About Patrick Nellestein & River Road Creative Academy
River Road Creative Academy supports people of all ages and backgrounds to explore music making and the creative arts via imagination, self expression, and discovery. This includes providing a holistic learning environment, which balances creative development with life skills and self reflective practice.
Patrick is an experienced music and production teacher, having been Head of Composition & Music Production at The Australian Institute of Music for 10years, and Quality Manager as SAE Creative Institute. Patrick has an undergraduate degree and Masters Degree in Music, and has been lecturing in universities, music schools, and private teaching for 20years. Patrick’s creative background includes producing albums but also writing music for Film and TV including Channel 10’s the Project, and various Channel 9 and ABC programs.
Patrick is also an experienced music therapist engages with community initiatives and programs, as well as working with local psychologists and wellbeing services.