Classes, Fees & Policies

These are primarily private lessons, but small group lessons may be available on request.
Instrument and singing lessons go hand in hand with music theory lessons. Theory is included in lessons as it is necessary, but to ensure a well rounded knowledge of music theory, supplementary lessons are recommended.

Piano lessons will use an appropriate level method book along with scales and exercises to develop music reading and correct playing technique. Lessons will also cover contemporary music styles through the use of chord charts and lead sheets to encourage performance readiness and accompaniment skills.

Singing lessons will use a combination of sheet music and lead sheets to develop note reading skills; vocal and breathing exercises to develop posture; tone control and breath support; along with karaoke tracks and simple chord accompaniment to develop rhythm and listening skills.

Guitar and Ukulele lessons will cover basics such as tuning, correct grip and posture, open chords, finger exercises, rhythm and strumming patterns, chart reading, and an introduction to TAB and note reading.
Musical Theater lessons can be private or group. Group classes must be booked before the term starts to ensure studio space is available. Lessons consist primarily of improvisational and expressive games with history of acting, play-writing, and singing and choreography included.

Music theory lessons are offered separately or in conjunction with instrument or singing lessons. These are primarily group lessons, but private lessons are available on request.

Group classes only. Learning motor skills, rhythm and musicality through song and dance with Ms. Sparrow. Songs from Julie Wylie, Kids Music Company, Itty Bitty Beats, and more. A short play time follows each session. Held at Majestic Church on Durham St. 10AM Wednesdays during term time.

Dance lesson are group classes only. Group classes must be booked at least two weeks before the term starts to ensure studio space is available. Lessons consist primarily of ballet, with introductions to various forms of dance spread over the term.

Please note that group classes will not run if less than 4 students are enrolled.

All fees stated are per student per lesson. Fees include lesson time and resources used in lessons. Method books and additional sheet music are not included in this, however, as their prices can vary significantly depending on level and publisher. Invoices are sent at the beginning of a period of lessons. They can be sent fortnightly, or for the whole term. Payment within one week of the invoice date incurs a 10% discount on the next invoice.

Private lessons:
25 min - $30  
50 min - $60

Group classes:
25 min - $12
50 min - $24  

Toddler Music and Movement:
40 min - $6 for one, $10 for two in a family group
Concession - 5 sessions for $50

Notice of absence is required six (6) hours before the lesson is scheduled to begin, except in the case of emergency or sudden illness or injury. If adequate notice is given, the lesson will not be charged. In the case of lack of notice due to an emergency or illness, up to two (2) make-up credits will be issued per term. If no notice is received, the lesson will be forfeit.
Lessons can be rescheduled or cancelled through the Student Portal at any time up to six (6) hours before. Lessons are booked in 30 minute slots to allow for transition time at the beginning or end of the lesson.
Please text or email with as much notice as possible if you know you will be late. Five (5) minutes can be made up at the end of a lesson, but any more than that could impact other students.
In the case that the teacher is running late or will be absent, you will be given as much notice as possible and the lesson time will be made-up.

Practice can and should be logged in the Student Portal each week.
Good practice habits will greatly increase your rate of learning and lesson retention. Most children need help to form good practice habits, parents should set a regular time when there are few distractions, and stay nearby so they can listen and offer supportive feedback while the student practices. Short but frequent practice sessions are recommended as repetition is more important than time spent when learning and developing skills. Take good care of yourself (and your voice) by taking 5 minutes or so to warm up at the beginning and cool down at the end of each practice session, using the exercises provided by your teacher.