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Piano and Keyboard Preschool Program

Teacher

Christine Lees – Doncaster Studio & Rosanna in home

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Piano/Keyboard

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Program : Preschool Piano and Keyboard

Available in Studio and In Home

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM

Learn to Play Preschool Piano and Preschool Keyboard Program is for children not yet at school, but who are ready to start learning to play at a time when it is most beneficial.

Activity choices include:

  • Playing Tunes
  • Reading Music
  • Correct posture
  • Listening Skills
  • Flashcards
  • Performing

Piano lessons for preschool children usually need activities to approached in a fun way, like playing games and with simple encouragement and rewards like stickers and stamps.

Each Lesson will contain a mix of short activities chosen by you and your teacher aimed to help you achieve learning the music of your choice.

As each child is different, the length of time spent on each activity will depend upon their interest and concentration.

What will be learnt:

  • Finding your way around the keys
  • Finger independence
  • Posture of hand and seating
  • Reading music
  • Songs and Tunes
  • How to make up your own music
  • Listening skills

For preschool piano or preschool keyboard students, it is the regularity and consistency of playing at home that sets them up for success.

It is suggested that parents find a time each week when the child is not tired or distracted and set up a regularity that the child will become accustomed to.

4 Sessions of playing at home of homework each week 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 15 minutes.

Parental supervision and assistance for children when doing their homework is required at all times, however "free playing" time is also to be encouraged for their enjoyment and creativity.

Homework typically consists of:

  • Technique Exercise(s)
  • One or More Tunes
  • Some listening,flashcard or other activities

For this Preschool Piano or Preschool Keyboard program, we strongly suggest the relevant level of Wendy's Music METHOD Book is used to learn the Basics of music. Individual choices of Song and other music can be purchased through Wendy's online shop.

Currently Wendy’s Music provides all books in hard copy or digital copies that can be purchased direct from our online shop.

Hardcopy Method Books RRP $24 and Digital $9.99.

Supplementary Books such as Theory, Technique, Create, Sight reading and Backing Trax are also available from Wendy's online shop.

NB Book prices vary from approximately $12 - $40.

Violins are available in  many, many sizes. Whilst an Adult will use a 4/4 size Violin, there are fractional sizes commonly available from 1/8,1/4,1/2 and 3/4 sizes, with some brands making even smaller sizes available.

Size is based upon the length of the child's arm and therefore their ability to hold the Violin with sustainable posture.

Students are required to have an instrument to play on at home however an instrument will be provided for a Trial lesson. Sizes available will vary with each teacher.

In addition to a Violin , bow and a hard case, it is highly recommended that a shoulder rest be also purchased, as it will enable good posture to develop. Violins usually come supplied with Rosen ( for the bow), as it is an essential for making the bow work.

Please visit Wendy's online shop for available instruments to purchase

Lesson Program Plans
Lessons are paid via a MONTHLY Direct debit from a credit card, through a secure online Banking service.

  • Payments are made at the start of the month ( in advance).
  • Payments are for 4 lessons per month, except where there are 5 weeks in the month, in which case payment will be for 5 lessons.
  • Students can reschedule their lessons online if a minimum of 24 hours notice is given. There is no limit on lesson reschedule requests.
  • Cancellation given with less than 24 hours notice will mean the lesson fee will still be charged as if a lesson was given.
  • If lessons are NOT required on Public Holidays or School Holidays or Personal Holidays, students can request to have those lessons CANCELLED ( no lesson fees debited for the dates requested, and no makeups). Cancellations must be made prior to the start of the month in which they are required.

Wendy’s Music offers a variety of Lessons at various costs.

Lesson fees are the same for all instruments, but vary upon Location ( $2 extra per student, per lesson for In Home) and for Master Teachers ( and extra $6.50 for a Master)

CHOOSE YOUR LOCATION:

In Teacher’s Home Studios,

In Student’s Homes ( with an additional $2 per student fee each lesson)

CHOOSE YOUR DURATION:

30 minutes

45 minutes

TEACHER or MASTER TEACHER ?

All Wendy’s Music Teachers have undertaken specialist Teacher training to enable them to provide high quality lessons using Wendy’s Step by Step Teaching System.

A MASTER teacher, is someone who has extremely high qualifications and usually over 20 years experience. Lesson fees for a Master teacher are currently an additional $6.50 per 30 minute lesson.

LESSON POLICIES

Cancellations by Teachers

If a teacher is unwell, they will contact students asap and the lesson will deferred/banked and rescheduled within 90 days.
If a teacher is unavailable the lesson will deferred/banked and rescheduled within 90 days.

Public and School Holidays
Lessons are scheduled every week at the same day and time regardless of public holidays or school holidays. Students who wish to cancel lessons on a public holiday or for school holidays simply complete our online form prior to that month and those lessons will not be charged.

Lateness
Students arriving late for lessons will not have their time extended as this adversely affects other students.

Payment of Tuition
Payments are made by direct debit from a card via a secure Bank payment system. Books or equipment will usually be purchased separately from our online website.

Please note that tuition fees are non-refundable.

Receipts

Receipts are issued automatically via email upon confirmation of payment.

Photo/Video Authority
Enrollment in all Wendy’s Music Programs the Student/Parent/Guardian automatically agrees to allow Wendy’s Music to take and use any photos or moving pictures through the course of classes or performances and to use those items for promotional purposes without laying claim to royalties or rights etc.

Student Performances
As part of our teaching methodology and syllabus, we are pleased to offer all students the exciting opportunity for performance. We anticipate all students at every level will take part in performances on a regular basis to develop their musical skills.

Exam Opportunities

As part of our service we offer students ( when appropriate ) the opportunity to sit for Music Exams with the AMEB and ANZCA. Please consult your teacher for suitability and refer to our Exam info page.

Exam Opportunities

The Preschool program is not designed specifically to lead student to exams, however regardless of age, when a student is at a suitable level exams can be offered regardless of age.

Wendy’s Music Curriculum offers an integrated system of internal Certificates for the Stage 1 Beginner, Stage 2 Preparatory and Stage 3 Preliminary levels.
As they progress through the Wendy’s Music Programs students are also offered the opportunity when appropriate to undertake external exams through ANZCA or AMEB. These exams can begin with a short “introductory “ level exam for some instruments suitable for students starting Stage 2 of Wendy’s programs

Performance Opportunities

Learning music includes learning how to perform. Wendy’s Local Showcases are an opportunity to learn to perform! Regardless of whether you want to be a professional performer or desire to perform on a stage, most people want to at least be able to play for family and friends without being stricken with nerves or other performance issues.

Wendy encourages students of all ages to perform right from there very first term of learning!

As part of Wendy’s Music programs, students are encouraged to make the most of the opportunity to learn how to develop skills of performing by taking part in the local area showcases that happen each semester and online.

Individual Studio Program

$38.50

per 30 minute lesson per week

One student per teacher

Individual In Home Program

$40.50

per 30 minute lesson each week

per student in your home

Suitable Age: 3 – 5 years

Lesson Length: 30 minutes each week

Class Sizes: Individual

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