Management

Lead Educator

Charmaine Jones

Charmaine's musical ventures are as eclectic as the variety of industry greats she has had the honour of working with, including Paul Grabowsky, Paul Kelly, Michael Buble, Naturally 7, Darlene Love, Leo Sayer, Leroy Jones, Patti LuPone, Chong Lim AM, to name just a few. From Jazz to Pop and everything in between, Srilankan born, Australian bred vocalist and educator weaves her magic from the stage to the classroom with her renowned improvisational techniques, choral styling, unique arranging skills and signature teaching manner, leaving audiences of all ages, spellbound.

Managing Director

Ben Gillard

Ben began his career in the music and entertainment industry as a teenager working at a music academy in the western suburbs of Adelaide and has held leadership and management positions in both high-end retail stores and corporate companies since. Ben has been the Managing Director for Gospo Enterprises Pty Ltd since it's creation in 2011 alongside co-owner and founder, Charmaine Jones which he provided opportunities for performers and learners across the country. As well as his accolades in business, Ben is also a vocal educator and performer in his own right and has sung with the high-energy gospel group, Gospo Collective and as a vocalist with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Educators

Jones Chorus Educator

Joanna Arul Tropeano

Joanna is a performer, composer, arranger, choral educator and member, session singer, professional backing vocalist, choreographer and costume designer. She is dynamic, creative, professional and passionate in her approach to voice craft, choral education, performance technique and choreography. Ultimately however she is motivated by the power music has in building inner-confidence, integrity, accountability, love & a community mindset in people of all ages and walks of life. She has educated students from a number of South Australian school finding her roots at Wilderness School as a voice/choral coach for 16 years.

Jones Juniors (Intermediate) Educator

Gianna Guttilla

Gianna Guttilla is an Adelaide-based soprano currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) at the Elder Conservatorium. Her passion for singing began at a young age, having performed in a variety of musicals and other theatrical performances including jazz, music theatre, pop and classical musical styles. Recently, Gianna was a member of the chorus and an understudy for the role of the Sorceress in the State Opera of South Australia’s production of Dido and Aeneas. As well as performing, Gianna is an educator who is passionate about music and vocal development.

Jones Juniors (Tots) Educator

Rachel Coppen

Rachel Coppen is an early childhood educator, vocal teacher and a pre-service high school teacher. Rachel has a passion for vocal performance, focusing primarily on jazz, pop and musical theatre genres. Her love for music and education led her to join the Jones Commentary in 2019, and is now able to combine her greatest passions as a part of the Gospo Education team in 2020.

Administration

Personal Assistant to Charmaine Jones

Amy Hein

Having begun her journey with Gospo Education in 2019, Amy developed a passion for Gospo, and became a part of the team at the beginning of 2020. Her university studies in Business and additional employment as an Administration Assistant in North Adelaide equip Amy with the time management, organisation, and experience to support the Gospo Education team in a role she loves. Through her experience in delivering vocal and dance tuition, Amy also understands and supports the greater education team in their roles.

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