STUDIO 57 is interested in your passion for music, and where you see yourself going as a musician, because at Studio 57, we believe we can help you get there.

Studio 57 has created a teaching complex on the premises with full reverse cycle air conditioned rooms and are fully equipped with gear to help you sound your best, our rates are very affordable, and our teaching hours can be set to a time that suits you.

Our lessons are one on one and the teachers are all experienced players with not only the academic side but real life music industry experience. GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS AND PERCUSSION, KEYBOARD, SAXOPHONE, VOCALS, DJEMBE and many other lessons are all available.

Our current group of students range between 5 and 65 years of age. As a group of players, they have a diverse range of tastes and levels they are aspiring to. Some are into the great Acoustic Singer/Songwriters, some are into Blues and Roots, R & B, Jazz, Flamenco, Metal, Grunge, Hard Rock, Folk, etc, and they are all progressing nicely, mostly because they have a passion for the styles they like, and the instrument itself. If you are keen to play we are keen to show you how.

Our Rates for lessons are: $35 per 1/2 hour lesson.


Call us to book 0418 653 079

Our Teachers

Marc Malliate


Marc has been drumming for over 15 years and has loved every minute of it. In this time he has been lucky enough to tour professionally, both around Australia and Internationally. He currently plays for pop act The Never Ever, Sydney percussion ensemble B'tutta, The Sydney Drum Squad and roving jazz group Hot Potato. He loves teaching and always aims to get the most out of his students.

Bethany Manna

Vocal Teacher

Bethany has been singing for 15 years and has been teaching for 5 years. She has recently completed her Bachelor of Music in Performance, and with her debut EP in the works, enjoys performing at regular gigs as well as private functions around Sydney. With a love for songwriting, performing, musicianship and vocal health, she aims to provide a fun and nurturing learning environment tailored to each individual. With a focus on contemporary singing, she works on developing vocal technique and performance, whilst encouraging healthy vocal habits.

Nick Watson

Guitar, Music Theory, HSC Music

Nick has been teaching guitar for more than 30 years and has diverse experience performing in many different musical ensembles, from rock bands and duos to small and large jazz groups. He is a professional guitar tutor and performer with a diverse educational background and varied performing experience stretching from rock to classical, jazz and blues. Nick can personalise repertoire and teaching strategies for students of all ages and levels - from beginners to advanced.

James Swanson

Drum Teacher

James Swanson has been playing for over 13 years in a range of styles, and has been fortunate enough to tour internationally, and around Australia many times with bands like the Hot Potato Band, and Buried In Verona. Teaching and sharing his knowledge is a major passion of his, and he loves working with each individual student to help them develop and grow their skills and versatility, and develop a love for music.

Ryan Sorenson

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Music Theory, Composition, HSC Music

Ryan has taught music for over 5 years privately covering students from beginner to advance, regardless of age. Ryan believes in balancing fun with a personally created curriculum for each student, totally dependant upon their own goals. His main musical passions outside of teaching are in the areas of composition and song writing (particularly for film). He has extensive live performance experience stemming from a strong education through multiple tours of Cuba with the Kirrawee High school Stage band, playing in various corporate cover groups, musical pits as well as in the past being involved with many original music acts such as My Perfect Sunday, A Girls Gun, Don't hit Ron, Ruby Fields, Kingston County, Jackie Brown Jr, Hustle Mama and many more.

Joel Jenkins

Piano Teacher

Joel is a pianist, composer and session musician based in Sydney, Australia. He studied classical piano from an early age, all the way through high school. After completing AMEB 7th Grade Classical Piano, he decided to shift his tastes towards Jazz and contemporary music.
He then went on to complete a Bachelor of Music at The Australian Institute of Music in 2009.
Since finishing his studies, Joel went on to teach piano at The Australian Institute of Music between 2009 and 2016.
Joel has had performances on Channel 7's Sunrise and has recently toured with the international show: 'The Illusionists 1903' which had multiple sell-out shows across the globe, ranging from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Melbourne, Canberra and The Sydney Opera House.
With over 20 years of experience behind him, Joel currently fronts his own originals band and plays for artists such as Casey Donovan (Australian Idol), Jess & Matt (X Factor 2015).

Call us to book 0418653079