Music Lessons

​At Mother Teresa Primary School, we have two wonderful music teachers come to the school and offer musical lessons to our students in private or group lessons​. The following music lessons are available for our students to participate in:

  • Piano Lessons
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Drum Lessons

If you would like your child to participate or to find out pricing, please contact:

Piano & Guitar:

Michael Smith

0412 773 758


Aidan Salvador

​The Benefits of a Child Learning a Musical Instrument

Learning to play a musical instrument can be highly beneficial for primary school-aged students. Here are several reasons why it is advantageous for them to engage in musical instrument education:
  1. Cognitive Development: Learning to play an instrument involves reading sheet music, understanding rhythm, and coordinating hand-eye movements. These activities can enhance cognitive skills such as problem-solving, memory, and mathematical abilities.
  2. Creativity: Playing a musical instrument allows students to express themselves creatively. They can compose their own music, improvise, and explore different musical styles, fostering their creativity and imagination.
  3. Discipline and Time Management: Learning an instrument requires regular practice and consistent effort. It helps students develop discipline and time management skills as they set aside time to practice and work towards achieving musical goals.
  4. Stress Reduction: Playing an instrument can serve as a stress reliever. Music is known to have a calming effect on the mind and body, and playing an instrument can help students manage stress and anxiety.
  5. Fine Motor Skills: Playing instruments like the piano, guitar, or violin requires precise finger movements. This can improve fine motor skills and finger dexterity, which is valuable for a child's overall physical development.
  6. Listening Skills: Learning an instrument hones a child's ability to actively listen and discern subtle nuances in music, which can transfer to improved listening skills in other areas of life.
  7. Teamwork and Collaboration: In school band or orchestra settings, students learn to work as part of a team, playing their part to create harmonious music. This fosters teamwork and collaboration skills.
  8. Boosted Self-Esteem: As students progress in their musical journey and perform in front of an audience, they gain a sense of accomplishment and increased self-esteem. This can have a positive impact on their self-confidence in various aspects of life.
  9. Cultural Awareness: Learning an instrument exposes students to the rich diversity of music from different cultures and time periods. This can broaden their cultural awareness and appreciation for global perspectives.
  10. Academic Benefits: Research has shown that students who engage in musical education tend to perform better in subjects like math and language. Music can enhance cognitive functions that are transferable to other academic areas.
  11. Long-Term Enjoyment: Learning an instrument can be a lifelong source of enjoyment. Students who acquire these skills often continue to play and find joy in music throughout their lives.
  12. Career Opportunities: While not the primary reason for learning an instrument in primary school, some students may develop a strong passion and talent for music, which could lead to future career opportunities in music and related fields.

In conclusion, learning a musical instrument in primary school offers a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and social benefits that can have a lasting impact on a child's personal and academic development. It can be an enriching experience that sets the stage for a lifelong relationship with music.