Clifton Hill Primary School

Excellence in Education

Private Music Tuition

Private lessons are provided onsite at Clifton Hill Primary School. Please contact teachers directly to ascertain availability.


Ross Henderson teaches at Clifton Hill Primary School on Mondays and Tuesdays. Students are taught during class time or recess and lunch.

Introducing Ross Henderson - Violin Teacher

Since completing a Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Canterbury majoring in performance and musicology, Ross has travelled widely, living in Japan and the United Kingdom before settling in Melbourne in 2007. With over fifteen years' experience teaching the violin both in schools and privately, Ross has had successful candidates in Royal School of Music, Trinity College of Music, and Australian Music Examinations Board exams. He has also had a student accepted into The Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto.

Please contact Ross on 0406 090 338, or by email:


Russell Bratton provides guitar lessons during class time and at recess and lunch. He has been teaching at Clifton Hill for 6 years and is a very skilled guitarist and teacher.

Russell has been playing for over 30 years. His music has been featured on LightFM, ABC Radio with Derrick Gille, ABC Radio Ballarat, Yarra ValleyFM, and the "Guitar Show" on PBS. He began learning rock and blues by ear, then learned classical before studying music at the University of North Texas. Russell has been teaching in Melbourne schools for 10 years. Some of his students are now pursuing careers in music.

For lessons and further information call Russell on 0418 423 519.


Mark Knowles provides lessons in drum kit on Wednesday afternoon after school in the music room.

For lessons and further information call Russell on 0413 407 313.


Greg Lavell has been working as a Piano Teacher at Clifton Hill Primary School since 2008. Prior to this he worked as a teacher's aide at the school. Greg teaches from beginners to advanced and can teach Classical, Jazz and Pop piano. He has also put helped many students complete AMEB Piano exams. Greg currently teaches around 25 Clifton Hill students, but has some times available after school hours for new students.

For lessons and further information call Greg on 0404 950 060.

Brass and Woodwind

Rednotes is a music company that provides private and group tuition in brass and woodwind instruments on Thursdays during class time and at recess.

ph 03 9527 5200.


Instruments offered: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone.

Keyboard, guitar and drums

Creative Music is a music company that provides private and group tuition in keyboard, guitar and drums from Monday - Thursday after school.

Ph: 9818 2333.