Studio Updates

SAPA Update End of Term 3 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022 by Hannah Snelling | Uncategorized

Kia ora Students and Parents, 

School holidays are off to a chilly start! I have just spent the day face painting with Crowntastic Events at Arion Farm Park. There was an excellent turn-out, despite the cold wind. I hope you all have some fun planned for the next two weeks. 

I would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of Sparrow Academy of Performing Arts. I couldn't make a living doing what I love without each one of you. I am so grateful that you have chosen me and Sparrow Academy to be part of your musical journey! What keeps me going is seeing the enjoyment of music or performance and the confidence to play or sing grow in my students.

SAPA has grown so much this year with the addition of Ao Tawhiti students. I hope to grow it even more in Term 4 with the addition of a choir group and musical theatre workshops.

Ao Tawhiti lesson fees increasing 

I have loved being able to provide affordable lessons at Ao Tawhiti and very much want to continue to do so. It has been a learning experience for me, as I navigate the busyness of the school environment and allow enough time between lessons to find the next student or adjust timings due to an absence or event. As much as wish I could keep things simple, with living costs still rising, I do have to put my prices up a bit in term 4. Fees will be increasing from $17 per 20-minute lesson to $18.30 (an increase of 8%). This increase will help me to fund more time behind-the-scenes to develop resources and programs and to save for new instruments. Thank you for your understanding and your commitment to your child's musical journey.

Make-up lesson slots will continue to be available over the Friday lunch break. I am now offering video lessons for students who are unable to attend a make-up slot and in the event of a non-teaching day (such as for public holidays and IEM's). As always, any credits unused in one term will roll over to the next term.

I am also keen to add another day for lessons, but am still pinning down whether that will be a Monday or Thursday morning. When I have further time slots confirmed I will send another email. In the meantime, you can confirm the same slot or 

Holiday Activities and Resources 

Have some fun learning more about music over the school holidays. Juice Beet Cherry poem Note naming Rainbow Do Re Mi Basics of Rhythm

Log in to the Student Portal for printable worksheets and sheet music to learn. (email if you don't have your login details)

Thanks for a great term 3!

Enjoy your break! I look forward to seeing you again for term 4!

Ngā mihi

Hannah Snelling

Sparrow Academy of Performing Arts, Director 0221713732