All our teachers hold current Blue Cards
Wendy has a photo of herself sitting at a toy grand piano when she was 3! She LOVES music! She was involved in music and cultural activities at school and continued at University, gaining her AMus A and a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music), then continued on with Post Graduate studies in Piano Pedagogy and Primary Music. She’s appeared in many musicals and won prizes at various eisteddfods for solo piano and leider.
Wendy really enjoys working with children, and has worked in many children’s productions and programs, including “Out of the Box” Festival, Junior Choir of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and accompanist for numerous AMEB exams.
Her work has taken her in primary schools as a music specialist, teaching music in the classroom, and conducting and accompanying school choirs, not at the same time! She relishes the time spent with young people exploring music and passing on her great love of music to the next generation.
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.
Sarah has had a passion for music since birth, whistling before she could walk. Learning violin from the age of 7 and singing in choirs throughout her whole schooling life, having been in numerous musicals both through school and with theatre companies, along with performing countless concerts playing the violin, Sarah loves both performing music, and teaching it.
She is currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education in music and drama at the Australian Catholic University.
Sarah understands the importance of music education for those of all ages, and wishes to take her degree overseas to teach children of differing backgrounds the joys music can bring.
Annie Peterson - Director
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.’
Donna is our Admin Manager, handling all the invoicing and general administration side of Rhapsodaisy so the wonderful teachers can do what they do so well! She's been working in administration and IT for many years and enjoys supporting the Rhapsodaisy team.