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Our Teachers

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Jane Geddes

Brass

Jane is a passionate teacher and provides her expertise in all brass instruments to all five Bendigo Colleges. She is a co-conductor of the premier Bendigo Colleges Symphonic Band. 
jane.geddes@education.vic.gov.au

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Chris Blackshaw

Bass

Chris is the Performing Arts Co-ordinator at Weeroona College and a specialist bass educator. He teaches across the five Bendigo Colleges.

christopher.blackshaw@education.vic.gov.au

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Jenny Gogolin

Woodwind

Jenny is a highly skilled flautist and woodwind specialist who teaches at Eaglehawk Secondary College,   Bendigo South-East Secondary College and Bendigo Senior Secondary College.

Jenny.gogolin@education.vic.gov.au

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Warwick Cohen

Woodwind

Warwick is a respected conductor and woodwind specialist teaching at Bendigo South-East Secondary College, Bendigo Senior Secondary College and Weeroona College. He is co-conductor of  the prestigious         Bendigo Colleges Symphonic Band.

Warwick.cohen@education.vic.gov.au

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John Matthews

Woodwind

 John is an accomplished music arranger  and woodwind specialist. He teaches at Bendigo South East Secondary College, Crusoe Secondary College and Weeroona College.

John.matthews@education.vic.gov.au

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Hilary Blackshaw

Strings

Hilary is a very experienced performer and string specialist with a wide variety of teaching experience in music education. Alongside her self compositional band she provides tuition at Eaglehawk and Crusoe Secondary College. Hilary is a co-conductor of the  premier Bendigo Colleges Chamber Strings.

Hilary.blackshaw@education.vic.gov.au

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Nigel MacLean

Strings

Nigel is an experienced string performer and teacher. He is an executive producer and composer and teaches students at Bendigo South-East Secondary College and Weeroona College and Bendigo Senior Secondary College.  Nigel is a co-conductor of  the premier Bendigo Colleges Chamber Strings.

Nigel.maclean@education.vic.gov.au

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Paul Burke

Guitar

Paul is an experienced performer with a special interest in jazz including Wes Montgomery and     teaches across the four 7-10 Colleges. He caters for all styles in guitar and conducts the guitar ensembles in schools and Fretworks.

Paul.burke@education.vic.gov.au

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Wendy Laidler

Brass

Wendy is a highly experienced and skilled educator in the Arts. She has performed and conducted a wide variety of ensembles and specialises in playing and teaching all brass instruments. Wendy offers tuition at Bendigo Senior Secondary, Bendigo South East College and Weeroona College.

Wendy.Laidler@education.vic.gov.au

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Lazare Agneskis

Percussion

Lazare is a passionate percussion teacher and with a wide range of experience from his own performing to touring with school ensembles. Aside with his own creative projects he caters for the percussion students at Crusoe and Eaglehawk Secondary 

Colleges.

Lazare.Agneskis@education.vic.gov.au

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BIMP acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we work and live on,

the Dja Dja Wurrung, and pays respect to their elders past, present and emerging.