Need an experienced and flexible piano, voice or music theory teacher in Kew or Hawthorn?

Sapere School of Music offers customised lessons for students of all ages at a convenient location and affordable hourly rates. Caitlyn Bosch founded our music school in 2008 and is a talented classical and contemporary pianist and vocalist. COVID safe lessons are provided by Zoom, and in-person lessons are available at our Hawthorn studio, or in your home in Kew, Hawthorn, Richmond, Balwyn, Camberwell and other nearby areas.

Flexible Lessons for All Ages

Each lesson is adapted to the needs of the student, age 7+. We strive to make every lesson fun and positive as well as productive.

Affordable and Friendly

Lesson cost is just $70 per hour.
A free trial first lesson is available (upon request).

Comprehensive Curriculum

We teach a comprehensive AMEB voice, piano & theory curriculum for beginners to Grade 6 AMEB.

sapere

[ˈsa.pɛ.rɛ] Italian
Def: To learn, know, hear, listen, understand, be able to, or think

Are you looking for a local, experienced and flexible piano, voice or music theory teacher in Hawthorn, for yourself or your child?

Sapere School of Music offers customised lessons for students of all ages at a convenient and accessible location in West Hawthorn, Victoria.

Our director Caitlyn Bosch founded our music school in 2008. She is a talented classical and contemporary pianist and vocalist. More about our Staff

Free trial first lesson available (upon request).

Each lesson is adapted to the needs of the student: ages 7+, beginners to Grade 6 AMEB, and a wide range of AMEB voice, piano and theory syllabuses.
Lesson cost is from just $70 per hour.

Beginners of all ages (7 to adult) and experienced students (up to 6th Grade AMEB) are professionally catered for!

Please call or email for more info — or call to arrange your first lesson!

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What We Teach

We teach Classical and/or Contemporary styles in Piano and Voice.

AMEB Syllabuses: Piano, Piano for Leisure, Singing, Singing for Leisure, Musical Theatre, Theory, Musicianship, and Music Craft.

All students will focus on Sight Reading, Aural Skills, Musicianship, Musicality, Technique, and Performance.

Older students may also learn Composition and Improvisation (usually adults).

We can teach using the Kodály Method which is focused on well-rounded, full musical literacy.

How We Teach

Regular face-to-face lessons on a quality piano with one of our teachers (usually weekly).

Learning an instrument takes commitment and practice, so each student has a set amount of expected hours of practice each week (usually a minimum of 30 mins a day or 3 hours/week).

Each student must have access to a suitable quality piano or keyboard for practice time.

At least once a year, students will perform to an audience of other students, family and friends, and other performance opportunities are available and encouraged.

Students will have the opportunity to do AMEB exams if desired.

We adapt our lessons to suit the learning style, age and capacity of each student as an individual.

We are passionate about music and teaching and aim to make our lessons as enjoyable as possible while expecting appropriate levels of commitment and practice from the student.

Our teachers regularly receive industry standard professional development through AMEB.

Why We Teach

We believe everyone deserves to be able to learn a musical instrument (including voice) regardless of socio-economic background, age or capacity.

Our pricing is competitive (just $60/hour) to make learning music as affordable as possible.

We believe lessons should be fun and engaging for all students in a positive and encouraging environment.

We focus on enabling students to learn and fulfil their musical potential independently.

Meet our Staff

Caitlyn Bosch

Director, Piano & Voice Teacher

Caitlyn Bosch is the director of the Sapere School of Music. She has taught students young and old since 2008 and holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours (Classical Voice), from the University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music.

Caitlyn is currently completing a Masters of Music Teaching at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (University of Melbourne).

Caitlyn is passionate about sharing music with anyone who desires to learn. She is a member of the Victorian Music Teacher’s Association and undertakes regular professional development across a range of music teaching techniques and curriculum.

 

Other roles

Caitlyn is also the Artistic Director for Melbourne Youth Chorale.

Other highlights of her musical career include directing a vocal ensemble (Daughters of the King), a scholarship and European tour with the Melbourne Bach Choir, singing with Exaudi Youth Choir for local and international tours including the UK, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as numerous interstate Australian performances, including singing with Gondwana Youth Choir for the ANZAC 100th Anniversary Celebrations in the Sydney Opera House.

Luke Holdsworth

Luke Holdsworth

PIANO TEACHER

Luke is an accomplished pianist who loves sharing his skill with others. Having played for nearly two decades and teaching for a number of those, Luke is passionate about working with people who are neurodiverse, specifically those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and also those who may struggle with ill mental health, such as anxiety. Luke sees music as a holistic activity, encouraging creativity, confidence, discipline and self-expression that may help the student in many other areas of their life.

When Luke is not playing, teaching or creating music, he enjoys using his imagination in activities such as Dungeons and Dragons, the occasional computer game, and sword fighting with his peers. Luke is enthused about helping students realise their musical potential, taking another step closer to being their best self.

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Administrator

Sophie is a boisterous and bubbly personality with a history in Visual Arts.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT University and is a lover of storytelling across all mediums. From traditional paintings and sculpture to obscure art installations, musicals, circus performances, graphic novels, and film.

She has pursued an interest in theology, history, and cultural studies over the last two years at Whitley College, under the University of Divinity.

Sophie is a passionate individual who strives to understand people and the stories they tell.

What Our Students Say

Mike

“In just 6 lessons with Caitlyn, I gained more vocal skills and confidence than I did in 6 months with my previous teacher.”

Eugene

“I never thought I could learn the piano, but Caitlyn’s expert tutoring has really opened my eyes to the world of music.”

Contact Us

Please contact our director Caitlyn Bosch to find out more or arrange your first lesson.
0447 447 338 Mon - Sat, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Location of Lessons

Hawthorn, Kew & surrounding suburbs including Alphington, Richmond, Camberwell and Balwyn (by appointment only)

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