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Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School

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CAPA Music Tutoring Program

CAPA Music Tutoring Program 

Music Tuition is available to students for both vocal and guitar. These are weekly individual lessons at school or online. Information about our tutors is available below. 

Woodwind, brass and percussion instrument tuition is available for students enrolled in our Concert Band program, and is provided by Teaching Services Australia.

Fees are $325 per term for 10 lessons.

Read the Enrolment & Attendance Policy prior to submitting your application

Complete an application using this form: 

Music Tuition Application Form 

 Enrolment & Attendance Policy

1. Lessons are scheduled upon receipt of the application form and full payment for the term.

2. Notification is required before the lesson if a student is unable to attend their scheduled lesson. An alternate time can be negotiated. If the tuition coordinator is not informed of the absence, the lesson will be deemed to have been taught.

3. If a school-based activity has been organised prior to the scheduled lesson, an excursion or exam, it is the responsibility of the student/parent to inform the tuition coordinator of the absence. 

4. No refund or catch-up is given for students who forget to attend their scheduled lesson.

5. Senior/CAPA students will be given priority when scheduling tuition. We cannot cater for requests of specific times.  We reserve the right to change students’ lesson times if necessary.

6. Discontinuation of tuition is accepted at the end of a completed term. Notice via email is required otherwise a student will be re-enrolled for the next term.

7. Payment for tuition must be made within the terms of payment given on an invoice in full. No part payments will be considered.

Credit is given as a refund/credit for term following if a student misses their lesson for these following reasons:

1. Tutor is absent and it is not possible for the student and tutor to schedule a catch-up lesson.

2. The tuition coordinator or tutor has been given notice before the lesson eg sickness, excursion, assessment

3. Unforeseen timetable changes made by the tuition coordinator.

4. If the student is absent from tuition for an extended period of time under special circumstances. Please contact the tuition coordinator or directly with the tutor

A weekly email is sent to all parents with the time of their lesson. Timetables will also be posted outside on the door of tuition room 44.


Meet our Music tutors

Elizabeth Issa

Natalie Gooneratne

Bachelor of Music Education – Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Licentiate (Hon) Trinity College of Music London (Voice performance)

Choral Director, Teacher, Singer, Song writer

Natalie has over 10 years of experience as a voice teacher in performance and choral directing. She was the Founder and former Artistic Director of Evolution, University of the Visual and Performing Arts Choir, Sri Lanka, who in 2014 won the Commonwealth Song Competition held in Glasgow along with national television appearances. In 2018 Natalie founded and is the Artistic Director of Phoenix Voices of Youth – a Diverse choir based in Western Sydney. The choir gave regular performances including for the then Governor of NSW His Excellency Hon David Hurley (2018), television appearances on SBS and ABC TV (2018 & 2019) and at the Sydney Town Hall (2019) for the Mayor of Sydney and Secretary General of Amnesty International. Under her direction in 2022 the choir was invited to perform for Australia’s Got Talent which was received with a standing ovation.

As a performer, Natalie was trained as a classical singer and sings regularly with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs at the Sydney Opera House and has also sung with the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka as part of their young soloist of the year series. She has also had training in Austria and Germany. Apart from her classical background her passion is in working on all genres of Music be it Pop, Jazz, Indie, Musicals and Hip Hop - turning those songs into interesting Choral Repertoire which are both fun, engaging and inspiring.

In early 2021, Natalie made her debut as the Choral Director for the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Playing Beatie Bow, a critically acclaimed new stage adaptation by Kate Mulvany, directed by Kip Williams. She has also been a guest conductor for River City Voices Choir and Macquarie University Singers. In 2024 Natalie will be a conductor for Gondwana National Choral School.

Natalie is also a High School Choral Director and is currently studying for her Masters degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Owain Roberts

Owain Roberts

Owain Roberts has been learning the guitar since he was 5 and his interest in all things musical has only increased since that early age.  Guitar has always been his main passion and he has had lessons with some of Sydney's best guitarists covering a wide range of styles (Rock, Pop, Fingerstyle, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Classical, and Blues to name a few).  He has also learnt piano, vocals and bass guitar formally and dabbled in many other stringed instruments.  On top of his instrumental training Owain has completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Sydney majoring in composition and performance.


Owain is great at helping students of all ages anywhere from beginner to advanced skill levels.  Whether you are looking to just learn some songs, or want to dive in a little deeper and improve technique, explore improvisation and composition ideas, or learn about music notation and music theory, he will tailor lessons suited to each individual student with a focus very much on student enjoyment.  As the most important part of learning music is enjoying what you are doing.