Teacher Bios


Ladybug Music Director & Teacher

Clare grew up in Australia in a very musical household, completing 8th grade A.M.E.B. Piano, and studying Suzuki Method violin, which at age 11 gave her the opportunity go to Japan to participate in the Suzuki Summer School in Matsumoto. She continued with music performance throughout high school and went on to get a Bachelor of Creative Arts with a Theatre major, and eventually travelled to Europe where she went on to perform with various theatre companies. Then she went to New York to complete the 2-year Professional Acting Program at The Neighborhood Playhouse. Clare met her husband in New York, and stayed there for a total of 8 years, performing in theatre, film, and doing commercials and voice-overs. They eventually moved to Los Angeles and started a family, and discovered Ladybug Music when she brought her son to class and thought, “hey – I wanna do THAT!” She then had a second little one, and while making music a big part of her new family’s life, was so happy to have the opportunity to bring music into the lives of other little ones as well.

Now, after teaching numerous terms with Ladybug Music in Los Angeles she and her family have made the move back to Australia and she is thrilled to be bringing Ladybug and its fabulous music to Aussie children!

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Ladybug Music Teacher

Originally from the Philippines, Lonna grew up singing in her school, weddings, parties and churches. She graduated with a degree in Music education from Silliman University in the Philippines which led to a career as a music teacher in various prestigious International schools in Thailand where she taught preschool to secondary level. Now living in Sydney, she is still just as passionate about teaching and seeing kids begin learning and enjoying the world of music. Lonna has many musical skills such as singing and playing piano, keyboard, guitar, ukulele, clarinet, and drum kit. Music for her is like food, she can’t live without it!