Aha Music School

Live Online Lessons Available
Music Teacher and Accompanist
Keyboard, Piano, Saxophone, Saxophone-Alto, Voice


NEW! Aha Music School is now offering one-off lessons and online lessons via Skype, Facetime or Google Hangouts!


Saxophone & Piano Lessons

Aha Music School offers individual saxophone and piano lessons for students of all ages and levels. Aha Music School aims to apply it's philosophy of creating a well rounded and progressive musical education that is tailored to each students abilities and musical goals.

General areas of study for saxophone and piano lessons include: technique, reading and writing music notation, repertoire, jazz, pop, rock, blues, theory, harmony, rhythm & counting, improvisation, composition, aural skills, and AMEB & VCE exam repertoire and preparation.

The first lesson for beginners and first time students will be a trial lesson. The trial lesson will give students the opportunity to try out the saxophone or piano and meet the teacher before committing to full term lessons.


5-week Piano Courses

Aha Music School also offers 5-week Pop/Rock/Jazz Piano Courses for Singers, Pianists & other Instrumentalists who would like to learn how to acompany themselves while they sing; learn more about chords and harmony; prepare for VCE & AMEB Aural & Theory exams; or just play for fun.

The Philosophy

The philosophy of Aha Music School is to provide a practical musical education full of "Aha!" moments by presenting new concepts and ideas in a clear, concise, progressive, and logical format. The ultimate aim of my piano courses and instrumental lessons is to pass on the necessary skills and knowledge needed for students to continue to explore, learn, and teach themselves how to play their instruments and create music.


About Paul Carter

One of the most enjoyable musical periods of my life was from the age of 13 to 16. When I was thirteen, I was fortunate enough to learn about the 12 bar blues and the blues scale during a junior big band rehearsal I was participating in on saxophone. That was it. I was hooked on music from that moment on. This initial piece of information about the inner workings of the blues, coupled together with the fun, freedom, and creativity of improvisation and composition ultimately lead me down the path to where I am today, a professional musician and teacher.

In high school and university I learnt a huge amount from my teachers. I also had many "Aha!" moments during my own musical explorations and discoveries. I played piano and wrote songs for my garage rock band called Flavus, and I was incredibly lucky in year 11 and 12 to be accepted into the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School on saxophone. After school I completed a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz and popular music at Monash University on the saxophone. Since the age of about 17 I have been performing on saxophone and piano in jazz bands, funk bands, pop/rock cover bands, and original bands such as De Jah Groove, Astro Flava, and Dyssimmetrio. I continue to enjoy learning and practising jazz, and perform in jazz and pop/rock bands regularly.

I have been teaching saxophone and piano in both primary and secondary schools since 2008. One of the most enjoyable and rewarding things in all my experience of teaching without a doubt has been observing my students develop their knowledge and skills over time with ever increasing enthusiasm. I'm especially pleased when students begin to explore music for themselves and start their own creative journey in music. Currently I teach at Blackburn Lake Primary School and with Music In Mind. I teach a number of one on one short piano courses and individual saxophone and piano lessons from my studio in Bay

Contact Details

Paul Carter


Send an eMailpaul.carter@ahamusicschool.com

14B Church Street, Bayswater
VIC 3153




Regions Serviced

Melbourne, Melbourne East, Melbourne Inner, Melbourne North, Melbourne North East, Melbourne North West, Melbourne South, Melbourne South East, Melbourne South West, Melbourne West, Melbourne Other

Bayswater, Vermont, Heathmont, Ringwood, Croydon, Wantirna, Vermont South, Blackburn, Blackburn South, Nunawading, Mitcham, Kilsyth, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Emerald, Belgrave, Knox, Montrose, Wheelers Hill, Konxfeild, Glen Waverley, Burwood, Kew, Hawthorn, Northcote, Brunswick, Fitzroy, St Kilda, Doncaster, Moroolbark, Olinda, Kalista, Malvern, Box Hill, Mitcham, Rowville, Monbulk, Dandenong, Endeavor Hills, Surry Hills, Balwyn, Glen Iris, Ivanhoe, Templestowe, Hawthorn, Richmond, Southbank, Kew East.

Teacher's Music School, Teacher's Studio, Live Online Lessons

Instruments and Subjects

Keyboard, Piano, Saxophone, Saxophone-Alto, Voice

Aural Training, Improvisation, Theory, HSC/VCE Music

Styles and Specialities

Blues, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, VCE

AMEB Exams, Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Sight Reading, Transposing


Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications and Experience

B.Mus, Cert IV training and assessment.


Security Details

All Ages




Last updated: 07-May-2019 09:36 AM

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