The Cantabile School of Music is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and motivational music education in Melbourne.
Based in the suburb of Glen Waverley, we offer private music lessons for a variety of musical instruments. We promote a healthy and engaging way to help students of all ages and experience to achieve their best in learning music, allowing their own individuality and goals to be realised, expressed and fulfilled.
Our school aims to create a musical community that is active, caring and supportive. We believe students thrive in musical ability by providing high quality private music lessons, but excel even further in a nurturing community.
The Cantabile School of Music offers music lessons in a variety of musical instruments. We offer music lessons in piano, violin, cello, guitar, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone and music theory. Our goal is for students to gain a comprehensive and extensive music education at our school through an enjoyable, motivating and healthy way of learning.
We love seeing our students perform! During the year we have many opportunities for students to perform, including our performance workshops, masterclasses and concerts. Our students perform at prestigious venues such as the Ewing Memorial Uniting Church which we organise biannually. All performance opportunities are optional and are all included in a private lesson tuition.
We Work With Your Goals
We make it a priority to find out what your musical goal is. Whether you are brand new to learning an instrument, or your musical interest lies in music examinations, scholarships, competitions or for purely for pleasure, we will construct and discuss a plan to tailor the lessons to meet your needs.
We encourage many adults to understand that it is never too late to learn a music instrument. Whether you’re picking up from where you left off or brand new to learning music, our adult students make no regrets in learning a music instrument at our school. Our school offers a special rate for adult students to give even more encouragement to learning a musical instrument.
Throughout the year, we enrol many students to do Music Examinations such as the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) and the ABRSM (Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music). Our teachers prepare students for music examinations in a manner that is purposeful, motivating and beneficial to instilling a long-term appreciation for learning music and to strive for excellence.
MusicFunTime – an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum for children ages 18 months to 7 years old, helping them learn to read music notation and symbols, play instruments through crafts, worksheets, colourful music teaching tools, games and instruments.
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“From a father who is totally music illiterate but absolutely thrilled to see how Cantabile is transforming the life of my children through music. Thanks for your hard work.”
• Nalean (dad)
“My brothers and I have been learning music in Cantabile School of Music for almost five years now. Every single lessons with our amazing teachers are fantastic and enjoyable and it defiantly builds up our skills as we progress. We love Cantabile School of Music for they pulled us into the open world of music and helped us with finding the reasons to why we play an instrument. (reasons other than the obvious one called ‘parents’)”
• Esther (student)
“My son has been learning the piano for a total of five years. We have had several teachers but by far have found Cantabile is the best. It has really been the support and encouragement from his teacher at Cantabile that he has made it this far! I have nothing but kind words for the team at Cantabile, they have nurtured a warm safe and loving environment for my son to enjoy music.”
• Shirley (mum)
“I’ve played the violin for about 8 years now. Before receiving lessons from Matthew, I had many trial lessons with multiple teachers, and I can honestly say that I have improved my violin playing and understanding of music the most from taking lessons with him.”
• Stephanie (student)
“Matthew taught me so well from the beginning and helped me get through all the exams. I am still looking forward to what he will teach next.”
• David (student)
“Matthew is a very passionate and enthusiastic teacher. He is encouraging and helpful. He’s always trying to push me on so I can do my best.”
• Evelyn (student)
“The Cantabile music school has given me a great progress as I learn how to play the violin with my teacher Matthew. The musical ladder system and trophies as rewards really inspires me to get better as I have to pass tests at certain months. I have a feeling that the teachers there are very motivated to teach.”
• Aldrich (student)
“The school provides an excellent music experience for my 10y old son, who plays violin with Matthew.
He enjoys going there. Matthew has an excellent way with kids and his program provides great support for their learning process.”
• Jens (dad)
“My son has been learning violin from Matthew who is an inspiring and creative teacher. His flair and love for music has motivated Josiah and opened up his view towards appreciating this instrument in the last few years. The musical concerts which Matthew has organised also give students an experience to perform and share their passion for music with others. Keep up the good work Matthew!”
• Tee Ong (dad)
Meet Our Staff
Matthew ChengViolin Teacher & School Director
Cecilia ChungPiano Teacher
Michelle NgPiano Teacher
Julia BakowskiGuitar Teacher
Joanne GerardVocal Teacher | Early Learning
Rachel KimPiano Teacher
Sylvie TangSinging Teacher
Jade LeighSinging Teacher
Harry TinneyGuitar Teacher
Annika ChoCello Teacher
Nedra Van DortSinging Teacher
Kieren PintoCello Teacher
Gina OhViolin Teacher
Emma RogersFlute Teacher
Come in for a visit!
We’d love to meet you and see how we can help you with your musical needs. Come for a free assessment and for us to answer any questions that you might have.
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