Meet The Teachers

Lanzon School of Music employs the best teachers to take you where you want to go. Note drum and guitar teachers are found on our Drum School and Guitar School websites.


Philip is a guitarist and composer who studied Mathematics before completing his Honours degree in Jazz Performance at WAAPA in 2017. Philip performs regularly in a variety of styles and formats from solo playing to small ensemble jazz to indie rock with his current project JOYS. Philip's style of teaching is comprehensive and energetic, and he hopes to pass on this enthusiasm to his students.

Piano, Guitar


Shaun started his musical journey with his first piano lessons at age 7.  Since then, he has fallen in love with playing, learning and crafting music, and been fortunate enough to play with some amazing musicians from Perth and around the world.

After joining the Specialist Music program at Ocean Reef High School, Shaun was given the opportunity to be a part of the Performing Arts Tour, travelling to Singapore twice to perform for and connect with some of Singapore’s own budding musicians.  He also received the Music Award in Year 10, 11 and 12, and earned a Certificate III in Music during his studies. 

Shaun is experienced in accompaniment and band score arranging, and has recently started playing in musical theatre productions throughout Perth.

Shaun is currently studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Music at WAAPA, and enjoys playing most genres of music, including blues, rock, pop, alternative and neo-soul.  He hopes his passion and skills will help his students realise their own love for music, wherever it may lie.




Li Heng has been playing piano since the age of 5, he started his music journey at the Music Talent Development Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University and subsequently completed a Bachelor of Music at Monash University in Melbourne. He has also attained a Licentiate in Piano Performance from Trinity College of London in 2016.


Originally a classroom teacher of English in Hong Kong, he relocated to Perth in 2017 and completed a Graduate Diploma of Education at UWA. Since then, he has been active as a music teacher.


Apart from the world of Classical piano, Li Heng is also a heavy metal guitarist and has released a solo instrumental album under the moniker of Outcome Variables. Li Heng also occasionally writes soundtracks for independent short films.


Li Heng’s passion for teaching stems from giving people the opportunity to develop and realize their own goals and potential.

Piano, Guitar



Amber began learning piano from age four and has been heavily involved in the arts since. 

Throughout high school Amber was fortunate to receive vocal training from respected Perth Jazz singer Libby Hammer and WAAPA Classical Voice graduate, Catherine Burgess. Amber began formal vocal training at age 13 and has never stopped singing since! She now trains with Dr Aaron Hales (WAAPA).

Amber graduated from St Mary’s in 2015 with colours in Music and Drama. Amber was elected as Drama Prefect for St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School in her final year and was fortunate to play lead roles in several school musicals. In Year 12 she was also appointed Lead Soprano for the Hale St Mary’s Cantate and the Principle French Horn player for the Hale St Mary’s Concert Band.

In 2017, Amber commenced a Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. During this time, Amber was also working as a Children’s Party Entertainer as the Disney character Moana for Unreal Kids Parties, where she was able to combine her love for kids and for performance. She's also sang for national award winning a cappella chorus The Baden Street Singers, performs in Fringe World annually and continues to train and perform as a triple threat in local productions.

In 2018, Amber completed the inaugural Diploma in Musical Theatre from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). During the course Amber received intensive training in voice, acting, dance and music skills.


Currently, Amber is completing her Arts Management degree at WAAPA and hopes to inspire the next generation of young artists.

Piano, Singing



Daine Spowart has been playing/touring drums and piano professionally as a session player for over 10 years with many bands around Australia. 

After finishing his jazz studies at WAAPA in 2011, Daine has been playing gigs regularly with real experience in the music world that can be transferred into his lessons. 

Daine started teaching 5 years ago and really enjoys watching his students grow and get past the mental and physical barriers that playing music has.

Piano, Drums


Bonita Holthaus is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Contemporary Music Performance. She has been performing around Perth since the age of 15. Throughout the years Bonita has performed at various venues throughout Perth. She has performed to Prince Charles and Camilla for Prince Charles 67th Birthday celebration as well as sung the National Anthem for Perth Wildcats home game held in the Perth Arena.


As well as being a performer Bonita is also a vocal teacher with almost a decade of teaching experience. She has taught vocal lessons in various music academies throughout her studies in WAAPA as well as teaching vocals in both Primary and High Schools since graduating from her degree.


Bonita strengths are in the Contemporary music stream, covering musical styles such as blues, rnb, rock as well as some Jazz. Bonita has a strong understanding of what it takes to not only be a performer but how important it is to have good great vocal technique. Bonita is an enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about passing her love and knowledge for music and singing onto each of her students.



Specialising in contemporary vocals, Kyra is currently working towards her Bachelor of Secondary Music Education at WAAPA. Having developed a love for music at a very young age, she originally played the flute before finding her passion in singing. She aims to foster the same passion and joy in her students that she has experienced throughout her life.

Though contemporary is based in rock, blues and pop music, Kyra also enjoys other genres such as musical theatre. Additionally, she has developed her skills in classical singing though years of choir and choral involvement, including singing with the Western Australian Charity Orchestra. Her favourite styles to sing include contemporary folk music, blues, musical theatre, and pop.

Kyra is excited to have the opportunity to help students develop their technical musical skills, as well as encouraging students towards the lifelong performance and creation of music.




Teresa has always had a passion for music. She began singing from a young age and playing and learning piano from six years old.


While being in a specialist music program at Kelmscott Senior High School she began learning keyboard percussion and sang in four school choirs. In 2014 Teresa became a founding member of West Australian Young Voices (WAYV). In 2016 and 2017 she was accepted into the Gondwana National Choral School in Sydney where she performed in three choirs each year and earned leadership roles. The multiple ensembles Teresa has been part of has given her many performing experiences in venues such as the Perth Concert Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music among many others.

Although being classically trained through her Choral experience and being a lover of all genres, Teresa completed ATAR contemporary vocals in year 11 and 12, earning the ATAR Performing Arts: Music award. After graduating from Kelmscott SHS Teresa is now studying a Bachelor of Secondary Music Education (Contemporary) at WAAPA.

Teresa is immensely passionate about music and shows this through her desire to teach and develop her students potential.

Singing, Piano



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