About Us

Originally founded as a guitar school by Chris Byrne in 2005, Coast Academy of Music has grown to become the foremost school for Contemporary Music Lessons on the NSW Central Coast. From our Studio in Saratoga and throughout a network of schools, Tom, Leah and their team of tutors now offer lessons in the following


Guitar / Singing / Drums / Piano / Bass Guitar / Ukulele / Songwriting / Recording & Production


Using a song based learning approach our teachers will guide you through your musical journey and help you develop into the musician that you want to be. Whether it's becoming a competent solo performer, a member of a band, getting top HSC marks, or just for fun, the team at Coast Academy of Music is ready to help you reach your musical goals.


Message from the Owners

It's always been a passion of ours to have a music school, providing opportunities for students of all ages to experience the joy of music. We endeavor to offer a variety of instrument choices to facilitate the needs and learning experiences of the individual student. Coast Academy of Music to us is a dream come true. Over the last 3 years, we have witnessed so many wonderful students of all ages grow in their musical abilities. To see the smile on their faces after accomplishing a first-time performance or even a challenging song brings so much joy to our hearts. We want to continue to inspire our students and are so grateful to have such gifted talented teachers that help facilitate this. We hope that you will join us in this community of passionate musicians.

Tom & Leah Brett







We love the team at Coast Academy of Music. Nothing is ever to much for them and they are brilliant at working with kids and catering to their individual needs. My family adore you all and are always amazed at what skills they accomplish in lessons - Natalie

I'm now in my second term of lessons and I could not be happier with the progress I've made in my voice with Leah's guidance! You guys have helped me and encouraged me so much that I believe any aspiring singer or musician wishing to get better should definitely consider joining this great academy, with an amazing environment! Thank you so much for teaching me so much more in one lesson then I could've ever taught myself in a lifetime! I look forward to the many lessons ahead!! - Jennifer



These musicians are amazing!! The atmosphere is so positive, supportive and student-focused! Tom has taught 2 of my boys and he is so much more than a teacher to them…he has become a positive influence and role model. We love Coast Academy and I would recommend them in a heartbeat!! - Elizabeth