Learn to Play Music

Professional saxophone, clarinet, flute & trumpet lessons are conducted from Mastering Music's studio in Mount Evelyn, in Melbourne's Outer East. Music lessons are delivered by Geoff Dawson, a fully qualified and accredited music teacher. Geoff's music tuition is delivered in a friendly and supportive environment to students of any age. 


Mission Statement: "I want my students to develop a love of music through high quality, lively and enjoyable music lessons".

Parents welcome at lessons: I particularly encourage parents of younger students to be present during lessons, as you are then fully up to date with what needs to be practiced between lessons. By being present during your child's music lessons you also pick up on any particular techniques that you may be able to help with at home.


Exam Preparation: I offer preparation for both A.M.E.B. & V.C.E. music exams. If you are looking at sitting a practical examination, my music lessons give a structured and sound approach to your exam preparation. My students who undertake music exams continue to achieve excellent results.


Studio Recitals: As a music teacher and experienced performer, I am fully aware of the benefits of performing in front of an appreciative audience. There is nothing better then seeing a student (young or old), get up onto the stage and perform a piece or pieces they have been working on throughout the previous semester's music lessons. It is great for building self-confidence and is a validation of all the effort they have put in prior to the event.

Because of the importance of this performance experience, I hold an end-of-year concert in December. Concerts are open to current students of Mastering Music and their friends and family. A complimentary supper is served at the end of each concert, consisting of fine food and a great social atmosphere. There is also the opportunity to perform in various community based concerts throughout the year.

Free Interview: Contact me to organise a free no obligation 30 minute interview/lesson where I can give you a complete rundown on what's invloved in learning a musical instrument. If you haven't played before, I will introduce you to the basics of producing the first sounds on your chosen instrument. If you already play an instrument I can do an assessment of your playing and let you know what can be achieved with my music lessons.


Music Lesson Fees: As per the current Victorian Music Teachers' Association rates. Discounted rates are available when paying for the term in advance.


Group Music Lessons: Contact me regarding group rates for two or more students.


Other Info: Gift vouchers available for one or more music lessons!


Term Dates: As per school terms.

Studio Hours:

Tuesday:  Afternoon, Evening
Wednesday:  Afternoon, Evening
Thursday:  Afternoon, Evening