Come Learn More About Our Teachers
Director / Founder / Senior Teacher
Daniel obtained his Bachelor's in Music at the Queensland Conservatorium, majoring in piano. He has then completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the University of Queensland. Daniel spent two years (2017 - 2019) as the Head of Music at one of the most prestigious prep schools in London. Now that he's returned to Brisbane, he is ready to create a fun, supportive and enjoyable environment for students at Welco Music Academy.
Daniel teaches piano and woodwind instruments. As a teacher, Daniel is determined to not only teach his students the technical aspects of the instrument but also to shape them into an all-rounded musician.
Managing Director / Co - Founder
Rita looks after the content creation, communications and relationship management between clients. Being the first port-of-call for Welco Music, she works closely with students, parents and our teachers. Coming from a family with a heavy music influence, Rita has extensive skills and knowledge in music.
Daniel and Rita started Welco Music Academy with a shared vision to bring joy and to foster passion for young music talents.
Senior Violin Teacher
Sunny completed her undergraduate studies with First Class Honours at the Queensland Conservatorium and completed her Master of Music at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was awarded the Julian Olevsky Memorial Award in Viola.
As an active chamber and orchestral performer, Sunny has performed in many well-established venues throughout Australia, Taiwan and USA. In addition to her performing career, Sunny is also very passionate about music pedagogy. She strongly believes in the idea that each and every child is born with potential, and by providing a positive learning environment with strong bonds between the teacher, student and parents, the students will be able to fully unlock their potential.
Abel graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts - Extended Major in Music. He is currently completing the final year of his post-graduate degree at the Queensland University of Technology. He began playing the guitar at 11-years-old. He plays both electric and acoustic guitar, with particular interests in rock, pop, blues, punk and contemporary music styles. His interest in music was heavily influenced by his father, a fellow musician, who encouraged him to start his musical journey in the form of guitar lessons in his early teenage years. This has since grown into a passion, of not just playing music, but of teaching music too. This has influenced Abel's tertiary education and shaped his career goals to become a music teacher and inspire other young musicians.
Nyssa Corney began playing the violin at 8-years-old. Throughout her years she has been involved in many orchestras, ensembles and quartets. She recently graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music). Nyssa has also been involved in the Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra (BRYO) since 2014 and has performed every year with them. In 2017, BRYO had an international tour where they went to the USA to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York as part of the New York Music Festival. Now interested in teaching, Nyssa is excited to pass on the knowledge she has gained to assist students with their musical journey.
Mitchell began studying music at the age of 15. He graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music).
Mitch primarily studied guitar and piano; working with a broad variety of genres and ensembles, from classical to fusion and jazz.
Mitchell has also specialised in contemporary composition, recording, mixing and mastering in a formal studio setting. He was involved with the QUT-based student-run record label 'Vermilion', where he produced tracks for local live chamber performances, bands and string ensembles. His band '7PM' was awarded the Darren Middleton trophy at Brisbane Boys' College in 2017 for Best Original Performed Composition.
Mitchell has always intended to go into teaching after university and has a passion for helping young musicians further their own talents.
Jessica has learnt piano since she was 4 years old and has experienced lots of styles of teaching from various organisations. Starting her own music journey at a young age, she understands the daunting feeling young kids may have when stepping into the music classroom for the first time or performing their first ever solo.
Jessica specialises in teaching young kids. She is able to provide a variety of fun teaching methods to create an enjoyable and engaging learning atmosphere.
She has completed the AMEB AmusA (Associate Diploma of Music and Theory) Exam and has lots of experiences preforming on stage and performing with chamber groups.
Jessica enjoys teaching and is passionate about to helping young kids start their music journey.