Give your child the gift of music, a gift to last a lifetime

Kids On Key aims to foster a love of music whilst developing musicianship skills in a relaxed and positive environment

Studies have shown that children who learn a musical instrument show improved concentration and memory.

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Welcome to Kids on Key

  • Kids on Key is small personal music teaching business operating in several schools in South East Melbourne
  • We offer high quality, affordable music tuition in a range of instruments (see the range of tuition options on each school’s web page)
  • We have a wonderful team of motivated specialist music teachers with a wealth of teaching experience
  • We make lessons fun and engaging for all students and cater for all ages and abilities
  • We provide total program management so you can just sit back and watch your children and students blossom and enjoy your schools enhanced music profile and curriculum

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Meet the team

Our Sponsor Child – Acklina

For the past 8 years Kids on Key has been sponsoring a child from World Vision. Her name is Acklina Ngoma, she is 12 years old and is from Zambia. Each year at our annual evening music concerts, parents are asked to make a small donation at the door and the total money raised goes towards sponsoring Acklina for the next 12 months…


After one year of keyboard, we were pleasantly surprised how well Christy performed as part of a group in a lovely end of year concert. Christy found further motivation when I finally made time to squeeze in a few private lessons so that she could measure her progress by completing exams. The group and private lessons provide complementary outcomes, by creating a musician who wants to improve and who can play as part of a group. Cath has a caring approach, and there is no pressure to take on private lessons.

Stephanie Mitten

My daughter has been attending Kids on Key through our school for the last 4 years. In this time she has developed a love of music and fostered a wonderful relationship with her music teacher. Kids on Key has provided my daughter with a positive, fun and challenging music program. My daughter is excited to be partaking in her next ANZCA exam for piano this year and I am positive that her love of music and piano is because of the fantastic environment provided by Kids on Key.

Kylie Kibsgaard

My children have been learning keyboard for about 4 years with Kids on Key. I think it is a fantastic program, especially as these classes can be done around school times. My children have learned to read music as well as learn keyboard, both of which I truly believe helps to expand our children’s mind for many other areas of their life, similar to the benefits of learning another language, and Susan is just a wonderful teacher. The opportunity to further the education with exams and grading is there for the students that wish to pursue their instruments further.

Nancy Gibson

My daughter has really enjoyed her Zoom guitar lessons during ISO. The audio is great at both ends, the teacher can see everything she’s doing with her hands and she is very engaged. On the technical side, I'm amazed how seamless the process is and how well it all works.

Catherine Green – St Peter’s

During the COVID lockdown, music lessons went online and I was a bit apprehensive about how it would work. After we sorted all the technical stuff, I was really surprised by how much Nate engaged in the lessons. He told me after a month or so that he really enjoys having the lessons online and that he finds it easier to focus and learn. The way Cath sets it up works really well in terms of seeing the keyboard and taking turns in playing and listening. Nate's been more motivated than ever to practice and engage in the end of term concert. He's thinking about continuing online lessons when school returns, so he doesn't miss out on school time.

Gwyneth Rees - Tucker Rd Primary

The online music lessons offered by Kids on Key have been fabulous. The sessions were scheduled around our existing commitments, were well structured and tailored to suit the needs of my son. It was easier for my son to focus, without any external disruptions, and he made good progress during this time. I will certainly be considering online lessons for the future.

Lorraine Theodore – Resurrection Primary