Lessons are held on a weekly basis at school. Each lesson runs for 30mins and each student is enrolled for the number of weeks in the term. Lessons run on a revolving schedule to ensure students don’t miss the same class every week.
Students are first introduced to basic technical and theoretical concepts that are later consolidated and then further developed to more advanced levels. Tutors are mindful of individual learning levels and conscientiously structure lessons according to the needs of each student. A professional, encouraging, engaging and fun environment is provided to ensure both progress and enjoyment.
Yes, to progress adequately, students need to practice regularly outside of their weekly lessons. For your convenience, instruments are available for purchase at Faki’s Music Cafe (see contact details on back page).
Students are required to bring their Method Book and Exercise Book to each lesson as well as their own instrument (except for piano/keyboard and drums, as they are provided on site). Practice, how often and what should students be working on? Developing a stable/structured practice routine is highly important. Target 15 minutes for beginners and move to 30 minutes for intermediates, for a minimum of three days per week (daily practice provides maximum benefits)
Please give notification of the absence by phone or SMS the day before the lesson, if possible. If notification is not received by at least 9:00am on the day of the lesson (or 8.00am for 8.30am classes) the lesson will be charged as normal. Please note that school events, camps, excursions etc are taken into account and make up lessons will be provided to ensure that all eight lessons are delivered each term.
AMEB: Separate organisations such as Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) are highly recognised within Australia, providing students the opportunity to sit for practical and theory exams to attain AMEB grading.
CPM: There are five practical exams session per year for all instruments, two theory sessions and two CPM (Contemporary Popular Music) sessions per year.
ANZCA: Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts examinations, an alternative to the above syllabus.
When a student has successfully covered all aspects of the examination criteria, they can then select to be enrolled for the next available examination seating (this is optional).
Lessons are half hour private lessons $35.00 per lesson.
If paying per term lessons fees change with the number of weeks in each term.
New online version of the form (payment details are set by us). Just let us know you want to pay via Direct Debit (Per term or Fortnightly) we will process the form and send an email, all you have to do is click the link and put in your Bank Account or Credit Card details (fees apply to Credit card, no fee for Bank Account)
We adjust payments every term to account for number of weeks in the Term and if any credits are due.
Fortnightly payments are transacted on WEDNESDAYS, payments are 1 week in advance of lessons starting.
So for the new term the first payment will be on Wednesday the second week of the Holidays (December holidays transaction will be late January 1 week before lessons start).
Term 1 2017
Term 2 2017
Term 3 2017
Term 4 2017
We do allow for sickness, however you do need to notify the Teacher or the lesson will be charged. We would like 24 hours notice but that isn’t always possible with sickness, for students that wake up sick on the day of lesson call or text the Teacher before 8.30am and a credit will be put on your account, these lessons can be made up during the term as extra lessons or if not made up will be taken off the next terms payment.
Get in the habit of practice every day, even if it is only for 10 minutes every day the amount of improvement will be very obvious.
Every second day is also good, you will still advance well.
Every third day, you will start to notice that it takes longer to catch up to where you were the last time you played.
Yes, if you don’t have the instrument you are not practicing, you need to practice.
Guitars – for beginners Classical Guitar (nylon strings) is the best to start with. If starting a primary school student I would recommend 3/4 size Classical Guitar (If starting in grade 5 or 6 you may want to consider full size).
Piano – A Keyboard is fine to begin with (be sure to get a “touch sensitive” keyboard) by the time you out grow it you will know exactly what you need.
Violin – Children really need to be sized up for the instrument.