Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to class?

Just you and your child. We provide everything else!

 

What do I wear?

For Kindermusik classes, children should come comfortably dressed and be ready to go barefoot or with socks only. Caregivers simply wear clothes that are easy to get up and down, off the floor.

 

Do I need to participate in classes?

Full caregiver attendance and participation is required for your child's success in Level 1, 2 and 3 classes.

However, Level 3 classes there is often a little less required, depending on the independence of your child. Level 4 classes, children participate independently, with parents joining in for the last 5 minutes.

 

Where are your classes located?

We are located at 540 Charles St North Perth. (Corner of Charles and Hilda St.) 

Can I bring my pram to class?

Certainly! However please be aware that there are 6 steps leading to the front door.  

 

How many children are in a class?

Classes can range in size from a minimum of 4 children, to a maximum of 11.

Can I bring a sibling to class with us?

Younger siblings can attend classes for free, if they are under 12 months of age. Younger siblings over 12 months will be able to participate in the class, therefore there will be a sibling enrolment fee. Older siblings are generally not permitted to participate in a younger age group class.

What if my child cries?

All young children cry at least sometimes! It is very common for some children to cry or feel overwhelmed in their first 2-3 classes. With patience, familiarity and regular attendance each week, your child will soon settle and thrive.

 

What if my child doesn't join in, wanders around or has a tantrum?

Children all have their days, where they may be feeling out of sorts, or not behaving in their usual way. That's ok! Everyone in the class is a parent, so completely understands what life is like with young children!

Dependent on the age of the child your teacher will offer suggestions on how to best engage your child with the learning environment. Young children are peripheral learners. Meaning, they learn through all of their senses. Children that appear disengaged are taking on board lots of learning through listening and watching. You may notice your child imitating something that they learnt in class later on in the day, as children take longer than adults to process information. Please rest assured your young child cannot help but learn - and each child learns in their own way in their own time.

If your child does tantrum during class, we find the best solution is to step outside for a moment with them, then return a short while later when they are calm, and ready to participate. This allows your child the space to feel calm, and allows the class to continue uninterrupted.

 

How long is a class?

Level 1, 2 and 3 classes are 45 mins, and Level 4 & 5 classes are 60 minutes. 

Do you offer casual attendance?

No. Young children learn best in an environment of continuity and repetition, only achieved by regular attendance. Class numbers are limited, and only available to those enrolled for the term.

 

Do you offer a free trial?

No, but we do offer a $24 Introductory Class which allows you to try a single Kindermusik class of your choice. Bookings can be made here.


How much are classes?

Please refer to the individual class pages for information on pricing - found in the "Quick Details."

 

How are payments for classes accepted?

Fees are charged in monthly instalments by signing up for our payment provider Ezidebit (Direct Debit) via credit card or Bank Account, on enrolment.

 

What is included in my monthly fee?

Please refer to relevant program page for details on inclusions (found within the Quick Details.) 

 

How do I cancel my enrolment at the studio?

Your enrolment at our studio continues until such time as you give 30 days notice in writing via email.

 

I'm confused about which is the best class for my child, as there is some age group overlap between classes?

Our classes are designed with overlaps in age ranges, as young children develop at different rates. If your child is (for example) a Kindy age child who is the youngest in their class, you may like to enrol them in the younger age group option. If in doubt, please get in touch, as we are more than happy to advise which class may best suit your child

 

Private & Group Piano, Guitar & Uke FAQ's

At what age can my child start learning an instrument?

Children can enrol in our Preschool Piano class if they old enough to attend Kindy. The minimum age requirement is, turning 4 by the 30th of June 2020. This program will give your child foundational piano skills, in combination with lots of singing, moving, percussion and age appropriate creative play. Children of this age are not ready for more formal private piano lessons, so this class is the ideal start! The next class is Encore Piano, and this is for Pre Primary and Year 1 children. The minimum age for commencing Private Piano or Ukulele lessons is 5-6, and the minimum age for guitar is 7.

 

Do I need to participate in/attend classes?

Preschool Piano and Encore Piano classes - parents do need to be in attendance for this class, to assist with some activities, and learn how to best support their child's home practice (Encore only.) Private and paired lessons, parents are required to attend for children aged 8 years and under. Children of this age do need support with their practice routine at home, so it is strongly recommended a parent attends to ensure they understand the practice requirements. Children over 8 years may attend without a parent present, but parents are welcomed at any time!

 

Where do I park?

There is roadside parking available on Hilda St and Lawler St, just outside the studio. Please ensure that you only park on the roadside, and not on the grassy verges of our neighbours.

How many children are there is group classes?

Preschool Piano and Encore Piano classes range from 4 to 8 children, one piano per child.

 

Can I bring a sibling to class with us?

Younger siblings are permitted to be in the classroom whilst Preschool Piano, Encore Piano and Private Lessons are in session. However, they will not be permitted to participate in the class, and Grow Music Studio staff reserve the right to instruct caregivers to remove any siblings that are causing distraction from the learning program.

How long is a class?

All group classes are 45 mins. Private Piano lessons start at 30 mins, with longer sessions available on request.

 

Do you offer casual attendance?

No. Children learn best in an environment of continuity and repetition, only achieved by regular attendance. Class numbers are limited, and only available to those enrolled for the term

 

Do you offer a free trial?

No, but we do offer single "Introductory Classes" for those families wishing to try a class. Prices start at $25 per session. You can make a booking online for group classes here.  To book a Private Lesson Introductory Class, please send an email to info@growmusicstudio.com.au

Can you give advice on which instrument is best to purchase for my child?

Yes certainly! Simply speak to your child's teacher. For piano lessons, the minimum requirement is a 61 note keyboard, preferably touch sensitive. Yamaha, Casio, Kawai and Ashton are all good brands to start with. Children participating in Preschool Piano do not need to have a piano at home.

How much are classes?

Please refer to the Pricing Overview page for current pricing.

 

How do you charge for classes?

Payments for classes at Grow Music Studio are designed to be straightforward and simple. Fees are charged on a per month basis, with 12 equal monthly instalments per year, arranged via Direct Debit - Ezidebit. (There are 3 instalments scheduled per 10 week term.) Simply enrol for your class of choice, and you are free to attend until you give 30 days notice that you would like to stop. Easy! If you enrol midway through any given month, your monthly fee will be pro rated.

Do you offer sibling discount?

Yes - for Preschool Piano and Encore Piano classes.  Please refer to our Pricing Overview  page for more details. 

 

Which payment types do you accept?

We accept Visa and Mastercard OR payments from your cheque/savings account when setting up your direct debit monthly membership with Ezidebit.

Do you run classes all year round?

Our classes are scheduled, based on WA school terms, taking breaks during the holidays. For more information, please visit the Term Dates page.

What if I can't attend my regular class?

No problem! Just let our admin know by sending a text message or email though as soon as you can. Make - up classes can be booked through the"Parent Portal" of the Grow Music Studio website. You are still able to book make - up classes without giving notice of your absence. Make - up classes must be booked within the term you are enrolled.

Make - up classes are not routinely given for private lessons, but may be given subject to availability in your teacher's schedule. Please speak to your child's teacher.

How do I cancel my payments/membership?

30 days notice in writing (email or text) is required to cancel your payment schedule. No exceptions are given.

HOW TO REACH US

Locations

  • 540 Charles St NORTH PERTH