Welcome to Elite Music Academy, nestled in the heart of bustling Parramatta. We offer cutting-edge learning experiences for a range of instruments, as well as aural and theory training.

Learn at your own pace

Our classes include one-to-one and online components, allowing you the flexibility to acquire your musical knowledge at times that are convenient for you.


Elite Music Academy is run by Max Holzner, an alumnus of the University of Cambridge and the Australian National University and the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including the Cambridge Australia Trust Orde Poynton Scholarship (2005-2007), a UK Overseas Research Scholarship (2005-2006), and an Australian Postgraduate Award (2004-2005). With the assistance of a Llewellyn Memorial Trust Scholarship (2003), he undertook further study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

As a performer Max has worked with many professional orchestras and chamber groups and in festivals across Australia and the UK, and was assistant to the late Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, from 2006-7, with whom he collaborated in the preparation of numerous critical editions for Bärenreiter, most notably Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Max has over fourteen years teaching experience, and has held positions at Radford College, Canberra, and in the pre-tertiary program at the Australian National University. He has also tutored undergraduates in music at the ANU and at Churchill College, Cambridge, and holds a Certificate of Graduate Teaching from the ANU.


Site redesign

Hi folks, Don’t panic, this is still the old Elite Music Academy. We have some new functionality coming to the site very soon. Cheers, Max and the team