MONDAY - SATURDAY
9am - 6pm
Lessons are held either:
in the Balance Creative studio, located in Vaucluse, or
in your home (eastern suburbs / inner city), or
at another agreed location - e.g. school, work, creative space, etc.
Classes are subject to availability. As class locations may vary from student to student, please check with me when scheduling your lesson.
5 YRS+ TO ADULTS
Lessons are usually 1 hour or at least a minimum of 45 minutes in order to maximise learning benefits. This takes into consideration time for students to settle into the lesson, teachable moments, digest and embody new information as well as consolidating learning through different activities (e.g. rhythm, movement, aural / listening, oral, theory, musical interpretation, etc).
Longer lessons are also available.
4 YRS OR YOUNGER
Please contact me to discuss appropriate lesson duration.
NEW INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS
Previous experience is not essential / assumed. Lessons are flexibly tailored to each student's level.
NEW GROUP STUDENTS
Please contact me to discuss your current level, so that you can be placed into an appropriate class.
ALL CURRENT STUDENTS
I teach music through enjoyment. The more you enjoy playing, the more you will practise and the more you will learn. It is important that you practise after each lesson, so I encourage and support you to nurture what you enjoy in your music-making.
Aim to practise a basic minimum of 15 min a day. Ideally I recommend practice sessions be 20 min - 1 hr a day or longer if you can, provided that you are enjoying and developing your creativity / passion / interest. It is better that you practise for a shorter duration every day rather than for long periods once or twice a week.
Students are responsible for bringing their own learning materials including, but not limited to:
lesson notes in a dedicated music folder (A4 display folder with plastic sleeves, available from any newsagent),
sheet music (books or any loose sheets in your music folder),
any audio/visual recordings you are interested in working with or have been requested to bring to class. E.g. CDs, tapes, digital audio files on a USB drive, etc.
60 min or longer
INDIVIDUAL IN STUDIO: as above
GROUP: $10/hr for each additional student
OUTSIDE STUDIO: additional $10/hr for cost of travel and time
ONLINE SKYPE LESSONS: same rate as in studio
Payment of whole 10 package or casual lesson is required UPON BOOKING by cash or bank transfer (EFT). If paying by bank transfer, please email or SMS confirmation of bank transfer (EFT) or deposit to confirm your booking.
Please note all packages are non-refundable but can be transferred to another student once only. 10 hr packages are valid for 11 weeks from date of first lesson. Any lessons postponed with adequate notice need to be rescheduled in the 11 week time period.
Minimum 48 hours' notice is required if you wish to cancel a lesson, otherwise the lesson will be forfeited, except in case of sickness.
If 48 hours' notice cannot be given due to sickness, a make-up lesson can be rescheduled within 4 weeks, subject to availability. Otherwise, the missed lesson will be forfeited.
Rescheduling and cancellations within 48 hours of the confirmed lesson time is best notified by phoning and speaking to me directly, otherwise please ensure you receive a reply to any notifications via sms, email or voicemail to avoid cancellation fees.
The cancellation fee may be waived for a same-day reschedule, depending on availability.