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The History of Stratford Music

For many years the “Woy Woy School of Music” has undergone many adjustments, including changing its name, locations and owners.
Chris and Madeline took over in 2011 and steadily grew student numbers from 38 to 180!
The old school building was originally on the Corner of Rawson Rd.

Kevin Dewar supported the school for many years and fit out the original building to house the Woy Woy School of Music.
The music school now has a long history and has connected many families on the Peninsula.

History of stratford music in woy woy, located on the Central Coast NSW. This is our history of Music lessons for all ages were taught in the previous building, and now we have moved to blackwall road.In 2016, the building was sold, and we had to find a new home for our school.

Building and Designing a NEW MUSIC SCHOOL

After months of scouting and research, Chris and Madeline found a new home for music on the Peninsula, right on the main road of Woy Woy.
The new premises is more than twice the size of their previous location and paves the way for the schools continued growth.
See our photo slides below to watch the transformation!

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A new home for music

“Over the years, a strong community presence has developed within our student and tutor base. Our vision for the next school is to build on that by creating a new home for music on the Central Coast.” – Chris Stratford

Being a family owned school, The School changed its name to STRATFORD MUSIC, and is now located in the heart of Woy Woy on Blackwall Rd. Owners Chris & Madeline Stratford hand built and designed the school in just 6 weeks with the support of their families, students and local community. Local businesses Central Coast Limousines; and Away For A Day Minibus Hire & Tours even sponsored part of the move.
Crowdfunding raised $4000 to go towards the move.

Stratford Music holds sizable tuition rooms as well as a large space for ensembles and a dedicated band room. Intricate murals adorn the school walls, and the foyer is embellished by Chris’ hand-made furniture.

“We wanted to create a place that was homely but also unique. We’ve designed the new school to offer the highest standard of tuition whilst still being a comfortable place that students of all ages will enjoy visiting.” – Madeline Stratford

Stratford Music is a 100% family owned, funded and operated school.
We don't receive government funding or grants.

Stratford Music will continue to develop and grow for our music students!