About Queensland Music

About Queensland Music

Why Choose Queensland Music?

Queensland Music collectively draws on decades of musical education and live performance experience, both as students and entertainers, allowing them to provide a comprehensive learning format with a fresh modern feel.

As Queensland Music, these three highly experienced and respected musicians collectively offer effective methods of learning musical instruments such as piano and trombone with the aid of highly regarded, original music and material composed and published by the musicians themselves.

Queensland Music provides their students with lessons from their North Lakes location, north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, or online lessons via Zoom
or Skype.

Sonya Visser

Sonya Visser is a multi-talented, award-winning musician and academic with over 35-years of experience as a highly-respected music educator, composer, adjudicator, and live performer.

She is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of music, Griffith University with a Master of Music Studies, majoring in piano pedagogy. Sonya also holds a Licentiate diploma in piano performance from the Trinity College of London, as well as the Australian Guild of Music Education.

As a student, she was the recipient of several awards including being the national winner of the Yamaha Festival, and receiving the exhibition award with the AGMED for top marks in Australia for her Grade 8 and Proficiency Certificate level.

Music Education

Sonya is a unique music educator in that her knowledge and expertise covered classical music from an early age to licentiate level, while also developing extensive knowledge and skills in contemporary music practice and theory. 

Sonya worked as a Keyboard clinician for Yamaha music Australia in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia in the 80’s

When she is not teaching piano at her studio in North Lakes, Queensland, she is an examiner for the Australian Guild of Music (AGMED) and has taught piano at St Paul’s School in Bald Hills for over 20 years.

Sonya has a consistent track record of successfully preparing students for early levels diplomas with an impressive 100 per cent pass rate, also with a majority of candidates passing with honours or distinctions. 

She has also successfully prepared her students for university auditions, eisteddfods, and piano competitions. Some of her students have also been successful in winning awards in such prestigious competitions as:

  • Yamaha Youth Piano Competition 
  • Queensland Piano Competition, 
  • Keys National Piano Competition 
  • The Petrof National Piano Competition 
  • The Qld Youth Music Awards Solo sections

She has also been the recipient of the AGMED music teachers award of excellence in 2015 and 2016.

Private Music Tuition

Sonya is also the composer and author of a beginners’ piano course, based on an adventure story entitled Time Travellers, which involves a unique music system that includes interactive keyboard education games.

Sonya offers private music tuition in North Lakes, Queensland sharing her decades of knowledge and expertise to school, university and hobby piano enthusiasts alike.

Music Tutoring

Learn Piano With Sonya

Learning piano is a great way to promote a healthy brain, increase concentration, relieve stress and enrich your life with culture and music. Sonya creates a fun and engaging learning environment and approaches piano study in a fresh modern light.

She also facilitates informal end of school term recitals, Halloween glow-in-the-dark dress-up parties and concerts, and a Christmas concert every alternate year on the last Sunday of the school term.

Whether you are a beginner, returning to the piano after a long break or preparing for school music assessment performances, or university auditions, Sonya Visser will be able to provide you with a quality tuition.

Enquiries

You can also contact Sonya directly via the contact page.

Glen Carter-Varney

Glennis Carter–Varney (born 12 May 1938) is a highly educated, accomplished, and celebrated Australian music educator, examiner, composer and performer.

Glen was born in country Victoria, Australia, and commenced her musical life at the tender age of three. By age twelve she had gained her associate diploma and was offered a scholarship to study piano under Waldemar Seidel at the Melbourne University Conservatorium of Music.

While at the conservatorium she studied music composition under John Ingram and Bernard de Oliviera and music theory under J.A. Steel. During this time she was awarded two conservatorium exhibitions.

In the 1970s, she continued her studies under Norah Newby at the Royal Academy of London, where she received her LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music).

Career

During the ’60s and ’70s, along with her then-husband Jack Carter, the duo would regularly appear on Channel 9’s Bobby Limb’s The Sound of Music, Graeme Kennedy’s In Melbourne Tonight, as well as being finalists on Australian TV’s talent show Showcase.

She has performed concerts and given workshops in Australia and the USA, and has a number of recordings to her credit, some of which have been used by the ABC and commercial radio stations.

Glen has compiled over a staggering 80 years of music and piano knowledge in a range of publications that are listed in numerous piano exam syllabi, such as the AMEB, AGMED, Australia and New Zealand Cultural Arts (ANZCA), and The Saint Cecilia School of Music.

These publications include:

  • Kool Jazzy Tunes – Easy, grades 1 to 3
  • Kool Piano – Intermediate level, grades 4 to 7 
  • Kool Shades of Blue – Intermediate to Advanced Level
  • Summer Dreaming – Intermediate to Advanced Level
  • Recital Collection – Advanced Level

The Recital Collection includes three piano solos for advanced assessments and consists of the titles:

  • The Artamidae
  • Shades of Blue
  • Sonic Fantasy

The Artamidae was written for the Keys National Piano Competition, held at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

The composition won first prize and was performed by the winner of the 13 years and under division by Glen’s grandson, Andrew Visser. She is currently an examiner for the Australian Music Examination Board and has conducted the workshops for Contemporary Popular Music for AMEB Queensland.

Purchase Compositions

These publications can be purchased by piano students and educators and music schools through Queensland Music or Encore Music Distributors Australia. They are also available for digital downloads via the Australian Music Centre website.

Enquiries

You can contact Glen Carter-Varney of Queensland Music via email at [email protected], or via the contact page.

Distributors

Publications Distributor

Encore Music Distributors Australia

Email – [email protected]
Website – encoremusic.com.au
Phone – 03 9415 6677
Address – 227 Napier St, Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065

Music Examination Bodies Listing Glen Carter-Varney's Work

Antony Visser and Antonix Music

 Antony Visser of Antonix Music is a talented, award-winning multi-
instrumentalist, composer and music educator, who has had many years experience as a live performer.

He graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University with his BMus degree in jazz trombone performance.
In 2014, he received an exhibition from the Australian Guild of Music Education (AGMED) for his CMusAGM contemporary piano examination, receiving the top marks in Australia for that year.

Antony Visser

Music Tuition

Antony teaches both piano and trombone to musicians at all levels be it at the beginning of their musical journey or advanced musicians.
His experience with live performance also makes Antony the perfect teacher for
students wishing to deal with performance anxiety and assist in the development of
stage performance flare and musicianship skills.

Antonix Music

In 2018, Antony and five other graduates from the Qld Conservatorium formed a funk-jazz band called “Antonix”. The band released their debut album Haphazard Rebellion in January of 2020 and continues to gain followers on Spotify, Apple Music, and other popular music platforms.

When Antony is not working as a freelance session musician, composer and music educator, you will find him passionately fronting Antonix playing contemporary jazz-funk to entranced audiences in the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions.

They have played to enthusiastic crowds across the Brisbane music scene performing at popular Queensland music venues like:

  • Brisbane Jazz Club 
  • The Doo Bop Jazz Bar 
  • The Zoo
  • The Woolly Mammoth

Antonix is available for bookings for a range of events and venues in South East Queensland, including:

  • Corporate and private events
  • Weddings
  • Festivals
  • Birthdays and more

They perform a mixture of original jazz-funk compositions mixed in with some well-known hits, creating the perfect environment for a fun and funky time.

Bookings & Enquiries

With the band’s growing popularity, it is worth booking ahead, so contact Antonix Music today to guarantee you don’t miss out on witnessing these award-winning musicians do what they do best!

To find out more, you can contact Antonix Music at [email protected] or via the contact page. You can also check them out on Facebook and YouTube.

Queensland Music was founded by Sonya, Glen, and Antony to provide a fresh modern approach to music education, allowing people from all walks of life to reap the many benefits of learning piano, trombone and music theory.

If you are passionate about music and want to take your music hobby or profession to the next level, then you will be hard-pressed to find more celebrated and accomplished musical educators in one location.

Contact Sonya Visser, Glen Carter-Varney, or Antony Visser today for more information about how Queensland Music can assist you on your musical journey.

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