Learning at Con Brio

Learning at Con Brio


We cater for piano, string, brass, woodwind, theory classes, and most orchestral and classical instruments! Please enquirefor more information about the instrument you are interested in!

At the Con Brio School of Music, the student and our professionalism are our number one priorities. Our expert teachers utilise their own custom teaching techniques and syllabus’ catering for students of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Students are often offered places in music competitions, events and eisteddfods to compete and demonstrate their progress on behalf of our school. Past students of our teachers have won numerous prizes and medals from competing in such events, which have assisted them tremendously in not only progressing in their respective instruments, but by giving them a huge advantage in tertiary education and employment.

We teach a balance of both practical and theoretical elements associated with every instrument, and ensure the student, regardless of age or level, will gain substantial progress in their choice of instrument.


Our lesson prices have been tailored to be highly competitive with surrounding schools and private tutors.

To avoid any discrepancies, we encourage students to pay in 10 week instalments. If for any reason a student is unable to attend a lesson, we must be contacted 24 hours prior to that lesson, so we can notify the teacher, as well as arrange a new lesson time within that week. A full list of our prices can be found by clicking here.


Learning music will also help students during Year 11 and Year 12.

Ready to Join

If you are interested in meeting with us, please feel free to contact us for an exact address. You can also download a copy of our enrolment form from below:

Download the Enrolment Form: Con Brio Enrolment Form

and once completed please email all forms to:  [email protected]

Why take lessons? Why take exams?

Are your students and their families aware of the many benefits of studying music or speech and drama?

‘Hardwiring’ a young brain for learning success

Experiencing music and learning to play an instrument early in life can have a profound effect on our ongoing capacity to learn – stimulating the brain in preparation for greater efficiency in all future learning. This is due to the way in which music involves and  integrates cognitive (reasoning, spatial, mathematical and creative skills), language, physical and social learning skills.

Music as an emotional outlet

Childhood and teenage experiences bring a myriad of strong emotions. These may often be difficult to articulate or share with family members. Music offers a healthy and socially acceptable outlet for expressing our grief, enthusiasm, anger, anxiety or unrequited love.  Teachers should encourage students to explore pieces that convey a variety of emotions so that a student can always play a piece from their repertoire that assists their self-expression or lifts them out of a negative emotion.

Thinking outside the square

Exploring the many valid ways to interpret a piece of music teaches children the power of  creative thought. Understanding that there is not always one right answer is empowering and gives children the confidence to explore creative problem solving in other areas of learning.

Becoming a ‘details’ person

The often exacting nature of music and correct playing technique helps you learn to value the benefits of diligence and detail.  Success achieved through sustained effort and challenging your inner resources can heighten self-esteem as you reap the rewards associated with producing good rather than mediocre work.

Embracing challenge

Preparing for exams demonstrates that a person is able to take risks and conquer fears. A little bit of anxiety is something that people will confront at various times in their lives, and dealing with this early and often enables you to cope with greater challenges, such as HSC exams, far better for having had earlier exam experiences.

Overcoming performance anxiety

One of the greatest joys comes at the end of a successful performance. A valuable saying, ‘the only way around fear is through it’ has helped many performers conquer their nerves in order to share their talents with either an examiner or an audience. Every performance experience, whether as a candidate in an exam or a musician in a concert, takes you closer to the time when you have your nerves under control and can allow the adrenalin to showcase your abilities to their full potential. Every performer should be brave enough to keep embracing each ‘performance’ opportunity until they reach this magical place!

Making yourself marketable in any future career

Listing music, or speech and drama studies and exams in your curriculum vitae would demonstrate to a prospective employer that you are a multi-dimensional worker. Someone who had successfully completed music or speech and drama exams before he or she entered the workforce would possess self-confidence, creative intelligence and a strong sense of perseverance and self-motivation – indeed, an employer would see someone who could literally ‘perform’ anywhere in the world!

Quoted from the November 2008 AMEB newsletter