Private/Group Music Lessons

Private & Group Music Lessons

Annette’s Music Studio provides private and group music lessons on a weekly basis for children and adults, with special rates for Senior Citizens. Private music lessons are available for Violin, Piano, Singing, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Double Bass and Theory, and Group music lessons for Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass; Guitar and Singing (theory is incorporated in to group lessons). The Studio services Brisbane’s north-side, from premises located in Ferny Hills. All lessons are provided by Annette.

Private lessons are one-on-one. Group lessons have limited spaces available. All lessons are approximately thirty (30) minutes in length (15 minute private lessons are also available at this time) and are held once per week. Lessons are scheduled during school terms and are available during the day (for adults and for children who are not in school yet) and in the afternoons after school (for children who are at school only).

All lessons are provided weekly, however, Private lessons may be attended fortnightly (not Group lessons).

Lessons are Covid safe, with social distancing and hygiene practises in place.

Private Music Lessons

Commencement ages (approximate)

Piano – from 3 years old.
Violin, Viola, Cello – from 4 years old.
Double Bass – from 8 years old.
Singing – from 5 years old (reading is not required at younger age).
Guitar – from 7 years old.

A free 10 minute trial is offered to children from 3-5 years of age who wish to commence piano or singing lessons. A trial lesson is offered to children of any age and any instrument, who don’t fit the description above. Trial lessons are 1/2 hour in length and are $42, to be paid at the lesson via cash or bank transfer. Trial lessons are private lessons (one-on-one) and students will need to bring their own instrument.

Fees 2020 Fees are $42 per half hour, and $21 per 15 minutes. Invoices are issued on a term basis and are payable before lessons/term commences.

Adult lessons Annette’s Studio also provides adult beginner lessons on Piano, Violin, Singing, Guitar, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. The Studio is a child-friendly environment, so adult learners may bring their little ones along to lessons if need be. Adult lesson times are available on week days during school hours, early evening during the week, as well as on Saturday mornings.

*Senior lessons New to Annette’s Studio in 2020 are Senior lessons for Senior citizens. If you have a Queensland Seniors Citizen Card, enjoy discounted lessons at $35 per half hour on Piano, Violin, Singing, Viola, Guitar, Cello or Double Bass. No previous experience is necessary! Come along and enjoy yourself. Lessons are held in the Studio in Ferny Hills only. Fees can be paid at each lesson attended and are not required in advance.

Terms and Conditions Please contact Annette for Terms and Conditions.

Further information Please contact Annette for further information.

Group Music Lessons

Annette’s Studio offers group music tuition in Piano, Singing, Guitar, and Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass) to children from approximately 7-15 years of age. Please contact Annette to register your interest. Class sizes are limited so please secure your spot. 

Students are able to join the group lessons at any time during the term.

If you are a beginner and before you join a group music lesson, it is recommended that you have at least two (2) private lessons to gain a good introduction on your instrument. Private lessons are $42 per half hour and can be paid by cash at the lesson or bank transfer.

Students who have learnt their instrument previously may join a group lesson at any time, without the need of private lessons.

A free 10 minute trial is offered to children from 3-5 years of age who wish to commence piano or singing lessons.

A trial lesson is offered to children of any age and any instrument, who don’t fit the description above. Trial lessons are approximately 1/2 hour in length and are $42, to be paid at the lesson by cash or bank transfer. Trial lessons are private lessons (one-on-one) and students will need need to bring their own instrument.

Group lessons for Piano, Singing and Guitar run for approximately thirty (30) minutes, and are held once per week.

Group lessons for Strings run for approximately sixty (60) minutes, and are held once per week.

Piano, Singing and Guitar group lessons incorporate learning, musical theory and aural training.

String group lessons incorporate learning, musical theory, and a string ensemble.

Fees 2020

Piano fees are $24 per half hour lesson (3-4 students per lesson).

Singing fees are $22 per half hour lesson (small group with maximum of 3-5 students).

Guitar fees are $22 per half hour lesson (small group with maximum of 3-5 students).

String fees are $26 per one hour lesson (small group with maximum of 3-5 students).

Invoices are issued on a term basis and are payable before lessons/term commences.

Timetable 2020

Please see our current Timetable for availability. This may change at any time throughout the year.

Requirements for Lessons

Singing

Children will learn correct singing techniques and will learn how to sing and use their voice in several different styles including, but not limited to, classical, folk, musical theatre, jazz and contemporary. Lessons are engaging, educational and most of all, fun! All lessons are taught by Annette. Singing students are required to have a display folder to bring to each lesson, as well as a theory book.

Strings

String lessons are lots of fun! Violins, violas, celli and double basses learn in the same class. Children will learn correct playing techniques, and are exposed to many different musical styles including, but not limited to, classical, folk, country, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary and world-wide music. All students will be involved in a small string ensemble which is a part of their one hour lesson, as well as learning some musical theory. All lessons are taught by Annette. String students will need the following:

  • Instrument (hire or buy – details will be given)
  • 3 books (details will be given)
  • display folder
  • shoulder rest (violin/viola)
  • rock stop/black hole (cello/double bass)
  • rosin
  • cleaning cloth
  • bag to keep music in (not a plastic bag)
  • music stand (use at home)

Guitar

Children will learn correct playing techniques, and are exposed to many different musical styles including, but not limited to, classical, folk, country, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary and world-wide music. All students will learn musical theory which is a part of their lesson, and will also participate in singing. All lessons are taught by Annette. Guitar students will need the following:

  • Acoustic instrument and case (hire or buy – details will be given)
  • 2 books (details will be given)
  • display folder
  • capo
  • foot stand (optional)
  • cleaning cloth
  • bag to keep music in (not a plastic bag)
  • music stand (use at home)