Frequently Asked Questions
What age should my child start lessons?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked and probably one of the most difficult to answer as it varies depending on the instrument or program studied. Firstly, you know your child better then anyone so to help make your decision here a couple of things to ask yourself:
** An understanding of phonics is not required for the KJ BEAT program or for children requiring specialised tuition for more focused needs.
Below is a guide as to what is the most appropriate age to start a child on each instrument. Please note that this is a guide only and we have students that have started at a younger age, then listed below, and they have done extremely well. The best way to find out if your child is ready is to come in a meet with us for your FREE introductory lesson and allow us to advise you as to whether they are ready to start tuition.
Piano - 5 - 6 years of age
Guitar - 6 - 7 years of age
Drums - 7 years of age
Vocal - 7 years of age (It varies between girls and boys)
Bass - 8 years of age
What type of tuition my child needs?
Most often, a student will only require standard tuition. Specialty Tuition is usually for older and more experienced students or students requiring more focused and specialised needs. However, that is why we offer a FREE introductory lesson. This allows us to all get to know one another and gives us an opportunity to recommend the right program or tuition for you or your child.
Do you teach adults?
Absolutely. In fact, a huge portion of our students are adults. We tailor our lessons and syllabus for each individual student so we can cater for everyone from 3 years - 80 years of age.
What is the cost of tuition?
The cost of tuition varies depending on whether the student requires standard tuition or specialty tuition; whether a student is learning multiple instruments or with certain teachers as well as the length of the lesson.
All lesson are purchased in 6 or 12 lesson blocks and we offer an introductory promotion of 12 lessons for the price of 10 for all new students. We always ensure that for students studying multiple sessions/ instruments or with multiple family members attending the studio that we structure the lessons to be as cost effective as possible.
We offer a FREE introductory lesson to give you the opportunity to meet with us and discuss your needs. We can then develop the pricing structure based on your needs.
Do I need to purchase an instrument before lessons begin?
Purchasing an instrument is one of the most wonderful experiences as a musician however it can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing. At the studio, all books and equipment required for your tuition, can be purchased in the studio and any instruments can be ordered in for you. In many cases we can offer you cheaper prices due to our long standing relationships with suppliers. Most students, prefer to order their instruments and equipment through our studio as they are sure that they are purchasing the right thing. We advise that you discuss any instrument purchases with one of the teachers here at the studio before you rush out and buy an instrument.
Will I need books and other resources?
Depending on which instrument you are learning you may need to purchase books, drum sticks, strings or picks but we have got you covered. Everything you need we have in the school for you to purchase or we will order it in for you. We are a one stop shop.
Do you close down on public or school holidays?
We only close down a few days a year. We close for two weeks over the Christmas break and on Easter Monday. Otherwise lessons are still conducted on Public Holidays and during the school holiday period. During holiday periods we open the school via appointment and every student books into the schedule for when it is convienient. If they can't make the school holiday days of operation, no problem, those students just make up the lessons before or after the holiday period.
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me. - Kailash Kher