Dylan Curnow and Polly Wedlock both grew up in Sydney, and are university-trained musicians with a long history of teaching and performance. Dylan has formal training in classical music, having completed an honours degree in classical piano performance at the University of NSW in 2000. He has, however, spent most of his professional life performing blues, pop and jazz. In addition to teaching, he currently directs the Isabella a cappella choir based at Southern Cross University and has toured four times to Japan with them as well as once with an offshoot group “the Tipitina Trio” in January 2012. From 2013 to 2015 Dylan played keyboards in Lisa Hunt’s band ‘Forever Soul’ in addition to work as a freelance producer and arranger. Dylan loves playing and teaching the piano and has a particular interest in Bach, Debussy, New Orleans style R&B as well as singer-songwriter styles and piano/vocal accompaniment.
Polly obtained a Bachelor of Music from the University of NSW in 1999, majoring in classical piano performance and musicology. Polly’s musical training began at the age of 4 with piano using the Suzuki method. This led to many public performances, masterclasses (including one with renowned Australian pianist Roger Woodward) and workshops to further her musical training and love of piano. In addition to a music degree, Polly has also obtained the Performer’s Certificate in piano performance from Trinity College London with a Highly Commended result. She especially loves the piano works of Debussy and Scriabin and has a keen interest in teaching beginners – particularly young children, but welcomes students of all ages and abilities from beginner to university-level. In addition to piano, Polly is an accomplished singer, having recently received an outstanding result with her AMEB 8th grade exam.
Located in the picturesque town of Alstonville in Northern NSW, at Tipitina Music we offer the benefit of two well-trained and passionate teachers available at the one location as we have two beautiful Yamaha pianos for our students to play.