“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
- Fredrich Nietzsche
“Where words fail music speaks.”
- Hans Christian Anderson
“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
“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”
- Plato
“If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.”
- Thomas Carlyle
“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 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
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
- Victor Hugo
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.

Mr Sergei Suetin


After graduating from the State Leningrad Conservatory of Music (Russia) as a Pianist and Musicologist, I worked as a piano teacher at the Leningrad Music School for ten years. Whilst there, I taught students of varying ages and skills. Besides tuition, I coordinated musical programs, directed examinations and performed in concerts.

In 1991 I was invited to give lectures and performances in the University of Oklahoma (US). Since April 1993, I performed in concerts as a pianist and organist (Australia). I accompanied students of St. Michael's Grammar School for their exams. My work also involved the accompaniment of choirs and individual students during their examinations. In 1996-1998, as a piano teacher at the Australian Catholic University I taught students who took Bachelor of Music, conducted Master Classes and accompanied students in examinations. During my work as an accompanist I performed with vocalists and instrumentalists.

Since 1997, I have been conducting piano classes at the North Melbourne Primary School. There, I also accompanied the school choir. Since 2000, I instructed several senior students in Music Performance at a VCE level in Donvale Christian Collage covering Units 1 to 4.

I have over 30 years of experience as a private Piano Teacher. In 1994, I established a private music studio called the "St. Petersburg Music Studio" where I instruct children and adults in piano. My students complete ‘Piano’ and ‘Piano for Leisure’ from Preliminary to A. Mus. levels for examination purposes. A number of my students were awarded music scholarships to Scotch Collage, MLC, Fintona Girls’ School and Victorian Collage of the Arts.


Ministry of Culture - Leningrad

Post-graduate course in Methodology of Piano Teaching; Post-graduate Certificate of Education.

Leningrad State Conservatory of Music - Leningrad, five-year course

Qualifications awarded - Musicologist, Music Teacher, Lecturer, Concert Performer and Soloist of a Chamber Ensemble; Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Musicology.

Mussorgsky College of Music - Leningrad, four-year course

Qualification awarded - Teacher of Theoretical Music Subjects and General Piano Course; Diploma with distinction.

Professional Standing

State School Music Teachers Registration (Victorian Board)

Reg. No. T02457446

Certificate of Registration as a Teacher for Non-government and Religious Schools;
secondary — year 12. (Registered Schools Board)

Reg. No. R105754

Member of the Australian Music Teachers Register