Childrens Music Program

Joanne McMahon

CMP Teacher

Joanne McMahon is an Early Childhood Music Teacher and is Director of the Central Coast Children’s Choir and Katandra Voices. She has varied musical experience and training, including experience as a chorister, solo performer, choral conductor and educator, singing and piano teacher and early childhood music educator. 

Joanne has accompanied the Central Coast Children’s Choir on many tours including working and performing with Brisbane Birralee Voices, Young Voices of Melbourne and Sydney Children’s Choir over the past eight years.

Mandy Yule

Children’s Music Program Teacher

Mandy has a Diploma of Teaching, specialising in early childhood and majoring in music, AND completed an early childhood certificate at the Conservatorium.

Mandy has taught piano privately for 25 years, specialising in beginners to intermediate levels and obtained outstanding results.


Musicianship Teacher, Vocal Teacher, CMP Teacher

Melissa studied Kodaly at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, later obtaining her accreditation with the NSW Chapter of KMEIA (Kodaly Music Education Institute of Australia). Melissa also studied ‘Eurythmics’ – Dalcroze extensively and received her accreditation at Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Ruth Caldwell, Jeffrey Whilley and Karen Lemon. During this period, she also studied ‘Music & Students with Special Needs’ with Ruth Caldwell.

Melissa has taught Children’s Music since 1999 and more recently studied Composition with the late Clifford Abbott, Annie Nichols and Dr. Phillip Rutherford. She regularly composes songs and works for various projects and wrote extensively for the children’s entertainment group ‘The B-Bops’, in which she was a performer, partner and composer.