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Meet The Team

Meet The Hutchings Pianos Team

Wendy Hutchings – Managing Director

 

Wendy is the eldest daughter of Reg and Pat Hutchings. She was born in Sydney and brought up in the house that is now the Hutchings Pianos store. Wendy learnt about pianos from her father in this unique environment, surrounded by pianos, piano teaching and the Sydney piano community.

 

Before working in her current role at Hutchings Pianos, Wendy had a career in early childhood education. She has over twenty years experience working as a teacher and director of child care centres, preschools and later became Children’s Services Manager in local government. Wendy is also a proud mother of Jody and a devoted grandmother to her grandchildren Archie and Charlotte.

 

In her spare time, Wendy and her husband Claude enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren, Archie and Charlotte (8yrs and 5yrs).

 

Matthew Chantler (BFA New Media) – Sales & Events Manager

 

Matthew is a creative professional, artist and musician. He holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts and carries a strong attention to detail in all facets of his work. He has been playing piano for over 20 years and also works as a composer and visual artist.

 

He is very knowledgable when it comes to both Acoustic and Digital instruments having grown up with a number of pianos in his family home and he can help you find the right piano whether it be for your home, business or next upcoming event.

 

When he’s not at Hutchings Pianos, he is composing music, working on a variety of mixed media projects, and being the best Father he can be to his son, Ezra.

 

Jody Whyte – Finance Manager

 

Jody is Reg Hutchings’ granddaughter and Wendy’s daughter. She unofficially started working at Hutchings when she was five years of age, polishing piano pedals for pocket money. Reg paid her 10 cents for every pedal. This was her introduction to the world of finance!

 

‘I love being part of my family history carrying on my Grandfather’s passion. Being a small family business, I feel like I can give people more personal attention. I believe this is important if you are buying something that many people know very little about, because then they can make an informed purchase. I also love selling something that can bring so much joy to a family. People associate music and song with important parts of their lives. I enjoy helping them create those happy memories.’

 

Jody is married with two children, Archie born in 2008, and Charlotte born in 2011. She enjoys playing piano for enjoyment and listening to classical and 70s or 80s rock music. When asked what she does in her spare time, she says ‘Right now it’s all about Archie and Charlotte!’

 

Aileen-Joy Ong (B.MusBA/PDipAGM) – Sales And Accounts Coordinator

 

Aileen is a piano, vocal teacher and musician with 15 years experience working with students within the Eastern suburbs and Sydney metropolitan area, as well as overseas in International Schools. She has worked with students from all levels and ages.
Aileen can assist in event piano hire, sponsorship, private piano hire and sales. She also looks after our private hire customer accounts and general account enquiries.

 

With her years of experience working with students and interacting with business-minded people alike, Aileen will help you find your piano, matching your tastes, style, senses and budget to the perfect instrument.