Welcome!

First time here? Watch our short introduction video to Mark Joe Hope Music School!

Who is Mark Joe
Hope?

Mark has been a professional musician for 40 years. He has a diversity of performance experience crossing many musical styles including jazz, blues & rock bands, and original bands. He has also supported many national and international touring artists such as Peter Allen, Julie Anthony, Simon Gallagher, The Platters, Doug Parkinson and Al Martino.

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Private Lessons

In your private lessons your regular teacher will introduce all the essential skills in our teaching syllabus which has a proven track record appealing to all ages.

Play In A Band

We currently have 10 contemporary bands and a classical guitar ensemble with regular concerts held during the year, appealing to all ages and experience.

Fast Progress

Our teaching studios are set up with computers loaded with the latest software and a library of songs, all instrument technique studies and solos.

Experienced Teachers

At Mark Joe Hope Music School, our teachers have stayed with us for many years so you are guaranteed to have the same dedicated teacher each week.

Guitar Lessons

Try out nylon and steel-string acoustic guitars as well as electric guitar in your first lesson and get started on melodies, rhythms and awesome guitar riffs in whatever musical style you like. Join one of our contemporary bands as you progress and have fun performing on stage to appreciative audiences.

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Bass Lessons

Put on your Bass Face and get started on great bass grooves in your first lesson, graduating to playing complex bass lines covering many styles of music including your favourite songs. Join one of our contemporary bands as you progress and have fun performing on stage to appreciative audiences.

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Piano Lessons

Whether you would like to play chords to sing along with, get started on the great classical pieces or become a cool jazz cat, our teachers can inspire you and lead you to success while having fun playing piano and electric keyboard. Join one of our contemporary bands as you progress and have fun performing on stage to appreciative audiences.

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Drum Lessons

Drums are so much fun and you can get a solid rock groove going in your first session! Learning the best techniques is so important and your teacher will have you playing more advanced styles soon after. Join one of our contemporary bands as you progress and have fun performing on stage to appreciative audiences.

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Saxophone Lessons

Have fun and learn to play either Tenor or Alto Saxophone from our experienced teachers! Get into the swing of things by learning the basics and working your way up to learning how to read music notation with timing and melody, your teacher will take you from basic tunes to playing well-known pop, classical, and jazz pieces!

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Singing Lessons

The voice is an instrument like any other and with the proper vocal exercises that your teacher will introduce, you will be amazed at the strength, tone and range of your new voice. Enjoy singing your favourite pop, jazz, classical and musical theatre songs and learn professional microphone techniques. Join one of our contemporary bands as you progress and have fun performing on stage to appreciative audiences.

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Ukulele Lessons

One of the happiest sounding instruments, the ukulele can be played as the most simple and enjoyable accompanying instrument to singing or as a more advanced single note and chord solo instrument. Not only that, but you can take it with you and enjoy playing wherever you go! Join one of our contemporary bands as you progress and have fun performing on stage to appreciative audiences.

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Learn More About Our Teachers

Learn your chosen instrument faster than ever before in a fun accepting environment under the helpful eye of our expert teachers. All of them have been with us for many years, and we guarantee that you'll have a blast learning from the best that Brisbane has to offer. Our teachers have a range of musical interests and will almost certainly be able to help you with your chosen genre or style of playing. Learn more about our teachers here!

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Book Your First Lesson!

We reckon our classes are pretty awesome but don’t take our word for it – Book your first lesson to find out for yourself and get the second lesson free!

Your Journey To Excellence

Step 1

Learn The Basics

No mater which instrument you choose, you'll start with some fun basics to get you on the right track.

Step 2

Time To Get Technical

Once you have the basics down, our teachers will slowly run you through the more advanced course aspects - And you can become AMEB qualified!

Step 3

Play Along In A Band

Once you have all the musical knowledge and skills, we recommend joining in on our band sessions where you continue to grow in a live setting.

Step 4

Giving Back!

Once you have all the relevant qualificatons, consider joining the team and giving back to other students.