MONDAY - SATURDAY
8am - 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
students to digest and embody new information
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. digital recordings on charged devices ready at hand, etc.
Minimum 48 hours' notice is required if you wish to cancel, reschedule or shorten lesson length, otherwise the booked lesson will be forfeited, except in case of sickness.
If 48 hours' notice cannot be given due to sickness of either student or teacher, a make-up lesson can be rescheduled within 4 weeks, subject to the teacher's 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.
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
10 hr pack valid from date of first lesson for 10 weeks
50-100 hr pack valid from date of first lesson for 26 weeks
Renewals must be booked 3 weeks in advance to allow for appropriate lesson planning.
Full payment of multiple-hour 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.
Any lessons postponed with adequate notice need to be rescheduled within the valid package period.
Please note all sessions are non-refundable but can be transferred to another student once only.
Upon booking, all terms & conditions on this page are accepted. They may be updated periodically without further notice.