South Australia

  Music & Art Academy

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Lishan Xiao 

is a piano soloist, professional piano accompanist, registered music and language teacher and the Director of the SA Music & Art Academy.

Lishan has a Master's Degree in Music Performance and Pedagogy (University of Adelaide), a Bachelor Degree in Music Education and a Certificate in Mandarin. 

Lishan is a highly skilled and overtly student-focused educational leader possessing a strong commitment to the development of students, staff, and providing a stimulating, safe, and motivating learning environment. She is a dynamic visionary leader and solid team player in collaborating with the school community, increasing student academics, and maintaining excellence in education.


is a Guitar, Piano and Ukulele teacher.

Jake is a resourceful and goal-driven professional music teacher with a solid commitment to the society and academic growth and development of every student.

Jake has a Bachelor of Music Studies (Sonic Arts/Music Technology) at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, after previous studies in Music Technology, Musicianship and Solo Performance. 

Annabel Cheel 

Piano teacher 

She is a self-directed, action-oriented professional with over 40 years' experience in music education.

The superior interpersonal and communication skills she has help to foster meaningful relationships with students and parents.

Annabel has a Bachelor Degree of Education (Majoring in Music) and Diploma of Teaching.


Saxophone, Clarinet and Theory Teacher

Corey is an attentive music teacher with a proven ability to get the very best out of pupils

Corey is committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive and engaging learning environment for all students.

Corey is organised and driven with the innate ability to stay on task. 

Bachelor of Music (University of Adelaide).

Christopher Lacopetta

Drum, Piano and Guitar teacher

Christopher has had the privilege of playing a wide array of musical genres that has seen him tour interstate and overseas, playing small jazz clubs to thousands of people at major festivals.  

Christopher is highly-motivated and energetic music teacher who is passionate about making music fun, accessible and meaningful.

Masters of Teaching (UniSA), Bachelor of Music (University of Adelaide). Certificate IV in Commercial Music


Pianoļ¼ŒChinese Zither teacher

Kiki uses effective and efficient methods of teaching whilst focusing on the individual needs of each student.

She encourages students learning by incorporating creative learning centers, various approaches and fun hands-on activities.

Bachelor of Music, Master of Music Performance and Pedagogy (University of Adelaide).


Violin Teacher

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Visual Art, Chinese Language teacher

Vivien is an expert at identifying the appropriate resources required for a subject matter and then ensuring that they are used efficiently, effectively and safely.

Vivien introduces new concepts, establishes a connection between the classroom and everyday life, fosters an exciting atmosphere, and teaches fundamental skills.

Bachelor of Art (Visual Art).