Our Trainers / Tutors
There is no substitute for experience. We have been so privileged over the years to have trainers at Music SA who have a wealth of experience in the music industry both as performers and behind the scenes – people who are actually doing it – who are willing to give back to the industry they love and help tomorrow’s crop of artists, managers and bookers make their mark on the local and national scene.
Kim Roberts – Head of Training
Kim Roberts is a passionate educator with over 6 years experience in the Vocational Education sector. Kim has also been involved in many aspects of the music industry, from playing in bands, to broadcasting, working for events and writing for street press.
She currently manages and plays guitar in post-rockers Last Days of Kali, supporting titans such as Mono, Tortoise and Boris. She also hosts and produces a weekly show on Three D Radio, where she is a member of the Programming Committee and former Board member.
Dale Taylor – Training Coordinator
Dale Taylor is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, recording, mix, mastering engineer, acoustics consultant and music educator from Adelaide. Dale has performed on a local, national and international level over the past 20 years. He has worked with local and international artists in many genres from techno, rock, hip-hop, electronica to world music. Currently Dale is the guitarist of the band The Cities Alight and electronic outfit Gods of Techno.
Sharni Honor is the original governor of the award winning concept of The Porch Sessions for the past 4 years running. In addition to this she has worked within some of South Australia’s leading festivals and music industry outlets, including WOMADelaide, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Rip It Up Magazine as well as being apart of a smorgasbord of boutique Adelaide events, concepts and ideas. She is wildly passionate about Adelaide and Persian rugs alike, and when she’s not organising events, she’s in and amongst them, experiencing exactly what makes good events, great, across South Australia and beyond.
Joel Byrne is an experienced music industry professional and singer-songwriter. His band Wolf & Cub were signed to international label 4AD and released their debut album Vessels to high rotation on Triple J. The band subsequently toured internationally, releasing two further albums and supported bands such as Wolfmother, Queens of the Stone Age and The Killers.
Joel also works at Music SA in his current role as Industry Development Officer coordinating the Clipsal Bands On Track Competition and bookings through Adelaide Airport and Central Markets.
Tom Gordon is the singer-songwriter in local twin success stories Horror My Friend and West Thebarton. Having supported such varied international and national acts such as Violent Solo, The Cribs and Courtney Barnett as well as releasing his debut record Stay In, Do Nothing through Poison City Records, Tom brings his valuable touring and management expertise.