Merri-bek’s Finest Academies To Learn A New Skill

Thinking about learning a new skill this year? Or perhaps, you’re looking to grow your child’s confidence through a few performing arts lessons? Well, here in Merri-bek, you don’t have to go looking too far! There’s plenty of locals ready to help you pick up a musical instrument or even teach you martial arts.

Study Fashion at RMIT University

RMIT University Brunswick Campus
25 Dawson St, Brunswick VIC 3056


RMIT recognised as a leader in fashion education. The School of Fashion and Textiles has joined the ranks of the world’s best fashion schools, having been awarded four badges of excellence, including Best Overall, Best in Global Influence, Best in Learning Experience and Best in Long-Term Value.

RMIT is a global leader in fashion and textiles education, ranked #9 globally for fashion business. Their programs are internationally recognised, with graduates making an impact across the world. Their courses are informed by global trends and deep industry knowledge, and will help you develop your identity as a designer, and build your entrepreneurial skills so you can thrive in the competitive fashion industry. Students also have the opportunity to showcase collections at prestigious fashion events, including the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and London Graduate Fashion Week.

Australasian Academy of Tennis Coaches (AATC)

45 Pentridge Blvd, Coburg, VIC 3058


For those looking to take on a more serious skill and level it up to a profession, the AATC might just be what you’re looking for. The AATC was formed to provide another option for students who want to attain the same highest standards in coach education at a fraction of the price.

Their presenters have over 25 years of on-court presenting experience and over 20 years of lecture experience. They also assist you with job placements, resumes and applications, once you receive your certificate.

Melbourne Music Lessons

Victoria St, Brunswick West VIC 3055


Mike is a piano teacher, guitar teacher, and singing teacher who has privately studied under teachers and students of Berklee School of Music and many professional studios and touring musicians.

Having worked with students of all ages and skill levels to achieve their goals for over 15 years – he stays flexible, whether through a technical and disciplined approach, a fun and casual one, or anywhere in between.

Melbourne Performing Arts Academy

4 Bolingbroke Street, Pascoe Vale, VIC 3044


Melbourne Performing Arts Academy is committed to bridging communities through music education. MPA utilises a social enterprise model to provide nurturing, student-centred, life-enriching and musically challenging learning experiences for students of all ages, both adults and children. MPA offers lessons at their purpose-built studios in Pascoe Vale, Coburg North (Merlynston), and Mount Martha.

​MPA’s community-focused performing arts experiences celebrate diversity, and warmly welcome asylum seekers, single parents and those in need. By instilling students with a life-long love for music, bridging communities through music and engagement with cultural diversity, we enrich the social and intellectual fabric of our local community

Nexus Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

54/24 Bakers Road, Coburg North, VIC


At their world-class training academy, each trainer respects Jiu-Jitsu as a martial art and self-defence system, but they also believe it’s much, much more. Nothing in life is achieved without the right mindset, and so their focus is to guide both your body and your mind through this incredibly rewarding sport, which offers life lessons most people never learn and levels of discipline most people never achieve.

You’ll benefit from the experience of globally recognized Jiu-Jitsu masters, who the instructors at Nexus have learned from and studied.

Rae’s Academy of Modern Singing and Piano

233 Meville Road Pascoe Vale South, VIC 3044


For the last 31 years, Rae’s Academy has aspired to tailor their music classes to suit each student. It is their unique private classes that set us apart from other music schools.

Learning isn’t just for the young, individuals of all ages are welcomed at Rae’s, with them teaching students from 3 to 80+, age is but a number! Because all their lessons are tailored for the individual, not only will you find yourself or your child improving musically, but you will also see their confidence and personality shine.

School of Clay and Art (SoCA)

26–28 Ovens St, Brunswick, VIC 3056


Classes at SoCA are taught by practising artists in an environment where there is a deliberate orientation toward the investigation of ideas and techniques, shared discovery and individual development.

There is a strong focus on enabling students to work — and play — from their creative centre and grow a sustainable practice from this foundation. This approach contributes to a sense of vitality and possibility that is reflected in the quality and diversity of student work. Beyond formal classes, they also work with invited artists from other disciplines to develop ceramic projects and several of their teachers base their studio practice at SoCA.

Stage School Australia

23 Allen Street, Brunswick, VIC 3058


Established in 1984, Stage School Australia has encouraged the advancement of young people’s personal skills through training in the performing arts for over 30 years.

Their extensively developed curriculum combines a mix of on-stage and off-stage rehearsals and performances. They aim to foster self-confidence and public speaking skills in a group environment, as well as boost abilities through live performances.

Summer Healing Yoga

1/30–32 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056


Besides yoga classes, Summer Healing Yoga also helps train individuals interested in getting the training required to become a yoga teacher. They impart all the knowledge required to successfully lead your own yoga classes, helping people from all over the world get more in touch with their spiritual side and improve fitness.

Summer Healing Yoga RYS 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a dynamic culmination of hands-on ancient yogic study and practices through a broad study of the many styles of yoga, including the 8 limbs of yoga; Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Siddhas and Tantra.

Vox Singing Academy

Forum Arcade, Suite 9, 650 Sydney Road, Brunswick, 3056


VSA is the brainchild of Australian renowned celebrity singing teacher Peter Vox. Upon returning from living, studying and performing in the United States in 1993, Peter noticed a huge hole in the singing tuition market in Melbourne.

VSA has since continually strived to be at the cutting edge of innovation for vocal and singing education, lead by founder, director and principal teacher, Peter Vox who has over 38 years of experience in the music industry.

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