YMGP Music School - Making Music Fun

Teacher Biographies

Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.

Dr. Sandra Garrido

Sandra holds a PhD in Music from the University of New South Wales. She has taught at UNSW, and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Distinction) from the University of Southern Queensland with majors in music and psychology and has been teaching piano for nearly 20 years. She studied piano under Lyall Duke from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Violin is her second instrument, and she has performed with several orchestras around Sydney including the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, Penrith Symphony Orchestra, Beecroft Orchestra, and Orpheus Strings in the Blue Mountains. She particularly enjoys teaching pre-schoolers and adult beginners. 

Yoko Naguchi

Yoko started learning piano at the age of 5. She studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music before arriving in Australia in 2011. She has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Australian Institute of Music. Yoko has also previously worked as a dance accompanist and in musicals. Although she enjoys playing and working with people, her passion will always be for teaching and helping students grow as a person and a performer. Her aim as a teacher is to help students to gain confidence in their music making as well as love for their instrument.

Jasmin Guardado

Jasmin has been singing and performing for six years. She studied a bachelor degree in music and contemporary performance at JMC Academy, and is currently studying a masters of creative industries at  Macquarie University. Jasmin has had vocal workshop experiences with vocal coach Robert 'RAab' Stevenson, who has trained famous singers such as Rhianna, Pharrell Williams, and Kelly Clarkson. Jasmin specialises in all types of vocal styles for all ages. She also specialises in vocal technique, performance technique and HSC mentoring. Her main goal as a teacher is to help students with their confidence, and expand their knowledge and love for singing. 

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