Cherrybrook Music Studio 

Andrea M. Calilhanna
Piano, Saxophone and Music Theory Lessons. Beginner to Advanced. AMEB; Trinity; ABRSM.
PhD Candidate (MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, WSU); MMus (USyd, 2018)
Grad.Dip.T. (Mus)(QUT); Dip. Mus. (QCM); LMus.A; A.Mus.A;
M.M.T.A.(Council); F.C.S.M.E.


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Creative Kids Provider

Posted on 13 May, 2019 at 23:30 Comments comments (2)

Hi all,

Just letting you know that Cherrybrook Music Studio is now a Creative Kids Provider. Bring your $100 voucher for a great discount! Apply for your voucher(s) here:

Have a great day!


Term 1 2019 Off to a great start!

Posted on 21 February, 2019 at 5:00 Comments comments (0)

Hi students,

Welcome back for another wonderful year of music making!

Thank you for your patience while I finished off my Master of Music (Musicology) thesis last year and for your input to my research. This year I am starting a PhD to continue my work on meter in music education and we will be continuing to use visualizations and sonifications of beat class theory through cyclic and ski-hill graphs to learn more about rhythm, meter, pitch and harmony. I commend you on being the first students to use musical set theory or beat-class theory (mathematical music theory) in your music studio studies. As pioneers of new music theory I am very proud of you all and I'll be thinking of you at my graduation soon - I will be dedicating the occasion to you all. This year I will be producing a number of papers for international conferences drawing on research in my current collaborations in Sydney and overseas and I will be presenting a workshop for the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales in June in Sydney about the work we've done in our classes in the studio some which I wrote about in my recent thesis. I hope you can make it along to the workshop it's called 'Mind Your Meter'. Looking forward to seeing you all at your lessons soon. 

2018 Meter Symposium 3

Posted on 21 February, 2019 at 4:50 Comments comments (0)

Andrea: Posted on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 9:54 AM

Dear all,

As my students realise I have been busy writing...a thesis on meter in education, papers for conferences, and lecturing on meter in education. Among my latest projects is the following event to which I invite you all - Meter Symposium 3. I hope you can make it along this year.

Entry is free with registration!

Meter Symposium 3:

Keep up the great work with your music studies and live the music you love!

Have a great day,


2016 Another great year!

Posted on 21 February, 2019 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)

Andrea Calilhanna: Posted on Friday, 14 October 2016 11:38 AM

I haven't written on my blog for some time with the added time spent on university studies.Sorry folks! I enrolled in a Master of Music (Musicology) and my area of research is musical meter in education and curriculum development. My focus is on the pedagogability of recent music theory in education. In 2015 I spent a semester attending a series of classes on Meter Theory given by visting lecturer to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Professor Richard Cohn, Battell Professor of the Theory of Music, Yale University. My approach to meter in education and methodology is based on the pedagogical approach to meter theory as presented by Professor Cohn. I organised the student-led Meter Symposium in June2016 at the Sydney Conservatorium see link: .The success of the first symposium has led to a major Conservatorium (research) event Meter Symposium 2 for 24-25 February 2017. I invite you to attend please see the following links for bookings:

Day 1 Keynote speaker Professor Richard Cohn:


Day 2 Meter in Education Forum:

Have an amazing day!


Outstanding results for 2014!

Posted on 21 February, 2019 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)

Andrea: Posted on Thursday, 20 November 2014 5:42 PM

"Very proud to announce that all of my piano and saxophone students received no less than A's and A+'s in 2014: well done everyone!"

Afternoon of Music

Posted on 21 February, 2019 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)

Andrea: Posted on Friday, 5 September 2014 9:13 PM

Looking forward to our Afternoon of Music on Sunday, 14th September. This will be a great way to share music, improve performance skills and also enjoy some afternoon tea. See you all there!

Christmas Concert

Posted on 21 February, 2019 at 4:40 Comments comments (0)

Andrea: Posted on Saturday, 20 October 2012 4:04 PM

In case you haven't heard we are having a Christmas Concert at 3.00pm on Sunday, 2nd December, 2012 in the studio. All students will be able to play for us and we look forward to hearing the beautiful music. Each student is at a different level and the Concert will have a relaxed atmosphere where our students will feel nurtured and confident to perform.I encourage parents, family and friends to attend as a special way of supporting our musicians.Have a great day!