First time here? Watch our short introduction video to Mark Joe Hope Music School!
Who is Mark Joe
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.
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.
Our teaching studios are set up with computers loaded with the latest software and a library of songs, all instrument technique studies and solos.
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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!Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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!
Your Journey To Excellence
Learn The Basics
No mater which instrument you choose, you'll start with some fun basics to get you on the right track.
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!
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.
Once you have all the relevant qualificatons, consider joining the team and giving back to other students.