The Cantabile School of Music is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and motivational music education in Melbourne. Now offering music lessons across two locations in Glen Waverley and Mount Waverley 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.
New Location in Mount Waverley
The Cantabile School of Music has opened its second location to offer music lessons in the suburb of Mount Waverley.
We are excited to see brand new faces there and can’t wait to get you started!
No matter which instrument you choose, our music lessons utilise a progressive and motivating approach for our students to gain a comprehensive music education in their choice of learning piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar or voice. Our school also provides programs and classes for music theory and early learning music. Our aim is to help our students achieve their goals on an academic level, as well as develop valuable life skills in their musical learning.
We love seeing our students perform! During the year we have many opportunities for our students to perform, including our performance workshops, masterclasses and concerts. We believe performing plays a significant role in a student’s musical learning. Our students perform at prestigious venues such as the Ewing Memorial Uniting Church which we organise biannually. All performance opportunities are optional.
Office Staff to Help You
Our full-time administrative team makes it a priority to help you with all your scheduling needs, cancellations of lessons or any general enquiries you may have. Our office is open from the early morning starting from 9:30am until 8pm, so feel free to give us a call or send us an email if you ever have any questions or concerns.
We encourage many adults to know that it is never too late to learn a musical 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 even offers a more flexible enrolment option for adult students to give even more encouragement to take that first step into taking music lessons.
Music Examinations are a great way for students to set goals for themselves and be accredited for their achievements. Throughout the year, we prepare and 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). Please see Music Examinations if you’d like more information.
The Music for Little Mozarts series is an Early Learning Music Program written specifically for the preschool age group. The program utilises a carefully-crafted curriculum that provides a balance between the discipline necessary for playing the keyboard and the enjoyment one receives from the process of music making. The course centers around the adventures of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse as the children learn about music.
And that's a wrap! Good work to everyone for getting to the end of Term 2, despite the lockdown hiccups we experienced.Looking forward to seeing you all again in Term 3!Happy practicing! ... See MoreSee Less
"Do I need a piano at home to take piano lessons?"It is ideal if you have a piano at home, but you can start lessons with your piano teacher by buying or renting an electric keyboard to practice on at home.We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized keys, a sustain pedal, and a touch sensitive response. Touch sensitive means that the keyboard will play louder or softer according to how hard or softly you press the key. ... See MoreSee Less
“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)
Want to get started?
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