Lessons in piano, cello, theory of music and ensemble skills are offered at the Cook & Co Studio in Glen Iris. Half-hour private lessons range from $40-$50. All levels are welcome. Enquire about a complimentary trial session - Tel: 0428480743 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Performance Coaching

Posted in Music Lessons

Tuition can be arranged on a casual basis for individuals and ensembles preparing for an examination, competition, audition or other performance. The areas of focus may include:

  • practice methods
  • performance skills
  • stylistic interpretation
  • ensemble techniques 

Music Theory

Posted in Music Lessons

Studies of the elements of music, the recognition and understanding of musical instruments, and the historical and cultural context of musical compositions are offered through lessons in the following areas:

  • AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) Theory of Music
  • AMEB Musicianship
  • VCE Music Theory & Analysis

Piano Lessons

Posted in Music Lessons

Janis Cook, AMusA, LMusA, GradDipMus, is a direct descendent of a teaching tradition that can be clearly traced back five generations to the great nineteenth century pianist, Franz Liszt.  Not only a teacher and performer, Janis is also a respected examiner and adjudicator. 

Individual piano lessons are taught with emphases on the following areas:

  • tone production
  • efficient technique
  • musical style
  • interpretive character
  • breadth of repertoire

Please direct any enquiries via the contact page or telephone Janis on 0428480743.

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Orchestral Keyboard Coaching

Posted in Music Lessons

Tuition in orchestral keyboard skills and repertoire are offered on a casual basis. Areas covered may include:

  • Reading a full score
  • Following the conductor's beat
  • Marking a part
  • Problem solving
  • The Celeste




Renowned for fine musicians and creative artistry, Cook & Co concerts are tailored events which have become popular with those who enjoy inspiring music in a relaxed format.