Meet our Teachers

All International School of Music teachers are Bachelor trained in either Music or Education and are specially chosen for their warm and friendly personalities.

Mara Nicola

School Director / Group and Individual Piano Teacher

Mara is the Musical Director and ISM group and Indivdual piano teacher. Mara holds a Bachelor of Music Degree and majored in Sound Engineering. 

Mara has taught hundreds of students over 17 years of teaching the ISM curriculum and is very proud to watch her students grow, perform and graduate as brilliant young musicians.  Her three children play the piano, violin as well as other instruments and also perform in school bands having benefited from the musicianship taught through the ISM curriculum.

Mara loves to travel, sports, and movies.

Maria Lado

School Administrator / ISM Group Music Teacher.

Maria is the School Administrator and ISM Early Childhood group music teacher.

She holds a B.A Business Administration and Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care,  and is an ISM Early Childhood and group piano trained teacher.

Maria also has her two children enrolled in the ISM curriculum learning the piano. 

Marias interests are Gardening, Reading and eating Vegan food!

Sophie Spargo

Individual Piano Teacher

Sophie specialises in composition and also teachers  Music Theory and is an accompanist.

Sophie holds a B.A Music Composition (Honours), Master of Music (Composition), AmusA in piano.

Her interests are Composition, Art galleries and the beach.

Robbie Gollan

Indivial Piano Teacher

Robbie is an individual piano teacher, he teaches all levels of piano and theory.

Robbie holds a Bachelor Degree majoring in Socio-Legal Studies and Computer Science from the University of Sydney. and is a member of the Department of Education Band travelling Europe.

Robbie likes to compose music in his spare time, as well as learn new instruments, he also plays the Viola and the Trumpet, Guitar and Ukelele

Chloe Sinclair

ISM Group Piano teacher / Individual Piano Teacher and Violin Teacher.

Chloe is an ISM Early Childhood and group piano teacher and Individual Piano and Violin Teacher.

Chloe is currently studying Honors at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney. Member of the Gondwana Voices, Singer in her band House of Strangers.

Chloe loves to teach all levels of the ISM Pianorama course. She enjoys composing music, and singing in her band, House of Strangers and is a multi-instrumentalist and can play the violin, viola, piano and voice.

Lian Ng

Individual Piano Teacher

Lian is an individual piano teacher. Lian holds a Bachelor Degree in Science and is currently studying Master of Creative Music Therapy of Western Sydney University.

She has a passion for teaching all types of students and loves the challenge of teaching special needs students, in the past she has assisted students with Autism .

She enjoys teaching music because it helps students improve their music skills and she strives to give her students a very creative and happy music learning environment without being pressured.

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