Tuition is generally conducted at James' private studio in Lavington. By special arrangement, tuition at other studios (including schools and churches) is possible if necessary.
Please contact the studio directly for further information.
30 minute lessons are aimed at beginning or elementary level students.
Examination reference: Beginner/Preliminary - Grade 3.
45 minute lessons are suited to intermediate students and those who would like extra time to cover more material.
Examination reference: Grade 4 - Grade 6
Hour long lessons are suited to the intermediate/advanced student and those desiring to cover a balance of theory, sight reading and aural training at each lesson.
Examination reference: Grade 6+
Music theory tuition
Music theory classes are available as individual or group tuition (where two or more students able to attend). Music theory is an essential part of musical development and should be seen as a core skill rather than a supplementary one. Classes are suitable for all ages and skill levels.
Maximum time allocated, 30 minutes
Students from other studios and/or teachers are welcome to perform their repertoire for critical assessment at any level. At the conclusion of the performance, a discussion will follow and a report issued. Video conferencing or submission of pre-recorded footage is also acceptable. Critical assessment is useful before an examination or public performance.
Examinations, competitions and recitals
Students are encouraged to concrete their musical development by means of examinations, local eisteddfods and student recitals. Music examinations ensure that a student's musical development is formally recognised. Competitions and recitals focus on musical performance and of course the joy of sharing music with others.
The music studio operates according to the NSW school term dates. Lessons are secured on a weeky, term-to-term basis. Please review the studio policy carefully as all conditions must be agreed to before enrolment can take place.
Schedule of fees 2017
Fees are payable in advance
Individual tuition (per term of 9 weeks)
30 mins per week: $315.00 ($35.00 per lesson)
45 mins per week: $450.00 ($50.00 per lesson)
60 mins per week: $630.00 ($70.00 per lesson)
Admin fee (term students only)
$5.00 per term, per student
(to assist with cost of student materials, studio and instrument upkeep, professional development and contribution towards expenses for student recitals)
Music theory tuition
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Additional 10% of the per lesson fee as stated above.
$70.00 (discussion and report only).
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