Welcome to Browning Street Studios

Experience the Browning Street Difference.

Browning Street Studios, established 2008, is Australia’s only not-for-profit, cooperatively-run music school. Our teachers work together to continuously develop curriculum, specialist studio spaces and resources to support excellence in music teaching practice and to enhance student learning experiences. 

When you learn from a teacher at Browning Street, you are working with a dedicated professional committed to ongoing career development and a purposeful student-teacher relationship. Our environment of mutual peer-support and ongoing education means that your teacher is equipped with the tools and knowledge to effectively work with you toward your goals.

We are leaders in our field when it comes to foregrounding quality music education within an ethical economy of mutual support and respect for others.

We acknowledge the the Turrbal and Jagera people, traditional owners of the land on which we work (Meanjin – “Brisbane”, Kurilpa – “West End”). We pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the continuing connection of traditional owners to the land, water and culture of this area.

Music Lessons

We offer vocal coaching, theory, songwriting and performance classes as well as instrumental tuition on a range of instruments, including piano, guitar and bass, strings and woodwind.

Teacher Co-op

We are standalone in our commitment to worker-ownership, supporting livelihoods through democratic governance and ongoing investment in our unique professional community.

Studio Hire

We have 8 purpose-built studios ranging from resonant timber-floored piano studios to sound-abated teaching and production spaces.  

The WEMDTC owns and operates Browning Street Studios, a multi-purpose arts facility based in Brisbane’s West End. Established in 2008, Browning Street Studios aims to provide professional, quality studio spaces to its members, and quality music education, arts events and practice spaces to the broader community.

As a worker-owned Cooperative, Browning Street Studios is unique in its commitment to support the livelihoods of its workers via business ownership, democratic governance and ongoing investment in building the professional capacities of its workers.

The West End Music and Dance Teachers’ Co-operative Ltd (WEMDTC) is a Non-Distributing Cooperative registered in Queensland. (Cooperative # QC0324).

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Fantastic rehearsal space, in an awesome location. Highly recommend.

– Lisa J

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Browning Street has gone above and beyond to arrange piano and singing lessons for my daughter. The house has a brilliant, creative vibe about it. Highly recommend!

– Janine

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is the other side of music teaching … the kind that is the antithesis to the teacher who fails to convey the coolness of learning.

– James F

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