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M Staines - Music

Mr Mitchell Staines

Bachelor of Music (Performance)- Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Graduate Diploma of Education- Wesley Institute


Providing quality teaching since 2016

Joined APHS as a Music teacher in 2019 


Subjects taught at APHS

Music Stages 4, 5 and 6

VET Entertainment Stage 6


Areas of expertise

Differentiation in performance and the Inquiry Process


HSC marking experience

I have taught all 3 HSC Music Courses:

Music 1- 3 cohorts

 Music 2- 1 cohort

 Music Extension- 2 cohorts


Mission statement

I believe that Music should be taught holistically- the listening, performing and composition aspects of the music course shouldn’t be taught in isolation; students are able to grasp a much deeper understanding when these areas are taught cohesively. 


Opportunities & Extra-curricular Programs
Guitar Club:

Guitar Club runs every Tuesday afternoon from 3:15-4:00 on Level 2, for Stages 4 and 5 students. We cater to all levels and our lessons consist of beginner guitar lessons all the way to guitar ensemble performances at events such as Presentation Day.