Resonate Music – Capalaba, Brisbane

Resonate Music Australia

Music Tuition | Premium Rehearsal Space | Recording Studio | Guitar Repairs

We provide tailored lessons for all ages by dedicated, qualified teachers at our premium quality facility in Capalaba.

Welcome to the Resonate Music family

We thank you for allowing us to take you on your musical journey!

Redlands music tuition for all ages and abilities by experienced, personable music teachers – guitar, drum, piano, bass, singing, saxophone and ukulele music lessons.

A premium, affordable rehearsal room in Brisbane available for hire. Ground level access, AC, quality PA, private entry, chill out lounge area with kitchenette facilities. 

Record your music in a professional recording studio, sound engineer included for the recording session. Impressive equipment set up and all at your disposal.

Expert in-house guitar repairs and restoration for acoustic, electric and bass guitars. Quality servicing you can rely on in the Redlands by qualified technicians. 

Resonate Music is Brisbane’s Premier Music tuition hub. We offer students a purpose-built facility with experienced teachers who can tailor lessons to meet your needs. 

After 16 years in the business, we now teach over 300 students on a weekly basis.  We currently have 11 teachers and a state-of-the-art facility that we call home.

We specialise in music tuition for Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Singing, Saxophone and Ukulele. We also host various workshops, special performances and events throughout the year for students and families to participate in.

We strongly encourage music as a positive activity for people of all ages to take part in.  Music is a skill like no other and can be enjoyed by all in many forms.  We specialise in lessons to suit any individual from beginners to advanced musicians, and school age to mature age students.

Take Your Music To The Next Level

As Resonate Music we are passionate about music and provide a complete service for local Redlands' musicians to learn and develop their skills and techniques.

Welcome To Our Studio

Take a tour of the studio

Our studio is located in the heart of Capalaba with 8 private teaching rooms. We have a large air-conditioned waiting area for parents or caregivers.

Our reception is not always attended, however our teachers can help you with payments or questions. For changes to lesson times or enquires please contact your teacher via mobile phone or contact John on 0409 033 641.

The studio is open for lessons from Monday to Saturday. Individual teacher times may vary.

We have a large free carpark however we ask students and parents to use visitor parking only. More parking can be found at the bus Park’n’Ride facility 50m away.

Our facilites are some of the best in Brisbane.  If you are looking for a rehearsal space for your band on weekends or a recording studio for a demo song – we’d love to help.  

Get Directions

Entrance off either Moreton Bay Rd  (opposite Capalaba Central) or Redland Bay Rd (use entrance for Fantastic Furniture).

Meet Our Team Of Music Teachers

At Resonate Music we are all about the music.  Our music teachers are experienced in the music industry, in performing, teaching and the behind-the-scenes technical aspects.  The collective experiences of our team provide a platform to help you grow and develop as a musician. 

But the thing that drives us the most is our love for music and sharing that passion with our students. 

Our lessons will be tailored to your age, ability and preferred genre so that you can feel encouraged, supported and motivated to become the best musician you can be. 

And we want you to enjoy creating music, to have fun learning.

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Available Music Tuition

Our talented team of musicians at Resonate Music offer a variety of musical tuition for all ages and abilites.  Whether you are a beginner, just starting out, or an experienced musician who is looking for those extra skills and techniques to take your music to the next level, we have lessons available for a variety of instruments, including singing lessons. 

Supporting Community Music in the Redlands

John Prefontaine mentors the Infinity Rock Band each year giving primary school students the opportunity to develop their performance skills and gain industry experience.

Resonate Music (formerly JP Guitar Studio) hosts beginner school guitar programs in Redlands’ primary schools providing the opportunity to learn guitar.

With expert guidance from Resonate Music teachers we learn songs during school term and put them together in a band for a performance on the final workshop day.

Our long-awaited Rock Band Program is here! Industry professionals John Prefontaine and Steve Powell provide expert guidance, equipment and mentoring.

Our annual student performance day, held in December, provides the opportunity for students to share the rewards of their efforts in an encouraging setting with family & friends.

Gig Guide - Redlands

Check out our Gig Guide to find out what bands are playing where in the Redlands!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my other children wait with me while my child is having their lesson?

Yes, they can! We have a large air-conditioned waiting area; we do ask that you respect this space and keep noise to a minimum, and that any food or drink is cleaned up before you leave. We do offer our family discount if you want to have other siblings learn another instrument and can usually host lessons at the same time.

Why learn a musical instrument?

There are so many benefits to learning music: it boosts IQ, focus and persistence using both sides of the brain. Learning music strengthens memory and attention and can lead to increased coordination and confidence. Music helps raise mood and other health issues as music brings joy to people and the world.

What do I need to bring to the lesson each week?

An A4 folder with plastic sleeves to hold music sheets, and your own instrument/s. We have a few spare instruments that can be borrowed during the first few lessons, however these cannot be taken home.

Can I pay each week for lessons and not do a pre-paid package?

Yes, we offer this however there are discounts offered with our pre-paid packages.

I have never played music before; will I be able to have lessons?

Yes, we have skilled teachers that can teach all levels of students from beginner to advanced and we adapt lessons to fit every student’s goals and abilities.

Can I do lessons just during the School Term?

We strongly encourage and believe music is best learnt when you have a weekly lesson. We do offer a school term option which requires payment at the beginning of each school term. Please email for more info. Limited space available.

Where are you located and where can I park my car?

We are slightly tucked away on Redland Bay Road, right behind Fantastic Furniture. We have a large car park and you are welcomet to use any parks that have visitor on them or we’re a 50m short walk from the bus Park-n-Ride carpark.

Where can I have guitar setups or repairs completed? Do you sell strings?

Yes, John Prefontaine is a luthier and can complete any set up, guitar repairs or maintenance. John is known all over Brisbane for his fast turn around and professional work. We do have a small range of strings which John can supply and help with. Call John today on 0409 033 641.

Can I learn more than one instrument?

Sure can, we have a few students who already do this.

Where can I buy my musical instruments from? Do you sell or have a retail store?

No, we are not a retail store. But we do recommend Music Spot in Browns Plains, Manny’s Music in Fortitude Valley, Vivace Music in Underwood and Binary Music in Cleveland.

How old do I need to be for lessons? Am I too old?

All ages are welcome at the studio – we find older students can learn just as fast as the younger ones although patience is key.

Can I do a fortnightly lesson?

Yes, we don’t recommend it as it’s a long time apart that you don’t see the teacher, but we do have a handful of times available.

The Resonate Music Difference

Why Choose Resonate Music

Passion runs deep at Resonate Music (previously JP Guitar Studios), passion that continually pushes the experienced team to offer the best music and guitar lessons Brisbane has to offer. John Prefontaine is the owner and founder and has dreamed of establishing Brisbane’s best music studio for many years. If you or your child is looking to learn the guitar, bass, piano or drums Resonate Music is the solution you have been searching for.

After a lifelong personal journey with music, John set up his studio in Brisbane’s eastern bayside suburbs in 2007. His goal right from the start was to develop the most professional one stop tuition, recording and guitar repair service in Brisbane. Resonate Music offers students a purpose built facility and highly experienced teachers who can tailor lessons to meet your needs. Every day there are guitar lessons Brisbane wide, but Resonate Music has 5 reasons that set it apart and make it the only choice for your tuition.

Dedicated Staff

Over the years John has worked hard to bring together a talented team of music professionals who can help get the best out of students at different talent levels. All Resonate Music tutors love the instruments they play and their passion shows. With guitar, drum, piano, ukulele and bass guitar lessons on offer, Resonate Music staff can expertly teach a variety of your music interests.

Impressive Facilities

Located in Capalaba, in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs, Resonate Music’s modern facilities offer multiple purpose built, acoustically sound rooms for one-on-one lessons and tutorials. The Resonate Music studio also has a recording studio available for hire that offers independent artists and bands a place to record. The studio has the facilities that allows students to grow and prosper.

Catering For All Talent Levels

Beginners, advanced and all in between. It is almost an accepted expectation that many of John’s students are school aged, yet their oldest student is a youthful 70 who personifies the adage ”it’s never too late to learn”. Resonate Music is delightfully challenged when students have the “I don’t have a musical bone in my body” approach and finds nothing more satisfying than the delight on their faces when they conquer pieces that seemed insurmountable.

Appreciation of Music

Having picked up his first guitar at around 8 years of age, John’s love for the guitar has never waned. As an individual performer, a band member and a teacher John has a thorough understanding of just what it takes to manoeuvre through melodies. As good a guitar player as John is, teaching is his calling. Attaining a Diploma in Music and Technical Production at the School of Audio Engineering gave John the knowledge and appreciation of the technical skills required to take performance to a professional level. Combining his understanding of the allure of guitar, bass and piano John applied his expertise and determination to ensure Resonate Music is the best studio for music lessons Brisbane can offer.

Invested In Every Students Musical Journey

At Resonate Music they are serious about making music, with all teachers widely recognised as talented musicians by their peers, but the emphasis in the learning environment is also on fun. Believing enjoyment brings out the best in students, John encourages them to persevere through the early first weeks, when the physical and mental energy required to perfect chords etc., can take its toll. After the repetition of the basics John and his team are guided by the needs and interests of the student.

With a keen instinct for budding talent, Resonate Music offers individual and private lessons in a modern, relaxing environment. The studio offers guidance and training in everything from the very basics right through the genre to mixing and post production and mentoring bands. The future of our musicians is in good hands with Resonate Music venturing further into the field of vocal and drums in coming months.

Whether students are pursuing guitar, drums, piano, bass, ukulele or singing, whether they dream of performing before a crowd of thousands or sitting around the campfire finger picking on an acoustic, Resonate Music has a teacher to inspire, motivate and tune those musical desires.

Resonate Music offers quality, affordable music lessons in Brisbane. Contact their friendly team on 0409 033 641 or email and let your music journey really take flight.