Teaching Piano is Our Speciality

Music Adventures offers a musical journey from first lessons to advanced diploma; from first steps to competent pianist. The studio name perfectly sums up the our ethos. Your journey may be short or life long, but the road is wide and there will be many adventures on the way. Give your child the best possible musical start with Music Adventures


Piano lessons are for everyone from 4 years to adults. 7 years is the average starting age. We teach a variety of music, and those who wish may sit piano exams. As well as exciting music there are games of discovery, weekly readers of well known pieces, and tunes to memorise and write ourselves.

Great books

We teach from the very best tutors that reflect our ethos. Our books teach reading, improvising and listening while making learning piano a wonderful adventure.


Limited places available for group music/piano lessons for children under 6 years. This sequential course starts with a broad spectrum of music activities and piano is introduced gradually. The course takes approximately two years.

Your Teachers

John and Jill Argyle are friendly and approachable, committed to making your music adventure a wonderful experience. We are both highly qualified with piano diplomas and music degrees and we have valuable years of experience.

“For the vast majority of students, music can be every bit as important educationally as reading or writing”

Oliver Sachs "Musicophilia"

Explorer Classes for the Under fives booking now!

Does your young child like to dance, move, sing, say silly rhymes, explore sounds, act and create? We are now taking booking for Explorer classes starting February 2018. Classes are held Tuesday or Thursday mornings at 9.30.   Ring or email to learn more.

Learn piano at Music Adventures on the Gold Coast!

At Music Adventures we teach students of all ages and levels and strive to provide the best possible music education for every student. We aim to teach interesting pieces, develop good technique, promote good reading skills and train the musical ear on a weekly basis. Quality music brings the greatest rewards through its depth of feeling and musical excellence.

Learning the piano can be quite challenging but diligent study brings great joy. There is no short cut to success and practice needs be done most days if music is to weave its magic. As well as bringing delight and adding beauty to our lives, the study of music develops self discipline, an essential building block for success in many areas.


Why Rote Pieces?

I have been exploring the idea of teaching by rote through the wonderful books Piano Safari, and Piano Partners by the Shaak family. The benefits of first teaching by example are so great that it seems incredible that I ever thought I could teach piano without...

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What age to start?

I am frequently asked, what is the best age for a child to start learning piano. How long is a piece of string? There are various factors to consider. Does your child love singing and hearing music? Have they shown an interest in playing? Another factor maybe the cost...

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Dogs and Birds Piano method for children aged 3 to 6

Introducing Dogs and Birds, a wonderful way to teach piano to very young children. Yes, children as young as 3 years can learn piano through the Dogs and Birds method. I have found that 3.5 to 4 years is the lower limit for most children but some children are ready to...

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Piano Readers

This year I am introducing readers for the children. I have made many books by selecting pieces from other books and combining them into suitably graded readers. This is a lending library and it saves me lending out dozens of books. As I own all the books I'm pretty...

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What and How to Practise

Well here it is, the long awaited article of exactly how to practise. This is a biggie!! We sign our child up for piano lessons and everything is happy ever after. Nope - it doesn't work that way. Children have no idea how to practise. They may not touch the piano...

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Why should my child practise?

Let's look at why practice is so necessary. After years of teaching I know that to succeed in mastering the piano, three things are necessary: The determination to succeed Daily practice Good reading skills If you are saying to your self, but my child doesn't want to...

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Determination to Succeed

Studies have shown that effort, not talent lead to amazing results. 10,000 hours seems to be the magical number required for mighty achievement but steady, regular practice will lead to success. To spend years mastering an instrument requires the child to have great...

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True Grit

The key to success boils down to 3 essentials: determination to succeed, correct practising, and acquiring good reading skills. Let's talk more about determination, or sticking to the task however long it takes. What we might call having grit. I want to debunk...

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Three Essentials for Learning Piano

The road to success can be long and hard. But does it need to be? Learning to play the piano can be a real chore for some children, but for others it is a great joy. Why is this? I would really love to say I have an answer that will turn every child into a budding...

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Bringing up Children: Do We Have It Right?

It’s total sacrilege to say it, but have we got the process of bringing up children all wrong? Parents have an unenviable job in these busy times, particularly mums who are often, through necessity, juggling jobs and giving their children every possible opportunity....

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Term dates for 2018

Term 1: 22 Jan – 29 Mar
Term 2: 16 April – 30 June
Term 3: 16 July – 22 Sept
Term 4: 08 Oct – 08 Dec


For Budding Composers

Music Writing Software Programmes

If you are a serious composer you can do no better than Sibelius which allows you to write down any music you would ever want. It is worth a look as it does great student deals. But if you just want to dip your toes in, for all you budding composers – there is a free and comprehensive programme available for writing music at Muse Score.  It may look a little daunting at first, but there is lots of information about it and instructions. Really it couldn’t be better!! Do give it a go!

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