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The Original Fine Music

Many of you will know the Fine Music of the past – a name synonymous as an icon of Melbourne’s retail print music industry for over 30 years. Originally established around 1960 by Rueben Fineberg, Fine Music grew over the following decades to become known as Australia’s leading supplier of print music and music and theatre related texts. In 2002 the business was sold and in 2006 the doors were closed. A very sad day for Melbourne.

In the years that followed, Michael Jongebloed, a previous employee of the original Fine Music, couldn’t help but feel there was an increasing need in Melbourne for a specialist store like Fine Music and after much planning Fine Music in Hawthorn opened its doors for the first time in January 2012.

The Fine Music Of Today

The world has changed a great deal since Rueben Fineberg first started Fine Music all those years ago and so too has Fine Music. Not only can Fine Music boast the largest range of sheet music in the country but we have also expanded our offering to include an extensive range of brass and woodwind instruments and accessories from the world’s leading manufacturers such as Bach, Yamaha, Pearl Flutes and Schagerl. Our range caters to the needs of the beginner right through to the seasoned professional. One big change from the Fine Music of the past is our focus on music education and our support for schools. Our dedicated Education Team has access to products from the world's leading manufacturers. A comprehensive catalogue can be found on our education website here

Meet The Fine Music Team

Michael Jongebloed


Michael Jongebloed Fine Music
When Michael isn’t busy producing the Victorian School Music Festival, he
is our resident low brass guru and concert band expert. With nearly 30 years
working in the music industry and backed by experience as an instrumental
music educator and ensemble director, Michael’s insights and understanding
are in high demand. He is a dedicated advocate for promoting music making
in schools across the country with a deep knowledge of contemporary
recruitment and retention strategies. Michael continues as a performer with
his participation in community music making.

Siôn Boomsma

General Manager

Siôn is the General Manager at Fine Music and brings with him over 15
years experience in the music products industry. Siôn splits his time between
running the day to day operations, managing the online store and being on
the road where he works closely with many of our education customers. Siôn
loves the challenge of working with schools to find the solution which meets
their needs and budget.

Michelle Brown

Retail Manager

Michelle joined the team in Fine Music’s second year after an early career
as a woodwind teacher and events administrator. She manages the retail
store and loves helping customers find their perfect instrument. Michelle
can find just about every one of the thousands of print titles we have on the
shelf in 60 seconds or less. She is also known for putting items in a “safe
place”, these can take a little longer to find!

James Leigh

Education Sales Rep

James is our dynamic sales representative who takes pride in hitting the road
to connect with schools across metropolitan and regional Victoria. Armed
with his passion for all things music, he brings the rhythm of enthusiasm
to every visit in our well-equipped van. James is your go-to expert when
it comes to staying up-to-date with the latest chart releases and curating
programming solutions tailored to your ensembles’ needs. With his keen
ear for harmonious melodies and dedication to understanding your school’s
individual needs, James is here to elevate your school’s music program to
new heights.

Louisa Becker

Digital Marketing Coordinator & Sales

Louisa joined the Fine Music team in 2019 as Retail Assistant and is now
working Marketing and Education Sales. She manages our social media
content and advertising campaigns, and creates blog and video content
designed to demystify instrument maintenance. She also provides guidance
to our education customers, and maintains data for the Fine Music websites
to ensure you can find what you need. Louisa enjoys playing trumpet and
piano with a number of groups in her free time.

Nick Meyer

Education Sales

Nick joined the Fine Music team at the end of 2021 as a Retail Assistant and
is now working in Education Sales. For any of your school needs, Nick is
usually your first point of contact. He plays trombone and is knowledgeable
in all things brass. He is deeply invested in supporting the next generation of
music makers and is always eager to share his love of music

Chayla Ueckert-Smith

Retail Sales

Joining the Fine Music team in 2021 as a Retail Assistant, Chayla is our inhouse Oboe Specialist. Originally from Canberra, she is a performer and
teacher and has a Master of Music (Performance Teaching) from the University
of Melbourne. It is her mission to provide students and parents with all the
necessary information and resources to ensure positive learning experiences.
She has diverse experience specialising in woodwind instruments and enjoys
helping players and musicians at all stages in their journey find their perfect

Declan Ditchfield

Retail Sales

Having joined in late 2022, Declan is the most recent addition to the team.
He studied a Bachelor of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
on Trumpet. Ready to answer any questions you have, Declan is especially
knowledgeable within the area of high brass and mutes. He is usually the first
point of contact within the store and is happy to direct you to whatever you
need to find