***** Welcome to Mary's School of Music *****

New location Lower North Shore

Ethical good old fashioned values with a passion for teaching puts msm at the top of the class!

Specializing in classical piano, modern keyboards, guitar, singing, theory of music,  confidence building skills.

Mary's School of Music (MSM) was founded by Ms Mary Rose Spanakis, conservatorium of music graduate, child psychologist, life skills motivator, performer and music composer. Ms Mary is the music director at Mary's School of Music. "I sincerely hope we can gain your trust and respect through the excellent music education we provide". Music lessons available in the student's home for busy people who want to save travel time, music tuition in the comfort and safety of the student's home. 
Mary's School Of Music was Founded in 1986, Ms Mary started in a small home studio and through  dedication and commitment to teaching music has mentored students over the years to achieve their best in music tuition, music exams, auditions, conservatorium and university entry exams, auditions for careers in music and stage.
MSM has provided work experience for High School and college students and also holds  special mentoring and performance skills workshops. Our aim is to make learning an instrument fun, enjoyable and educational.

We offer music lessons in all musical instruments- specializing in classical piano, modern keyboards, guitar, vocal coaching and theory of music. We travel to you for convenience and effective time management.
Music exam preparation available: A.M.E.B. (Australian Music Examination Board), A.N.Z.C.A (Australia and New Zealand Cultural Arts), Trinity College London (TCL), AICM (Australian International Conservatorium of Music) HSC music tuition, Eisteddfods,
Music audition preparation for selective arts high school and music conservatorium.
Motivation is the key to success
Our regular concerts and performance events give student positive goals to work towards.  Motivating students to prepare for term recitals and music examinations is one way we help our students gain self esteem, build confidence, and above all enjoy learning to play a musical instrument. Age is never a barrier, a love for music is all you need. We encourage parents of younger students to take up music lesson in order to inspire and motivate their children.
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This year's Music Exams will be held between October - December 2019

For more details regarding examination dates please contact MSM.

The Big Little Divas talent group - performing at a 2009 concert spectacular. Song and dance choreography by Ms Mary.
One of our successful music graduates goes on to become a teacher in piano.
Even the shyest students do very well in their music exams.

        Motivation!  Structured Practice! Confidence!

  Enjoy performing music!

     Inspiration! Success!


  • Post a practice chart on the fridge, on your piano stool, or car seat as a reminder, fill in your minutes of practice after every practice session.  You can download a practice chart from here.  Rewards are a great way to reach your goals, have a reward at the end of the week for every successful practice goal achieved, invite a friend to listen to your performance.  MSM is currently offering students who show they have completed more than 2 hours practice each week, an extra 10 minutes of lesson time free! 


  • Family members can make time to be an audience and sit in on practice sessions.  Listen patiently and give lost of phrase! Listen to other performers of your choice, attend as many concerts as possible to get inspired by accomplished performers!


  • Hold family talent quests where everyone gets to perform an item, video or take photos of successful performances to post on face book or cherish in family albums.


  • Discuss your progress with your teacher, for extra encouragement stars and rewards are awarded by the teacher, Ms Mary is a patient and professional teacher.


  • Be inspired attend concerts, watch other performers and accomplished musicians! 
  • Get Motivated have goals to work towards!
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music hold recitals and fun events you can attend.
Director of Music and Principal Ms Mary Rose Spanakis (Ms Mary) is a graduate of the Australian and International Conservatorium of music (AICM).

~Ethical good old fashioned values~

 a passion to teach music

 puts Mary's School of Music 

at the top of the class


music education!