Meet the Staff
Janine Boggs: Director of ISM Nepean
Janine Boggs is the Director of the International School of Music Nepean in Sydney’s outer Western Suburbs. Janine has been playing the piano since the age of 7, and has taught private piano and flute for over 33 years to students ranging from 4 years to adult. Many of her students have completed AMEB and Trinity practical and theory examinations, achieving excellent results. Janine has been a qualified ISM Teacher for the past 5 years.
Janine has been involved in music her whole life, playing piano, flute, clarinet and saxophone as well as in singing choirs. As a young child Janine started her music education through the Yamaha Music School system, and advancing through to the highest Advanced level, composing and performing her original pieces for solo piano and ensembles. Janine was also a member of the Sydney North Youth Orchestra for over 10 years and travelled to England and Europe in 1983, performed numerous times on television, and was a member of Willoughby Musical Society.
Janine is currently studying Bachelor of Music at Western Sydney University to keep her personal development skills current and new. She attends the Bi-Annual Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference regularly and has an interest in the relationship between music and brain development.
Janine has a passion to share her love of music with everyone. She always aims to motivate her students to achieve the best results and believes with practice and persistence, great results are achievable for anyone at any age.
Miss Jemma: Jitterbug, Beebopper & Singing Teacher
Jemma is in her third year of a Bachelor of Music course at Western Sydney University. Jemma realised her passion for music at a young age when she joined the Australian Girls’ Choir (AGC). During her time in AGC, she had various performance experiences such as performing in the QANTAS choir at numerous events and performing on Channel Seven’s Sunrise and ‘Woolworths Carols in the Domain’. Jemma remains a part of AGC and currently works as a Venue Manager hoping to inspire young girls and share her passion for music.
Jemma participated in bands throughout her schooling life playing the Clarinet. She has volunteered for many charities such as The Red Shield Appeal and The Rotary Club. She currently enjoys performing for people in Aged Care and Retirement homes and she hopes to become a Music Therapist in the future.
Jemma has a passion for teaching and loves children. As a Venue Manager for AGC, she has experience with children of all ages and has been tutoring children for the past year. Jemma is looking forward to broadening her horizons with the ISM program and aspires to share her love of music with anyone and everyone.