Music School

 

ABOUT OUR MUSIC SCHOOL

At Solfege House Music School, you can learn any style, at any age, at any level. Classical, Pop, Jazz, Blues – Piano, Guitar, Singing, Music Theory, Composition – It’s all here!

 

We have three gorgeous studio rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and comfort to make your learning experiences as warm as possible. We hold annual student concerts which showcases our students progress throughout the year to family and friends. AMEB, VCE, Theory tutoring are all available, our qualified teachers can guide you through any exams, or just help grow your musicianship at your own pace.

Solfege House was started in 1996 by Founder and Head of Music, Alla Schnall. Fast track to today, and the school is now flourishing, being run by Alla and siblings Jimmy Schnall and Em Schnall. The school has currently been running for over 25+ years, and has seen hundreds of students come through our doors to learn music in a supportive, warm and welcoming environment.

Solfege House Music School welcomes any inquiries for lessons, and are happy to say that your first trial lesson with us is completely free. We currently cater for any age, any level of Piano, Guitar, Singing, Music Theory and Composition, and if we may not offer an instrument or area of music you need, please contact us about getting our sessional staff in for lessons on the instrument of your choice!

 

LESSONS AVAILABLE

 PIANO LESSONS 

Classical, Contemporary, Piano for Leisure, AMEB from Preliminary to Grade 8+, VCE, TAFE & University Tutoring

GUITAR LESSONS

Pop, Rock, Classical, Blues, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, AMEB Preliminary+, VCE, TAFE & University Tutoring 

 VOCAL LESSONS 

Jazz, Pop, Musical Theatre, Vocal Mechanics, AMEB Voice, Performance Techniques, VCE, TAFE & University Tutoring

 THEORY & MUSIC INDUSTRY LESSONS  

Classical Theory, Jazz Theory, AMEB, VCE,  General Musicianship Theory, TAFE & University Theory, Music Industry Lessons, PR & Marketing Guidance, Band-Leading Musicianship

 COMPOSITION & ARRANGING LESSONS 

Arranging, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Big-Band and Orchestration

Piano and Theory Lessons Rates

30 minute lesson - $39.00

45 minute lesson - $58.50

60 minute lesson - $78.00

Voice and Guitar Lessons Rates

30 minute lesson - $30.00

45 minute lesson - $45.00

60 minute lesson - $60.00

Group Lessons Rates (2 or more students)

30 minute lesson - $28.00 per student

Group lessons are available for up to 2 - 4 students/siblings

TERM

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

TERM START

01/29/19

16/04/19

16/07/19

22/10/19

TERM FINISH

29/03/19

30/06/19

22/09/19

22/12/19

WEEK DURATION

9 Weeks

11 Weeks

10 Weeks

11 Weeks

Every year we have a public ticketed concert, where we invite all of our students to perform for their family and friends! This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase what that have been working on throughout the year in a positive environment. Solfege House is also proud to inform that all performances are filmed, and with the permission we upload these videos every year to YouTube, below you can find some highlights of previous years performances, if you would like to view more press the 'Solfege House YouTube Page' Button

OUR TEACHERS

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ALLA SCHNALL

Head of School + Teacher

Piano, AMEB, Theory, Conducting

Alla has a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the Melbourne Conservatorium, and a Diploma of Music from Moscow, Russia, specialising in Conducting and Classical Piano. She started Solfege House in 1996, as well as teaching for 18 years at Yamaha Music, now having over 25 years of experience in teaching piano, theory, classical voice, conducting, and arranging.

Alla has also been a full member of VMTA (Victorian Music Teachers Association) for over 20 years. Contact us today to book a FREE trial lesson with Alla!

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EM SCHNALL

Co-Head of School + Teacher

Voice, Piano, AMEB, Composition & Arranging, Theory, Music Industry

Em has a Bachelor of Music from Monash University, majoring in Jazz Vocal Performance. Specialising in Voice, Em can teach a broad range of styles including Musical Theatre, Contemporary Popular Music and Jazz. She has been a performer, band leader, manager and composer, having participated in Estill Voice Training Level 1 + 2, was a vocal mentor with the New York Jazz Symposium / The Juilliard School. Being the recipient for multiple Australian awards for her work as a vocalist and composer, be sure to book in a FREE trial lesson with Em today! 

TOM KINDERMANN

Teacher 

Guitar, Arranging, Theory

Tom has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Monash specialising in Jazz Performance. Tom has been performing music for 10 years, and has been teaching guitar for the last 6. With extensive experience in many contemporary styles including: blues, rock, jazz and pop, a deep knowledge of jazz theory and musical theory concepts, Tom has been an active performer and sessional musician in the local music scene for a few years. Come book in a FREE trial lesson with Tom today!

TERM

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

TERM START

28/01/21

19/04/21

12/07/21

04/10/21

TERM FINISH

01/04/21

25/06/21

17/09/21

17/12/21

WEEK DURATION

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

10 Weeks

11 Weeks

RATES AND TERM DATES

Piano, Voice, Guitar and Theory

Lessons Rates

30 minute lesson - $40.00

45 minute lesson - $60.00

60 minute lesson - $80.00

ANNUAL CONCERTS

Each year we have the Solfege House Annual Concerts, where we invite all of our students to perform for their family and friends! This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase what they have been working on throughout the year in a positive and supportive environment.

 

All our concerts are filmed, and with permission we upload these videos every year to YouTube. Below you can find some highlights of previous years performances. If you would like to view more press the 'Solfege House YouTube Page' Button below -

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following terms and conditions are at the discretion of the teacher:

Tutition Fees

  • Lessons are scheduled during public school terms

  • Tuition fees will be invoiced on your 1st lesson of the term, for the full term and due by the 3rd week of the term

  • Payment methods include cash, cheque or direct bank transfer

  • Lessons vary from 30, 45 or 60 minutes, depending on the student level.​​

  • Note: Our new students are invited to attend an evaluation session with your teacher prior to commencement of lessons.The evaluation session is free.

Missed Lessons

  • If you know that you will be away during term, a make-up lesson or credit may be available. Please notify your teacher prior to the commencement of the term

  • If you are unable to attend a scheduled lesson, you must provide notification no less then 24 hours prior to the lesson. If 24 hours notice is not provided, a make-up lesson or credit will not be available.

Teacher Absense

  • You are entitled to a make-up lesson or where rescheduling is not possible, a credit will be given.

Make-up Lessons - Subject to Availability

Make-up lessons may be provided:

  • As a single lesson during the term

  • On the 1st or 2nd day of the school holiday or as an extension of any lesson during term

  • Where 24 hours notice is given, one make-up lesson is available per term

  • Make-up lessons do not accumulate from term to term

  • Make-up lessons are not available for group classes missed.

Discontinuation

  • Advise the teacher two weeks prior where you wish to discontinue lessons.