2022 Tutors

Turramurra Music Camp bursts back into its usual face to face format in 2022 with a fabulous line up of workshops and activities led by musicians and artists.

Program Overview

The Turramurra Music Camp returns to its usual face to face format in 2022 with a special line up of workshops and activities to celebrate our musical community and connect with a wonderful new venue at Lady Northcote Camp on Wadawurrung country. We have a great line up of local and interstate tutors who will continue the Turramurra tradition of inclusive instrumental, singing, art and theatre workshops, respecting the old and taking us to new artistic places. And as always lots of opportunities to hang out, swap stories and share music with old and new friends under clear skies and amongst nature.

Ensemble - 5 Note Band Dani Rocca and Adam Burke

Many moons ago Dani and Adam fell in love with marimbas and the rest, as they say, is history. Both music teachers, they’ve been using marimbas as a core element of their teaching for more than ten years. Dani runs the amazing MarimbaTaters at her school and Adam has led groups of teens, and now smaller people, in magical music making. Dani and Adam make everyone feel welcome with parts for all abilities. Come join the magical, musical, marimba masses!

Ensemble - Josh Bennett

Grab your instrument, your voice, or both, and come along to learn a brand new piece of music composed by Josh celebrating the return of the Turramurra camp and new beginnings. There’ll be melodies to play if you want, harmonies, and if you want to just strum along on the X-chord, that works too. It’s all about joining in!


Ukestra - Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart

Mark & Jane are a dynamic duo from Newcastle where they lead one of the world's largest and most vibrant ukulele communities. For more than a decade they’ve run a heavy schedule of ukestra and choir sessions close to home, nationally and overseas, helping community groups to have fun and develop their musicianship. They continue to hone and share their craft through workshops and publications. Mark and Jane return to Turramurra in 2022 to help us emerge from the COVID chrysalis and spread our butterfly wings at a new camp venue.



Singing – Maggie and Elsie Rigby (from The MAES)

Maggie and Elsie Rigby have been coming to Turramurra since they were four and two weeks old respectively. It is the Turra community that witnessed and encouraged their first forays into singing harmonies, writing songs and performing. They went on to form their own critically acclaimed folk band, The MAES, which has kept them busy making three award-winning records and touring the world for the past seven. They also lead Brunswick based choir One More Chorus singing songs by everyone from Lil Nas X to Dougie Maclean and collaborating with local artists such as Liz Stringer, Jordie Lane and Didirri.

Indian Singing – Parvyn Kaur Singh

Dip your toes into the ocean that is Indian Classical Music with this introductory workshop. Introducing some the scales, techniques and ornaments that makes this style of singing so unique, Parvyn’s in-depth understanding of Indian Classical, Folk and Traditional styles as well as western folk and Jazz allows her to present a workshop that is accessible to singers of all levels.


Balkan Brass - Aryo Hall

Aryo is an Indonesian-Australian brass player, composer and band manager. Specialising in Balkan Gypsy, Jazz, Latin and Gamelan music, he has performed extensively around Australia and internationally. Joined by Rosco Heck, specialist in Eastern percussion he will lead you into the driving rhythms and invigorating melodies that are the essence of Balkan Brass music.

Beginner Fiddle - Adrian Barker

Ado came to Irish traditional music nearly three decades ago, captured by a thriving Irish music scene in Canberra in the mid-1990s. From the early days Ado’s style was shaped by local players, as the pull of the session drew him ever deeper into the tunes. The fiddle music of Clare and Donegal always held a special appeal, and it was in Ennis, Co Clare that Ado found full immersion in the music. As a performer Ado is best known as a member of seminal Aus-Irish trad band Trouble in the Kitchen and trio The Freewheeler. As a teacher, he has been sought-after for workshops at festivals and camps far and wide, including the National Folk Festival’s Easter School and New Zealand’s Ceol Aneas.

Intermediate Fiddle – Cat Moser

Cat is an artist, musician, performer and teacher. Although a multi-instrumentalist her instrument of choice is the fiddle on which she covers many styles including traditional Irish music, Old Time, Australiana, Cajun, Classical and Contemporary Music. Cat has toured nationally and internationally with various acts including Cat & Clint and the Honeyfields. Having grown up amongst the folk music community she is passionate about paying it forward by continuing the custom of sharing, encouraging and inspiring others.





Beginner Guitar – Nicola Strating

Born into a musical folk family, Nicola has learnt, played, performed, and taught folk music from a young age, attending Turramurra many times and tutoring on a number of occasions. A multi-instrumentalist with broad interests, always at the core of her musical journey has been traditional Australian, Irish, and Scottish songs and tunes. In her beginner guitar workshops at Turramurra 2022 Nicola will be teaching a couple of Irish tunes – both flat picking melodies and chordal backing, and will discuss open guitar tunings (eg DADGAD).

Nicola performs with Catherine Moser and Corinn Strating in their trio Honeyfields (formerly known as The Beenies). They released their latest album, ‘Fortune’s Wheel’ in 2020


Intermediate Guitar - Josh Bennett

We all have those moments in our musical journeys where we ‘level’ out, and getting better seems to hit a roadblock. Whether it’s technique, inspiration, theoretical knowledge or a fresh perspective you need, this workshop will help to get you off your plateau and back on the road to improvement. Drawing from many years of teaching experience, and having had the chance to have made a LOT of mistakes already on your behalf, Josh can give insights that will benefit everyone as well as tailored advice to help you on your own way.


Whistle – Corinn Strating

Corinn Strating began playing the whistle as a youngster at Turramurra and Rosewood music camps. These early experiences shaped her love of traditional music sessions and the connections we make through music. Since then, Corinn has been a stalwart of the Melbourne Irish Music scene and performed around the globe with ‘the Beenies’, 'Honeyfields' and 'the Corinn Strating Band'. Corinn will teach beginner and intermediate whistle techniques and a tune from the Irish tradition.

Tuning In for little ones - Katie Hull-Brown

Katie has been teaching and mentoring in music education for 20 years. She is currently the National Arts Learning Manager at The Song Room supporting disadvantaged children and communities through music and art programs. Helping pre-schoolers to connect with music is just one of her special powers!

Tuned In (tunedinmusic.com.au)

About | The Song Room – Creative Kids, Brighter Kids.

Parade and Improvised Theatre – Danny Diesendorf

Danny has a background in clowning and theatre. He is currently a member of Melbourne Playback Theatre Company and has performed as an actor and street theatre performer for events around Australia as well as overseas. So, who better to help add colour and movement to our parade!

Art - Pamela Irving

Pamela Irving has been working as a professional visual artist since 1982. She produces work in bronze, mosaic and, also painting. Her works are held in public and private collections in Australia and Internationally. Her pubic work includes much loved Larry La Trobe, the quirky bronze dog in front of the Melbourne Town Hall, and the magnificent mosaic mural on the facade of the Luna Palace Building in Luna Park Melbourne. Pamela has led a number Turramurra art workshops in the past, including production of the original Turramurra Banner. She looks forward to creating a new one with this year’s participants.


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