Music Peers Meeting & Performance Practice
5:00 pm17:00

Music Peers Meeting & Performance Practice

Our current adult piano, guitar and singing students are invited and encouraged to come along to this group event. Everyone is invited to participate (even if you don't feel your piece or song is ready to play/sing). This is a closed event with no audience permitted. 

Location: Event Hall at the Studio (288 Auburn Road, Hawthorn) 




Workshop: Basics in Piano Improvisation
2:00 pm14:00

Workshop: Basics in Piano Improvisation

This is an open event to the public as well as current students of the Studio.

Darina Chakarova will conduct a 4 hour workshop on the basics to improvisation. This workshop is suitable for students already learning to play the piano or keyboard. 

Location: Events Hall, 288 Auburn Road, Hawthorn 

Register your interest today and Darina will be in touch with more information on the program and price. E:


Concert: Sounds in September
6:00 pm18:00

Concert: Sounds in September

An evening to enjoy the company of your friends and family and share your passion of music with other musicians. 

Sounds of September will showcase the talented adult singers, pianists and guitarists of the Studio. 

Location: Event Hall at the Studio (288 Auburn Road, Hawthorn) 
Tickets: $15 (free for performers) 



Jul 12

School Holiday Music Camp

A three day music camp full of fun and creative activities for children between the age of 5 and 12, where participants will sing, dance, compose and play (individually and in groups). It will be so much fun, the kids won’t even know they’re learning in the school holidays! 

All instruments and levels are welcome! There is no prior music knowledge needed. Our creative and very talented team will make sure the program and the activities match your child’s abilities.  All participants will get a chance to learn and play an instrument while they’re with us. 

Food: Morning tea and lunch are provided. Please be sure to advise us of any dietary requirements, allergies or medical conditions to ensure that appropriate meals are provided.

When: Monday 3 July, Tuesday 4 July and Wednesday 5 July
Monday 10 July, Tuesday 11 July and Wednesday 12 July
Day 1: 9am - 3pm
Day 2: 9am - 3pm
Day 3: 9am - 3pm (followed  by performance)
Cost for 3 day camp:
•    1st Child $330
•    additional sibling/s $300 (per child)
Payment is required at time of booking to secure child’s place in and is non-refundable.

Venue: Mellanie Shaylor School of Music
First Floor, 288 Auburn Road, Hawthorn


CLICK HERE TO BOOK NOW for July 10-12!


5:00 pm17:00

Mid Year Concert 2017

Join us for our mid year concert and watch our little stars perform their favourite pieces from the first half of the musical year. 

Anita, Darina and I are so proud of all the hard work everyone has put in already and we can't wait to see everyone perform! 

Eventbrite - Mellanie Shaylor School of Music Mid Year Concert
4:00 pm16:00

Performance Masterclass 2017

Come along to our complimentary performance masterclass which will teach our little performers stage etiquette, have a chance to practice their performance piece in front of their peers and as always, we'll buddy each student up with other piano students their age so they all have friendly faces they will already know at the concert! 

Please register here

Eventbrite - Performance Masterclass
5:00 pm17:00

An Evening with the Stars!

  • Bulleen Baptist Church

Our End of Year Concert is fast approaching! I am so excited to be hosting 'An Evening with the Stars' and celebrating the musical year we have had in 2016. 

Eventbrite - An Evening with the Stars!

We can't wait to see you all there! 





11:00 am11:00

Community Concert

The Senior Citizens of the Banyule community love to hear our little musicians share their music. If you would like to get involved, please email me at


10:30 am10:30

Mid Year Concert

The mid year concert is a great opportunity to perform for family and friends whilst gaining valuable performance experience. 

Join us for a morning full of music followed by morning tea. 

Purchase your tickets here.  Performers and children under the age of 5 are free and do not require a ticket.

Bulleen Baptist Church
41 Marcus Road, Templestowe Lower

10:30 am10:30

2015 End of Year Concert

I'm very excited to announce our End of Year Concert will be taking place at the Macleod Community Hall, 7 Birdwood Avenue, Macleod (map).

Our little performers are all working very  hard on their repertoire and are excited to share it with you all soon. 

Grandparents, parents, siblings and friends are all invited to come along and cheer on our little musicians. Due to the set-up of the venue, if you could please let me know how many people are coming from each family, this will help me out immensely! 

I'd love to share morning tea with you all, so if anyone is able to bring a plate that would be fantastic. Tea and coffee will be provided. 

I hope to see you all there!

Miss Mellanie 


10:00 am10:00

Masterclass: Performance Skills

A free masterclass has been organised for students wanting to brush up on their performance skills and meet their fellow piano playing peers before the big End of Year Concert!

The class is for students only and parents will need to drop off their children  as the studio will be at capacity. 

If you would like to enrol your child in this masterclass, please email me on and a place will be reserved for your child. 


2:00 pm14:00

2015 Piano Orchestra Project

The lovely Katrina  Wilson O'Brien has put together another Piano Orchestra Project this year with the "aim to prove that everyone is musical and we can all contribute to the musical making process. It's out to prove that learning the piano does not have to be an elite activity or high pressure experience." 

This is a great opportunity for students (and even parents or siblings) to get involved in a friendly and welcoming environment. If you are interested in attending or participating, you can find all the details on Katrina's website.

Gray’s Piano World
730 Plenty Rd, Reservoir VIC