The North Shore’s newest music academy will offer both primary and higher education levels of excellent musical tuition. What’s more, it’s not only a place for individuals to learn, but also for the community as a whole to experience the team’s love for music.


The recent opening of the North Sydney Academy of Music is the culmination of a lifelong ambition of Directors Jenny Sun and Peter Garrity to open a music academy with the aim of giving back to the local community, engaging with both primary and higher education levels through music.

Above: Jenny Sun and Peter Garrity

An impressive team of educators have been gathered as teachers at the North Sydney Academy of Music, including numerous leaders of orchestras (both here and overseas), professors of music and leaders in their fields. There is an emphasis on correct technique as the backbone of good musical tuition.

Tuition in the following fields:

  • Violin/Viola
  • Cello
  • Piano and piano accompaniment
  • Singing
  • Guitar
  • Musicianship/theory
  • Guzheng
  • Clarinet

Bonus activities for students include term student concerts and masterclasses with internationally recognised masters, such as a recent class with Australian music icon, and internationally acclaimed violinist Charmian Gadd (who is also a patron of the Academy).


This new North Sydney business recently enjoyed the thrill of one of their students, Allen Lu, being awarded a gold medal in the London Young Musician of the Year awards (Under 10 Violin). Bravo!


But that’s not all…

The Academy is a place not only for individuals to learn but also for the community as a whole to experience its love for music.

Free concerts will be held in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society to provide musical experiences to the broader public. Also, its strong links to Sydney’s local art and music scene will give the Academy the edge to host community classes through a wide variety of activities including but not limited to yoga, ballet, Zumba, painting and degustation.

Excited? Head to the website and let the Academy’s expert team nurture your appreciation for music.

Contact details

Address: 2nd Floor, 5 Ridge Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: 0432523500
Instagram: @northsydneyacademyofmusic

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