GEKO Music Academy Director & Principal.
Education Manager & Head Tutor
GEKO Orchestra conductor, composer and arranger.
Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Percussion
Carlos brings 30 years experience teaching and lecturing in music. He has written the tuition methods for guitar & ukulele exclusively for the GEKO MUSIC ACADEMY. Carlos has lectured in tertiary institutions around Australia and overseas in: Music Pedagogy for Children; Teaching Latin American music in the classroom and presented thousands of educational concerts in primary schools, high schools and tertiary institutions around Australia, Asia and Latin America. He has had a 4-part documentary series made of his life and musical heritage entitled "Viva" shown in TV networks in Australia and overseas. Carlos also features in the ABC for Kids TV children's music show "Lah Lah's Adventures". He has PhD studies in Music Composition from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and is currently undertaking a Master of Teaching postgraduate degree at Charles Sturt University.
GEKO Music Academy Assistant Education Manager,
Senior Tutor, GEKO Orchestra Conductor
Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Clarinet
Nic has over 8 years experience teaching acoustic & electric guitar, clarinet and saxophone. He plays a a wide range of guitar styles, from classical to Latin American, contemporary, pop, rock, country, folk, blues and jazz. Nic wrote many of the lessons in the GEKO Guitar & Ukulele tuition methods.
Nic is also an accomplished clarinet player having studied this instrument at the Sydney Conservatorium High School where he gained valuable ensemble and orchestra experience.
In 2013, as a singer/ songwriter/ guitarist he won the national Emergenza Battle of the Bands rock competition with his band "Cuervo" subsequently representing Australia at the International Finals in Germany where they were placed fourth.
Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone Horn
Jessica is currently finishing a Bachelor of Music Education degree at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is a talented multi-instrumentalist musician and tutor on a wide range of brass instruments. Jessica is a dedicated member of two community bands (Northern Beaches Youth Band and Warringah Brass) and loves exploring a wide range of repertoire. She has been tutoring brass instruments since 2015 and has a passion for teaching and encouraging young musicians to love music. Jessica has been GEKO's principal brass tutor since 2019.
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophones
Lindford is a seasoned performer with 14 years of experience in a variety of musical settings both at a national and international level. He has performed in musical theatre productions, choirs, orchestras and festivals including leading his own quartet at the Manly Jazz Festival and Thredbo Jazz Festival. He has been tutoring since 2012. He studied music at Mosman High School where he undertook extension studies in music performance. He has been GEKO principal woowind tutor since 2019.
Natalia is a freelance artist, piano teacher and painter from Europe, Slovakia.
She is an inspiring and motivating tutor with over 7 years of experience teaching all ages and levels.
She studied piano at the Art School of Malacky and also at Charles University in Prague and as a young pianist she entered piano competitions in Europe.
Nowadays she is focusing on raising and helping students achieve their music goals.