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Piano classes Suzuki or traditional

Piano Classes - Piano Teachers - Piano Lessons - Suzuki or Traditional

Piano classes are offered at our Elsternwick studio. Piano Tuition available for children and adults. Fully qualified and experience piano teachers. Piano lessons offered daily. Piano tuition offered using traditional teaching methods or Suzuki.

Good musicians:

  • Hear what is sung
  • Sing what they hear
  • Hear what they sing
  • Play what they hear and sing
  • Read and hear what they play and sing
  • Sing, hear and play what they read!

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Methods that suit your needs

At Music Works Magic, children and adults have the opportunity to learn Piano with either a traditional or Suzuki teacher. Our Director is happy to discuss the different approaches to help you to decide the best approach for you or your child. Exam preparation available but optional. All students are encouraged to perform at our concerts but again this is not compulsory. We encourage students to attend concerts to learn from and support each other. Before signing yourseslf or your child up to learn an instrument we recommend reading this fabulous article reprinted with kind permission from Melbourne's Child April 2010 edition. Click to download. Key Competencies by Helen Hayward. Back to top

Individuals catered for

Each child’s and adult's individual needs are catered for within our various programs. Teachers are selected according to the specific requirements of each child or adult. Private individual lessons are offered for piano students. Back to top


Music Works Magic runs an end of term concert each term. Watch the home page for details of our upcoming concerts. The next concert will be on Sunday 18th September at 9.00-10.00am at the school hall at Sholem Aleichem college, 11 Sinclair St. Elsternwick.

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All your musical needs catered for

Need an instrument, accessories or sheet music? Need some about what to look for when buying an instrument? Our retail store at Music Works Magic supplies an ever increasing range of instruments, accessories and sheet music/ books and Cds to aid learning. We are happy to order in any titles not currently available. Ph: 90296879

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Our Piano Teachers

Music lessons can be orgainsed with our highly qualified and experienced music teachers on the following musical instruments at our Music School in Elsternwick:

Suzuki Piano

Yuko Ikeda, STCA(Pri), GradDipEd (Monash), has completed her primary level training and accreditation with the Suzuki Talent Education Association. She also completed a Diploma of Education at Monash University in 2006 and Master of TESOL at University of Melbourne in 2005.

As a former classroom music specialist and Japanese language teacher, Yuko also enjoys teaching and participating in singing, having organised several school concerts as well as being a member of a Japanese choir group.

In classroom music, Yuko utilises the Kodaly method such as solfa and singing in harmony.

Currently Yuko teaches Suzuki piano students at her home studio as well as at Music works magic. She is also a coordinator of the music group Sakura ensemble, where she teaches recorder and melodica and also accompanies for piano and koto (Japanese harp).

Yuko especially enjoys working with young children; she engages them in a positive and relaxed manner to optimise natural development of their abilities. Most importantly, she ensures her students have fun in their lessons and enjoy the learning experience from the beginning, in order to foster a lifelong love of music. Back to top

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Piano / Theory

Claire Madden, B. Mus, B. Teach (primary) graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2009 with a double degree in music and teaching and currently works at Middle Park Primary School as the classroom music specialist. With over seven years experience in teaching young beginners she knows that the key to any learning is engagement and enthusiasm. With a strong focus on technique and the mechanics of music right from the start, Claire also includes aspects of the Kodaly method such as singing and interval recognition to support the whole musician. Claire also completed the Music Works Magic teacher training course in 2010 and has joined the teaching team taking classes and children’s parties. With an open and fun-loving nature she brings the magic and excitement of singing, dancing and instrument play to everyone! Back to top

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Claire Madden

Piano / Guitar Electric & Accoustic /Theory

David Morris, A. Mus. A. (Piano) has had extensive experience teaching piano and guitar both privately and in schools. He has also been actively involved as a performer and songwriter and has travelled widely throughout the world. Some of the bands he has been involved with include White Noise, Head Injuries (Midnight Oil tribute band) and The Tripping Diggers. He has taught music at both Primary school and Secondary school level and taken part as musical director of such musicals as Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, Kid Stuff and Boys Own Macbeth. David covers a broad range of styles including classical, jazz/ blues, flamenco, pop and R & B. As well as piano and guitar, David is a vocalist and took part in the Royal Melbourne Philhamonic Orchestra's performance of the Messiah. Most recently David has been recording his original songs and playing in Shabby Rd. who will be presenting the Beatles legendary album Abbey Rd. in its entirety at Gasworks Theatre in August 2011.

David accompanying Samantha, and Elinor two of his students at our concert in June.

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David Morris

Piano / Flute / Voice

Jess Heard, B.A./BMus. (Hons), AMusA (flute), completed honours in classical voice at Monash University. She began her musical training in Kodaly-based Melbourne choir Young Voices of Melbourne at six years of age, and shortly afterwards she began piano lessons. She later took up the flute, and gained both her Associate Diploma in flute through the Australian Music Examinations Board, as well as majoring in flute in the undergraudate component of her music course. Following her choral experience, she recently took up classical singing lessons and decided to study classical voice for her honours component, as well as gaining success at competitions while singing, including reaching the finals for Aria sections in both the Dandenong Festival of Music and Art for Youth, and Boroondara Eisteddfod. Jess teaches piano, flute and voice.
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Jess Heard

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