Our Dedicated Children's Program, Arts Centre Melbourne


How lucky are we!?! We are the only music school we know of who has performed at the Arts Centre of Melbourne. Not only that ... Our junior students have also had their own show at the Arts Centre of Melbourne ... A show that incorporated ensemble performances and a workshop.

Our students performed the famous 'Banana Boat Song', each playing a different part. Then, they taught some of the audience how to play a really easy piano part. Vanessa Chapple taught another group of audience the lyrics of the song and Patrick Cronin taught the third group the percussion part. Then, we all performed together as a massive orchestra and choir!

In this project, our students learned true leadership skills. It highlighted to them that music-learning with Charteris is fun and can lead to many exciting paths and to opportunities unavailable elsewhere. It inspired creativity. A wonderful life-changing experience!

Our Interactive Performance

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to view our Performance Workshop at the Arts Centre Melbourne for the Play Me, I'm Yours - Melbourne 2014.

Our Photos

The following photos showcase our students teaching members of the audience how to play the piano!

One of our piano ensemble performances!

Here we are, with a girl who is interested in learning how to play the piano.

Team work in progress ...

This is how we do it!

Role reversal and what a success! An adult being taught how to play the piano by a 6 year old!

Awww ....

What amazing leadership experience for our students! What a wonderful opportunity for the audience to find out if they would like to play the piano!

Our rehearsal with Patrick Cronin (Creative Producer) and Vanessa Chapple (Performance Director) at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, the previous day. Such a privilege and a wonderful experience for the kids - not many would have had the opportunity to play at this distinguished location.

Click here to see Charteris Music School's performance at The Opening Ceremony of 'Play Me, I'm Yours' Melbourne 2014.

Click here to see media coverage featuring Charteris Music School in 'Play Me, I'm Yours' Melbourne 2014.

Click here to see Charteris Music School's own Children's Program at the Arts Centre of Melbourne.

Click here to see Charteris Music School's 2014 Australia Day e-Performance.

More about Us

At Charteris Music School, we have an unwavering commitment to bring music education to our community. With over 30 years of music teaching experience, students have ranged from a tender age of 3 to adults and beyond.

Our innovative programs inspire creativity, and encourage fun and enjoyment while learning occurs. Students play great-sounding music from the beginning.

Everyone deserves the best opportunity to realise his or her potential. At Charteris Music School, we encourage a love of music throughout our students' life at the music school and beyond.

 We bring fun to musical achievement and inspire creativity. 

We also offer our students the opportunity to take part in prestigious performance events, for example, with The Arts Centre of Melbourne and be part of the Victorian Government's Australia Day Ambassador program (a wonderful way to understand what it means to be Australian!) We don't know of other music school/music teacher that is able to offer such sought-after opportunities!

Previous students, many who were children when we first met them and who are now adults, continue to speak highly of us. Some who are now parents send their own children to us for lessons - this is our greatest compliment.

Our music school is made up of two units. Please click on the option that suits you best:-

A. The Children's Music School B. The Adult Music School
Children Piano Lessons Adult Piano Lessons

Why Choose Charteris Music School?

Find out here why we are an advantage over the other music schools in town.

What Do I Do Now?

Find out which is the best course for
» your child by visiting our Children's Courses now.
» yourself by visiting our Adult Courses now.

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