dinner with Sophia Loren’ in Sydney and the opening of ‘Reemalum Aluminum’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She has also performed at various Australian Festivals and events with Brisbane vocal ensembles ‘belladiva’ and ‘Babushka Cabaret’.
Combining her love of teaching voice with performing, she continues to work as a vocal soloist for various corporate and private functions and events across Australia and overseas.
Piano / Guitar / Voice
Kathryn teaches contemporary music styles, composition and technique. Recently graduating from the Australian Institute of Music with her Bachelor of Music, Kathy has three years of experience in teaching at the School of Rock in Sydney. Kathy has now moved to the Sunshine Coast to further her studies and continue her goals to become a secondary music teacher. In addition, Kathy plays guitar, mandolin, piano and sings.
Her aim is to inspire, help and support others to achieve their musical goals.
Sebnem (Shabo) Ak
Violin / Piano
Tempo Allegro's violin teacher Sebnem (Shabo) Ak has taught in Turkey and Australia for over 17 years. Since graduating with a classical music degree from the Gazi University in Turkey, she has taught violin, piano and voice to students of all ages and levels of experience, in both a private studio setting and in various primary and high schools.
Alongside her teaching career, she has performed in various concerts, festivals, weddings, special events and made numerous TV appearances.
Shabo aims to educate and inspire her students, to make their study of music a lifelong and joyful experience.
Caeli Taylor hinkler
Piano / Guitar / Ukulele
Multi-instrumentalist and skilled pianist Caeli Taylor Hinkler brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her teaching practice.
“With my love of music, it seemed like a natural progression for me to teach others how to develop their own musical aspirations. I believe as a musician you never stop learning. I am currently studying to complete my piano diploma and theory examinations as well as recently beginning violin lessons. I also play and teach the guitar and ukulele. I am extremely passionate about my music and I strive to inspire my students. “
Caeli is able to tailor lessons to her students’ individual goals, be that examinations, public performance or personal enjoyment. She values creativity and artistic expression and aims to create a fun and engaging environment where students learn to play music they love.
Voice / Piano
Jessie is an accomplished singer, actress, theatre director and teacher with over twenty years experience. Her varied career has included collaborations with the SA Symphony Orchestra, several award winning Theatre In Education and Issues Based Theatre programs, as well as producing and starring in a suite of internationally acclaimed cabaret productions.
Jessie has studied and taught at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions including New York University and The Alexander Technique Institute in Amsterdam where she developed a passion for helping people to connect the voice to the body.
Having being trained in classical vocals by the founding father of Australia’s Ten Tenors, Jessie now specialises in a blend of contemporary, rock, pop and musical theatre.
Alongside her teaching career, Jessie also performs regularly with Stiletto, a tribute to the iconic women of rock history.