Sarita DeGruchy

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Sarita DeGruchy is an former radio executive with extensive experience working in one of the most competitive markets in the world. Now resident in Sydney, she brings her global experience to the students of AIM. A graduate of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK (BA, Honours) she went on to enjoy a lengthy career […]

Dr. Philip Eames

philip eames

Philip Eames is a strikingly versatile and innovative musician, being professionally active as a pianist, composer, musicologist, choral conductor and musical director.

Austin Benjamin

Austin Benjamin

Austin Benjamin (known by his stage name Utility) is a versatile Sydney-based music producer, educator, artist and founder of local label Trackwork. He’s produced music for a slew of artists, created a suite of complex audio/visual works and has built a reputation for diverse and innovative music that breaks boundaries.

Kim Thomas

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Previous manager of The Whitlams, Kim brings his immense knowledge of touring, marketing and management – combined with his specialist skills in music accounting and funding – to every class he teaches within the Bachelor of Entertainment Management degree.

Grant Sambells

grant sambells

Grant Sambells is a professional guitarist and academic. For the last thirteen years Grant has taught classical music at the Australian Institute of Music.  Originally tutored by AIM founder Dr. Peter Calvo, Grant has trained and studied extensively before embarking on his professional career.  He has performed at prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House, Government House, The Independent […]

Dr. Tim Willis

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Tim Willis is an academic and professional musician based in Melbourne. He has been an active contributor to the Melbourne jazz scene since moving from France in 2009 .  Tim obtained his Bachelor of Music from the School of Music at the Australian National University before going on to complete his PhD in Music Performance – Jazz from Monash University’s Zelman Cowen School of Music.  Tim’s band Tim […]

Ben Gurton

ben gurton

Ben has been a professional trombone player in all areas of the Australian music industry for over 25 years. He has completed a Bachelor of Music (Jazz) from the Adelaide Conservatorium and a Master of Music from the Australian Institute of Music. As a highly sort after performer, Ben has played for television shows both […]

Matt Donlevy

matt donlevy

Matt Donlevy is a legend in the world of Australian music publishing. He started his career at Castle music publishing – a subsidiary of EMI – before moving to ATV Northern Songs, the legendary home of the Beatles catalogue.  Matt moved to Peermusic, the World’s largest independent publisher, where he was promoted to Managing Director and then Regional Director for S.E. Asia. Matt was also a Director for Australasian […]

Simone Parrott

simone parrott

With extensive experience as a Theatrical Producer, Event Producer, Arts Administrator and Tour Manager, Simone has worked across all facets of live performance for more than 25 years.   Her work has spanned musical theatre, concert presentations, theatrical productions and special events. Credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Rent, Singin in the Rain, Oliver!, Cabaret, Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XXVII Olympiad, Jose Carreras, […]

Tim Bruer

tim bruer

Tim Bruer is a professional musician and teacher who has worked in the industry for almost 40 years. Obtaining a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance from Adelaide University and a Masters of Music in jazz performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Tim has gone on to enjoy a busy career as a live performer.  Tim has played live with […]