our teaching VALUES

Leaders of Rock is a music school for budding singer-songwriters and performers of contemporary pop and rock music.

We teach young people of all ages how to play the guitar, piano/keyboard and sing, sometimes all at once! 

Our strengths in music performance and feedback come from our three deepest teaching values.

Whenever we teach music, we aim to:


the learning of music. Because everyone is different in how they learn.


Making music relevant for all students, and inviting families to support us in developing a culture of music


Foster a growth mindset in our students, and turn music technique and theory from "impossible" to "I'm possible"


Every person has a story to tell.

It's time to share yours.

Meet the team

Justin Wong Founder - Guitar - Piano - Music Theory

Justin has been teaching music for 3 years, and comes from a tertiary background of arts and education (B.A, DipLang, Grade 6 Guitar, MTeach). He is also the Founder of Music Teachers Melbourne, the largest social network of music teachers in Melbourne. His studies in the Australian Boys Choir and VCE Music led him to pursue his performing career as a lead guitarist in the rock band Rejuvenate, as well as lead guitarist in music ministries in Melbourne.  
Justin specialises in electric guitar lessons and acoustic guitar lessons, particularly using the new AMEB Rockschool Curriculum. He is dedicated to helping young people find their own musical voice.

Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese

Fabio Colombini Guitar - Piano - Vocals

Fabio has been a professional musician for 25 years, working across the fields of composition, production and instrumental tuition (BMus). He graduated from the prestigious school, CLAM, in Sao Paolo Brazil, and played in the Beatles cover band - Beatles 4ever as John Lennon, holding a world record for playing all the Beatles albums in a row. His other achievements include session work with Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones), Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix), Robben Ford and Robert Cray, as well as releasing 9 albums independently and with bands.

Fabio specialises in acoustic guitar lessons, electric guitar lessons, piano lessons and singing lessons. He is very knowledgeable in Brazilian music, improvisation, harmony, arrangement and composition, and is dedicated to helping musicians of all abilities find their inner rock star.

Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian


Shani Weiss Piano-Guitar-Voice-Songwriting

Shani is a British-Israeli singer songwriter, who has uprooted her family to fulfill a dream of creating a musical career in Melbourne, Australian music capital.

Shani has dedicated her life to music starting from the age of 5 learning classical piano, then as a teenager taking up Guitar, Singing and songwriting majoring in Music. She continued to deepen her knowledge in music with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Music Education, and has been teaching all aspects of music including instrumental, Theory, Composition and Arrangements. She has managed music schools, conducted choirs and orchestras and created an original Musical. Alongside teaching music, Shani has played with multiple bands of eclectic genres like Celtic Rock, Folk, Progressive, Grunge and Blues. All stepping stones in the making of her debut album ‘Touch of Reality’, released in May 2018. 

Languages: English, Hebrew