Lesson Format & Exams

  • The maximum number in group lessons is 4, giving students the best combination of personal attention from their teacher and a social, interactive learning environment
  • Individual and duo lessons are also available on most instruments
  • Our lessons are very hands on and incorporate lots of fun and stimulating musical activities
  • Students progress at their own pace and the program is tailored to meet individual needs
  • Children love playing songs together so we also provide opportunity to learn group songs where each students learns a different part appropriate to their skill level
  • We always do a big end of year concert for parents and students and other performance opportunities exist throughout the year
  • Students are able to prepare for official music exams but this is generally only recommended for those who have reached a certain proficiency on their instrument


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