Academy of Music (Zina Foster Principal)

Music lessons for all ages. Piano, guitar, violin, saxophone, singing voice training.

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Zina Foster has double degrees from the CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC as a Piano Teacher and Musicologist. Transcripts of qualifications and awards are available for viewing in the studio.

She has had 16 years’ experience teaching music in one of the most prestigious schools of music in Russia in the capital city of Minsk.

Due to the regular very high achievement levels of her students, Zina was nominated as the “Best Music Teacher” in the city of Minsk.

Zina started teaching music in Australia in 1991.

In 2004 she was nominated as "THE BEST MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR"

In Melbourne, Zina Foster was working as a music teacher at schools (piano and VCE) and during this time established her Music Studio, “The Academy of Music” in Caulfield South.

Many of our studio students have been awarded Music Scholarships in Prestigious Private Schools and have achieved the highest results in AMEB, ABRSM and TRINITY exams, competitions.

Some of the Academy of Music students have become successful performing musicians or professional music teachers.

The majority of our students of all ages and levels study and learn music for enjoyment, fun and participation in school musicals and other performance venues.

We offer individual music lessons with qualified and experienced teachers, suited to the beginners through to diplomas and tertiary levels at affordable prices.

Academy of music services:

  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Guitar
  • violin
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Keyboard
  • Vocal Training
  • Pitch Training
  • Singing
  • Composition
  • Analysis
  • Program Notes
  • General Knowledge
  • Aural test preparations for exams

Our studio provides lessons in warm private environment with top quality instruments and equipment with Grand and Upright pianos, electric keyboard, sound devices, a library of recordings of the best performers, music and musicological sources for teaching.

We are closely located to Caulfield, Brighton, Bentleigh, Balaclava, Carnegie, Chadstone, Glen-Huntly, Malvern, Toorak, McKinnon, Oakleigh, Ormond, Hampton, Moorabbin, Gardenvale, Elsternwick.

Contact Details

Zina Foster

03 9533 0013

0402 811 941

Ellington Street
Caulfield South
VIC 3162

Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne East, Melbourne Inner, Melbourne South, Melbourne South East, Melbourne Other

Caulfield, Brighton, Bentleigh, Balaclava, Carnegie, Chadstone, Glen-Huntly, Malvern, Toorak, McKinnon, Oakleigh, Ormond, Hampton, Moorabbin, Gardenvale, Elsternwick and other South Eastern suburbs

Teacher's Home, Teacher's Music School, Teacher's Studio, Student's Home, Other


Instruments and Subjects

Clarinet, Guitar, Guitar Classical, Keyboard, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Violin, Voice, Woodwind

Aural Training, Composition, Harmony, Improvisation, Music Craft, Musicianship, Song Writing, Theory, HSC/VCE Music


Styles and Specialities

Classical, CPM, Jazz, Modern, Pop, VCE

AMEB Exams, ABRSM Exams, Adult Learning, Auditions, Composition, Gifted Children, Improvisation, Musicology, Sight Reading, Technique, Trinity Exams


Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons

School Classroom Teaching (Fully-trained), School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications and Experience

Piano and Theory teacher; Batchelor of music,Lecturer in Musicology and History of Music.




State / Government Registration



23 /10/15


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Last updated: 11-Jan-2018 01:17 PM