hOW LARGE ARE CLASSES?
Class sizes vary depending on student numbers and level of progress of individuals. The usual class contain between two and four students, except singing and keyboard, where classes can contain up to six students.
cAN i HIRE AN INSTRUMENT?
hOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO LEARN AN INSTRUMENT?
hOW DO i ENROL?
aT WHAT AGE CAN MY CHILD BEGIN LESSONS?
This varies according to the instrument and the child’s readiness. The Academy, in consultation with the relevant tutor, can advise you on the best time for your child to begin lessons on a specific instrument.
cAN ADULTS LEARN AT THE aCADEMY?
Yes. While at this stage we do not have classes specifically for adults, we do have a number of adults learning individually with our tutors. Adults are also welcome to participate in our ensembles if they have reached the required level.
dO YOU OFFER INDIVIDUAL TUITION?
Where do lessons take place?
Lessons are held at the Rangiora Town Hall music suites.
When do lessons take place?
All lessons take place after school on weekdays. Where students are home schooled, lessons can sometimes be scheduled earlier in the day.
Do I have to learn at the Academy to join an orchestra or ensemble?
Anyone from outside the Academy who has reached the required level can join our ensembles.
Can I observe my child’s lessons?
We encourage parents to attend lessons, especially those who have younger children learning at the Academy; however, attendance at lessons is at the tutor’s discretion.
wHAT DO i NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO LESSONS?