From the Director & Lead Mentor

Dear Friends,

Thank you for finding your way to our website. I invite you to take a look around and learn more about Unity Studios.

The stirrings of what is now Unity Studios, began 20+ years ago, as I felt compelled to do something to better the lives of teenagers in the Blue Mountains area.

Concepts for this “something” evolved from roller skating rink complete with youth cafe & live music, to music tutoring/workshops or even my own music school. Finally, the fulfillment of what we now know as “Unity Studios”, an inclusive combination of creative and performing art workshops and a creative & fresh spin on academic tutoring which is better described as mentoring.

Whatever the function of this place, for any person who joins US, it is of the utmost importance for the work to be built on a foundation of fun, creativity, forward thinking, with a strong sense of community & a promise to celebrate individualism and passion.

My career as a Music Teacher and Learning Support Coordinator of a Secondary School, opened my eyes to the need for teenagers to be explicitly taught how to study, plan and focus their energies positively. A big part of my work with teenagers and their families was around “Individualised Plans”. These plans focused on strengths and weaknesses in the areas of academia, socialisation and metacognition (learning about themselves).

At Unity Studios, we would rather focus on what we can do and use our strengths to propel us forward while compensating our “weakness” and growing new skills and acquiring knowledge.

While on the surface we are a business about education, the team at Unity Studios is committed to engaging, encouraging and empowering people. The space is more than just a place students can go after school and receive homework and study help. We offer workshops to students of all ages and abilities in academics, creative & performing arts.

Through interaction with others (teacher/mentors/peers) we seek to explore new and creative ways of being, doing and thinking. Unity Studios wants to know who you are, what you love, what you want for yourself in your future. If you don’t know, we will explore this with you. We would love nothing more than to help you reach your full potential and better still, for YOU to be able to acknowledge your potential. Unity Studios is a place to foster fresh perspectives and endless possibilities.

So I give you my long term cherished dream and vision, Unity Studios: where education and creativity unite.

~ Cassandra

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