JAMES BAKER MUSIC


James Baker Music provides high quality music education, focusing on contemporary music and modern methods. When you learn at James Baker Music you are learning from passionate, highly skilled musicians with a love of contemporary music.

  • All of our teachers are highly trained and experienced performing musicians
  • We understand the skills and theoretical knowledge critical to becoming a working musician in the modern industry
  • Each lesson plan is tailored to the individual student
  • Our expansive teaching library stocks the latest methods, tabs, music, and theory books
  • Our up to date and fully equipped teaching studios cater to in person and online lessons
  • We provide a relaxed and supportive learning environment

Lessons are available for ages 8 and up


NICOLA MURDOCH-COOKE: TUTOR

CONTEMPORARY VOCALS, STAGE CRAFT, MUSIC THEORY

Nicola Murdoch-Cooke is a vibrant and experienced contemporary vocalist, with many years in the performance industry. From full-scale theatre productions, small intimate performances, recording sessions, music festivals, and local gigs, Nicola’s vocal experience provides students with an interactive and exciting way to build on basic vocal techniques, stage presence, and confidence.

Nicola is a Wagga local who attended Kooringal High School, participating as a lead vocalist in the KHS funk band, and as a dancer and singer in the yearly school productions put on by the high school.

Following Kooringal High, Nicola attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts majoring in contemporary vocals. During her time there, Nicola was provided with the opportunity to work with many accomplished musicians, focusing on music theory and attaining a high level of musicianship and a professional standard of performance.

Nicola works with students in a fun and relaxing way to achieve their personal music goals, and boost their confidence in finding their own voice and how to use it to the best of their ability.

JAMES BAKER: OWNER & TUTOR

CONTEMPORARY PIANO & KEYBOARDS, MUSIC THEORY, MUSIC PRODUCTION

James Baker is an award winning musical director and accomplished contemporary keyboardist. From recording sessions, to live gigs, cabarets, and music theatre, James’ wealth of experience shines through in his playing and his interactions with students.

With a keen understanding of industry required skills, James endeavours to help students understand modern keyboard techniques, functional chord theory, and improvisation to allow them to flourish into the best possible contemporary musicians.

James works with students to bring out their personal musicality. Whilst he works with every student to develop a solid note reading literacy, there is a much heavier focus on musical theory principles – specifically the interaction of melody, harmony, and rhythm. In short, his experience as a jazz pianist places less focus on the “dots on the page”, and more on creating beautiful, soulful music.

STUDIO HOURS, RATES & POLICIES

2021 Lesson Rates:

30 min lesson: $374.40 per 9 week term
60 min lesson: $748.80 per 9 week term

Full term fees are required in advance, and can be made by Visa/Mastercard, Bank Deposit, or Direct Debit. 

Studio Hours:

Mon-Fri
3-8pm

Contact:

text: 0400 735 677

email: info@jamesbakermusic.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/jamesbakermusic

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Perfect

Performed by Nicola Murdoch-Cooke (vocals)

At Last 

Performed by teachers James Baker (keys) and Nicola Murdoch-Cooke (vocals)

Thats It, I Quit, I’m Moving On

Performed by Nicola Murdoch Cooke (vocals)

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James Baker Music, 6 Fairview Street, Kooringal, New South Wales, Australia

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