Established in Torquay in 2014 as a guitar school, Waves Music Co. has organically evolved as a testament to the search for a new and original sound, one that is both industrious yet original, which is echoed across our teaching and music store philosophy.

Our new coastal store has meant more room for extra instrumental lessons, rehearsal spaces, recording services, and a much needed music store for the Great Ocean Road. The progress continued not only within the physical realm, but also onto the Internet platform, gaining the attention of industry dynamo’s like Si Jay Gould, founder of ‘Wonder Core Island’, who praised the projects articulate efforts on their intricate ‘Guitar Wave’ reviews.

With everything achieved in such a short amount of time, Waves Music Co. branched it’s philosophy further throughout Wathaurong territory and beyond, offering music lessons to Lorne, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven, Anglesea, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, and Point Cook.

The Waves Music Co. team continues to extend the reach of the philosophy today, hoping to some day reach it’s full realisation; to inspire an industrious and innovative music culture for Torquay and the Surf Coast.   


The purpose of Waves Music Co. is to inspire industrious and innovative music culture(s).

‘Ride your own wave’; the company slogan, was generated to spread importance of innovation in Music, and to encourage new approaches to music education within Australia, placing established music industry professionals at the top of the filter.

The following experienced Music Industry professionals have helped to form the official Waves Music Co. philosophy. Tony Mantz, founder of Jack the Bear Mastering Studio’s, helped to craft the projects sonic philosophy, sharing his views on the importance of intuitive awareness in the mixing and mastering process. Kim lajoie, writer of ‘The golden age of independent music’ helped to craft the projects Marketing philosophy, sharing his understanding of building and maintaining an audience through emotional triggers. Miles Jackson, CEO of Cole Clark guitars, helped to craft the company’s sales philosophy, sharing that truth, and a history of the production line alone is enough to sell quality instruments.

It is through our past and future connections with established music industry professionals, that we are able to teach the skills necessary to reach the highest platforms of the music industry.

Meet the Team!

Tommy Castles



Guitar teacher/ Drum teacher and Australian music industry mentor.

Jasper Jolley

Guitar teacher/ Drum teacher and Australian music industry mentor.

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Chris Hay

Advanced guitar teacher and label founder.

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Bailey Bates

Piano teacher/ Guitar teacher and Australian music industry mentor.

Tommy Castles has toured extensively around Australia, playing Falls festival and receiving national radio play on Triple J. 

Jasper Jolley has toured Australia, played Gizzfest and experienced national radio play with his band Bones and Jones.

Chris Hay writes music under the moniker of 'Jimi Crisp' and has had his music played on Triple J and performed at Beyond the valley Music Fest.


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