Welcome Information for Young Beginners!

Monday, August 24, 2020 | Welcome Information

Hello and welcome to our PJC Family! We're so looking forward to meeting you and your child at their upcoming free trial lesson. 

Please read the information below before you arrive to the first lesson. If you have any questions not answered in the information below, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Phillippa ♪

Terms and Conditions
Please sign the terms and conditions before your child attends their trial lesson. Please click this link to be directed to the form.
Using the Calendar
You should have already received an email to set up your password for our online portal.
Your child is now signed up for their chosen lesson slot and you should be able to see this on the calendar once you sign in.
Watch out for the different locations- Purple slots are for Yeadon LS19 7ET and Green is for Baildon BD17 6SZ.
If you need to cancel a lesson for whatever reason, you will be issued a 'make up credit'. You can use this credit to sign up for any other group lesson that has an available space.  Please note, as in the policy, lessons cancelled within 24 hours notice will receive no makeup credit.  
We have a full blog post on how to use our make up credits here.
Yeadon Venue Information
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
PJC Music School, 36 Kirk Lane, Yeadon, LS19 7ET

There is plenty of on street parking around the premises, but please only use the pavement directly outside of the building for drop offs, not for parking. For more information about our new, Yeadon premises please read our blog post here.
Baildon Venue Information
11 Bramham Drive, Baildon, BD17 6SZ

There is on street parking at our Baildon Venue as it is a home studio. Please arrive at the blue front door and give a nice firm knock.
Your child will be met by PJC and brought into to the Music Room. (Please don't arrive early as unlike our Yeadon premises there is no waiting area.)
On the first day, please feel free to drop your child off quickly, or come in to see the room, say hello and introduce yourself.
Can Parents Stay? 
Parents are not allowed in the music rooms during lesson time. From my experience, children focus better, relax easier and have much more of a good time when their parents are not there, even if that means that the first few minutes are a little bit scary.
For younger children, please don't worry if you child is upset when you leave them, we are completely experienced in handling this, and students are always happy in no time at all.
Don't worry about purchasing anything before the lesson. Students will receive their Starter Park at their trial lesson. This includes:
First Piano Book
PJC Book Bag
PJC Pencil
PJC Laminated Flowchat and Cheat Sheet (to help parents support their children at home)

You can also order PJC Uniform for an additional price.
The T Shirts are available to order for £10 each in our PJC colours blue, pink, and orange and have the PJC Music School Logo on the back. They are available in black, white or RAINBOW GLITTER text (which most of our students go for!) Our Hoodies are available in blue or pink with either white matt or rainbow glitter text and are £20. As an extra, you could also get your child's name on the front for £2.
Just send PJC an email to order yours today.
Practice at Home
As well as our PJC Flowcharts, we have lots of video guides in our online portal to support you with your child's practice at home. Just go to: 'Online Resources', then 'The PJC Piano Practice Guide for Parents'.
If you already have a piano or a keyboard to practise at home then fantastic! If not, please don't feel that you need to go out and buy a piano! It would be great if you could purchase or borrow a keyboard so that your child can practise all the wonderful things they will learn in the lessons. I have written a detailed blog post here helping parents with the daunting task of finding the right keyboard or piano.

We also have our PJC 'Fast Track' programme for an extra £16.50 per month, which provides bi-weekly support for practice at home.
This programme allows pupils to move through their first two piano books at an even quicker rate, and results in superior progress in ABRSM Exams. Please get in touch or read our blog post to enquire whether your child is suitable for our Fast Track Programme.

Again, please do get in touch if there are any questions not answered above or if you need support with using the online portal.

Many thanks, and see you soon!

Phillippa ♪