Program : Preschool Piano and Keyboard
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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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 are issued automatically via email upon confirmation of payment.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
per 30 minute lesson per week
One student per teacher
per 30 minute lesson each week
per student in your home