We are very excited to announce our new vocal teacher Dominique Brown!Read More
Some words. From Alison.
As anyone who harbours the secret dream to be on-stage knows, at a certain point the desire outweighs the fear. The fear never really goes away, but it becomes something you’re prepared to contend with. And contend with it I absolutely have.Read More
Last but definitely not least for our Meet the Team blogs is our drummer extraordinaire, general knowledge guru and all-round creative soul, Noah Nichols.Read More
Paul is our resident guitarist, roadie and Man With A Van. A veteran in the biz, he’s always down for a chinwag, a Dire Straits jam or an enormous cup of coffee.Read More
Vivian is our classical piano PRODIGY. She tickles those ivories like you would not believe, and can reduce grown adults to tears with her music. When she is around she brightens our studio with her cheeky smile and sense of humour, and has a loyal following of students who have flourished under her guidance. She is also Mell’s go-to source for where to find good cafes, a vital skill in Melbourne. She loves singing along to bangers during car rides (I have witnessed this firsthand), has plans to run her own studio, and we firmly believe she is destined for a prolific future in music. You can discover more about our Viv below:
Number cruncher wanted.Read More
Darina is our Creative Director, health and wellbeing guru, numbers whiz and coffee aficionado (she brings her own freshly ground in a keep cup from home). Originally from Bulgaria, Dari trekked down under with her husband Harry (who we roped in to help with our sound engineering, graphic design and furniture assembly!) Darina has blessed our Hawthorn studio with her presence on piano, vocals and workshops, working with Mell and Ali to curate and run all our creative outputs - she is also responsible for all our special arrangements - there is no song she can’t transcribe! Dari is the heart and soul of Mustud, and you can get to know her a bit more below!Read More
Brooke may be the newest member of our team, but we are already infatuated by her amazing multi-instrumental skills and excellent choice in clothing. Brooke has been playing trumpet since she was 8 years old, starting out in big bands & marching bands. She now plays throughout Melbourne in smaller ensembles and loves camping, cooking and doggos!
Emily sacrificed the sunshine and beaches of beautiful Perth to come and teach in Melbourne, and we are so lucky to have her! This human ball of red-headed sunshine is our constant mood booster, with a permanent smile, excellent socks and positive attitude that can warm even the grumpiest of hearts. Her speciality is piano and children - she is the Peter Pan of our studio and has a devoted following of kids who have flourished with her!
Get to know our gorgeous Em below with our Studio Questionnaire!Read More
Alison is our studio manager, pen finder, music printer and vacuuming enthusiast. She grew up in Melbourne and studied a Music Industry degree, majoring in songwriting. Alison works alongside Mellanie and Darina to ensure the daily running of the studio happens smoothly, helps to organise events and concerts and handles all the admin tasks. Her work hobbies include turning the heater up, spending 40 minutes browsing through Spotify and leaving cold half-cups of tea everywhere.Read More
Mell is our Master and Commander, our lady boss and the person who made Mustud happen.Read More
It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re here. Welcome to our Music Studio.
The studio was formerly just a modest little music school, catering to those that wanted to learn music a little differently than the ol’ traditional approach. But that baby grew up and evolved into this music hub, a music studio that Melbournites love. Sure, you can come and learn piano, vocals, drums, guitar, trumpet, flute and loads of other instruments, but you’ll also be exposed to performance opportunities, collaborations, industry workshops, other like-minded musicians and access to some of the friendliest and giving bunch of muso’s around.
Mustud’s students are artists and musicians, so we book them gigs. In local pubs, at local festivals, on stages in art centres, music venues and out-of-the-box locations. We like to push the boundaries of what’s possible and help individuals to get out there and do their thing.
The music industry is tough. We need more spaces where people can come and collaborate, learn, rehearse, share, perform and mingle with a bunch of down to earth, industry crew who don’t discriminate or let ego determine who and what gets through the front door.
We’re here to guide kids and help them achieve their music dreams, not boxing them in to an ‘idea’ of what a musician should be. We’re here to help teens navigate life and music. We’re here to help adults achieve their goals and remind them it’s never, ever too late.
We’re real. We’re honest. We’re passionate. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
Welcome to Mustud.