All instrumental lessons at the Faculty of Music are one-on-one. We do not offer group instrumental lessons as we prefer to tailor our courses to each individual student. Group theory lessons are limited to holiday workshops unless discussed and arranged with our tutors. Head over to our Workshops + Events page to see a list of our upcoming theory, composition, and aural training workshops.
We offer weekly or fortnightly lessons, and students can commence at any time of the year. It is recommended that students under the age of 10 opt for 30 minute lessons, and teenagers and adults opt for 45 or 60 minute lessons. Students completing AMEB Grade Three or higher, VCE Music, or studying music at a tertiary level, are also advised to opt for a 45 or 60 minute lesson.
All enrolments are booked in advance per quarter, in blocks of ten lessons, and are non-transferable and non-refundable. Invoices are emailed 7 days prior to the payment due date. Mid-term enrolments or extra lessons are billed on a pro rata basis for the remaining weeks in the term. For 2018, the due dates are as follows:
1st January 2018
1st April 2018
1st July 2018
1st October 2018
Payment can be made via cash, direct debit, PayPal or Credit Card, with details listed on the invoice. Classes falling on Public Holidays will not be billed.
24 hours notice is required for any cancellations, with exceptions made for emergencies at the tutor’s discretion. We will endeavour to arrange up to two make up lessons per quarter, however no reschedules will be made for make up lessons. Any extra lessons missed due to the student will not rollover to the next quarter and will be forfeited.
In the unlikely event that the tutor is unable to make the lesson, alternatives will be scheduled.
For full terms, please contact us for a copy of our lesson policy.
Before official enrolment, we offer a one-off initial lesson to establish whether we are the right fit for your musical education. Fees for the half-hour initial lesson are non-refundable and charged at a discounted rate, payable at the time of booking. If you choose to continue after this initial lesson, the value will be deducted from your first invoice.
Contact us now, to book in an initial lesson and get started on your musical journey!
Important Dates for 2018
The Faculty is a private music studio, and therefore does not adhere to the Victorian Government school dates. Lessons can be arranged during school holidays, however for students still at school, we will endeavour to complete all 40 of your lessons during the four terms, unless otherwise arranged.
Below are some of the important dates in 2018. Please remember to advise us of any absences before the billing cycle, so adjustments can be made in the timetable.
Term Dates for 2018
Term One Sunday 28 Jan – Thursday 29 Mar
Term Two Sunday 15 Apr – Saturday 30 Jun
Term Three Sunday 15 Jul – Saturday 22 Sep
Term Four Sunday 7 Oct – Saturday 22 Dec
Public Holidays for 2018
Australia Day Friday 26 Jan
Labour Day Monday 12 Mar
Good Friday Friday 30 Mar
Easter Monday Monday 2 Apr
ANZAC Day Wednesday 25 Apr
Queen’s Birthday Monday 11 Jun
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 6 Nov
Please note that the Faculty of Music will be closed from the 24th December 2018 until the 13th January 2019.