OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

DEAN BLANCHARD  

FOUNDER & CEO

When founding the company Dean had one purpose in mind, inclusion. Dean has built Music Rocks up from the ground, with the hope of including everyone from all musical backgrounds and abilities to discover their passion together.

 

As the former head of comptempory music for the Department of Education, WAAPA graduate and teacher with over two decades of experience, Dean is the bedrock of the organisation and continues to guide it into new and exciting territory.

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QUINCY aka SAINT QUIN 
Director of MRE ACADEMY

Quincy is one of Perth's most successful DJ's and producers performing under the alias Saint Quin. Prior to this life though, Quincy was one half of the duo Oriental Cravings who cemented themselves as one of Australia's hottest bass music acts. 

Quincy has toured internationally multiple times and played at major festivals such as Snow Tunes, Groovin the Moo and Seasons Perth. He has also supported massive acts such as What So Not, Cashmere Cat, Borgore and JAUZ on Australian tours. He was an official collaborated in producing the Alice Wonderland x Slumberjack remix called Sometimes Love. As if this isn't already impressive enough, In 2020 one of his tracks was featured on TV multiple times as part of a Lexus car advertisement. 

Quincy is a gentle and kind soul and helping others comes very naturally to him in both his personal and professional life. He is passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience to Music Rocks Australia clients in how to professionally DJ and produce their very own electronic music. He's able to teach people of all abilities and skill levels and for some lucky students, there will even be the opportunity to accompany him to one of his live DJ performances to experience the on stage experience with him! A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed! 

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BOOKA NILE 

Director of SONIC MINDS

Is the founder of the new program Sonic Minds. Up until Covid hit, Booka used to travel the world playing keyboards and doing vocals with her band Make Them Suffer. This was her life up until Covid-19 struck and international touring no longer was an option. After touring stopped being an option, Booka decided to go on season 8 of Married at First sight at the start of 2020. She was named a fan favourite by channel 9 and is now a household name. 

Prior to joining Make Them Suffer in 2017, Booka completed a Psychology degree and worked for a decade across three psychiatric hostels, helping and facilitating people who had been previously hospitalised with chronic and persistent mental illnesses on their journey towards recovery. Booka, who wrote a thesis on music and cognition as part of her Psychology degree, often used music and song writing with her mental health clients as a way to help improve their mental health, self esteem and to increase their engagement in day to day activities. 

When the global pandemic hit, Booka was in Europe touring with Make Them Suffer. The tour was cut short and the band were forced to fly home and quarantine. The one thing that kept Booka going during this difficult period was knowing that she could get up and write and record her music every day, despite being locked up and alone. She decided that lots of people around the world didn't have music in their life to give them a creative outlet and purpose to their days. It was this that prompted her to create the program Sonic Minds which is now being offered as a program through music rocks.