Kingsgrove Music has been servicing the musical needs of the local and surrounding communities since its establishment in 1955.
The desire to provide enhanced studio comfort and broaden the musical activities of the school resulted in Kingsgrove Music relocating to Bexley in late 2010.
- seven studios, with three sufficiently large enough to allow ensemble and group work
- ducted reverse cycle air conditioning
- reception and waiting area
- on-site parking for 8 cars
- on-site shop catering for most music needs (including instruments, accessories and music)
The Turner family are proud to continue the long tradition of Kingsgrove Music in providing excellence in music teaching.
Within the family, there is a strong tradition of academic excellence, educational leadership, and privileged musical education via The Conservatorium High School, St Andrew’s Cathedral School, the Australian Institute of Music and the University of NSW.
In recent years the family have undertaken two European Music Tours in conjunction with St Andrew’s Cathedral School, having the opportunity to perform in venues of international renown throughout Europe.
The Music Teachers
The teachers at Kingsgrove Music are chosen because they have engaging personalities, musical ability and love sharing the joy of music making. They are highly experienced professional musicians with a passion for musical pedagogy who are committed to their own ongoing professional development.
The Philosophy of the Kingsgrove Music
The following statements summarise the underpinning philosophy of Kingsgrove Music as we work to serve local families and the community:
- music should accessible to all people (hence the fee structure has been designed to assist families access music tuition and is below the Music Teachers Association recommended fee level)
- music creates harmony and is the one great international unifier —music speaks all languages
- music is fun and should give pleasure and enjoyment – it should be a positive experience which allows the innate creativity of the child to emerge
- music should not cause stress – it is equally legitimate to study music for pleasure and relaxation as it is to formalise study via the examination process
- musical experiences and tuition should be developmentally appropriate and designed to meet the needs of the individual
- we aim to provide a complete musical education by incorporating basic theory and aural training with instrument instruction
- all ages, all styles, all standards are welcomed
- we seek to match student learning style and personality with that of the teacher
The Educational Benefits of a Music Education
There is a vast amount of literature that provides evidence of the educational advantages that musical experiences and training provides to the child.
In summary, all aspects of the child’s development are impacted upon. That is, music offers the opportunity to facilitate a child’s physical, intellectual, social, emotional, language and musical development. For this reason, Kingsgrove Music particularly seeks to provide musical programs for children with special needs, and for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our early childhood programs take advantage of the child’s natural instinct to play whilst introducing them to the concepts of music, movement, singing, and dance.
Our before-school music program reflects an eclectic combination of concepts from Zoltan Kodaly, Karl Orff and Shinichi Suzuki.
Musical education has been found to enhance creativity; problem-solving; fine motor coordination; and eye-hand coordination.
Other life skills (and subsequently employability skills in later life) assisted by music study include: self-confidence; team work; ability to follow instructions and ability to lead; enhanced focus and concentration; goal setting; and communication skills.
To learn more about our school and services, feel free to either read online or download our Studio Information Booklet.