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ENROLMENTS FOR 2024 ARE OPEN

FAQ

Helpful Information

MY CHILD IS FOUR, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST

We suggest our pre-instrumental class for 4-5 year olds. Students must turn 4.5 (four and a half) by 1st January 2024.

MY CHILD IS FIVE, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

We would suggest you start them in our pre-instrumental classes where they learn pitch and rhythm.  It’s a fun introduction class and most of our band kids started here.

MY CHILD IS SIX, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

Pre-Instrumental, violin, ukulele, vocals, keyboard, recorder, drums.

MY CHILD IS SEVEN, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

Violin, ukulele, vocals, keyboard, recorder, guitar, drums and theory.
Due to hand size and ability to concentrate these are the instruments we recommend - please talk to us if you have a child younger than this who wants to play a specific instrument.

MY CHILD IS EIGHT, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

Violin, trumpet, flute, ukulele, vocals, keyboard, recorder, guitar, drums and theory.

MY CHILD IS NINE, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

Flute, clarinet, violin, trumpet, ukulele, vocals, keyboard, recorder, guitar, cello, drums, bagpipes and theory.
Due to hand size and ability to concentrate these are the instruments we recommend - please talk to us if you have a child younger than this who wants to play a specific instrument.

MY CHILD IS TEN OR OLDER, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

Any of our instruments - saxophone, trombone, cello, french horn, flute, clarinet, violin, trumpet, ukulele, vocals, keyboard, recorder, guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, bagpipes and theory.

MY CHILD IS YEAR 9 OR HIGHER, AT HIGH SCHOOL OR OVER 13 YEARS OLD

We suggest that you look to your high school and enquire there. Alternatively, look for private tuition or other businesses offering tuition for older children.

MY CHILD WANTS TO LEARN PIANO?

We teach keyboard.

WHAT DO YOU HIRE?

We have a range of instruments available for hire for students enrolled in classes - this will be done in February before classes start.
Hire fees are as follows:
$40 incl GST - Guitar
$100 incl GST - Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin
$130 incl GST - Cello
$180 incl GST - Saxophone, French Horn

HOW DO WE ENROL?

You can enrol online by filling out the form at the top of the page.
You will receive a copy of your enrolment form via email. We go through enrolments in January and get in touch with you then with confirmation and invoices.

WHAT BOOKS DO WE NEED?

Each instrument has a different book requirement that we will let you know about on confirmation of enrolment. We sell all the necessary books and accessories in our music school office on Saturday mornings. We accept payment by eftpos.

HOW MUCH ARE LESSONS?

Annual Membership is $170 per instrument inclusive of GST. 

Theory is $100 if another Annual Membership is purchased, inclusive of GST.

* Annual Membership lasts the school year (February - December)

If you start learning with part way through the school year class the Annual Membership remains the same and is not discounted. 

WHEN DO WE PAY?

You will be invoiced for Annual Membership once you have filled in an enrolment form. Payment or arrangements to pay need to be made with the Treasurer within 14 days of invoicing. There will be no refunds given after the first 6 weeks of lessons. If you have questions please contact the Treasurer via email on treasurer@papakuramusicschool.org.nz

WHEN DO LESSONS START?

Lessons in 2024 will start 10th February.

HOW DO I ENROL IN BAGPIPES?

Contact Papakura Pipe Band Academy directly via email info@papakurapipeband.co.nz

CAN MY CHILD LEARN MORE THAN ONE INSTRUMENT?

Yes. Your child is able to learn up to 4 instruments. Due to timetabling, where multiple instruments are being learned, we may not be able to accommodate all choices.

ARE THERE OTHER GROUPS THAT MY CHILD CAN PLAY IN?

Yes. We have four groups that your child can choose to play in free of charge.

Junior Band (Clarinet, Flute, Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Drums - For first year students)

Senior Band (Clarinet, Flute, Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Drums - For second year and above students)

String Orchestra (Violin and Cello - For second year and above students)) 

Rock Band (for any instrument second year and above) Students will need to audition if they want to be in the Rock Band. 

DO YOU HAVE A MAP OF THE CLASSROOMS?

We are working on it.

COVID-19

If we feel it's unsafe at any of the alert levels we will move to online learning.  This could be due to additional information and advice from the government, staffing shortage or illness amongst our families.

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