Viola, Violin Teacher, Campbell Samara Marinelli


Suburb: Campbell

Postcode: 2612

Studio Phone: 0415178884

Mobile Phone: 0415178884


Instrument: Viola, Violin

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (UQ, Viola), Master of Music Studies (Vocal Pedagogy)

Levels: Absolute Beginner - Pre-Tertiary

Fees: $105.60 AUD Per Hour, inclusive of GST, or in line with the current posted rate of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW |

State: ACT

Samara moved to Canberra in January 2023, and is no longer taking private students in Brisbane. 

Samara still travels regularly between Brisbane and Canberra, and is available for workshops, adjudicating and performances in both locations 

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 and is an active member of ANATS (The Australian National Association of the Teachers of Singing) and AUSTA (The Australian Strings Association).

Samara has a Bachelor of Music in Viola from the University of Queensland, and an Associate in Music, Australia in Singing from the Australian Music Examinations Board. Samara is currently studying a Master of Music Studies in Vocal Pedagogy at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Samara holds a positive-notice Working with Children Blue Card (QLD), a Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card (ACT) and a Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate, all of which are more than happy to be presented on request. 

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.

In 2023, Samara has accepted regular ongoing work with The Queensland Show Choir, Aviation High, Hendra, All Hallows’ School, Brisbane, and Canberra Grammar School.

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