The little details

Parent / Family Involvement

Parents are very welcome to join us for our lessons and enjoy the music making, however, students often feel more comfortable and relaxed without an audience in the room. Students who learn without a parent in the lesson, benefit from taking responsibility for their own independent learning, mastering a new skill and having the confidence and openness to play the piano and perform.

Parents are welcome to make use of the waiting room during the lesson where we have a selection of magazines and books.

Term Dates for 2017

Lessons are scheduled in accordance with the Victorian Government School Term, however, lessons can be arranged in the term holidays.

Term 1 dates:

Monday 6 February to Saturday 1 April 2017

Term 2 dates:  

Tuesday 18 April to Saturday 1 July 2017

Term 3 dates:

Monday 17 July to Saturday 23 September 2017

Term 4 dates:

Monday 9 October to Saturday 9 December 2017

Public Holidays

During 2017, there will be no lessons on the following public holidays and will not be invoiced.

Labour Day:
Monday 13 March 2017
Easter Monday:
Monday 17 April 2017
Tuesday 25 April 2017
Queen’s Birthday:
Monday 12 June 2017
Grand Final Eve:
Friday 29 September 2017
Melbourne Cup:
Tuesday 7 November 2017

Very occasionally, there are times when lessons will not take place. Red Note endeavours to provide as much notice as possible and these lessons are noted on the term’s invoice.

Lesson Fees for 2017

Fees for 2017 in accordance with the Victorian Music Teachers Association.

30 mins
$38 per weekly lesson
45 mins
$57 per weekly lesson
60 mins
$76 per weekly lesson

Payment of Fees

Invoices are sent via email, unless a paper copy is requested.

On receipt of the invoice, please either:
a) pay 100% of the total amount on the invoice before the first lesson; OR
b) pay at least 25% deposit before the first lesson and the balance at a later date.

Payment can be made via EFT or cheque; please no cash.

In order for lessons to commence, payment must be received before the first lesson of each term. 

Students will be charged accordingly for tutor books, exam fees and other material provided during the lessons.

Cancellation Policy

As a courtesy, we request 24 hours’ notice for all cancellations. This includes all absences relating to illness, family matters and school events. In the event that 24 hours’ notice is not provided, the lesson is forfeited. It is important that all families adhere to this cancellation policy.

If adequate notice is provided, catch-up lessons will be given at no additional charge. All catch-up lessons are to be completed by the end of the school term in which the missed lesson occurred.

The catch-up lesson is considered given if the student misses the catch-up lesson for any reason.

Catch-up lessons are limited to two in any given term


Termination of Lessons

If a student wishes to cease lessons, a minimum of two weeks’ notice is required.  For example, if a student decides in Term 1 that they do not wish to continue in Term 2, notice must be given at least two weeks prior to the end of Term 1.