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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
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Term Dates

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

Term 1
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03

Term 2
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06 

Term 3
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09

Term 4
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12

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.