“I love to see the development of students over time. The growing skills and interest that come with music lessons … but most of all, I love the idea of fostering a lifelong love of music. Be it as a performer or listener.”

Nigel Edwards

Head of Woodwind

Music Lessons @ WollCon

Welcome to Wollongong Conservatorium
Positive Change Through Music

Discover our world-class music lessons. We believe in the power of music to bring about positive change for individuals and their communities.

At WollCon we welcome people of all ages – from infants to older adults – to learn music, to play music, perform and experience the joy of music. We offer individual music lessons on musical instruments for people of all ages and abilities, group music lessons and our famous music lessons for kids via the ChiME program. We also offer a comprehensive range of music theory classes for those wishing to hone their craft. Our taste in music is broad, from Classical to Jazz, World to Contemporary, so you can participate in music lessons at WollCon regardless of your musical interests.

Music Lessons


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Learn to Play - Instrument Lessons

WollCon provides music lessons to students, giving them the opportunity to be taught by leading musicians and teachers over a vast range of instrumental and vocal fields. Our facilities are in inspiring surroundings, and we nurture an array of musical interests among our huge community of students, participants, and clients.

Small Group Music Lessons

Discover our small group music lessons, because sometimes it’s just best to learn with other people. For beginners it can really help with confidence and in some genres of music, such as jazz, interaction with other musicians is at the very heart of learning.

ChiME Childhood Music Education

Beginning at WollCon in the early 70’s our early childhood music program, now known as ChiME, is the longest running children’s music education program in Australia. An exploration of music through singing, playing, moving, listening and creating, ChiME is based on the latest research into child development and early childhood education, recognising the importance of a child’s “play-full” exposure to quality music experiences.

Music Theory Lessons

Music theory lessons are a vital part of any musical education and provide substantial background knowledge needed to understand how music is constructed. With practical methods that take students beyond short-term rote-learning, WollCon offers a comprehensive theory program that provides students with the skills needed for deeper understanding, leading to excellence in musical interpretation.

Music Ensembles

WollCon has an ensemble for everyone. By joining one of our many ensembles you can become part of a community of musicians and singers of all ages and abilities with a shared love of making music. Most ensembles are un-auditioned, are highly social and explore an incredible range of musical genres.

Music Therapy

WollCon is proud to provide Music Therapy as part of its music program. We are an NDIS registered provider of music therapy with qualified therapists on staff who can offer individually tailored programs linked to an NDIS plan.

In School Programs

Our In School programs help us reach a wide network of students across the Illawarra, providing high quality music education, participation, and performance opportunities.


So you've decided to join the WollCon community? We can't wait to make music with you. Let's make that happen!

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