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Stephen Charlton

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Individual Program

$38.50

per week

One student per teacher

Shared Program

$29

per week

Two students per teacher

Learn to Play Drums Program introduces children to all fundamental musical skills such as :

  • Technique
  • Playing Tunes
  • Reading Music
  • Writing Music
  • Understanding Music
  • Listening
  • Improvising
  • Performing

What children will learn:

  • Reading and Playing on all parts of the kit
  • Reading and Playing Rhythms and syncopation
  • Reading and Playing a variety of Dynamics,Tempi and Meter
  • Reading and Playing a variety of Grooves
  • Reading and Playing Drumming Rudiments and Stick Patterns

Each week a new musical concept will be explored and relevant Tunes and Performance music will be selected to assist in the understanding of the concept.

Suitable Age:  5 –11 years

Lesson Length: 30 minutes each week

Class Sizes: Individual or Shared

Program Length: 

  • Stage 1 Beginner- 4 Levels
  • Stage 2 Preparatory – 4 Levels
  • Stage 3 Preliminary – 2 Levels

Each Level may take 1 or 2 terms ( 3 – 6 months)

Suitable Age:  12 – 19 years, 20 years +

Lesson Length: 30 minutes each week

Class Sizes: Individual or Shared

Program Length: 

  • Stage 1 Beginner - 0 Levels
  • Stage 2 Preparatory - 1 Levels
  • Stage 3 Preliminary - 1 Levels

Each Stage may take 1 or 2 terms ( 3 – 6 months)

Individual lessons can be started at any time within a term.

There is a choice of Term membership for lesson only during school terms

OR

Annual Membership for lessons each week of the year excepting Christmas.

NB Individual lessons only can be deferred when 24 hours notice in writing is given via our online form.Quantity of lessons able to be deferred varies with Term or Annual membership. Deferred lessons are not applicable for Casual,shared or group lessons.

Shared and Group lesson bookings are made for full terms but can commence whenever a new class is ready.

Each Lesson will contain a mix of activities to develop well rounded musical skills, give variety and review new concepts in different ways.

Activities include:

  • Technique Exercises
  • Playing Tunes
  • Playing Performance Pieces
  • Listening Quiz
  • Exploring and Learning about a new Musical Concept
  • Flashcard Quiz
  • Sight Reading
  • Creative Improvisation
  • Listening and Moving or Playing Hand Percussion (Children Course)

Students are required to set aside time each week between lessons to review and develop these skills through the week’s requested homework (currently written in each student’s music diary).

A minimum of 4 Sessions of playing at home of homework are suggested. Playing at home sessions should be based on adequate repetition and improvement in the ease of playing set homework with good concentration rather than specific amounts of time, hence sessions may vary from 5 minutes to 30 minutes.

Finding a set time for playing at home is highly recommended with parental supervision and assistance at all times.

Homework typically consists of:

  • Technique Exercise(s)
  • One or More Tunes
  • Performance Piece
  • Flashcard Quiz Review

Wendy’s Music Diary Method, Theory book and Backing trax per level. A Technique book and Performance music per Stage.

Currently Wendy’s Music provides all books at the first lesson and the cost is added to the first lesson fee. Some books are still available in Hard copy but progressively Wendy’s books and materials are becoming available only as digital downloads.

Cost of a set of books per 1B,C,D, 2B,C,D, 3B level can vary from $29.97 digital copies to $46.99 hard copy for Method, Theory and digital trax. (Children Course)

For a full stage 1A, 2A, or 3A costs can vary from $57.99 a set of digital copies with hard copy Performance book to $84.98 hard copies and digital trax. (Children Course)

For a full set for one stage costs can vary from $57.93 a set of digital copies with hard copy Performance book to $83.98 hard copies and digital trax. (Adult Couse)

NB Performance book prices vary.

Children Course

Students are required to have an instrument to play on at home however an instrument will be provided by the teachers or studio at lessons.

The minimum level of quality suggested is a 5 octave touch response keyboard, but parents should expect to upgrade their instrument within 1- 2 years to a digital piano. A keyboard stand, stool and power adaptor are also required.

A digital piano or acoustic piano are suitable for the entire program.

Adult Course

Students are required to have an instrument to play on at home and to bring to lessons however an instrument will be provided by the teachers or studio at lessons.

An acoustic or Electronic Drumkit  with adjustable throne/stool is suitable.

A Practise amp and/or or headphones are necessary also for electronic kits.

All students will also require a Music Stand at home.

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Stephen Charlton

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