Keyboard lessons at Stanhope

Kia ora Parents,

Thanks for your enquiry! If you haven’t done so, please sign up at the Google Form here or directly at our website. We’ll place registered students on a first-come, first-served basis. Now, let me walk you through some frequently asked questions:

Group Lesson Fees

The cost is $200 per term, based on a 10-week term. The exact amount varies depending on the number of weeks. Additionally, there’s a $33 fee for Book One. Please also note that starting from Term Three 2023, a GST charge will be added to the tuition and related fees.

Lesson Duration

Each group lesson lasts for half an hour.

Class Size

Each lesson typically has two to four children.

Lesson Schedule and Location

To be confirmed. But lessons likely take place on Mondays.

Payment and Registration Process

After signing up at and if a spot is available, you’ll receive an invoice via email. Your spot is confirmed once we receive your payment.

Keyboard/Piano Requirements

Keyboards are provided during lessons, but students should have access to a keyboard/piano at home for practice. If you don’t have one, consider shopping at the MusiqHub Online Store for keyboards. Rentals aren’t available, as keyboards are generally not expensive. Some other shops may offer lay-by or installment deals.

Missed Lessons and Teacher Absences

Please see the terms and conditions regarding missed lessons for keyboard classes:

2.1 Missed Lessons: No refund will be given where a lesson is missed. Due to timetabling complexities, the teacher is not obligated to offer catch-up lessons.

2.2 Teacher Absence: If the teacher is unavailable to give any scheduled lesson (e.g., due to sickness), that fee will be carried forward and credited to the next term.

Teaching Approach and Learning Outcomes

We use a variety of short songs from the books, some well-known and others designed for developing technique. Following the syllabus ensures systematic learning. Students learn to operate their hands independently and agilely, improving hand-eye coordination and multitasking skills.

Occasionally, we teach tunes outside the book (e.g., movie themes, Disney songs) to inspire students when they’re ready.

Introducing the Teacher

I’d like to introduce Julianne Wong, the new main teacher, as I’ve recently moved to focus on management (but may still teach occasionally). Julianne is a highly qualified musician, holding an ABRSM Grade 8 Piano qualification and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Auckland. With over 6 years of teaching experience and 5 years leading worship at church and directing a band, Julianne’s passion for music will inspire and motivate your children to embrace the keyboard and enjoy their musical journey!

I appreciate you taking the time to read this. If you have more questions, feel free to ask. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards,

Barry Lee

Piano/Keyboard Specialist, MusiqHub

PhD, MMus, BA(Mus), LTCL(dist.), AIRMT

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