Meet Us

veronica lovejoy IMS 113Director – Veronica Lovejoy

Veronica is a graduate of Southern Cross University’s Contemporary Music & Education Combined Degree. She has both a classical and contemporary singing background and has performed in several choirs and ensembles in the Northern River’s region and has taught private students for many years.

Veronica is both the Director and a teacher at International School of Music (ISM) Alstonville which opened it’s doors in 2012. She has trained in the ISM teacher training program and continues to do so, making further courses available to the ISM Alstonville program.



Miss Jade, International School of Music Alstonville, Music Lessons, Piano Lessons, MusicianshipTeacher – Jade Johnston

Jade teaches Jitterbugs and Beebopper classes at ISM Alstonville. She grew up attending piano lessons and singing in choirs. Music has always been a part of her life. During her Bachelor of Primary Teaching degree at Queensland University of Technology, she majored in Music and taught in Queensland schools in their classroom music program. She also had fun conducting choirs and bands.

Growing up in the area, she decided to move back to Alstonville to raise her children. With many years teaching experience in Primary school music, Special education, Early childhood, and having a local connection, it is a joy for Jade to teach at ISM Alstonville.

Jade is passionate about introducing young children to the language of music and how fun it can be!


Music lessons, Piano Lessons, International School of Music Alstonville, Lismore, Ballina, Lennox Head, Northern Rivers, Musicianship, music for kids, kids music lessonsTeacher – Emily Pirlo

Emily has a lifelong appreciation for music, shared by her family. She began piano lessons at the age of 5, taught by her sister Lisa. This led to the completion of AMEB Grade Eight Piano. At the age of 16, due to her passion for singing, Emily started singing lessons. This led to performances at weddings, various concerts and exhibitions.

Emily’s love for music has brought her to the International School of Music so that she can share the gift of music with future generations.


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Teacher – Justin Bannister

Justin grew up in Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA and started playing piano at the age of 9.  During the last 2 decades he has had the privilege to play with many musicians across the globe.  In 2012, while living in Singapore, Justin had the opportunity to teach music to children ages 4-6.  That was his introduction to music education for young ages.

Since joining ISM Alstonville he has enjoyed learning new teaching techniques and watching the children grow into well-rounded musicians.  He looks forward to more fun and educational experiences with ISM Alstonville.