Frequently Asked Questions

How much do lessons cost?

Our individual lesson rates are:

$50 for 30mins
$75 for 45mins
$100 for 60mins

We offer 40% off for the first lesson, and no obligation for the first month, so you can be certain we’re a good fit for you.

After the first month fees are paid in advance for the term.

A one-off enrolment fee ​of $40 will be charged at the start of each year and covers the costs for materials and equipment, printing, scanning, copying, studio maintenance and student concerts.

Additional payments may be required for the purpose of purchasing repertoire/method books or for any costs associated with entry in exams or eisteddfods.

What's included?

Payment guarantees an ongoing place in our studio and covers not only the costs of tuition and enrolment but also other benefits including:

  • An individualised plan for each student’s course of study
  • Half yearly written reports on progress from the teacher
  • Access to our extensive music library, training materials, games and apps
  • Travel costs for lessons in students’ homes (if applicable)
  • Ongoing teacher professional development and training
  • Consultation with our head teachers Elizabeth Green and Geri Green
  • Continued research into new concepts of student learning

Additional payments may be required for the purpose of purchasing repertoire/method books or for any costs associated with entry in exams or eisteddfods.

What are your availabilities?

We have a professional piano studio at Wynyard in the CBD, and we also have multiple teachers that service homes around the Sydney area.

So availability will depend on which option you’re interested in.

Do you prepare students for exams?

We don’t insist our students do exams but if that’s your goal we’re experienced at achieving great results for our students. Our head teacher, Elizabeth Green, has had over 30 years experience as an adjudicator and a piano examiner (currently holds the position of Assistant Chief Examiner for the AMEB) and provides support and consultation for all our teachers to assist students to prepare for exams.

Do you follow a set curriculum or lesson structure?

The approach will vary for students of different ages, levels and goals, however, all lessons will generally be structured to allow learning of the following core areas gradually and consistently:

  • technique development
  • aural training
  • rhythm training
  • music theory
  • creativity
  • performance

For an absolute beginner, the priority is to learn the basics of piano technique and how to navigate the keyboard but also to get playing right away with improvisation and the learning of rote pieces. Note reading is learnt more gradually, starting with learning finger numbers and understanding the direction of pitch up and down the keyboard before musical notation is introduced.

We’ll introduce a method book after the first few weeks or so of lessons once some basic skills are learnt and this will provide a structured framework for our teachers to gradually build skills while reinforcing concepts along the way with fun and engaging activities.

How are lessons scheduled?

Our teaching calendar coincides mostly with the NSW public school term dates. Each teaching session is 10 weeks, (40 teaching weeks/lessons in the year).  

Can I start lessons mid-term?

Of course, you can still start mid-term. We will simply invoice you for the remainder of the term. The yearly enrolment fee is reduced by $10 each term and reset at the start of the following year.

Can I still have lessons during the school holidays?

Yes, lessons during the school holidays can be arranged with the teacher on a case by case basis.