Type of Programs



Children Piano Lessons

Our Programs for Children:

Our Piano Ensemble-Orchestra

  • We have fun making music as an ensemble. Piano-playing is no longer a lonely solo activity!
  • Orchestral skills, including playing in part, performing together, creativity are some of the many skills which will be taught. Traditionally, these are skills pianists don't have much chance to learn.
  • Plenty of opportunity to socialise and make good friends based on shared interests.
  • Families of the children who currently take part in our piano ensemble-orchestra tell us that this has really motivated their children to practise, in order to keep up with their peers.
  • We accept children who take piano lessons at our school as well as children who learn the piano elsewhere.
  • We expect all children in our orchestra to be taking piano lessons somewhere.

Piano and Music Enrichment for Juniors

  • For children who have are in kindergarten and those beginning school
  • Our young beginners are given age-appropriate introduction to practical piano skills. They also learn basic music theory, rhythm, singing and movement
  • Music-learning happens in a fun, social setting with an accompanying adult
  • Musical creativity and ensemble playing are introduced
  • We share the vision of the Australian Early Years Learning Framework and this is reflected in our programs
  • Our young beginners then progress seamlessly to our Foundation Program

Our Foundation Piano Programs:

At Charteris Music School, we believe in developing a strong music background. Our students progress at their own pace through different levels of our small group foundation programs. These levels form the basis on which your children will be able to continue further study in acoustic piano and/or other musical instruments and/or singing.

Unlike some other places, Charteris Music School has a solid path of progression. At the completion of our foundation programs, our students progress to our more advanced individual or/and group classes. Students and their families have ample opportunity to discuss their music goals. Leisure, performance and a combination of leisure and performance streams are available.

Students who undertake music exams (for example, AMEB) have individual lessons.

In a fun environment, they learn the following skills in our Foundation Programs:-

  • practical music techniques (students are taught to read notes in the treble and bass clefs [individual notes as well as chords])
  • singing skills
  • aural, pitch and rhythm skills
  • music performance, both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble
  • expression and creativity in music
  • social skills
  • self-discipline

We group students according to ability and age.

Suitable for all school-age children (including children in Prep as well as Older children).

We provide a comfortable, relaxing waiting lounge. Public library and other amenities are nearby.

Younger children who are not yet at school are generally more suited to our 'Piano and Music Enrichment' Program. However, occasionally, younger children may be accepted to this program directly - please contact us for more information.

If your children have previously learnt to play the piano and who would like to join our program now, please contact us so that we can place them in an appropriate level of our programs, based on their skill.


Our Foundation Program for Other Musical Instruments:

Interested in a different instrument?
Please contact us for more information.


Children Vocal/Singing Program

For beginners who would like to learn vocal/singing skills appropriate for their age and development. In this program, children learn solo and group vocal/singing and be introduced to basic music theory. They will enjoy the experience of singing popular musicals and songs.This program is tailored to children aged 4½ and above.


Children Singing and Piano-Playing Program

For children who would like to play the piano and sing together. In this program, they will delight in the experience of being able to play the piano and sing at the same time. Vocal/singing and piano techniques are taught. They will learn to sing and play contemporary songs/musicals and other pieces appropriate for their age and development. It assumes minimal basic piano skills. This program is tailored to children aged 5½ and above.


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