Professional Private music Tuition

Free 30 minute trial lesson

The Downtown Creative Studios team are dedicated to helping you achieve your personal music goals. We offer professional private music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Based in the Wilston, Grange area, our amazing team of professional musicians/teachers tailor each lesson to the needs of the individual student. We understand that learning styles, goals and personal taste differ with every student. We keep our lessons fun and exciting whilst upholding a professional standard of teaching. All of our teachers are performing regularly in the music industry, giving them real world knowledge and invaluable experience to pass on to each and every student.


The Vocal Coaches at Downtown Creative Studios work with their students to identify individual needs and goals.


Our Piano teachers offer a range of different styles including classical, contemporary, pop, jazz and original music.


Tailored lessons are made by our guitar teaching team for each student from beginner to professional.


Downtown Creative Studios work with drummers of every level. Our Drum teachers are enthusiastic and encouraging.


Our Strings teachers are highly talented musicians and teachers. They will teach you the technique and theory behind your instrument and also how to be creative and individual.


Our Woodwind teachers perform regularly with their chosen instrument in the music industry. They will teach you the technique and theory behind your instrument and also how to be creative and individual.

Songwriters Club

Every week we hold Songwriters club at Downtown Creative Studios, where both junior and senior songwriters can enhance there skills and be inspired by other songwriters!

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About us

Downtown Creative Studios
"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" - Pablo Picasso

Downtown Creative Studios began as the brainchild of two old university friends, Samantha Perren and Kathleen Maloney. Since Graduating their Bachelor of Music, they both took very separate roads that would eventually lead them to the same destination just 4 years later. Kathleen performed all around the country, completing two national tours in shows and tribute acts. Samantha wrote original music, performed in bands and recorded two original EP’s. The one thing they had in common though, was there passion for teaching music. This is how, 4 years later, these girls came together again in a Milton coffee shop discussing the possibility of opening a music school together. Downtown Creative Studios was born… Today Downtown Creative Studios is a thriving music school specialising in private music lessons, located in the Grange, Wilston area. With teachers to cover every instrument from drums and guitar to violin and saxophone, Downtown boasts over 120 students eager to learn. Samantha and Kathleen have prided themselves on creating a safe, nurturing and encouraging environment for all students to learn at the own pace and achieve their personal musical goals.

Meet our teachers

Meet our team of highly qualified, professional teachers
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Kathleen Maloney

Director/Singing Teacher
Kathleen currently is co-owner and principle Vocal Coach at Downtown Creative Studios where she provides Private Vocal Training to students of all ages.
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Samantha Perren

Director/Guitar Teacher
Samantha is co-owner and principal guitar teacher at Downtown Creative Studios where she provides quality guitar tuition to all ages. Samantha tailors her lessons to the individual student and embraces the fact that everybody learns differently.
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Elissa Finn

Singing Teacher
Elissa is a contemporary singer with a passion for teaching and performing. Approaching lessons with a nurturing attitude, Elissa encourages students to achieve their singing goals, whilst also ensuring they develop an efficient vocal technique.
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Jonathan Kinmont

Guitar/Piano/Cello Teacher
Jonathan Kinmont is a multi-instrumentalist from Brisbane. Since he was young, he has been exposed to music and has been trained in cello and piano from a very young age and went on to complete numerous AMEB exams.
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Yuko Morrimoto

Piano Teacher
“Every time I drive home from the studio after teaching my wonderful students I feel so blessed!”
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Benjamin Shannon

Drum Teacher
Benjamin Shannon is making a serious indent into the Australian music scene as a percussionist, educator and composer. Hailing from Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast, Ben began lessons under the guidance of Luke Williams (Dead Letter Circus) at age 10.
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Jack Williams

Singing/Guitar Teacher
Jack Williams believes that an important part of sharing music is to educate others about the motivation, inspiration, and technique required to create, record, and perform.


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