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Our small group format is more effective than solo lessons because of our integrated systems:
The Audio Visual System delivering the 4 Score Poly Instrumental System, so all musicians
can be working on the same instrument (say all on keyboards or all on drums etc) or can move to different
instruments (one on keyboard, one on drums, one on guitar, one on vocals etc). Click here to read more about 4 Score.

We keep numbers small so every group is a team and a music lab, and every student has an important role.
This approach enables individual attention, but also creates camaraderie and fun to enhance learning.
Skill levels can vary as more experienced players take complex roles and newer players take the easy parts.
GROUP LESSON FEES: $250.00 for 10 x 30 minutes sessions
Please see Fees and Policies for more details

Maroubra Music School Students in Class

Some of the students in solo, group and band lessons in a classroom / music lab setting.

Maroubra Music School Students

Maroubra Music School Students

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Groups generate possibilities and opportunities so vocal lab students or poly instrumental students can form a jazz or pop band.

All students learn theory, harmony, reading, composition and technique, but using our proprietary band simulator students can rehearse as if they are in a real jazz, rock or classical ensemble. We developed this colourful, engaging system to fast track learning for young musicians in over 50 NSW public and private schools including schools in Coogee, Randwick, Malabar, Kensington, Kingsford, Matraville and the Eastern Suburbs, and also at the Maroubra Music School. Rockumations is a complete music basics course and a step by step 'how to' designed to teach musical principles and sections quickly and efficiently. Being a system used in schools there are many overlaps with the NSW school curriculum, naturally from music but also from drama, dance, visual arts, maths, English and science & technology, so it is a very comprehensive cross curriculum opportunity.


Glee or Band Mode


Glee club & Jazz & Rock Band

come together so that singers and instrumentalists can form a band / ensemble. Students vote on current or evergreen pop, jazz, rock songs and will also use suggested material.

Glee focusses on voice lessons, breathing, tone, pitch, scales, microphone technique and some related stage-craft and choreography.


Band relates to Instrumental training 

in an ensemble format for sonic

co-operation (playing in time, listening carefully to all instruments, and reacting

in real time to musical changes). 

Students create original recordings then mix their material to learn audio editing and evaluate their work. They also create animations to match their original creations and learn video editing.


These creations inspire students to continue learning music and are great for friends or relatives for wider appraisal that enhances a student's self approval


Study Modes


Study mode is music fundamentals but we make it as fun as playing in a band. Learn scales, chords, etudes, theory, harmony, tonality, reading, pitch, rhythm, improvisation, composition, technique etc.


All musicians study & play the same instrument together - e.g. all on

piano or drums or vocals at the same time.

Every exercise has multi skill levels

built in to accomodate students at

different levels or ages.


Musicians are on different instruments - e.g. one on drums and another piano etc. Special software coordinates the musicians so one might be playing a piano scale while another is playing a drum pattern, a guitar chord or a vocal scale. It's an extremely fun way of learning and makes a study task more exciting when shared with the group.


Orchestral Mode


Orchestral studies, orchestration and related instruments are available at Maroubra Music School.


Blake Kearney studied saxophone in New York and is a specialist reed teacher with many years of experience in breathing, reed tech, embouchure,

tone, posture, jazz and classical theory, tonality, atonality, improvisation,

pitch training, motor control 

and kinesthetics etc.

Beginners or advanced can prepare for ensemble work or if already playing in an orchestra come for some master classes on specific areas such as technique, arrangement, or a fine adjustment to tone, clarity or dynamics etc.


In orchestral training, we teach you

about your instrument and how it is expected to be played in an

orchestra and as a soloist.

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