At the Queensland Music Centre, we offer and strive to deliver quality music tuition, by highly qualified music specialists in both traditional acoustic lessons and the latest in innovative music technology. We offer tuition at all levels from early childhood music, to advanced diploma levels with professionalism and have a proven track record of excellent results in both examinations and competitions.
The Queensland Music Centre strives to generate a love of music and a desire to play music in all our students from the very first lesson. The students are encouraged to develop an inquisitive nature, which in turn develops a passion for self-learning and progress. Our school takes pride in keeping up to date with new trends in music education. We encourage the development of a sound knowledge in musical rudiments, appreciation of different musical styles and above all, the development of musicianship skills in aural awareness and creativity. Our staff always do their best to satisfy the individual tastes and educational needs of each student, with an understanding that every person is unique.
At the Queensland Music Centre, we strive to maintain enthusiasm and generate a passion for music in our students, by offering numerous performance opportunities throughout the year. These opportunities include social and novelty events, such as playing in ensembles at our annual glow in the dark Halloween fancy dress Concert and our Mocktail performance evenings for the more advanced students, as well as the more serious competitions and eisteddfods.
At the Queensland Music Centre we have a genuine pedagogical interest in our approach to music education. We take great pride in introducing our staff to fresh, innovative methods and concepts in teaching, in particular through the use of music technological mediums, including digital keyboard interactivity.
Brad is a composer, publisher, music educator, adjudicator, presenter and co-director of the Queensland Music Centre located in Brisbane, Australia. He also works closely with modern technology, exploring the composing and performance potential of MIDI in Classical and Contemporary. His latest publications include a series of piano and keyboard books styled the Bradley Eustace Digital Music Library, which are designed to take advantage of the benefits of modern technology and suited students from the new learner to advanced performer. Many of these works are listed in the AMEB, AGMED, ANZCA and St Cecilia syllabi.
From 2002, Brad has presented specialised clinics for electronic musical instruments on linking technology for film music and learning at national dealer conferences and student/teacher workshops. He has held workshops for the Music Teachers Association of Queensland, MOSAIC Biennial ANCOS (Orff Schulwerk) conference and participated at Australian Music Examination Board on Contemporary Popular Music and its relevance to today’s computer aged music students. He is currently the Queensland product demonstrator for Yamaha Music Australia and national project leader for the Yamaha Keyboard Festival and Yamaha Keyboard Festival State Gala’s held across Australia, that encourages music excellence in piano performance in a fun environment.
Sonya is the co-director of the Queensland Music Centre located in Brisbane and has been a Piano teacher at St Paul’s School in Bald Hills for the past 16 years. She teaches students of all levels from beginner to Diplomas and is unique in that her knowledge and expertise covers both classical piano from an early age to Licentiate level, as well as contemporary piano and music technology.
Sonya takes great pride and interest in each individual student, which reflects an outstanding examination results record with the AMEB, AGMED and the Trinity College of London, obtaining Honours and High Distinctions over all Grades to the advanced level. Her passion for teaching has lead her to undertake postgraduate studies at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in Music Studies, specialising in piano pedagogy.
Sonya has taught numerous students who were award recipients in the Qld piano competition, Yamaha Youth Piano Competition, Queensland Youth Music Awards solo sections, Keys National Piano Competition, Petrof Piano Competition, Australia. Sonya is also a Qld Piano teacher award recipient for 2009 and 2010 with the Australian Guild of Music Education for excellent student exam results.
As well as teaching piano, Sonya is a Piano Examiner for Australian Guild of Music Education. She is Author of a published beginner piano course entitled ‘Timetravellers’ which has a recorded adventure story and interactive music education games, designed by her partner Bradley Eustace.
Sonya As a student she was the recipient of numerous awards including the National winner of the Yamaha Festival which led to a position as Yamaha Keyboard Clinicion for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia with Yamaha Music Australia before having children.