Best Kids’ Music Schools in Melbourne

  • Mums & Bubs
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Think you’ve bred a budding Beethoven? In the minds of some parents, coaxing little ones into music tuition from a very young age is the done thing. For others, weekly music classes are just a bit of fun – and a nice way for young minds to pass some creative time.

Luckily, Melbournians have lots of music schools to choose from – here are some of the best.

Mini Maestros

Mini Maestros is Australia’s most well established music lessons provider for babies to 5 year old’s. From its beginnings over 30 years ago, this quality program has nurtured thousands of students to become well-rounded confident learners. As a pioneering brand, Mini Maestros promotes cutting edge neuroscience research that states that there is no other activity that better lights up the brain than making music. Their program is focused on developing the whole-child, from speech development, socialisation, motor skills, intellect, emotions and full brain connectively for higher cognitive function and beyond! Want brighter kids? Go to Mini Maestros!

The format is weekly classes, and with several dozen locations to choose from across Melbourne, there really is one near you! It’s easy to see why this kids-focused music class has become the empire it is. Parents or carers join in the fun with their little ones and it’s an all-singing, all-bopping session of clapping, stomping, percussion-ing and la-la-la-ing along, all while lighting up the full brain!

What You Need To Know

Phone: 03 9850 5566
Address: various locations across Melbourne’s inner and outer suburbs
More information: visit the website

Baby Love Music Fun

Head here for 40-minute classes full of fun activities that promote milestone development in key areas of gross motor, fine-motor, speech, language and hearing and social behaviour. With Baby, Toddler, and Preschool classes, each course (book for the term or a drop-in or casual class) has been created to be developmentally and age-specific. 

What You Need To Know

Phone: 0401 875 147 
Address: Clifton Creative Arts Centre, 314 Church Street Richmond / Dance Factory, Yorkshire Street, Richmond / Nourished Little Souls, Barwon Heads 

More information: visit the website

Music Works Magic

Music education is a genuine passion for the folk behind this magical, musical school – where music education is valued as a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
It all begins with classes that are enjoyed by parents/carers and the littlies. At this age, it’s about pitch, rhythm, beats and different genres – and the fun that can be found in singing and dancing along.

And as your child grows, you get the thrill of helping them start a real love affair with music, with lessons in singing, or specific instruments, such as piano, keyboard, violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, recorder, flute, clarinet – and many more.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 0425 854 020

Email: [email protected]

Address: 560 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick

More information: visit the website

Richmond Music Academy

This place has inner-city cool written all over it.

The lessons on offer are for vocal, drums, guitar and piano and the one-on-one tuition is from teachers who are local, working musos, with a real love of music.

Classes are available 7 days a week and they cover a diverse range of musical genres – from rock, folk and pop, to jazz, blues and classical – and deliver their teaching in a supportive way that gets results, without making music feel like a chore. And if your child is more interested in the way the wonder of music makes it from the instrument to the finished composition, the art of music production is also a subject on offer here.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 0401 273 070
Email: [email protected]
Address: 369 Burnley St, Richmond
More information: visit the website

Josh Cohen School of Music

The young teachers here are all tertiary-qualified and specialise in piano, guitar and vocal lessons in an environment that is friendly, focused and fun. And the good news for parents doing the drop-off and pick-up? you won’t have to huddle in the car. The waiting room has complimentary tea, coffee and fresh fruit in a comfy space, plus wireless internet and magazines help the time pass even faster.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 9509 7779
Email: [email protected]
Address: 35A Station Street, Malvern or 621A Burwood Road, Hawthorn

More information: visit the website

Kathryn’s Music Studio

This Mount Waverley music studio is the home of Suzuki method teachings that focus on piano and flute. Kathryn Bond was introduced to the much-debated Suzuki method of music tuition as a 6-year old. Her credentials are impressive, with connections to some of Melbourne’s best schools. The way a teacher approaches the guidance of music lessons can be such an individual thing but If flute or piano are the instruments of choice for your child, and you are handy to the location, it does look like it would be worth checking out.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 0412 370 499
Email: [email protected]
More information: visit the website

The Rhythm Tree

This is a family-friendly music class aimed at babies and toddlers and pre-school kids who want to experience their taste for all things tuneful in an environment that is nurturing and inclusive – without the pressure of performance-oriented outcomes.

So far, there are classes in a handful of locations, including Doncaster, Port Melbourne, Newport, Abbotsford Convent and East Brunswick. The weekly classes are a term-long commitment that works through a structured program (although the feeling is very much unstructured freedom to express yourself). Depending on your location, there are classes offered 6 days a week, from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.

Hit me with your rhythm stick!

What You Need To Know

Phone: 9878 9341
Email – [email protected]
More information: visit the website

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