FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General 

FAQ's

Where are your classes located?

We are currently located at 540 Charles St North Perth. (Corner of Charles and Hilda St.) From Term 1 2021, we will be located at our new studio - Unit 1 / 15 Hector St Osborne Park. 

Where do I park?

At the North Perth studio, 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.  At our Osborne Park studio (coming soon Term 1 2021) there are 10 parking bays onsite that you may utilise, marked with the Grow Music Studio logo.  If there is no onsite parking available, there is free parking available on Hector St.  

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 pay for classes?

Fees are charged via Direct Debit - 3 monthly instalments per 10 week term.  By signing up for our payment provider Ezidebit (Direct Debit) when you enrol online, you may nominate your credit card or bank account.  

I don't wish to pay monthly.  Can I just pay for 1 term upfront?

No, for ease of administration, we only accept monthly Direct Debit as payment for classes at the studio.  Less time administrating means more time creating amazing learning experiences for your child!

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 as an ongoing studio member.

 

Do you offer a free trial?

No, but we do offer Introductory classes starting at $25 which allows you to try a single class or private lesson, of your choice. Bookings can be made here.

 

How do I cancel my enrolment at the studio?

Your enrolment at Grow Music Studio continues until such time as you give 30 days notice in writing via email to susan@growmusicstudio.com.au

At what age can my child start?

Children can enrol in our Instrument Explorers class once they old enough to attend Kindy. The minimum age requirement is, turning 4 by the 30th of June 2021.  

 

Do I need to participate in/attend classes?

Children can attend this class independently for the first 45 mins of class, with caregivers joining in for a final "sharing time" at the end of class.  Caregivers are welcome to stay in the classroom, if your child requires some extra support. 

How many children are there in these group classes?

Instrument Explorers  classes range from 4 to 10 children. 

 

Can I bring a sibling to class?

Older or younger siblings not enrolled in class, are not permitted in the classroom for the first 45 mins of class, but are welcome to join in for the final 15 minutes.  We have a spacious waiting room with a place for siblings to play, whilst class is in session.  

How long is a class?

60 minutes weekly.

Do I need to purchase any instruments for this class?

Instrument Explorers 1 - no.  However, we will be learning simple songs on the piano, so you may like to purchase a small keyboard for your child to play at home.  (Practicing at home is not a requirement.)

Instrument Explorers 2 (Pre Primary) - as part of your enrolment fee, you are provided with a Nuvo "Toot" (flute) for your child to play at home.  We will also continue learning piano, so a keyboard at home would help your child with their progress, but not essential.  

How much are classes?

Please refer to the Pricing Overview page for current pricing.

Do you offer sibling discount?

Yes!  For siblings, $10 off their monthly fee.  

Instrument Explorers 

FAQ's

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 caregivers simply wear clothes that are easy to get up and down, off the floor.  For hygiene reasons, both children and caregivers are required to remove their shoes in the classroom, and wear socks.  (If you forget to bring socks, we do have clean pairs that you may borrow.)

 

Do I need to participate in classes?

Full caregiver attendance and enthusiastic participation is required for your child's success in Kindermusik classes!

Can I bring my pram to class?

Certainly! However please be aware that there are 6 steps leading to the front door in North Perth, and a full flight of steps at our Osborne Park studio.  (We do recommend leaving the pram at home at our O Park studio.) 

 

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 of $70 per month (full rate is $80.)  Older siblings are not permitted to participate or attend Kindermusik classes.  

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, so please rest assured this is not something new for our teachers!  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 into the waiting area 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?

All Kindermusik classes are 45 minutes. 


How much are classes?

Please refer to the Pricing Overview page for current pricing.

 

Kindermusik 

FAQ's

Private Lessons  FAQ's

At what age can my child start?

Children can enrol in Creative Musicians classes when they reach Year 1 at school.

 

Do I need to participate in/attend classes?

No - This is a drop off class.  You are welcome to remain in our waiting room, if you wish  

How many children are there in these group classes?

Creative Musicians classes range from 4 to 10 children. 

 

Can I bring a sibling to class?

No - older or younger siblings not enrolled, are not permitted to attend these classes.  

How long is a class?

60 minutes weekly.

Do I need to purchase any instruments for this class? 

No - all instruments used in class are provided.

How much are classes?

Please refer to the Pricing Overview page for current pricing.

Do you offer sibling discount?

Yes!  For siblings, $10 off their monthly fee.  

Creative Musicians  FAQ's

At what age can my child start private instrumental lessons?

The minimum age for commencing Private Piano or Ukulele lessons is Year 1, and the minimum age for guitar is Year 3.

 

What instruments do you offer?

Piano, Ukulele and Guitar. 

Do I need to participate in/attend classes?

We highly recommend parents attend lessons for children aged 8 years and under, to assist in supporting the practice routine at home, and ensure their child understands the practice requirements. Children over 8 years may attend without a parent present, but parents are welcomed at any time!

How much practice is recommended?

For a beginning student, 5 mins a day for at least 4 days of the week, would be the minimum.  This requirement will slowly increase over time, so please speak to your teacher to gain clarification.  

Can siblings watch the lessons?

It is preferable that siblings do not attend lessons, but we do understand that this may prove difficult for some families.  If younger siblings are in the room, they will not be permitted to participate in the lesson, 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 lesson?

Private Piano lessons start at 30 mins, with 45 and 60 min lessons available on request.

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

Yes certainly! 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.  Upright and digital piano's are wonderful, but a larger upfront investment.

How much are lessons?

Please refer to the Pricing Overview page for current pricing.

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