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Central Coast Conservatorium Music Teachers

Guitar/Bass Guitar

Head of Program: Guy Strazz
Ashley TurnerGuy StrazzSteve Smillie


Head of Program: Michaele Archer/Yvette Masters
Melissa LarkMichaele ArcherTim PageYvette Masters


Head of Program: Trish O'Hearn
E-Yang LiuPhillip RutherfordTrish O'Hearn


Head of Program: Sean Steele
Sean SteeleToby Hall

Children's Music Program

Joanne McMahonMandy YuleMelissa Lark

Musicianship and Composition

Head of Program: Dr Phillip Rutherford
Melissa LarkPhillip Rutherford

Schools Program

Schools Program Administrator: Vicki Harris
Please click here to view a comprehensive list of the specialist teachers delivering tuition through the Central Coast Conservatorium Schools Program

Lakes Strings Program

Program Coordinator: Amanda Elkington
Amanda ElkingtonJill Macalpine

Music Therapy

Head of Program: Vanessa Couper
Emma TownsendPhoebe CormackVanessa Couper
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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 4 April)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June)

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September)

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.