Encore on Keys Program  

The Encore on Keys music course is designed for Piano and Strings. It develops complete musicians through performance pieces, improvisation, aural training and awareness, keyboard harmony, sight-reading, chord chart reading, ensemble playing, transposition, rhythm development and music literacy. View flyer here

Key Elements of Junior Piano:
  • Songs – for musical enjoyment, expression and foundation movement activities
  • Finger Zips – small pieces that develop keyboard skills on a micro level
  • Repertoire Pieces – solo performance pieces
  • Ensembles – develop part-playing skills, group interaction and team playing
  • Solfege/Solfa Singing – builds an aural library of melodic patterns
  • By-Ear Playing – connecting keyboard playing with aural perception
  • Flash Cards – enhance reading skills and reinforce theory concepts
  • CDs – provide an aural model featuring outstanding arrangements.
"Best Australian Made"

This program won the Australian Music Association "Best Australian Made" award for print music or music software in 2010.

The award was based on the:

  • High production qualities of the Books, CDs, Flash Cards and toys
  • Educational effectiveness of the content, including the comprehensive Teacher Guides
  • Success in marketing these new materials to teachers and parents in a number of countries including Australia

FREE Trial lesson *

We are offering a FREE Trial lesson (conditions apply).
* The first lesson will be free, if the child joining already established group. If there is no a group, the Trial lesson has to be paid on the day of the lesson before you commit to the Term booking.

Contact Us

Please fill up the Enquiry Form here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Or call us on 9942 4066 for more information about Encore on Keys Program at Alla’s Music Studio.


Alla Guberman

Alla Guberman, the director and founder of Alla’s Music Studio has been playing the piano for over 25 years.

Alla was born in Russia. At the age of 9 she discovered her passion for music and started piano lessons. Alla continued to follow her love for the piano and in 1986 she completed her Diploma at the College of Music in Russia.

Alla migrated to Australia in 1992, and in 1999 she furthered her piano studies at Monash University in Melbourne. Under the guidance of Tamara Smolyar (a continuer of traditional Russian piano school) and the team of pianists - Max Cooke, Robert Chamberlain and Darryl Coote (continuers of French piano school), she completed her Bachelor of Music with Honours in 2002.

Alla's exceptional performance and demonstrated skill saw her awarded with the 2002 Joan Earle Prize for excellence in Piano Studies at Honours level.

In 2005 Alla graduated with a Masters in Music (piano performance) from Monash University. She was awarded a High Distinction for Piano Performance as part of her Master's degree.

Alla completed Encore on Keys program work shop in 2014 with creator of the program musician from Brisbane Mark Gibson. Since then Alla successfully following this program in teaching students preschool age. Alla found that this program most appropriate for 4-4,5 years old age children. This program helps children to start recognize notes on the musical staff naturally, develops listening and rhythmical skills through playing every song with the backing track. It also develop confidence and does not allow any tension in student’s body while playing, as children playing their songs in standing up position.

Below you can watch fragments of Alla’s 3,5 years old and 4 years old students performing songs from Encore on Keys at the End of Year concert.

Encore on Keys students at the End of Year concert 2017

Encore on Keys student - Yu Ting

Yu Ting started music lessons when she was 2,5 years old with group classes Kinder Beat 2. Now she is 4 years old and she made her way to piano course Encore on Keys book 4. She able to read wide range of music notes in both treble and bass clef, play pieces with triads in one hand along with the melodic line in the other hand, recognize all the music terminology and follow dynamics and details such as legato and staccato.

Playing piano and understanding music theory helped Yu Ting with her violin lessons which she began at the age of 3,5. Now she is preparing to violin AMEB exam preliminary grade. Yu Ting successfully performed her puano pieces from Encore on keys book 3 at the end of year 2017 student concert. You can listen a recording of her performance below.

Hyun Joo Lee

Hyun Joo teaches in Bentleigh studio.

Hyun Joo has worked as a Music Teacher, Jazz Pianist and Song writer in Korea. She has lots of experience in playing at concerts and festivals. Based on that experience, she has a strong focus to make her students feel enjoyment out of music as well as improve their skills and build confidence levels.

Hyun can teach Piano, Violin, Synthesizer and music theory from beginner to advanced levels and Voice, Guitar, Drum, Recorder from beginner's to intermediate level. Her focus is to teach and develop each students individual sound. Patience and encouragement is her best qualities as a teacher.

Hyun has completed Encore On Keys program workshop in January 2018, organized by the creator of the program Mark Gibson and now successfully introducing this program to preschool and primary school age children at Alla’s Music.

James Gillet

James teaches in Bentleigh studio.

James believes that learning any instrument begins with learning and mastering the basics of their chosen instrument and then developing a consistent and effective practice routine that is fluid and one that evolves according to the students needs. This is reflected in his familiarity with teaching various syllabi including the Suzuki Method and preparing students for both AMEB and ABRSM exams.

James has been playing violin professionally since 2001 and has over 15 years of both amateur and professional orchestral experience, including concertmaster for the Geelong Society of Dramatic Arts' (GSODA) production of Hairspray and played first violin for GSODA's production of Phantom Of The Opera. He also played violin for Australian Ballet Conservatoire's performance of Swan Lake, is an active member of The Australasian Orchestra and has been invited to go on tour to China with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra at the end of 2018.

James also teaches viola, piano, flute, music theory and musicianship from beginners to advanced.