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Upscale Music

Mentoring Musical Minds

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At Upscale music, we pride ourselves on our positive and uplifting culture while striving for excellence. Students can join us at any age and any stage of their musical journey, from toddler to teenager and fit into a program designed for them to THRIVE.

OUR TEAM OF MUSICIANS

We are here for you!

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Beth Lee

Head of Curriculum

Michael Dixon

David Manuel

Head of Percussion

Byron Westbury

Director

Executive Assistant

In an effort to help support families, our programs run at times where students in different age groups can have classes at the same time - reducing the number of weekly activities for parents.

THE BEGINNER PATHWAY

Creating Thriving Musicians

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INTRO TO BAND INSTRUMENTS COURSE

(4 weeks)

Start with this 4 week course if you haven't chosen your instrument yet. You can try all of the instruments on offer and choose your's with guidance from Upscale Tutors. 

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GROUP LESSONS AND RAD RHYTHM  

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Designed for beginners to give them the best start possible on their instrument in a 45 min group lesson followed by the 45 minute Rad Rhythm Percussion Ensemble where you learn and practice a performance piece for the end of term concert.

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GROUP LESSONS AND JOIN THE BAND WITH YOUR INSTRUMENT

Once beginners have learned to make a quality sound and can play a small range of notes- they graduate from the Rad Rhythm Ensemble and are invited to join the band program playing their main instrument.

GROUP MUSIC LESSONS

Which instrument will you choose?

Band Program

We deliver piano classes that nurture a love of music. Our students are supported and challenged within a group setting, encouraging peer learning while experiencing individual instruction. We believe in learning through creativity, and our programs include composition, listening and storytelling through playing.

KEYBOARD PROGRAMS

4 years old +

Keyboard Program
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Little Upscale

Little Upscale is our program for 4 and 5 year-olds, where an age-appropriate play-based approach is used to learn short two-bar phrases, using 5-finger positions and a lot of songs and games!
A pre-reader stave is used.

Upscale Storytellers

Upscale Storytellers is our program for beginners age 6+. Our songs punctuate the story and we use musical elements and piano techniques to illustrate.

A pre-reader stave is used.

Upscale Foundations

Upscale Foundations program is split into two parts. Foundations One focuses on treble clef reading, and Foundations Two on bass clef reading. Students learn a mix of solo and ensemble repertoire.

We deliver piano classes that nurture a love of music. Our students are supported and challenged within a group setting, encouraging peer learning while experiencing individual instruction. We believe in learning through creativity, and our programs include composition, listening and storytelling through playing.

USE CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS

Upscale Music accepts the NSW Creative Kids Voucher.

Use the voucher to enrol in an Introductory Band Instrument or Keyboard Course and pay nothing out of pocket.

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TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUR PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE SAYING

"I like how Byron uses different anecdotes to describe different parts of the musical piece and the different approaches he uses in teaching a technique on the trumpet or in music."
Monique, HSC Student 2022

"The Upscale Music Tutors are patient teachers who make the learning experience fun and in a way my son can relate to."
Jodi, Parent 2022

"By Year 12 my daughter was polished and played with professionalism. Byron played a large part in her successes."
Betty, Parent 2022

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