Private lessons at the Academy

We offer music education for individuals of just about every age and skill level.

Australian Academy of Music

The Australian Academy of Music is a Queensland owned, family run business with a rich history of helping people achieve their musical dreams. As soon as you enter our shop in Brendale you will realise how much we love music. From the way we lovingly restore and repair your musical instrument to the dedication we have to your musical education and our vast range of musical equipment and music books.

What we do

Lessons: Our teaching facility currently teaches in excess of 400 students every week and we cater to all students, no matter the age, whether your musical aspirations are to be a professional musician, prepare for exams and auditions, or to play for relaxation and fun we can help you! We strive to bring out the very best in all our students and offer many fun opportunities throughout the school year for us to all get together and make some music in a relaxed environment. We also host busking days, band jam events an open day in August and end of year gala show, all of which enable our students expressing themselves in fun and imaginative ways in front of a supportive audience. Our experienced teachers all carry working with children blue cards.

30 Minute private lessons are $40.00 enrolled rate or $44.00 Casual rate. Block of 10 x 30 minute lessons $420.00

Please visit our music lessons page for more information on our teachers and lessons.

Repairs: Not only do we offer a great teaching facility, but we also have an outstanding off site workshop which we've affectionately dubbed 'Repairer's Corner' with John Morris Jnr and son Mitchell Morris working hard to repair musical instruments. Please visit our repairs page for more information on all of our repair services.

Music Shop: Our music shop in Brendale sells everything you need! Print music titles including AMEB books, Rock and Pop titles, play along books, TAB and folios from your favourite musicians. Play a guitar? we sell Eliixir guitar strings, Martin and D'Addario strings and Saverez classical strings. We have Aquilla ukulele strings and a great range of ukuleles including Barnes and Mullins, Flight and Mahalo Ukuleles. Casio digital pianos and keyboards, Laney, NU-X and Peavy Amps and Jupiter Saxophones, Flutes and Clarinets are also available in store and on line.

Our motto is Learn, Love, Live Music​

Learn : Our amazing music teachers will teach and inspire you to want to continually grow  musically.

Love:  They say if you do something you love you will never work a day in your life. Although we do work very hard we love what we do and it shows. We especially love passing on our love of music to people like you.

 Live : Music is our life- one visit to our community inspired shop run by musicians for musicians and you will see music through our eyes. 

We have a long tradition of teaching music and providing resources for music teachers and schools in Brisbane, with John Morris Snr and Averil Morris opening the doors of the first Australian Academy of Music in Spring Hill in 1967. Now based in Brendale and equipped with 12 music studios and a great range of music products, the Australian Academy of Music is the place to come for all your music needs.

Our lesson cancellation policy has changed in light of the COVID pandemic, rather than 24 hours notice that was previously required, we now accept same day notice on weekdays of 10am and Saturdays by 8am. in order to be offered a makeup lesson on another date.

Find Our Shop

Find our musical instruments or accessories on the shop page
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Australian Academy of Music Repairs

Our outstanding on site workshop offers repairs on a huge range of instruments.

Come and talk to John Morris Jnr and Mitchell Morris about getting your beloved baby back to new again, repaired or even customised. Below is a list of prices for our most commonly serviced instruments and their price of service, but if your instrument isn't on the list just call us (on 3889 9400) for a chat and we're sure to be able to help you out.

News & Events


January 2021

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Nick Mears (student)

I began learning guitar a few years ago while my son was having music lessons at the Australian Academy of Music. I thought to myself, why should he have all the fun, so I started lessons too. I bought myself a beautiful hand made aPurla guitar from their shop as inspiration to keep up with my home practice and I have never looked back. With the encouragement and support of owners John and Lesley as well as countless others, I have so much fun and am improving every day. I feel like one of the family and count the time I spend at the academy as some of the best. Their encouragement for me to perform and play is awesome and I’m excited to keep rocking on.

Nick Mears (student)
Heinrich Serfontein (parent)

My 14 year old son started playing electric guitar at home and we enrolled him with Nick at the Academy – it supercharged his skills and confidence and within a year he was performing at “Open Mic” nights. He connects and loves jamming with Nick, he now plays in a band and we could not have asked for any better music family to be part of.

Heinrich Serfontein (parent)
Kim Alexander (student)

I have been going to the Australian Academy of music for about 3 years now. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. A decision I made for me to learn and grow in my music journey whilst enjoying my more senior years on planet earth. My Guitar and Piano Teacher Rita is a saint having to put up with me and my off and on weeks of practice. The environment is uplifting, friendly and incredibly welcoming. Its lovely to see the age spectrum of the students. When you stay long enough and you see the students teaching the younger ones ….the circle of music life is well and very nourished in this delightful Family Business

Kim Alexander (student)
Featured Teachers

Alice Klump

Availability: Tue,

Daniel Greig

Violin, Viola, Guita
Availability: Mon,Wed,

Jasmine Atkinson

Piano, Clarinet
Availability: Sat,