a piano which is in tune or a keyboard with weighted keys (minimum 76 keys)
a stool that is at a suitable height or is adjustable.
If you are using a keyboard you will also need a music stand.
This may be attached to the keyboard or a separate music stand.
A good quality second hand or new student model instrument.
Saxophones may be available for hire, especially for school students.
Talk with your local music store to get an idea of quality brands.
Your saxophone should come with a protective case and neck strap. You will also need:
cork grease and
The better quality your child's instrument, the better quality their practice will be and the faster their progress. Online Lessons If your lessons are online, you will need a portable device for lessons via the Zoom meetings app. Ideally this would be a laptop or tablet but a mobile phone will do in a pinch. Not sure how to set up your mobile device for online lessons? Check out my infographic on Facebook here.
What Books Do I Need?
Books and materials are included in the all-inclusive fees. You never need to get any books, I’ll do all that for you. I use a variety of method books to suit different learning styles
Part of learning is daily practice and support from parents is vital. It doesn't matter if you can read music or not, all parents can help out at home. To support your child’s success, parents need to keep the routine of practice time and remove distractions.
The all-inclusive fees are paid monthly or upfront (for flexipacks).. Bank transfer payments are the most convenient but you can also pay by cash if you prefer. Find my lesson options here and fees here.
Piano lessons are held at my air-conditioned home studio in Ipswich or at your house if you opt for at-home piano lessons.
Please take a minute to read my studio policies. They are designed to make sure the studio runs smoothly and gives every student equal and fair attention.