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Director, Strings & Kindermusik Educator
Amanda is an absolute treasure - always cheerful, forever encouraging and supportive while still being firm
enough to keep children developing their musical ability. I appreciate the lesson notes/practise tips and the
personal communication every week.
“At BTR we will BELIEVE in your child, guide and support them as they TRANSFORM and RISE to their full
Director, Strings & Kindermusik Educator
More about BTR:
BTR was established in 2006 as Bach to Rock Music Studios. Through self discovery BTR Performing Arts
Academy was born. With BTR representing Bach to Rock, it has also taken on a new meaning. Believe,
Transform, Rise. This is now the basis for our belief system within our Academy.
When commencing lessons at BTR, your teacher will engage with you and your child to discover your child’s
goals, current level of ability, and interests. From here our teachers will begin to structure a path to allow your
child to believe in their abilities, work towards their goals and reach their full potential.
This is supported by our Believe, Transform and Rise Concert series each year, where your child is nurtured,
their resilience is strengthened and self-belief is manifested through the opportunity to perform and realise what
true potential lies inside of them.
More about them:
Amanda Roche is the Proprietor of BTR. Within the studios she teaches String Lessons.
Amanda was born in Bundaberg and commenced violin lessons at the age of seven. In this time she was a
playing member of the Bundaberg Youth Orchestra, Bundaberg Municipal Band and various school ensembles.
Amanda then went on to study a Bachelor of Music and Post Graduate Certificate in Music Studies both
specialising in Pedagogy and achieve her AMUSA on violin through the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
During this time Amanda toured with the Camerata of St Johns, Queensland Youth Orchestra, Queensland
Youth Chamber Orchestra and Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra. Amanda has been a part of the
beginning stages and the successful running of various string programs throughout Brisbane, Toowoomba and
Amanda is looking forward to introducing music to students of all ages and instilling in them the self-believe that
they can achieve no matter what.
Office Manager, Kindermusik Educator
Thank you for the amazing effort, energy and fun you have poured into your Kindermusik classes and into the
life of our gorgeous boy. He has really learned so much and we really appreciate your help.
Eunice Beyer is our Office Manager and Kindermusik Educator at BTR. Eunice was born into a large music
loving family and has passed that same love on to her own children and grandchildren.
Since receiving her Kindermusik Educators License in 2005, she has gone on to recently become a
Kindermusik Maestro. In this time Eunice has been teaching Kindermusik to children from birth to 7 years of
Eunice is a passionate Kindermusik educator, whose enthusiasm for what she does is reflected in the families
that come to lessons week after week.Eunice is in awe of the Kindermusik program and the benefits and fun
that it brings into the lives of not only these young children but their families as well.
Eunice looks forward to the future and the fun and experience it brings, not only through the music but the
friendship that is attained by contact with people who also share in the knowledge and love of music and its
Adrian is a dedicated teacher, who always does his best to cater for each individual student’s needs.
Adrian Brookes began learning the guitar at the age of 10. After a few years break he recommenced lessons at
the age of 13 under the guidance of a new teacher and an electric guitar.
Adrian then went on to be a member of the school Jazz and Concert Band playing bass guitar, while studying
Senior and Extension Music and graduated with a Very High Achievement in these areas.
Adrian has been teaching at BTR since 2008 and has just recently graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts
majoring in music, he has also completed a number of AMEB Theory exams.
In 2013 Adrian began teaching Instrumental Lessons within local Schools and looks forward to building these
lessons as well as teaching within our academy.
Adrian had the privilege of playing with the John Butler Trio whilst meeting with them backstage when
performing in Bundaberg. He also plays with various performing local bands.
Blair Warwick has been learning and playing music for over 10 years, beginning with drums and then
progressing onto Guitar and Bass. He works semi-professionally as a musician, mainly in a rock bank working pubs and clubs locally and beyond, He also forms part of an acoustic duo doing work in the area. He tutors students in guitar, bass, drums and musical theory.
Blair has also begun writing and recording music, with his remaining time spent studying music and Secondary
Education at the University of Southern Queensland. He is also competent in P. A. Set up and Operation , Basic
recording and Album making.
Mackenzie started learning the drums at the age of six. In year seven of her schooling she questioned whether
she still enjoyed drumming however it only took a year for her to realize that Drumming was her passion. She
has been involved in Bundaberg Christian College's Senior Band, Stage Band, Chamber Orchestra and other
small ensembles. She continues to enjoy every minute of drum playing and is looking forward to sharing her
passion with others.
Mackenzie began studying Early Childhood and Multi-Media Studies when she finished her schooling until she
found her real passion was in music. She is currently attending CQU University where she is studying "Music
Mackenzie has been sharing her passion for drums with students at BTR since 2011 and is keen to pass on her
knowledge to your child.
Christine was born in Brisbane, and grew up in a family where music was valued. Christine initially taught
herself to play "by ear", followed by tuition with a family friend. Christine would often come home from school in
Year One, and attempt to play the songs they had sung in class during the day. She went on with formal piano
lessons until her mid-teens.
Christine graduated as a Primary School Teacher in 1976 and used her musical skills in a variety of settings.
Her roles have included-accompanist, assistant with preparation of choirs and recorder ensembles, and as a
classroom teacher, Christine often prepared performance items with her classes.
During her 23 years in the Bundaberg area, Christine became motivated to build on her earlier learning, and she resumed piano lessons with a more serious approach. With much revisiting of Theory and Scales, new AMEB
Syllabus works, and hours of practice per week, Christine completed her Practical exams, and is now working
towards her Certificate in Performance.
Christine is also part of the Music Ministry at St James Church, Bargara. Since October, 2012, Christine has enjoyed teaching piano at BTR, in a family-like environment, with students
ranging in age from approximately school entry to mature adults. Christine also teaches piano at St Luke’s
Anglican School, and she has a home studio.
As Christine has experienced both levels of learning - for exam outcomes and for enjoyment - she understands
that individual differences in students will influence the type of tuition that is most appropriate. She believes in
adapting lessons to the needs of the students, and she wants her students to feel a sense of pride in their
Micha attended Kindermusik Young Child classes with Amanda at the age of 5 and during this time she realized
her love for the violin. She commenced having lessons with Amanda in 2006. During her school years she has
been involved with School String Groups, Orchestra and Chamber Groups. Micha is currently a member of the
Bundaberg Youth Orchestra and participated in a State Honours Ensemble Program. She was awarded winner
of the Championship for Intermediate Strings at the Bundaberg Music Eisteddfod in 2015. Micha has performed as a soloist with the Bundaberg Sinfonietta.
Micha has recently completed her Grade 8 AMEB Violin exam and is currently working towards her AMEB
AMUSA. She is keen to share her love of music with beginner students while continuing her studies at St Luke's Anglican School.
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