Samara Marinelli started teaching in 2007 while studying a Bachelor of Music at the University of Queensland. Samara has a great interest in developing the musical skills of her students, and helping them to achieve their musical goals. Samara is regularly educating herself to better her teaching skills. In addition to a Bachelor of Music in Viola from the University of Queensland, Samara is currently studying a Master of Music Studies in Vocal Pedagogy at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
As well as teaching students privately, Samara has worked as both Strings and Vocal tutors at many schools, including The Springfield Anglican College, Marist College Ashgrove, Canterbury College Waterford, Our Lady's College Annerley, Ipswich Grammar School, Hillcrest Christian College, AB Patterson College and Northpine Christian College. This is in addition to four years as a Senior Tutor with the Australian Girls Choir. Samara also teachers group music and singing at many dance schools in the Ipswich and Gold Coast regions, and has worked as a Musical Director for Brisbane musical theatre companies.
Samara regularly performs as a musician and singer, playing Viola with the Brisbane based ADY Ensemble and Ipswich City Orchestra, and singing in cabaret and musical theatre performances across South East Queensland.