Westbreen Primary Music Program

Are you looking for a fun and engaging hobby for your son or daughter?

Are you tired of your child playing video games and would rather they experience an activity that will give them real life rewards and lifelong musical skills.

Do you want your child to be part of a program that will increase memory capacity, develop social skills and build their self esteem?

Is your child creative or has a flair for performance but lacks the confidence to realise their talents?


Learning an instrument is not only an incredibly fun and engaging hobby but has many additional benefits including; increased memory capacity, improved hand-eye coordination, better social & communication skills and the development of stronger self confidence. At Westbreen we are lucky enough to be offering Guitar & Drums in our instrumental music program this year. If you want to nurture your child’s creative side and give them a medium for self expression consider supplementing their education with guitar or drum lessons.

“I really like learning the Guitar,  Michael always teaches us songs that are fun”

I love learning the guitar, one day I’m going to join a band

“Drum lessons are great because I learn a new technique and beat every lesson, Michael is really kind and makes lessons fun”

The Instrumental Music Program

Electric Guitar & Drumkit Lessons will be offered to all Grade 1-6 students as part of the Instrumental Music Program this year.

Lesson content includes all of the fundamental concepts and necessary skills needed to play Guitar and Drums and focuses on teaching students what they need to know in order to begin playing, jamming and having fun as quickly as possible.

Each week students will come out of class to receive a 30 minute lesson.

Lessons will be run in group format with student’s paired according to age and ability. Groups are capped at 4 student’s per lesson

Lessons will run on a rotating timetable so that students don’t miss the same class time each week.

Students are encouraged to perform and will be given the opportunity to play at assembly, lunch time gigs and the end of year concert.

Students will receive song & lesson content handouts each week but are encouraged

Instrumental Lesson Fees

Instrumental Music Lesson fees are $20 per lesson with terms to be paid upfront.

Term 1 $160 (8 lessons)
Term 2 $200 (10 lessons)
Term 3 $180 (9 lessons)
Term 4 $200 (10 lessons)
Annual Pass $660 (37 lessons and free method book, save $100)

(please note that a $20 fee for the Method Book will be added to your first payment

Each term contains 10 lessons with 1 make up lesson offered to students who miss their session due to conflicts with school co-curricular activities.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be given an A4 plastic display folder for their musical notes & lesson material which they will be required to bring to each lesson.

Music lessons are a whole term commitment and students will not be allowed to change instrument mid term.

In order to receive the greatest benefits out of lessons, students need to have their own instrument at home to practice on

Students are required to practice for a minimum of 10 minutes each day and I ask that parents support this. Students who maintain regular practice routines at home progress at a much faster rate and get more out of the program than those who don’t.

Students who miss their lesson due to co-curricular activities including sports, excursions and incursions will receive a single makeup lesson in the last week of term. General absence will not be made up. If you have a planned period of absence, please give 14 days notice so that makeup lessons can be arranged.

From time to time I will film or record lessons in order to keep track of student progress, create future lesson content and/or promotional material. By being enrolled in the program you consent to your child appearing in Melbourne Guitar Academy lesson content and promotional media.

If your son/daughter is interested in lessons please enrol online via the contact form below. You can call me on 0405018708 if you wish to discuss anything.

Kind Regards
Michael Gumley
Music Program Coordinator

Contact Form

Please note all students enrolling for the first time are to select the Term X + Method Book option (unless you would like the annual option instead) Students with previous enrollments who do not own the book should also select this option. If you are re-enrolling for Term 2-4 then you do not need to select the method book option

You will be contacted shortly after completion to discuss the lesson program.