- The PJC Young Beginners Programme -
To find out all about our Group Music Lessons and the benefits of them, please read our infographics.
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- Frequently Asked Questions -
What age is a "Young Beginner"?
Group Lessons work best for students aged 3-14.
How many children are there per group?
Sizes vary from 4-9 students depending on scheduling. We use accomplished and trained assistants in our programme to support our lessons, creating a 1:3 or 1:4 adult to student ratio in each class.
How much is it and how do I pay?
Lessons are £70 per month averaging out at £17.50 per 50 minute session. Lessons are to be paid monthly in advance via bank transfer or standing order.
I'm happy to pay more- would my child be better off having individual lessons?
Only if they are already at an Advanced level on their instrument- the research shows that Young Beginners make much quicker progress when learning in a group. Please see 'What are the Benefits of Group Music Lessons' infographic above for more information.
How do you make sure that all students are making progress?
As Phillippa is a fully qualified classroom music teacher and Head of Music in a school, she is accustomed to working with class sizes of up to 30 students, often ranging from complete beginners to Grade 8 on many different instruments! Her track record of Outstanding teaching and results, proves that she can differentiate expertly to ensure every single child is reaching their maximum potential.
What about doing grades?
Once students reach their ABRSM Initial Grade, they can graduate to our Intermediates Programme where they work on graded examinations in Piano, Singing and Music Theory. These lessons are 90 minutes long.
When do the classes run?
Classes run every week including school holidays with the exception of two weeks off at Christmas and two weeks at Easter. This is to ensure the students' progress and confidence don't deteriorate.
I’ve heard great things about your make-up credit system. How does it work exactly?
If your child can’t make a lesson for whatever reason and you mark their attendance as absent on our online portal with 24 notice, then your account receives a make-up credit. You can then use this credit to sign up for any other lesson with an availability that week, or save the credit to use at a later time. Lots of our parents love this system when they’re on holiday and it allows more flexibility if there’s an appointment to be made or trip to see Grandma for the weekend.
Sounds great- where do I sign up?
Sign up here to book your child's first lesson, or if you have any further questions, get in touch using the Contact Form.