At International School of Music (ISM), we help children develop a love for music and the skills to perform it. Traditional music education doesn’t always suit the way children learn, so your child may struggle learning music the old-fashioned way.  We teach music as a language as this develops an understanding AND encourages a love of music in children.  

What you hear you sing; what you sing you play; what you play you read; what you read you write.

ISM Ballina is leading the way in music education and our approach is different from traditional music lessons. Located at Resonator Music in the Harvey Norman Centre, Ballina, our lessons are run in small groups of children who are similar in age and experience. We offer a holistic, foundation program in musicianship and piano which once established, enables your child to undertake any instrument of choice. We incorporate all facets of music and include a range of genres to create young musicians with strong aural skills, who can read music and create it through integrative learning experiences. If you are looking for a foundation course that will set your child up for a lifelong love and talent for music then look no further than ISM Ballina.

ISM Ballina utilises the International School of Music curriculum which was developed in Sydney in 1997 by Rosalind Thrift, and there are over 20 schools around the world teaching this method. Students from as far as Byron Bay, Ocean Shores and Evans Head have benefitted from our central location in Ballina. Our beautiful learning environment, quality instruments and highly trained staff make learning music enjoyable for students and parents. COVID-Safe practices are in place for the health and wellbeing of staff, students and their families.

Courses are specifically designed for each age group from 2 years and from age 4 to 12, piano tuition is integrated into our course curriculum. We teach all musical styles and aim to develop the musician through diversity in our musicianship programs.

Our music classes are fun and effective. Students are grouped in small classes according to age and taught by talented and friendly teachers. After completion of the group courses, students may choose to continue their music education in individual lessons through our schools, studying for leisure or alternately working to reach the highest level of achievement through to advanced levels.

We are conveniently located with close parking, plenty of shops and cafes close by. Our air-conditioned teaching rooms are well-equipped with soft carpet, quality pianos and percussion instruments and a handy play area to keep the younger children entertained.

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