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. We offer 1:1 lessons in guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums & vocals/singing. Our friendly team of teachers are experienced, qualified musicians. Learn just for pleasure and AMEB exam preperation available.

We offer 1:1 lessons in:








All styles: classical, pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk, metal, and more…….
Complete beginners to advanced
AMEB exam preperation availiable

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!) then understand if there is a particular style of music or certain songs that really interests the student. If not, 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. Our teachers structure the lessons around the students musical ability, musical taste, building skills and having fun.

The weekly lessons are structured to contain – exercises and reading from a tutor book and working on selected songs.


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 (Labour 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 hours:

monday to friday: 4:00pm – 9pm

saturday: 9am – 5pm

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 catch up lesson. If a student is sick on the day, we still note this and look for a chance for a catch up lesson. However, catch up lessons are not guaranteed. They depend on an opening becoming available in the 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 student/s the opportunity to have a catch up in your spot, students may need time to make special arrangements to enable them to take advantage of the catch up.

Please direct all cancellation advice to our office on 9486 1203 or 0437 129 987 (9.00 am - 7.00 pm daily) not your teacher. The office will advise the teacher of the cancellation. Contacting the office directly allows us to record and coordinate all catch up lessons between all students and teachers as efficiently as possible.

Catch up lessons remain valid throughout the whole teaching year while the student continues to have lessons with us. Catch 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 catch 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.