Siobhan McGovern, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Licentiate in Music Teaching

Growing up in Ottawa, Canada, Siobhan McGovern took an early interest in music. Classically-trained in both violin and voice, McGovern’s musical passion took one step forward with her acceptance to Humber College’s prestigious Jazz program where she was  granted the opportunity of training with some of Canada’s leading jazz artists and honed her own distinctive style.  Siobhan has extensive experience performing professionally in Canada and Asia.  Siobhan’s vocal ability is extremely versatile.  She loves to sing in many different styles from jazz, pop, musical theatre, RnB, folk to Brazilian and improvised music.

Siobhan’s passion for learning and performing is also coupled with the passion to educate and share with others.  Siobhan has been teaching in a variety of fields for over fourteen years. She has experience teaching all ages, from three years old to sixty-five.  Specializing in voice, violin, beginner piano and theory, she is comfortable with both private instruction and group classes. She has developed music and drama programs for young people in summer camps, choirs and community groups. Siobhan has distinguished herself as both a performer and teacher, participating in many musical theatre shows and serving as director of Yopera’s “Night on Broadway”. For Nepean’s Creative Arts Program Siobhan prepared summer camp students for a number of musical theatre performances. At Toronto’s Humber College she instructed theory students while working towards her Bachelor of Music degree.  In 2010 Siobhan completed her Licentiate in Music Teaching from rockshool UK while teaching over 50 private students at the British International School, Phuket. With her strong organizational skills and pleasant rapport, Siobhan knows how to inspire her students to reach for their dreams and perform with confidence.

Jared Lucow, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

Jared Lucow is a specialist in many styles of music including rock, rhythm and blues, jazz and hiphop. For over a decade Jared has taught guitar, bass guitar, vocals, drums, and piano. He also has provided instruction in theory, ear training, music history, improvisation and music recording software/production. This multi-talented musician hails from the west coast of Canada (Surrey, B.C.) where he took part in his parents’ stage show as a child. Jared has played guitar for over twenty years, teaching himself as a child then learning jazz at high school and moving on to receive a jazz performance degree from Humber College (Toronto) and Thompson Rivers University. Since 2008 Jared has been performing in Phuket with many of the island’s most sought-after musicians. He has played at the Hard Rock Café and at various functions with Wave Entertainment both as a band leader and sideman. Recently Jared has taught music at the British International School (Phuket). Jared is very committed to guiding up-and-coming musicians who share his passion for performing. In his teaching Jared emphasizes both technique and musicality. He strives to foster self-determination in his students while providing support and guidance to make their dreams a reality.

Luisa Scarpa

Luisa is a professional singer and educator from South Africa where she received a diploma in Secondary Education (Physical Education and Technical Drawing) from Kwa-Zulu University in 1999. Luisa began teaching in 2004, specializing in music, physical education, ESL, health, social care and environmental education. She has taught in England and Thailand and has a variety of experience in government and temple schools, as well as international schools and private teaching.

Music has always played a dominant role in Luisa’s life. Besides classical training in voice and piano, Luisa is also self-taught on guitar. Vocals are her forte, though, as she has been singing professionally for over nineteen years. Her band “3SM” had great success in South Africa with many performances in Durban playing original music and placing second at the prestigious Splashy Fen Music Festival in 1998. Since 2004 Luisa has been performing in Thailand as a vocalist and guitarist at many major hotels as well as at charity and corporate events for Wave Entertainment. Her vocals reveal her love for harmony and expression as well as her skills in many languages and musical styles.

Luisa is a vibrant teacher who specializes in vocals (both melodic and harmonic), beginner piano, theory, basic rhythm guitar and percussion. She is also a skilled choral and band conductor. Through her philosophy of teaching Luisa proudly supports sustainability, sound environmental practice, community contributions and kindness to all. Luisa is delighted to promote positive life choices for herself and her students and believes that music education holds the key to a fulfilling lifestyle.

Rianne Davies

Rianne is a talented young musician from Bangkok Thailand. She has completed multiple certificate courses in drumming through the Yamaha Music Foundation, Bangkok Drum Society and RockSchool UK, and is furthering her education under the guidance of Music Director Siobhan McGovern through RockSchook UK in vocals, piano, theory and guitar.

Rianne is the drummer and co-vocalist with her band Legends of Siam, and has achieved much success with them since 2012, winning Battle of the Young Bands twice. They have opened for Thai legends Job2Do, Paradox, Modern Dog and Hugo, and have a music video licensed to Hard Rock Café internationally. In 2015 the band recorded and released their debut album, and continue to play live.

One of her passions is teaching, and Rianne teaches beginner vocals, guitar and piano as well as beginner, intermediate and advanced drums. She forms strong bonds with her students and is able to inspire them to have fun and enjoy their music education.