All lessons at the Mae Collard School of Music are taught by qualified, caring, professional and enthusiastic staff. Lessons are available in voice, piano, drum, guitar and music theory, with performance opportunities provided for all students, helping them to work towards their performance skill goals. We also assist students to prepare for AMEB music exams, VCE Music exams and auditions. Of course, there is no pressure to perform. If you are looking to learn music for sheer enjoyment, we absolutely cater for this too, providing engaging lessons focusing on the fun of learning music.
We provide high quality vocal lessons, and our students have the unique advantage of working with influence from the voice training method Estill. This helps them gain insight on how the voice works and teaches them to sing with ease and maintain good vocal health. Microphone technique is also included, to further enhance performance technique.
Our children’s music lessons are dynamic, educational and provide variety. Lessons are tailored to suit each student’s learning style and individual needs and goals. Young students benefit significantly from these nurturing and engaging lessons, with a focus on musicianship and learning to appreciate the joy of music.
AMEB: Australian Music Examinations Board. AMEB is Australia's leading provider of examinations for music, speech and drama.
Estill Voice Training is a system that promotes good vocal health and ensures clarity, singing ease and removes vocal strain.
For young children:
- Individual and engaging piano, music theory and vocal lessons for children (4 years and over)
- With young lessons we offer music appreciation lessons where students explore music theory, rhythm, piano and singing. These varied lessons make the lesson diverse and engaging for the young learner
For older children and young adults:
- AMEB or Bastien piano lessons
- AMEB vocal lessons
- Guitar Lessons
- Drum Lessons
- Songwriting Lessons
- Vocal lessons specialising in jazz, music theatre and pop voice with influence from the voice training method Estill
- Vocal lessons focusing on performance, audition or exam preparation
- Vocal lessons for VCE voice students
- Children's Choir
- Vocal lessons (beginner to advanced, specialising in jazz, music theatre and pop voice, with influence from the voice training method Estill) with performance and exam options or lessons simply for the fun of learning!
- Piano lessons (including music theory)
- Guitar lessons (including music theory)
- Drum lessons
- Songwriting lessons
- Women's Choir - choral sessions combining vocal training, socialising, relaxation and meditation
In person and online lessons available.
Our Primary School and High School Programs
Our music school programs provide individual music lessons conveniently held at the Primary or High School's campus. Our Primary and High School programs nuture a love of music and are tailored to the student. Our programs offer high-quality joy-filled lessons held at the school's campus with experienced and encouraging staff that come directly to the school. We offer Estill Voice Training and AMEB Examination Training, Piano, Guitar, and Drum lessons. We also offer choral programs and instrumental ensembles, and provide weekly ensemble sessions to create school choirs and school ensembles for school performances.