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Ukelele and Mandolin Program

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Program : Learn to Play

Available in Studio and In Home

DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM

Learn to Play Ukelele or Mandolin Program is designed for those who want to "Play for fun".

Activity choices include:

  • Playing Tunes
  • Reading Music
  • Improvising
  • Performing

Additional activities such as Theory, Listening and Technique can be included as needed.

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

What will be learnt:

  • Basic techniques of how to hold and play
  • Basic understanding of reading music
  • Music or Tunes of your choice
  • How to make up your own music
  • How to prepare for a performance
  • other musical skills as requested

To get the greatest progress, it is necessary to spend time playing at home between lessons. The more time spent with focused attention to the tasks set by your teacher and playing, the faster and easier the achievements

A minimum of 4 Sessions of playing at home of homework 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.

Finding a set time for playing at home is highly recommended with parental supervision and assistance for children at all times.

Playing at Home ideally would consist of:

  • Technique Exercise(s)
  • One or More Tunes
  • Performance Piece
  • other activities as determined with your teacher

For this Learn to Play program, we strongly suggest the relevant 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.

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

NB  book prices vary.

When enrolled for regular weekly lessons, students are required to have an instrument to play on at home however an instrument will be provided for a trial lesson.

The better quality the instrument, usually the easier it is to play and the better the sound quality.

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

Wendy’s Music Curriculum offers students the opportunity for most instruments including ukelele as they progress, to undertake external exams through ANZCA or AMEB. These exams can begin with a short “introductory “ level exam for some instruments.

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.

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

Individual Online Program

$38.50

per 30 minute lesson per week

Lessons in your home online via Skype.

Suitable Age: 3 – 5 years

Lesson Length: 30 minutes each week

Class Sizes: Individual

Suitable Age:  5 –11 years

Lesson Length: 30 minutes each week or more as required

Class Sizes: Individual

Suitable Age:  12 – 19 years, 20 years +

Lesson Length: 30 minutes each week or more as required

Class sizes: Individual

Price : 38.50 $

Difficulty : Childrens Courses Intermediate & Advanced Pre School Teens & Adults