Classes for 5 plus years

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 Course Objectives
 
  • To teach pupils with very little or no prior musical experience how to read, write and play music hands together in small groups

  • To teach a wide and varied repertoire including nursery rhymes, classical, jazz, famous TV and film tunes and original compositions that will suit all musical tastes

  • To give a comprehensive grounding in the theory of music - notes and their values, rhythmic awareness, what various instruments are and what they sound like

  • To clearly explain every step of the lesson, with demonstrations and board work

  • On completion of the 5th 'Funky Monkey' book, an informal or official Trinity Guildhall Exam can be studied for and taken, usually over 2 terms.

  • Click here to read more about our scheme

  • Click here to read about the Trinity Guildhall Exam

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 Class set up
 
  • A class contains no more than 8 children with one teacher. Our teachers have specific music qualifications with keyboard or piano as either their first or second study and an enhanced DBS

  • The entry age group is generally between 5 and 8 years but we can accept children as beginners up to 9 years and place them in a suitable class/level. (Older children are welcome to join us - up to 11 years, but we wouldn't put them in a 'beginners' class)

  • All children have their own keyboard set with headphones provided for class use

  • Each book contains 10 lessons and the full course can be completed in approximately 2 academic years. You are able to re-sign per term

  • If your child has special needs, please contact the Director before booking either classes or holiday courses
     

 Cost
 
  • We always offer a free trial without obligation to determine whether classes are suitable for your child

  • Should you then wish to enrol, our 60 minute classes are priced at £16, reduced to £13 for siblings

  • Invoice example (after free trial) - 1 child = 10 lessons @ £16 plus £6.50 for book = £166.50

  • Invoice example (after free trial) - 2 children = 10 lessons @ £16, 10 lessons @ £13 plus £6.50 each for book = £303.00

  • We often offer 45 minute junior classes (to fit all our classes in comfortably after school!) priced at £13.50 reduced to £10.50 for subsequent siblings

  • Invoice example (after free trial) - 1 child = 10 lessons @ £13.50 plus £6.50 for book = £141.50

  • Invoice example (after free trial) - 2 children = 10 lessons @ £13.50, 10 lessons @ £10.50 plus £6.50 each for book = £253.00

  • Classes are payable in advance at the beginning of each term for the whole term, either in one payment or split in two.

  • The Funky Monkey workbooks from Books 1 through to 5 are £6.50 each and you will require roughly one per term

  • To make the most out of our lessons, we strongly advise that a keyboard is purchased after Book 1 of our series. We can also hire them out to you for a small charge or you can ask us for advice on purchasing one suitable for your needs

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