WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENROLMENTS FOR 2022. KEEP AN EYE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR WEBSITE FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT 2023 ENROLMENTS.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TERM 3 & 4 RECORDER SCHOLARSHIPS  (WE ARE STILL TAKING ENROLMENTS FOR THE 11.15AM CLASS) - START ANYTIME!


WE ALSO HAVE FREE BUCKET DRUMMING AT 11.15AM, FREE TO JOIN ANYTIME - JUST TURN UP!

 
 

FAQ

Helpful Information

MY CHILD IS FOUR, WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST

We suggest our new kindy class for 4 year olds. This class will run for 20 minutes and will be a mix of music, dancing, singing and games. Students must turn 4 by April 30th 2021 to attend.

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.

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.
Email confirmation of enrolment isn’t immediate. We go through enrolments in January and get in touch with you then.

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?

Instrument tuition is $140 per school year (February - December) per instrument, inclusive of GST. 

Theory is $70 per school year (February - December) if another instrument tuition is purchased, inclusive of GST.

If you start learning with part way through the school year class fees remain the same and are not discounted. 

WHEN DO WE PAY?

Payment is required within 14 days after receiving an invoice. We invoice via email in early February.

WHEN DO LESSONS START?

Lessons in 2022 will start on 12th  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 - For first year students)
Concert Band (Clarinet, Flute, Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn - For second year and above students)
String Orchestra (for all Violin and Cello, second year and above)
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?

Yes - download a PDF map of the classrooms from our Here.

COVID-19 - ARE YOU OPEN IN RED?

The information we have at the moment advises we are able to operate in Red. 


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. 


In Red some lessons maybe held outside.  We will keep parents informed. Parents will be discouraged from entering classes so we are able to better maintain social distancing guidelines.