1. How many students are in the class?
All classes at Grand Music Central are capped to a maximum of 8.
2. What is the fee structure?
Lessons are payable by the Term in advance. We operate according to NSW Public School Terms, which run for approximately ten weeks.
3. Do I need a Piano or Keyboard at home?
For piano programs, a piano or digital keyboard with a minimum of 66 weighted keys is required. Children in Pre Schooler classes do not require a piano at home.
4. Are private lessons available?
Piano tuition is available in either a group or private lesson. Private tuition is also available for selected instruments, as well as Theory and Musicianship. Preparation for AMEB, ANZCA and Trinity Exams is available.
5. Why do we use Solfege?
The universal musical language of solfege enhances pitch and develops aural memory. Using the most versatile instrument of all – the human voice – solfege is physically easier to sing than letter names. By learning pieces first in solfege, a natural learning progression is followed – to listen, to sing, then to play.
6. When do students start using letter names?
Letter names are introduced to students of Primary age and are used in conjunction with solfege throughout the duration of their tuition at GMC.
7. When will my child go into a private lesson so they can “learn properly”?
Class students receive a very solid grounding in a broad range of musical concepts. Pitch, tonality, rhythm, dynamics, articulation and theory, just to name a few. All Teachers instruct on correct technique and posture from the first lesson. We encourage children to stay in class for as long as they can. As well as the huge educational benefit – it is lots of fun!
8. Can I have a trial lesson?
Book in and try one class at the casual visit fee without any obligation to commit to the whole Term. Alternatively we take bookings for our Open Days twice a year in January and July.