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 2018
Lessons are scheduled in accordance with the Victorian Government School Term, however, lessons can be arranged in the term holidays.
Term 1 dates:
- Monday 29 January to Thursday 29 March 2018
- 9 Week Term
Term 2 dates:
- Monday 16 April to Saturday 30 June 2018
- 11 Week Term
Term 3 dates:
- Monday 16 July to Saturday 22 September 2018
- 10 Week Term
Term 4 dates:
- Monday 8 October to Saturday 15 December 2018
- 10 Week Term
During 2018, there will be no lessons on the following public holidays and will not be invoiced.
- Labour Day:
- Monday 12 March 2018
- Good Friday:
- Friday 30 March 2018
- Easter Saturday:
- Saturday 31 March 2018
- ANZAC Day:
- Wednesday 25 April 2018
- Queen’s Birthday:
- Monday 11 June 2018
- Melbourne Cup:
- Tuesday 6 November 2018
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.
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.