Meet the Teachers     

Lanzon School of Music employs the best teachers to take you where you want to go. Please meet them below.


Ben Lanzon's passion for drums and percussion is instinctive and he loves sharing this passion with other people through his teaching and school.


Since the age of 12, Ben has been playing and learning drums and percussion and he has a firm understanding of what techniques, exercises and hard work is required to be an excellent drummer, percussionist and musician.


Whether taught by Ben or any of his teachers, it is Ben's promise to ensure the musical education provided is at the highest of quality. Ben has spent years writing material and ordering it into well documented syllabuses. Ben and his teachers use these on a day to day basis and have excellent quality students as a result.

Principal Teacher & Founder, Drums



Rachel has always had a passion for music, singing and performance. Her passion for music teaching started whilst studying the Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. After teaching vocal lessons for three years whilst studying with WAAPA, Rachel went on to complete a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Music with Edith Cowan University.

Since then Rachel has had the opportunity to work in a number of educational settings with students of all ages as well as perform as a musician within Perth’s music scene. After recently returning from London, after a year of music performance and full-time music teaching in the classroom, Rachel has returned with a strengthened knowledge and broad experience of teaching music to young people.

Rachel’s many years’ experience as a vocal and instrumental tutor has provided her with years of experience in working with students one on one, quickly learning the individual learning style of the student, setting appropriate targets, goals and performance opportunities.

Her experience as a performing musician has provided her with invaluable industry level knowledge which is exceptionally valaubale to students & their understanding of music and the music industry.

Rachel strives to challenge and inspire students, to create an environment in which students feel at ease and confident to learn and perform, and to cater lessons to fit the needs of the individual student. 

Piano, Singing


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.




Regan began playing drums at the age of 12. Receiving drum lessons throughout high school helped him to develop important musical foundations.


He has performed in multiple rock, pop and blues bands in Perth and throughout the southwest of WA. 

Regan is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Contemporary Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, studying under Ric Eastman and Elliot Smith to further improve his technical competency, musicality, and versatility as a player.


Regan hopes to provide students with strong foundation technique and help grow their passion for music

Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar



Daniel Harper is a perth session musician, music educator from Perth, Western Australia. he has been playing the drums since the age of 9 years old and grew up listening to Rock and R&B/Funk.


Daniel has studied all sorts of styles and techniques. He loves rock, funk, blues, metal, reggae, fusion and countless other genres. Daniel is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts under Ric Eastman and Elliot Smith.


In 2015 Daniel become an endorsee for Yamaha Drums Australia. For the last three years he has played and toured for Perth hardcore/metal band Statues and is now playing for alt pop artist Adria and garage rock band Buzz Aldrin & The Second Bet. Daniel is also does cover band and session work.


The most important thing that Daniel can do as a teacher of drums is to instil passion, joy and creativity, as music can change lives!




Germaine Png's musical journey started as a young girl, after watching countless musicals. She was inspired to start learning the drum kit. Over time, she decided to pick up world and mallet percussion as well.


Germaine is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music (Classical Percussion) at WAAPA.

Other than having played the drum kit in multiple musicals and orchestras, Germaine also plays in new wave pop band Ah Trees. After having explored many genres, much of her style is influenced by fusion and funk bands such as Casiopea and Tower of Power. 

Whilst technical ability is extremely important, she believes that being 'groovy' and maintaining the interests of a student is equally important. 

Drums, Percussion



Matt has been playing drums since the age of 10 and guitar since 11 years old, after being inspired by an all time south african rock legend, John Ellis, who lived across the road.

Matt has taken part in number of different ensembles and bands both through school and outside of school, including rock bands, jazz ensembles, wind bands, symphony orchestras and percussion groups. I completed Music ATAR in my final year of WACE.

In 2016, Matt travelled to China with his rock band to represent Australia at an international music festival, an opportunity provided by Shenton College.

Matt also completed a taiko drumming course giving him a new and unique set of skills involved with a different type of drumming. 

Currently studying Psychology at UWA, Matt plans to take part in the music ensembles that the campus has to offer, as well as working towards joining the Australian Army band.

Matt loves teaching music and watching people grow as musicians, and he hope to spark passion and inspiration in all those who are willing to learn and participate. It is for this reason he joined the Lanzon School of Music team!

Drums, Guitar



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, Beginner Drums



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


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.




Ben Stanley has been playing drums for 23 years after picking them at at the age of 13, he has extensive live and touring experience all around Australia in many bands.

Ben has been teaching for a little over 6 years and has a strong focus on posture and rudimentary basics.

It's really rewarding watching students improve and grow with music. Music is something you can use for the rest of your life.

"I have a real passion for this instrument and love sharing the gift of music with others".




Salv Di Criscito began playing the drums at the age of 13. Upon finishing high school & listening to a diverse range of musical styles, Salv was influenced by Gene Krupa, Keith Moon, John Bonham, Dave Grohl & his teachers Vinnie Crea & Ric Eastman. He graduated from WAAPA in 2000 with a Diploma of Music in Commercial Music. 

Recognised as a 'feel player' and for his high energy approach, he teaches drums with a strong focus on feel & musicality. He currently plays drummer for Marley Wynn after several years with The Morning Night. 

Drums, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano



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

Drums, Piano



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