The ups and downs of Term 2

Through the several hiccups we had this year, we are reminded once again what a privilege is it to have have our school filled with sound and liveliness. The past year has been an important lesson that the music we have around us is not to be taken for granted, and that in working together we are able to overcome our circumstances.

Therefore, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our students, staff and parents and we ask for everyone’s cooperation when visiting the school premises.

Please take note of the following procedures when attending your lessons (until further notice): 

  • Any person aged 12 and above will be required to wear a mask.
  • Any parent entering the school for any reason is required to sign in using the QR code located on the front door or at reception.
  • Only one parent is permitted to attend the lesson with the student.

Unwell Students

  • All students that are feeling unwell should not come for their lessons. These include symptoms such as: fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, sore-throat.
  • If any students experience any of these symptoms during the lesson, the teacher will contact their parents and will be asked to be sent home.
  • Please be reminded online lessons can be an option if you feel unsafe to come for your lesson and if sufficient notice is provided.


  • Non-contact temperature checks will be done upon entry for all students, parents, teachers and staff.
  • All students must either wash or sanitise their hands before the lesson. Any person coming into the school building should use the sanitiser available at reception. Hand sanitiser will also be kept in all teaching rooms.

Welcome to our new students this term!

Oliver L. (Piano)
Kiara R. (Piano)
Zita L. (Piano)
Flynn R. (Piano)
Isla J. (Piano)
Estelle J. (Piano)
Sarvin A. (Piano)
Amelia A. (Piano)
Ashley R. (Piano)
Daniel S. (Guitar)
Leon Y. (Piano)
Siri P. (Piano)
Ao Li M. (Piano)
Abhi P. (Piano)
Stephen P. (Piano)
Ling W. (Piano)
Rickson L. (Violin)
Delta R. (Piano)
Rachel M. (Piano)
Summer S. (Piano)

Benjamin L. (Piano)
Colin D. (Piano)
Gaia I. (Flute)
Dinithi P. (Guitar)
Aston N. (Piano)
Rui Rui H. (Piano)
Damian H. (Piano)
Claire S. (Violin)
Ofeli G. (Piano)
Lori T. (Piano)
Yan W. (Piano)
Julian D. (Piano)
Junsu M. (Piano)
Divam G. (Piano)
Emily W. (Piano)
Bella T. (Theory)
Jenna Z. (Cello)
Margaret M. (Piano)
Artus G. (Piano)
Amelia D. (Violin)

Important Dates

Monday 19 April – Friday 25 June

Monday 12 July – Friday 17 September

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (no lessons)
Queen’s Birthday: Monday 14 June

AMEB 2ND METROPOLITAN EXAM (Exam entry closed)
Monday 17 May – Sunday 6 June

AMEB 3ND METROPOLITAN EXAM (Exam entry closed)
Monday 7 June – Wednesday 23 June

AMEB 4TH METROPOLITAN EXAM (Closing date extended – 18 June)

Monday 9 August – Saturday 4 September

– How to navigate make up lessons –

You’ve paid the lesson fee for the term, but something comes up and now you can’t attend a lesson on a certain week. What do you do?
If you are new with us or have never missed a lesson thus far, you might be unfamiliar with what to do in the case of an absence.
Here is a step-by-step guide so that we can help you arrange a make up lesson as smoothly as possible.
Step 1: Notify us of any absences at least a day before the lesson
Each term, you are allowed up to 2 make up lessons. You MUST tell us at least a day in advance of any absences to be eligible for a make up lesson.

Step 1a: If you had to call in sick, email us a medical certificate
Typically there are no make up lessons for last minute cancellations, but if you call in sick on the day of your lesson, you must provide us a medical certificate to be able to make up the missed lesson.

Step 2: Let us know if you are unable to have the lessons in the school holidays
Our students most commonly have their make up lessons during the school holidays. If you are going to be away during the school holidays, let us know and we can come up with an alternative arrangement.

Step 3: We will give you a call to schedule your make up lessons
As the term approaches its end, we will be getting in touch with you to schedule your make up lessons. If you haven’t heard from us by the week before school holidays come around, don’t hesitate to ask us about it.

But what if we miss a lesson because the teacher was absent?
If the teacher was absent, the lesson will not count towards the 2 allowable make up lessons each term. You have the options of making up the lesson during the term, in the school holidays, or crediting the lesson towards next term’s fees.

For any lessons missed or deferred during lockdown periods, please ensure you notify the school if you would like a make up lesson to be arranged. If we do not receive any notification from you, we will automatically credit any missed lessons towards your next term’s lessons.

The submission date for our Online Recital is coming up!

Amidst the anticipation of whether our student concerts will be resuming this year, due to the current circumstances with health and safety, we have come to the decision that we will not be going ahead with a in-person concert for the time being.

Instead, we would love to see our students showcase their performances via an online concert with a twist: Cantabile Movie Recital.

We created this opportunity for students to really get their creative juices flowing, and we strongly encourage participants to give it their all.

As we saw this term, even amidst the volatile situation with COVID-19 restrictions, we are blessed that our Online Recital remains unaffected and students still have the opportunity to showcase what they have spent time and effort preparing.

Submissions are due Tuesday 15th June.
(Due to the lockdown we might extend the deadline by a week… watch out for updates!)

For any of you who have yet to get started, it’s not too late! The coming long weekend is your chance!
We have sent out an email with more of the details, so check that out or speak to your teacher if you have any questions.

Meet Our Teachers

Tiffany – Voice

After graduating from Monash University, I took a year off to teach English in South Korea. This opportunity enabled me to discover my passion for teaching and the exciting outlet of being a music teacher. It brings me immense joy when I am able to watch my students grow and reach their full potential while nurturing their love for music.


At Cantabile School of Music, we provide a learning program written specifically for our little people.

The Music for Little Mozarts series is a carefully-crafted keyboard curriculum that provides a balance between the discipline necessary for playing the piano and the enjoyment one receives from the process of music making.
Our course helps lay a foundation for children learning music at a young age, and prepares students for when they move on to private instrumental lessons.


Our Refer a Friend program is back!
Our newest location at Mount Waverley is well underway and we are excited to see new faces and to work with new members of our team of teachers.
We’d like to invite you to get involved in introducing your friends to all that Cantabile has to offer.
If you refer a friend to enrol for music lessons at our Mount Waverley location, you and your friend will both receive a free lesson. There is no limit to how many friends you can refer.
To do this, simply go to, fill in your friend’s details, and we will take care of the rest!


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