Piano Lessons Melbourne

Learn piano with some of Melbourne’s most accomplished, passionate and friendly piano teachers. Whether you are just starting out, or a well established pianist, our piano lessons are customised to your level and your learning experience to ensure that you meet your goals.

Leading Teachers

We’ve handpicked our teachers from leading Australian Universities. Not only are they well educated, but they come from a truly diverse range of musical backgrounds with extensive real-world wisdom to share with our students. 

Quality Instruments

There is something special about learning to play music on state-of-the-art instruments. That’s why our students are given access to the best calibre of instruments – made by industry leaders like Yamaha, Kawai, Rhodes and Nord.

Modern Technology

We fuse musical traditions and classical sheet music learning with cutting-edge technology, giving our students the best of both worlds. You’ll find an exceptional selection of music software and equipment in our studios, that is integrated into our classes.


Book Your Melbourne Piano Lesson Today 

Get in touch with us today to get started on the musical journey you’ve been waiting to begin! We even offer a free 30-Minute class for new students – just enter your details below and we’ll be in touch.

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What types of piano do we teach?

Jazz Piano

Enjoy the richness of jazz? Learn harmony, melody, improvisation and how to understand chord charts with our exceptional jazz piano teachers.

Classical Piano

Appreciate the timelessness of classical music? You’ll learn practical music theory, rhythm and harmony while learning music from the last four centuries.

Modern Piano

Love popular music? Our modern piano lessons give you the practical skills and techniques you need to play a variety of genres that resonate with you.

Why Choose Michael Avery School of Music?

As one of Melbourne’s leading providers of piano lessons, our teachers live and breathe music. From classically trained to performing with modern music icons, our piano teachers are passionate about sharing the joys that playing a musical instrument can bring.

We offer private piano lessons in person at our Hawthorn and Malvern locations and online. From teaching beginners to advanced music performance techniques, we have piano lessons to suit everyone, regardless of your musical goals.

How Else Can Playing The Piano Benefit Me?

Music has many benefits, ranging from the joy of playing to increasing your cognitive ability (memory), hand-eye coordination, aural skills, fine motor skills and dexterity. Many students learn an instrument for personal enjoyment but find it boosts their confidence and self-esteem, creating a sense of achievement and increasing self-discipline.

Knowing how to read music is an excellent skill, and many students hone their maths and counting skills as they better understand rhythm and musical beats. Playing piano has been reported to have many significant positive effects on the brain, including creating balance by bridging brain hemispheres.

It’s also been shown to impact blood pressure positively, stress levels, the immune system and the ageing process! Piano classes are also often a favourite choice for people with ADHD, as learning piano engages both hands and different areas of the brain, creating a unique type of focus. Most importantly, it’s beautiful to listen to and a skill to cherish.

Located in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs

We offer piano classes in Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs of Malvern and Hawthorn, just a quick drive or public transport ride from Melbourne’s CBD.

Need more inspiration? Here are some famous musicians who played the piano.

Learning piano is a fantastic start to a musical career! Here are some very well-known modern artists who went from piano classes to exceptional musical performers:

  • David Bowie
  • Alicia Keys
  • Elton John
  • John Legend
  • Bruno Mars
  • Lady Gaga
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Paul McCartney

That’s just a few piano-playing musical geniuses who will hopefully inspire you to further your musical goals.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you are on this page and inspired to learn piano, the answer is quite likely no! We work with many adults, some with no experience with any musical instrument. As long as you are willing to commit to learning and practising, nothing is stopping you from starting piano lessons. Our students range from children in their early ages right through to grandparents!

This depends on your goals and how quickly you wish to increase your skill levels. For a beginner just wanting to learn to play the piano, 15 minutes to an hour a day, most days of the week, is ample time for practice.

This time can be made up between lessons and also practice sessions. For those with performance goals, who wish to excel at playing sooner or have the time and desire to do so, daily practice of a few hours is not uncommon. Before starting piano lessons, we recommend speaking to your teacher about your goals and creating a realistic schedule to achieve them.

This depends on a few factors, but having more than one piano teacher has benefits and some challenges. Some people enjoy the different skills and perspectives of having different piano teachers. In contrast, others find it may complicate things if their two music teachers have very different teaching styles or methodologies.

Music education is a lifelong journey, and piano classes are no different. Each music school will have a variety of teachers from different backgrounds, which means that each piano lesson with a new teacher may be taught in a new way. It’s a personal choice that will vary on your learning goals and the teachers you have.

Absolutely, yes! We offer piano lessons in our two Melbourne locations that are three different lengths, which are 30 minutes, 45 minutes and 60 minutes. Not everyone has time to do longer lessons, and some people find 30 minutes is the perfect duration to absorb what is being taught.

Other students appreciate having longer lessons. Again, it’s a personal choice that will be made based on your learning goals, time available, budget and also the frequency of lessons. Chat with us if you are unsure which one is right for you. We also offer online classes via Zoom if you are unable to make it into the studio or want to save time commuting.

On top of private piano lessons, our two studios (based in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs of Malvern and Hawthorn) also offer singing lessons and guitar lessons. If you’d like to learn more than one instrument or have children wishing to learn different tools, chat with our Admin team about how we can make a timetable that works best for you.

We do! Event schedules will vary from term to term depending on your skill level and desire to perform. We have a vibrant community of musical professionals teaching at our music schools who can also keep you informed of other opportunities that may not be on our website. Please look at our website to see current and upcoming performance opportunities.

Piano lessons in Melbourne will vary depending on your chosen music school and the piano teachers you work with. As of 2023, our tuition fees are paid by term. Music lessons with Michael Avery will cost a little more than with other teachers, as he brings a wealth of experience to his lessons.

30 minute lessons start from $65 per week, 45 minutes from $85 per week and 60 minutes from $105 per week.

We offer a $25 discount to family members enrolled in more than one class per week, which brings individual class rates down significantly.

We also offer your first 30-minute lesson free.

Book in a time with our friendly Melbourne music lesson teachers today!

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