About Our Music Lessons

Our private music lesson is a one-on-one lesson between a teacher and the student. You have the choice of having a 30, 45 or 60 minute lesson with a teacher with your choice of instrument. For a list of instruments we offer here at our school, just scroll down below.

We offer private music lessons for all ages and abilities in a fun and engaging environment. Our approach to instruction is for students to become outstanding and life-long musicians, and therefore we incorporate and encourage the learning of reading notes, strong instrumental pedagogy, aural training and music theory in our lessons.

All private music lessons and classes are scheduled under the discretion and availability of the relevant instrumental teacher through our administration. Students undertaking music lessons must have access to an instrument and a place for them to practice/study. (Please contact us if you need advice on buying/renting an instrument)

What instruments for music lessons do we offer?

Piano Lessons

Students in our piano lessons can learn a variety of styles, from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn a classical sonatina, rock chords, or popular sheet music, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be.  Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favourite songs into your lessons. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.

It is ideal if you do have a piano at home, but you can start lessons with our piano teachers  by using an electric keyboard to practice on. Most of our students rent or buy small electric keyboards practice on at home. We recommend a keyboard that has regular sized keys and a touch sensitive response. A touch sensitive keyboard means if you press a key harder it will play louder and if you press a key softer it will play quieter.

Violin Lessons

The violin is an ideal instrument for anybody looking to take their first step to becoming a musician, as it can be played solo, in an ensemble or even in an orchestra. Our violin teachers will teach all styles of music, but primarily classical music due to the nature of the instrument.  We recommend students starting this instrument from the age of 6, but can be younger with the teacher’s approval. Our students will be taught the fundamentals of having good technique, understanding music theory as well as exploring the diverse repertoire this instrument has to offer in their lessons.

Cello Lessons

Cellos don’t just make a gorgeous sound played solo, but are a significant and valuable family member within ensembles and orchestras. Regardless of repertoire preference, all cello lessons involve training proper intonation and bowing and fingering technique to create a beautiful, vibrant tone and ease of movement. We also have many adult strings students who have a variety of goals. It is recommended for students to start the cello from the age of 6, but can start the instrument younger under the teacher’s approval.

Viola Lessons

Often described as a ‘big violin’, the viola possesses a much richer and darker tone and can even be more expressive than the violin. Being the second stringed family member, the viola is much larger in size and it is perhaps recommended that small children begin with the violin first before learning the viola.

Although there are some technical similarities between the Viola and the Violin, you’ll find that they are quite different instruments. There are differences in the strings, the notation of clef, as well as their overall role within ensembles and orchestras.

Flute Lessons

The flute is one of the oldest woodwind instruments, having a rich history of hundreds of years. Its small size makes it compact to take around, and is extremely versatile when it comes to music, being able to play a wide variety of genres from classical to jazz. It plays beautifully as a solo instrument, and is a vital part to any ensemble or orchestra. Predominantly it is played a melodic instrument, but sounds just as excellent within harmonies. Our flute lessons will help you to master tone production, tone clarity, good breath control and technique.

Music Theory Lessons

Playing the instrument is one aspect, but understanding what you’re playing is a whole different thing. Music Theory teaches students to understand the language of music, including understanding music notation, musical terms and composition. Music Theory is an important component to learning a musical instrument. It is also a prerequisite to doing certain grades for an instrumental examination.

Our music theory lessons can be done privately, but we regularly run Music Theory programs during the school holidays for our students to learn together.