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      Music School

      Hive Music school offers students over 2 years a progressive journey that will see them able to read and write music as well as play various instruments. We also offer group and private piano lessons using the popular Simply Music Piano method.     

      3 YEAR OLDS

      Musical Bees

      Our 3 Yr old Program wraps your little one in a world of make-believe accompanied by incredible musical learning. They will go sailing on breezy, calm seas with animated pirates; tumble and scamper around like a clown in the circus and go on wild adventures, including fast, whistling train rides.

      Whilst your busy little bee is exploring their world of imagination, they’ll also be:

      • tuning up their singing voice with our professional singers;
      • fine-tuning their listening skills as we teach them to hear and respond to musical patterns;
      • strum chords on ukulele;
      • use their whole body to respond to music through joyful movement using hoops, parachute, balls and more;
      • gain a sense of rhythm as they play back rhythmic patterns on the drums and so much more.

      4-5 YEARS

      Musical Bees

      Our 4 Yr Old Musical Bees Program nurtures your child’s creative flow, strengthening the natural connection they share with the marvel of music and giving them the confidence and skill to create their own.

      Based on the successful Orff and Kodaly approaches to teaching music through expressive movement, listening, echoing and patterns, our classes provide your child with the right environment for them to spread their wings and let their musical skills soar.

      Your child will dance, move and playfully experience songs and stories that are designed to lead to deeper learning.

      • Learn to strum 1 and 2 chord songs on the ukulele.
      • Learn to create stories through sound.
      • Develop the ability to hear, sing and play back tunes on xylophone.
      • Learn to sing in tune.
      • Discover that music can be written down, and begin to read music using symbols, pictures and rhythmic notes.
      • Participate in group music making using percussion, drums, ukulele, recorder and xylophone.

      5-7 YEARS

      Piano Prep 

      Our 5-8 Year Piano Prep program primes students on the fundametals needed to continue onto our Piano program. Students build skills in the following areas:


      • Develop their ukulele and singing skills 
      • Teaching the children more advanced level performing as well as the practice and actual performance experience.
      • Working on ensemble playing, technique, developing fine motor skills, and musicality.


      • Introducing Solfege and Pitch Matching to develop their understanding of relative pitch.
      • Encourage students to find their voice and expand their singing abilities and control.


      • Learning to play the Xylophone helps them begin to understand visual cues and colour coding that can translate directly onto the Piano.
      • Help students begin to develop coordination.

      Music Theory & Reading

      • We work on a range of exercises focussed on helping children read, write and understand the principles of written music.

      Orchestral Activity

      • Exposing children to orchestral music and a variety of other unique forms of music they usually would not be exposed to. This helps them develop the ability to hear different timbres, and qualities and characteristics of instruments.

      Piano Bees

      The Hive piano program uses the Simply Music Piano method which is a very natural, approach to playing piano, incorporating a wide range of musical skills including improvisation, chords, playing by ear and reading music and allows the student to quickly become proficient in playing a wide variety of ‘real’ music straight away.  Suitable for children as young as 5 right through to adults, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can be playing great sounding music!

      Students attend a weekly 30 min class and need to complete home practice for approx 5-10 min per day, 4 days per week. If your child is under 10 yrs old, plan to sit with them during practice time each day as they’ll need your guidance and encouragement. You’ll need a basic keyboard or piano and an ipad or laptop to complete the home practice.

      Once you and your child are ready to join piano classes at Hive, we carefully group them with children of a similar age and who are at the same level.

      NB: To enrol, you must follow the link to the online enrolment form and our friendly staff will be in touch.  


      Children under 8 yrs of age must begin in the Musical Bees 5-8 yr old class where our skilled teachers will develop their musical ear, teach them to sing in tune, play ukulele and piano, and work with them to develop the finger strength and fine motor control needed to be successful in a Piano Bees class.

      Children over 8 yrs of age: there are no pre-requisites.

      Enrolment Information

      Music Fees 2021

      Kindermusik Classes $21/week/student*
      Piano Group Classes $25/week/student
      Piano Private Lesson $35/week/student

      * Multi-class discount applies. 2 classes for $35/student
      Includes UNLIMITED makeup classes: simply notify your absence and book a makeup using the CLIENT PORTAL.

      Billing: Fees are billed monthly on the 1st of each month for the number of scheduled classes in that month. Cancellations must be submitted BEFORE the 1st of the month. Late cancellations are processed the following month.

      Covid 19 Plan

      Should the Hive be required to close at any time due to COVID 19 in our community, the following plan will be implemented:

      All classes will continue using our live online learning format. Students will have access to unlimited online classes in both drama and musical theatre for the same weekly price. 

      Should you wish to cancel your classes until we reopen – simply follow the usual cancellation process. You can continue online until the end of the month.

      Hive Music Teachers

      Mel Saunders

      Tash Gibson
      Kindermusik & Piano


      Ovania McClelland
      Kindermusik & Piano Prep


      Shue Yin Tan

      Jessica McDonald

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      Our 2 Week Trial Pass is the perfect way to find the right class fit for your child at Hive.

      Attend 2 of any classes within 2 weeks for just $35. 


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      8 Frederick Street, Charlestown 2290
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      Hive Member Enrolments:

      If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your remaining tuition fees and cancel your enrolment.

      Please note:

      1st month period applies for 30 days starting on the date of your first class

      Satisfaction guarantee applies to:

      • Members who are NEW to Hive
      • NEW enrolments in Bee-School (for new and existing Hive clients)

      Alternatively: you can CHANGE your enrolment to any other Hive class / program if you are unsatisfied, with no notice period.