Who are we?

Johnson Music is a warm and welcoming music school where every students’ musical potential is nurtured and grown. We cater to students of every level, style and genre. Students of Johnson Music leave classes feeling proficient, pleased with themselves, and with a growing passion for musical arts. Mark is an enthusiastic teacher who encourages creativity and excitement in musical learning and performance. Johnson Music is a place where music is celebrated, and where students can grow.

Our Mission Statement

Johnson Music strives to provide a quality music education that is fun, engaging, rewarding and remains with a student for life. To facilitate a dynamic music education for beginner to accomplished musicians of all skill levels, bringing out the musician that lies within every student.

Tailored learning

Every student has their own way of learning, and at Johnson Music we take that into account. We cater to each student's needs and wants with their lessons, whether is working on a single bar of music or covering an entire piece in one go. Students are encouraged to learn a variety of pieces they're interested in, as well as learning scales and arpeggios to AMEB exam pieces. Gamified learning is employed, with special consideration of the student’s hobbies.

Family-run school

Johnson Music is owned and run by Mark Johnson, and the faculty is seen and treated as family. Our students’ musical education is of great importance to us not only as musical professionals, but also as family members wanting the best. Your experience with us is made sure to be easy and pleasant, enjoying clear communication and excellent management and support.

Love for music and teaching

Our faculty is made of musicians who are also educators. We understand what goes into a successful musical education, and we feed this knowledge into music lessons at Johnson Music. Young students who love learning music are often seen to thrive in other parts of life. Lessons are rewarding and utilizes gamification to engage students, with our best achievement being a students’ happiness.

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The Faculty

Mark Johnson

Guitar, Piano, Bass, Ukulele, Theory

BMus, MTeach [current]

Mark is a private teacher/tutor and a peripatetic music teacher in several Sydney schools, teaching guitar, piano, ukulele and bass. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance, and is currently obtaining his Masters in Teaching Primary. Mark has been known for his unmatched patience with students, young and old. Mark has been teaching private and group lessons since 2011, passing his knowledge in music theory and instruments to his students.

Cesar Sanabria

Drums, Guitar

AdvDipMus(Guitar), DipMin, AdvDipMin, BTh

Cesar hails from Paraguay and has played the guitar since he was the tender age of 9. Music has been his passion and his drive. He loves playing music, as well as listening and performing it. His speciality is the electric guitar, but can teach acoustic, drums and electric bass. Cesar completed his music studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Paragray at 18, and proceeded to teach students immediately. He then proceeded to study at Hillsong College in the Music stream. There, he focused on music directing and crafting his unique tone as a guitarist. All while continuing to teach privately.

Zeynep Unal


AMEB Gr8 Violin, AMEB AMUSA [current]

Zeynep is a young violinist and has been playing violin since the age of 6. She has recently completed AMEB Grade 8 with flying colors. Zeynep has played viola for the Sydney Youth Orchestra for 5 years, and also plays violin in the Western Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Hills Shire Symphony Orchestra.

Please note that Zeynep is our current junior teacher, and is learning to teach.

Rachel Johnson

Student Services, Piano

ABRSM Gr8 Piano, BDes, GDIT, MCS [current]

Rachel is the person behind the scenes at Johnson Music. She also teaches piano to a select number of students. Rachel has grown up around music, educators, administrators and creatives. She holds a Grade 8 certificate for Piano and Grade 5 certificate in Theory with ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music).

Independent Teachers

These are teachers who are not on staff, but teach at our location. Please contact these teachers directly if you are interested in lessons with them.

Dr Heva Chan

Piano, Music Theory, HSC Music, Composition

CertEEIII, CertMusGraph, DipElectMus, DipMus(Hons), DipComp, ATCL, LTCLTeach, LTCLPerf, MFAMusicology, MAComp, PhD

As an award-winning composer and teacher of performance and composition as well as an experienced examiner in the higher education music industry, she can teach at all levels, from those starting out to those undertaking professional work or postgraduate degrees, including assisting students with the preparation for admissions for University; as well as preparing students for competitions and relevant AMEB, LTCL, ABRSM and HSC examinations. Numerous of her students have won various national and international awards. Heva is the former Head of the School of Music at Wesley Institude/Excelsia College, Sydney.

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