When you have the time to commit to weekly lessons and develop a practice routine with your child at home. Once you complete the online booking form, we will contact you to discuss your enquiry. We encourage you to apply for your child to participate in one of our programs as early as possible before group class and private lesson times are full.
No. Our programs are suitable for all school children that are simply interested to learn about the world of music regardless of whether they undertake private instrumental lessons or not. Each family has personal preferences as to when they would like their child to start private music tuition.
The great attraction about theory and musicianship classes is that these fundamentals apply to learning any instrument. They have been quite popular for this very reason.
The completion of Grade 1 theory of music or musicianship is mandatory for young musicians that would like to receive their certificate for completion of their AMEB instrumental exam from Grade 6 and above. Aural, sight-reading and general knowledge are also examinable components in every traditional AMEB instrumental exam from Grade 1 and above.
Many parents are not aware of these additional examinable components within instrumental exams which are outlined in the AMEB syllabus. We try our best to help parents better understand what is involved in the preparation for an exam beyond both technical exercises and repertoire and emphasise that time must be allocated to develop aural, sight-reading and general knowledge skills.
These examinable components demonstrate the importance of learning these skills as part of your child’s development as a musician regardless of whether they are working towards an exam or not. Theory and musicianship skills are so important to develop as this provides students with the confidence to independently learn new pieces at home through sight-reading the music and playing by ear, both incredibly important skills.
Children are creatures of habit and thrive in a nurturing environment that allows them to be curious and explore new things. Developing creative skills in children at an early age gives us better creative thinkers to solve problems in new ways, invaluable soft skills that transfer into an academic environment along with the improvement in their mental well-being, leaving them with better future opportunities.
Practice requires consistent effort on a daily basis, patience from both parents and students, and persistence to overcome challenges. Most importantly we need good concentration and attention to detail to be able to quickly identify and fix mistakes.
This can be achieved with the right practice set up at home regardless of the duration of practice. A consistent daily 15 minutes of practice that becomes a habit in your life is always much better than a one off longer 1 hour run through the day before your lesson.