Lessons are a weekly commitment during school terms. This is a 2 way commitment – I commit to making myself available at the agreed lesson time every week, and I expect students to make their music lesson a priority. Pre-payment of your lesson will reserve your lesson time for you for the month ahead.
Missing a lesson for any reason does not require me to provide additional lesson time. The fee for that week’s lesson will be payable whether you attend or not. As of 2020 I no longer offer make-up lessons; instead, I am able to offer online classes for the student to learn from home if they are unwell or do not have an adult available to drive them.
If I need to cancel a lesson (e.g. if I become sick) the payment for that lesson will be credited to the following month.
Lessons during school holidays are optional. Unless you go away for the holidays, I highly recommend continuing lessons during the holidays so that the skill level is maintained. Extended breaks can result in requiring to re-learn material previously covered.
Tuition fees are $70 per 45 min. For 2 siblings at beginner level, a 60 minute combined slot is available at a discounted price of $85. Payment can be made via EFT or paid in cash.
Lesson and theory books are NOT included as part of the lesson fee. I will provide warning when we are getting close to needing a new book, and parents can purchase books online.
Payment must be made by the 1st of each month for the month ahead. Invoices will be emailed 7 days before the start of the month. Payment that is more than 1 week overdue will incur a $10 Late Fee.
Regular late payment of tuition will result in the termination of lessons.
Practising between Lessons
Practising between lessons is essential. What is expected of practising at home is detailed in on the Home Practise Expectations page. Please log into the Student Portal to record how much practice is done and access resources that will help make practise easier.
If an iPad is available at home, I will also assign sight reading practice via the Piano Maestro app, which I pay a monthly subscription for so that my current students can access it for free.