Annette's Music Studio - Ferny Hills

  • A.Mus.A.
  • A.T.C.L.
  • Perf. Cert.
  • B.Mus.
  • Australian Kodaly Certificate Early Childhood


PRIVATE lessons - Violin, Piano, Cello, Viola, Singing and Theory.
GROUP lessons - Piano and Strings (Violin/Cello/Viola/Double Bass)

Group $26.40-28.60 per half hour, Private $50.60 per half hour (inclusive of GST).

Experienced and caring teacher - I have over 28 years experience teaching and 36 years experience performing, and I wouldn't do anything else, I love it! :)

A.M.E.B. exams or learn/play for fun.
Lots of styles taught:
Singing - Classical, Jazz, Folk, Musical Theatre, Contemporary etc.
Strings - Classical, Contemporary, Country, Folk, Jazz, Irish, World-Wide etc.

Ages 3-adults (some age restrictions apply).

Please see our website for more information.

Contact Annette :)

Annette Milliken is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she majored in violin as well as undertaking studies in music theory, choral and instrumental conducting, pedagogy, classical studies and aural development.

Born into a musical family, she began her music career at an early age, commencing both piano and violin studies at the age of three. The family later moved to Brisbane where, during her time at high school, she was a member of many ensembles including concert band, full orchestra, chamber strings, wind orchestra and big band, and was presented with several cultural and music awards. In her senior years she achieved her A Mus A on violin and completed her Grade 7 AMEB qualification on piano. Annette is also an accomplished dancer, having studied Tap, Modern and Classical Ballet to Intermediate level through the Royal Academy of Dance.

For many years, Annette was a regular competitor in eisteddfodau, winning awards for singing, dance and instrumental performances. She also appeared on stage in school musical productions and also with the Cairns Choral Society. Since coming to Brisbane has played in the orchestra for several productions by the Ignatians.

Following her graduation from the Conservatorium, Annette established her own music teaching practice – the Annette Milliken Studio of Music – specialising in violin, but also teaching voice, piano, cello, theory and viola. The studio has demonstrated a substantial success rate amongst examination candidates. It offers comprehensive tuition in practical, theoretical and aural aspects with an emphasis on fun, positive learning and the development of the individual student’s potential within a musically active performance environment. At the same time she worked as a peripatetic music teacher in the private school system and gained experience in print, band and orchestral music with the Australian Academy of Music.

From 1995 to 2001 Annette was a member of the Queensland Youth Orchestra and in 2000 toured with the Queensland Youth Symphony to Korea, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. In 1995 she joined the Queensland Youth Choir where she remained until 2007. She was the organisation’s librarian and spent one year as assistant conductor of the Queensland Children’s Choir. During her time with QYC she took out a number of performance awards and was presented with the prestigious President’s Trophy on two occasions.

Annette has worked as a commercial vocalist and backing singer, performing with Michael Crawford, Nana Mouskouri, Tina Arena, Larry Emdur and many others. She has also performed at numerous Lord Mayor’s Carols, the launch of The Lion King in Australia, and the launch of IGA. She has also been in demand as an adjudicator for junior string competitions, as well as other competitions, and as a tutor for school music camps. In 2003 she formed her own chamber string ensemble – Stirling Strings – performing at weddings and corporate functions.
More recently Annette qualified as an early-childhood teacher specialising in music education for babies from birth through to five years old and in 2015 established her own early-childhood studio – Little Munchkin’s Music.

In the same year she was invited to establish a string music program at a Catholic School to compliment their existing classroom music, choir and brass/woodwind programs. The string program has been a resounding success, more than doubling in size within the first twelve months.

Annette holds a current Blue Card.

Details last updated: February 13, 2024