music tuition — woodwind, piano, guitar, voice
Layla has had her own music school, Brookfield Music, since 1996. She also currently works as a music therapist at Berlasco Court and runs a dementia choir. In addition, Layla has been the agent for Flute Tree since 2013. Layla says, “I always knew I wanted to be a music teacher and I think I have the best job in the world.”
Beginning formal music studies at the age of 7 on piano, Layla went on to major in music. She was awarded a music placement at the University High School in Melbourne where she expanded her studies in piano, flute/piccolo, saxophone (tenor and alto) and voice.
Layla commenced studying at the Qld Conservatorium of Music in 1996, majoring in flute, with minors in Baroque flute, voice, recorder, saxophone, clarinet and piano. She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music Performance. Layla continued her studies, completing her Bachelor of Education (music for Primary, Secondary and special needs education) in 2002. During this time, she took additional studies in Chinese (Mandarin) and Auslan (Australian sign language) and guitar; and she made several trips overseas, including 2½ years living and teaching music in Paris.
Layla also taught as a music teacher in primary and secondary schools for 6 years and continues to be a registered government school teacher.
Brookfield Music is a family friendly school. Lessons are offered for children after school and during the day for adults. The school is convenient for students living in Upper Brookfield, Brookfield, Kenmore Hills, Kenmore, Chapel Hill, Pullenvale and surrounding areas.
Brookfield Music is a high quality music school in the west of Brisbane catering to both children and adults, providing training in Woodwind, Piano, Guitar and Voice.
Lessons are fun and practical. Together as student and teacher we choose music that is a joy to play.
The school is situated in Upper Brookfield, just five minutes from the Brookfield Show grounds. Directions and contact information can be found on the contact page.
If you give at least 24 hours notice, an alternate lesson time may be arranged, no more than once per term (twice for Saturday students). With less than 24 hours notice, the lesson fee is forfeited. However, it's your half an hour, so a parent could send a sibling or friend along or have the lesson themselves.
If your lesson falls on a public holiday, we will arrange a mutually convenient makeup lesson. If a teacher is away, we will offer you a supply teacher. If a supply teacher is not available, we will offer a makeup lesson.