About Us

For over 20 years, Independent Music Academy has been helping students achieve their musical goals.

Independent Music Academy aims to provide the best music tuition in Brisbane and South East Queensland. Since its founding in 1996, our unwavering commitment to this aim has helped our students succeed.

We believe that everyone can express themselves musically and should have access to high-quality music education. We also believe that music enriches all of our lives and that we can all benefit from making it. Finally, we believe that all musical styles are relevant, valid, and worthy of study. These are the beliefs that Independent Music Academy was founded on, and continues to uphold.

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Our Staff

Our staff aren't just teachers, they're all accomplished musicians in their own right. In this way, IMA can offer our students a wealth of practical experience.

We go to great lengths to find skilled and motivated musicians who have the potential to become Independent Music Academy Mentors. If you are a highly-skilled musician with an interest in education then get in touch to learn more.

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Independent Music Academy Mentors

Our Philosophy

Everyone can make music. That's a very simple truth. In other parts of the world, everyone makes music as part of a household or other social group. In our society, non-professional sports enthusiasts take part in social games of cricket or football. Why couldn't this apply to music creation and enjoyment? We believe it should.

You shouldn't have to be a professional musician to make music. Playing music shouldn't be stressful or hard, it should be easy and fun. That's what we do for our students: we help make playing music fun and easy. Our mentors will bring the music out of you. Trust them to pass on their love for their craft!

While IMA is concerned with the external achievements of music making, we also value the internal aspects of music making: focus, relaxation, discipline, and self-expression. We believe our unique, structured approach is the key to unlocking your musical potential.

We believe it is best to learn things in small, digestible chunks that you can't choke on (or fail at). Students need to see people who can do it. Mentors need to show how it can is done. Students need to believe that it is easy. That is why we only employ experienced, highly-skilled musicians with a professional attitude, a passion for music, and an aptitude for teaching.