Melody Music Academy was founded in 2001 by John Park (BMus) and Linda Kim (BMus), professional musicians, multi-instrumentalists, composers and dedicated music educators.
We are a South Korean-born husband-and-wife team with extensive experience as performers and teachers. We are very passionate about helping students reach their full potential and develop a lifelong love of music. We harness our professional performing experience and share the wide ranges of our expertise in our music classes.
Just as music has changed our lives for the better, we would like you and your child to experience the same benefits.
John & Linda
Qualifications and Careers
Music is our passion and our life.
We studied music together, and have been playing, creating and teaching music together for over 20 years.
Here’s a list of some of our music qualifications and careers.
- Bachelor of Music (performance) from the Australian Institute of Music in Sydney
- Certificate for music educator from the Soongsil Conservatory in Seoul in South Korea
- Full memberships of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW
- Accreditations as teachers of piano, violin, guitar and theory from MTA
- Academic instructor at the Australian Institute of Music
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- A judge of K-Pop competition Sydney
- Performed as solo artists and with bands at Sydney international music festival, The Concourse, The Fox Studios Australia, Sydney Metro Theatre, Sydney Korean festival and more.
The Highest Quality Music Lessons
We believe that everyone can learn to play and enjoy music. The key is in to be taught the right way. That means having a teacher who understands the learner’s needs, and responds with a personalised approach to help them achieve their goals in the most effective and enjoyable way.
It is also essential that teachers create a comfortable and relaxed environment to nurture students’ confidence, enabling them to learn more rapidly, effectively and enjoyably.
A Love of Music That Will Last a Lifetime
At Melody Music Academy the primary goal we have here is to instill a love of music that will last a lifetime.
And, for us it is great to see our students develop more than just a love of music, they have developed as wonderful musicians and great people.
What other students say about us
I’ve been always very enthusiastic about the benefits of learning a musical instrument.
As a mum of eleven and nine year old sons, I am so pleased that my children are both learning the piano at Melody Music Academy.
There are a lot of options out there, but I wanted my kids learn from experienced, skilful and patient piano teachers.
As professional musicians with a fantastic skill for interacting with young children, my two sons’ piano teachers at the Academy offer all that and more. They are really great working with both my boys who have totally different learning paces and interests. Their weekly progress with the piano is quite remarkable.
I’ve always had a passion to be able to play the piano but never expected I could really enjoy the process of learning so much.
Melody Music Academy was recommended to me by a friend whose daughters have been learning piano for last several years. The teaching method at the Academy is adaptable with all age groups and all those different styles of music were available to learn. Being a complete beginner 10 months ago, muddling through the notes, fingerings and simple songs, I am now much more confident while playing and reading music, something I thought I would never achieve.
My piano teacher at the Academy has made me recognise the real joy of music and how much fun it can be to learn and play.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this place whether you are a complete beginner wanting to do this for fun or if you are studying music more seriously and are aiming to achieve more advanced skills and knowledge.
My two girls have been studying violin and guitar at Melody Music Academy for about 5 years now.
We began when they were six and seven, and it has been a really great experience. From the very beginning the teachers at the Academy have been so wonderful with the girls who have learned so much from their lessons.
It has been such a joy to see them grow musically every week!
The teachers are great communicators and have been extremely dedicated for their teaching to help our girls develop their skills and knowledge. By sharing the music teachers’ professional experiences, they consistently challenged my kids to grow and have really become mentors and friends they don’t want to disappoint.
It’s great to see my two girls playing pieces together making beautiful duo at our house!
My daughter has been taking violin lessons at Melody Music Academy for nearly 4 years.
It has been great to watch her learn and blossom into a confident violinist under the instruction of the teacher of the Academy. My daughter loves playing violin and always looks forward to her lesson each week, challenging herself to be the best that she can be. My daughter’s violin teacher and the rest of the Academy staffs work hard to bring out the best in their student musicians.
And, after years of wishing I’d learned to play piano when I was younger, I’ve finally begun taking lessons as well! My piano teacher is such a patient and very knowledgeable instructor which makes the challenge of learning a new instrument turn into a joy.
We are very happy to be studying music with Melody Music Academy.