Eastern Suburbs School of Music

The Eastern Suburbs School of Music takes a modern approach to the traditional music teaching method, personalising lessons to meet the needs of each individual student. Based in Boronia and Carrum Downs, ESSM caters to students of all ages and skill levels, helping you to learn to play your chosen instrument through hard work and commitment. ESSM promises you the "best half hour in your week" with their lessons, offering teaching for a huge variety of instruments from drums, guitar, and violin through to piano, ukulele, and even the banjo.


10 Floriston Rd, Boronia

7 Sahra Grove Carrum Downs

Hours of operation: Mon – Fri 4pm-9pm, Sat 10am – 3pm

Phone: 0421 705 150

Website: www.essm.net.au


Tell us about the history of Eastern Suburbs School of Music.

ESSM has given instrumental music lessons in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne for over 30 years to students of all ages, from beginners to advanced musicians.


For which instruments do you offer tuition?

Lessons are available on guitar, piano/keyboard, drums, singing, violin, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, cello, flute, and our Rock Band Workshop program in which students attend a coached band rehearsal each weekend.


How is your approach to teaching different to other music schools?

Our lessons aim to provide the best half hour of fun our students have in their week. 


What experience do your teachers bring to lessons?

The depth of knowledge our teachers have allows them to cater to student’s interests. Our 26 teachers have a wide variety of experience as performers on local, national, and international stages. Our teachers are full-time musicians through working as teachers in primary and secondary schools, for our music school, and as performers. Many hold tertiary qualifications and have completed music exams to the highest grades.


What makes Eastern Suburbs School of Music stand out?

The opportunities available to our students , from simply taking lessons as a weekly hobby, to studying for exams, to performances at ESSM events or in the local community.


Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Check out our student performances on the Eastern Suburbs School of Music YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/essmboronia.