voodoo child


Melbourne’s premier music school

Est. 2006 and located in Surrey Hills, voodoo child music offers high quality personalised music lessons in all styles and all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced students; 5 years to adults – all ages welcome!

Variety of Instruments and Genres: We offer one to one individual lessons in a range of instruments and musical genres. Whether it’s guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums & singing, we offer a diverse selection of lessons to cater to students interests and preferences.

Experienced musicians and teachers: Our students are in great hands. We want to ensure that our students are receiving instruction from experienced, knowledgeable teachers and musicians who can effectively nurture students musical talents.

Individualised Instruction: Each music lessons is tailored to the individual needs and skill levels of each student. This helps students progress at their own pace and reach their full potential.

Supportive Environment: Our school offers a nurturing and supportive environment where students can thrive and develop their musical abilities. Our teachers are warm and caring.

Benefits of Music Education: We know that there are numerous benefits that music education offers for students of all ages. especially children and teenagers. Music can improve cognitive skills, enhance academic performance, boost self-confidence, and increase creativity.

AMEB exam preparation is available in contemporary, RockSchool or classical streams. Alternatively lessons can be taken purely for leisure (without taking exams).

We offer 1:1 lessons in:







All styles: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Music Theatre, Classical, and more…….
We offer individual lessons in a range of instruments and musical genres. Whether it’s guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums & singing, we offer a diverse selection of lessons to cater to students interests and preferences.

All ages

Complete beginners to advanced
AMEB exam preparation available

Children: five years plus. Adults: any age – it’s never too late!

Individual lessons

Each student is different and it is important to explore what is going to work best for each individual. We like to firstly understand the students music ability or previous experience – if any? – (complete beginners welcome!) Ours is a comprehensive approach to learning an instrument from the very beginning to an advanced level. We typically have a preferred syllabus that we work from for the various instruments. We also like to supplement tutor books with popular, fun pieces/songs that really interests the student. The teacher can draw upon a large repertoire of music to cater to a wide range of musical tastes and interests and will happily provide guidance about suitable pieces if needed. Our teachers structure the lessons around the students musical ability, musical taste, building skills and having fun.

Our weekly lessons are a comprehensive approach to learning an instrument.


tuition fees

pricing: $46 (gst incl) for a 30 minute 1:1 lesson.

The weekly lessons are on a term by term basis and payment for the whole term is due within 7 days. We follow the Government School Terms (generally 10 – 12 weeks per term) Students can join at any stage throughout the term, we simply bill them for the remainder of the term.

term dates

voodoo child music follows the Government School Terms – details outlined below.

terms for 2024
Term 1: Tues, Jan 30 – Thu, Mar 28 (9 weeks)
Term 2: Mon, Apr 15 – Sat, Jun 29 (11 weeks)
Term 3: Mon, Jul 15 – Sat, Sept 21 (10 weeks)
Term 4: Mon, Oct 7 – Sat, Dec 21 (11 weeks)

Lessons are held at the studio at 104 Union Rd, Surrey Hills 3127.

Monday – Friday : 4:00pm – 9:00pm &
Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm

public holidays

The studio is closed on all public holidays.

public holidays for 2024:

– Monday 11th of March (Labor day) 

– Friday 29th of March (Good Friday) 

– Saturday 30th March (Easter Saturday)

– Thursday 25th of April (ANZAC day) 

– Monday 10th of June (Kings Birthday)

– Tuesday 5th of November (Melbourne Cup)

Contact us

104 Union Road, Surrey Hills 3127


telephone 03 9486 1203
mobile 0437 129 987

studio teaching hours:

monday to friday: 4pm – 9pm

saturday: 9am – 3pm

sunday: closed

office hours:

monday to friday: 10am – 7pm

saturday: 9am – 3pm

sunday: closed


Cancellation policy

Lesson cancellations throughout the term

If a student cancels a lesson with at least 24 hours notice, we will note the absence and do our utmost to arrange a make up lesson. If a student is sick on the day, we still note this and look for a chance for a make up lesson wherever possible. However, make up lessons are not guaranteed. They depend on an opening becoming available in the teachers' schedule, usually directly before or after the student’s scheduled lesson time.

The 24 hour notice period is designed to allow us time to make contact with and offer other students the opportunity to have a make up in your spot: students may need time to make special arrangements to enable them to take advantage of the make up lesson offer.

Please direct all cancellation advice to our office on 9486 1203 or 0437 129 987 (10.00am - 7.00pm daily) not your teacher. The office will advise the teacher of the cancellation. Contacting the office directly allows us to record and coordinate all make up lessons between all students and teachers as efficiently as possible.

Make up lessons remain valid throughout the whole teaching year while the student continues to have lessons with us. Make up lessons that are outstanding at the end of the year are not carried over to the following year.

If a teacher is away, a replacement teacher will be provided (wherever possible). A handover process is in place between teachers so that students can proceed with lessons as normal. If it is not possible to arrange a replacement teacher - the student will be offered a make up lesson as soon as an opening is available either side of the student’s usual lesson time.

Permanent Cancellations

Lessons are strictly on a term by term basis. One full terms notice is required for permanent cancellations.
If a student cancels lessons permanently for any reason once the term has started, a refund will not be offered for the remainder of the term's lessons.


At voodoo child music we believe that music lessons should always be inspiring, exciting and fun. If you want to be part of a great team with unique and exciting programs - email us.