St Leonards Music Academy provides comprehensive instrumental tuition on Sydney’s lower north shore

Our students range from as young as 3, and go right up until the end of high school. We also cater to adults who are either starting out, or returning to lessons.


Every person should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, and it is never too early (or too late!) to start. Our teachers tailor their lessons, and will work with parents and students to help each individual reach their musical potential.

1. Instrumental lessons

Students attend weekly lessons with their private teacher which are scheduled at a regular time throughout the term. Depending on the age, and the level of the student, these lessons can be 30 mins, 45 mins, or 1 hour.


Tuition is available in:





Classical Guitar 


We also offer individual theory and musicianship lessons.

2. Performance

In addition to private tuition, each student has access to up to 12 extra performance opportunities each year through our studio class and end of term concerts.

  • Monthly studio class (attendance optional, but encouraged) open to any student of any instrument. Feedback is given to each student on the spot, and our teachers work with the student in the moment to help develop confidence in their performance skills.

  • End of term concerts. Students perform polished works in a formal environment. Older students are encouraged to engage with the audience through short introductory talks about the pieces they are performing. 

3. Personalised learning

There are no two students with the exact same needs, and as such we tailor their musical education accordingly, in consultation with the parent, the teacher, and the student. 


At the beginning of every term, our teachers write personalised learning plans for every student in our program. These are tailored to the individual’s specific needs, and the agreed upon goals for that term. Whether that is an AMEB exam, local eisteddfods or competitions, scholarship auditions for schools, performances in their own school, or even just learning for leisure.

Term Dates

Term 1: Tuesday January 29th - Saturday April 13th

Term 2: Monday April 29 - Saturday July 6th

Term 3: Monday 22nd July - Saturday 28th September

Term 4: Monday 14th October - Saturday 14th December


Lessons are invoiced in advance according to the NSW public school term dates. You are able to start private lessons at any point during the term and fees will be prorated.


$44 / 30 minutes
$66 / 45 minutes
$88 / 60 minutes­

All rates are inclusive of GST