Sophie Bannister (Brisbane)

Sophie has had a strong passion for the performing arts from a young age. As a recent graduate from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) at QUT, Sophie developed her passion not only through her studies, but through performing, teaching and working with children at Out of the Box Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Imaginary Theatre and Bazil Grumble. When she is not making music with children in the Rhapsodaisy program, Sophie performs in the Australian Voices Choir, collaborates on new theatre works and creates her own comedy cabaret productions.

Annie Peterson - Director (Brisbane)

All kids love Annie. She brings a wealth of industry experience and a mother’s love to her fun and energetic music classes.  A well-known identity in the Queensland music scene, Annie’s best-known gigs include a decade as program director for the largest music festival in Australia, the Woodford Folk Festival, and a touring and recording backing vocalist for Powderfinger. She has also done several stints as an ARIA judge, is a former Director of Flipside Youth Circus and the founder and producer of the legendary Brisbanet cabaret ‘Women In Voice’.


Annie studied music education at QUT, and after having her own children has now returned to teaching with a passion for nurturing the music in every child. Annie has an eye for noticing and encouraging talent. Her classes are interactive, inclusive and most of all fun. ‘Children learn the basics of music without realising it.’

Ashleigh Denning (Brisbane)

Ashleigh started singing before she could talk. A graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University bachelor of Musical Theatre (2016) and currently completing a Masters of Music Studies in Vocal Pedagogy, the Brisbane-based vocalist and singing teacher boasts nearly 15 years’ experience in live performance. 

When she isn’t teaching, Ashleigh performs with The Underground Opera Company and Kookaburra Showboat Cruises as a regular cast member, but her true passion lies in creating and developing new Australian and Children’s theatre – this year alone presenting works alongside the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Cre8tion, A Very Theatre Company and Underground Broadway.


 

Kate Power  (Brisbane)

Kate has cherished a passion for music from a young age. Kate has ensured that music played an integral role in her life by beginning violin at age 7 and voice lessons at 13. The completion of AMEB exams in both of these areas meant that Kate pursued her skills to a high level. During high school Kate was involved in many plays, choirs and ensembles and found great joy in this. Apart from teaching Rhapsodaisy, Kate is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Hons) at the University of Queensland. Kate is excited to teach Rhapsodaisy as she believes music plays an integral role in healthy development and can bring great joy. 

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Donna Guscott (Brisbane)

Donna is our Office Manager, handling all that administration so the wonderful teachers can do what they do so well!  She's been working in administration and IT for more years than she cares to think about.  Her own twin boys participated in Annie's Rhapsodaisy classes before they started school and they are now 13 years old - and did very well in music last year at school!!!  We'll put that down to their fantastic start with music with Rhapsodaisy!  So Donna can appreciate the wonderful work the teachers do and the benefits early childhood music has for so many children.