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About Us

Learn to Play Music or Learn to Sing in a Variety of Styles, Ages and Levels!

We offer tuition in Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Singing, Songwriting and Musicianship.  Whether you want to learn music for fun, to build co-ordination, for school, to practice routines, a special occasion, songwriting, or for professional industry interest, we can help you develop a well rounded music education best suited to your goals and style of learning. We have a variety of teachers each with their own style and industry experience, we strive to match you with the right teacher for your needs. 

We encourage our students to choose their own style, from classic to contemporary!

Who We Are..
Player 1 is a family friendly music school, centrally located in North Perth.
We strive to make learning music an individual and enjoyable experience, especially for kids (although we now find that the adults enjoy the experience just as much!). On a typical afternoon, the studio is filled with music, kids, parents and grandparents enjoying board games, some refreshments from Player1 Coffee + Food.  Mums and dads love walking down memory lane in our museum-like waiting lounge. playing the old game consoles from their childhood.

The Coolest Waiting Lounge in Town!

We LOVE all the old games and parents visiting our studio love showing their kids our mini Retro Games Museum. You'll have to come in and check it out to believe it! You can also book the studio and have a retro game themed Birthday Party on the weekend for the kids!  

Our retro game style waiting area also has all the old games and new board games for sale. Our recent addition, Hip Drop Espresso where you can grab a great coffee and food, makes Player 1 Music School the # 1 family friendly destination for music lessons!

Player 1 is truly a unique, super family friendly and fun place to learn music!

Family Friendly
Player 1 Music School is owned and operated by husband and wife team Michael de Grussa and Amanda de Grussa accompanied by their children, Giovanni (7) and Sebastian (3).  As a busy family we understand that your children, your time and money are extremely valuable!  We strive to make the gift of learning music a pleasurable experience for kids and adults by working with you to achieve your goals.
Industry Experience
Michael is a Perth musician who has 16 years of industry experience and plays a multitude of instruments including piano, guitar, bass, ukulele and the bagpipes. He has released two albums of original work. In 2003 he was the bass player for Fremantle band The Kill Devil Hills and in 2005 he became the session piano player for Australian rock group Eskimo Joe and played with them for the 'Black Fingernails, Red Wine' national and international tour.   
Range of Methods with Experienced Teachers
Player 1 offers music lessons in piano, singing, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar and ukulele in a variety of styles and methods, such as Sykes, Traditional Method based on Bastian Piano Basics and Simply Music for kids aged from three years to adult, beginner to advanced.  When you start with Player 1 Music School, Michael will have a chat with you about your goals and how to best achieve them.  He will then advise you about the teaching methods we offer and which teacher you both feel will suit you best and arrange for a free trial lesson. 

Lessons are Available in Small Groups or Private Tuition

Younger children learn best in small groups, and older children might find they need more intensive, one on one tuition; whatever your needs and music level, we will find the right fit for you and your budget! Please ask us about our sibling discount. Couple singing and/or instrumental lessons, and group ukulele lessons are a fun way to learn to sing or to play an instrument that you wished you had learned when you were a kid or would love to revisit! We have a number of older adults learning at our studio, some learning alongside their adult children.

Younger Children
  Play a Story is a program specifically designed for children 3-7 years and is taught by Jane McCabe who has been teaching piano for over 15 years. Children learn in small groups accompanied by an adult. 
Supportive and Tailored Classes for All Ages and Levels
We recognise the importance of making music accessible to all people, no matter what their abilities or disabilities may be.  Some of our students, for example, are vision impaired and others may be children and adults with autism.  Here at Player 1 Music School, we pride ourselves on catering lessons to the individual, whether it be for kids learning for fun or for school, adults who want to revisit an instrument they learnt in childhood or learn to sing a song for a special occasion.
We strive to support children and adults in achieving their personal goals in music, with caring and dedicated expanding group of teachers you are sure to find the perfect style of teaching for you or your child.
As we grow so will our students into what we hope will be known as a creative, exciting and inclusive music school for kids and adults of varying backgrounds and levels.
Our Vision..
To become Perth’s leading music school for all ages and levels, offering a wide range of instruments, innovative techniques, musical opportunities and uniqueness.
Our Mission..
To give students the opportunity to learn, experience develop their musical abilities to the best they can be.  To support our students to develop and meet their own goals and ambitions.
We’re here to teach you music for whatever reason it may be…
Whether you want to learn music for fun, for leisure, to build co-ordination, practice routines, to build confidence for a special event, AMEB grades, song writing, for school, or for professional industry interest – we can help you develop a well-rounded music education best suited to your goals and style of learning.
We give you the opportunity to gain performance experience..
Our aim is to give our students the opportunity to showcase their abilities learnt throughout the year to family and friends with our support. We encourage our students to choose their own style, from classic to contemporary, the concerts play an integral role in building confidence.
Player [1] Music School caters for three year olds (for piano) through to mature age adult, beginner to advanced. 
Gift Vouchers
Player 1 Music School offers gift vouchers for music lessons or retro games.  We also support local schools and charities, please email us we are more than happy to assist!
Ready to Start Learning?
For online enrolments, or any music lesson enquiry, click HERE, you will then be contacted by Player [1] Music School to confirm a time for a free trial lesson and discuss your personal goals in music.
Alternatively, call 9328 3867 if you have any further questions or enquiries regarding music lessons, retro gaming or board games.
Music School   Retro Games   Board Games
6/342 Fitzgerald Street NORTH PERTH 6006   9328 3867
Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 12-7
Friday 12-6
Saturday 9-4
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