Best Kids’ Music Schools in Melbourne

  • Mums & Bubs

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.

1. Mini Maestros

Mini Maestros Melbourne
All of the fun awaits at Mini Maestros—perfect for music-loving little ones! 

Mini Maestros is Australia’s most well-established music lesson provider for babies to 5-year-olds. 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

2. Baby Love Music Fun

Baby Love Music Fun
These 40-minute classes are jam-packed with fun, engaging activities!

Head to Baby Love Music Fun 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 

3. Kinder Beat @ Red Note Music

Kinder Beat Best Kids Music Schools in Melbourne
Kinder Beat at Red Note Music is an award-winning program that lays the foundation for a lifelong love of music.

Every lesson at Kinder Beat at Red Note Music is filled with vibrant, energetic and engaging music that students and parents alike will love. Kinder Beat lays the foundation for a successful and positive relationship with music that is bound to last a lifetime. During every Kinder Beat class, a variety of musical instruments and props are used to engage our students and enhance the learning experience.

There is a range of different classes to choose from depending on the age of your child, all focusing on rhythm, dance, singing, games and engaging props, promising fun with every session! 

What You Need To Know

Phone: 0408-865-262
Address: 7 Gilbert Road, Preston
Email: [email protected]

4. Music Works Magic

Music Works Magic
Children absolutely love sampling different musical instruments at this much-loved Melbourne music school.

Music education is a genuine passion for those behind Music Works Marriage – 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

5. Richmond Music Academy

Richmond Music Academy 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

6. Josh Cohen School of Music

John Cohen School of Music
This family-friendly music studio is perfect for kids looking to get a little more serious about their lessons!

The young teachers at Josh Cohen School of Music 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

7. The Rhythm Tree

The Rhythm Tree
This informal and relaxed setting is perfect for those getting into music for the first time.

The Rhythm Tree 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.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 9878 9341
Email – [email protected]

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