“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”
- Plato
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
- Plato
“Music is the mediation between the spiritual and the sensual life.”
- Ludwig van Beethoven
“Where words fail music speaks.”
- Hans Christian Anderson
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
- Fredrich Nietzsche
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
- Victor Hugo
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
- Bertold Auerbach
“Music exists to elevate us as far as possible above everyday life.”
- Gabriel Faure
“After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
- Aldous Husley
“Music exists to elevate us as far as possible above everyday life.”
- Gabriel Faure
“If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.”
- Thomas Carlyle
Goal: To acquaint students with the European musical legacy, helping them to discern and appreciate the art of music while developing presentation and performance skills and enhancing personal qualities such as determination and self-esteem.

St. Petersburg Music Studio

The Studio

Would your child benefit from broader education, higher concentration levels, improved coordination and confidence? Music lessons are an excellent ‘education tool’ that can help your child achieve greater academic success and prepare them for the future.

Sergei Suetin has trained children for more than 30 years and has achieved remarkable success in developing students’ musical potential. His students have won prizes on various Australian musical competitions, obtained music scholarships and achieved outstanding results in musical examinations.

Sergei’s training and education in the Leningrad Conservatory, where he attended the same class as the world-renown fiery maestro Valery Gergiev, has spurred his future musical success. He performed as a concert pianist internationally and locally with concerts and recitals given in Russia, US and Australia. After some time, Sergei’s primary focus has shifted to teaching, inspiring students to follow his footsteps and achieve local and international musical acclaim. In 1994 he established the St. Petersburg Music Studio in memory of the city where he lived and received his education.

Currently, Sergei specialises in providing music instruction to children and adults, preparing them for AMEB and VCE exams. Some students express interest in taking Piano For Leisure or work outside the exam structure, however, theory and technical work remain the key areas of focus.

Services Provided

  • Piano lessons
  • Theory tuition
  • Piano accompaniment for groups or ensembles or for individual examinations
  • Concert accompaniment