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.
Neville de Boar – Head of Training
Nev de Boar, has extensive experience in mentoring, training, counselling, curating, event coordinating, artist representation, and music business. He is the Head of Training at Music SA Learning Centre, where he has developed courses that use a project based, accelerated music business incubator model.
He believes, the purpose of the education process and experience at Music SA, is to prepare our participants for their Music Industry vocation, and help them understand where this fits into their process of life long learning.
Nev has qualifications in Small Business Management, Music Business, Counselling and Communication, Training & Assessment.
When she’s not training and guiding the classes at Music SA, Alice Fraser works at the forefront of the music industry as a street press journalist, event curator and small business owner. She has won numerous awards for her efforts including 2013 Young Citizen Of The Year and in late 2012 her business, The Jam Room, was awarded Best Music Organisation at The Fowler’s Live Music Awards. With a passion for artist programming, live music and the changing media landscape, she embodies a philosophy of ideas, creation and discovery.
Rob Pippan has worked in the Australian music industry since 1975 as a musical director, lead guitarist, songwriter, concert and record producer. Rob was founder and guitarist of The Zep Boys and regularly performs with Swanee, Russell Morris and The Brewster Brothers from The Angels. In the television arena Rob is songwriter for Seven’s ‘The Fairies”. He is a Support Act founder and long term MUSIC SA and TAFE lecturer / trainer. Rob is signed to AC/DCs publishing label Albert’s Productions and his albums with ‘Fairies’ have received 4 ARIA nominations.
Dale Taylor is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, mix and mastering engineer from Adelaide. Dale has performed on a local, national and international level over the past 18 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 Adelaide band “The Cities Alight”.
You may know PJ Murton from his many years as Manager of Hip Hop Act the Hilltop Hoods, being responsible for multiple Gold & Platinum albums & ARIA awards. What you may not know is that he is also an ARIA nominated Music DVD Producer/Director, Photographer and Management consultant of over 10 years experience. What PJ doesn’t know about managing a band and taking them to success is probably not worth knowing – from business planning to negotiating endorsements PJ has seen it, done it and still wears the t-shirt.
As a songwriter, audio engineer and producer Matt Williams has over 15 years experience and a number one Australasian single to his name. Matt has toured extensively in Australia, Europe and the US in a remarkable career that includes recording and session work with some of the biggest names in music including members of The Doobie Brothers, Cheap Trick and Yes. Matt is now Studio Manager, Producer and recording Engineer at Fat Trax Studios, is an expert in Pro Tools and Sound Technology and a great dancer.