FAQ's for parents

How can I hire an instrument?

Cornwall Music Education Hub has a large pool of instruments which may be hired by any individual, depending on availability. Hire cost is between £23 and £28 per term. More info can be found here.

How will the timetabling work?

There are various option that can be discussed with schools or parents. Some schools opt to keep the child’s lesson the same time every week, some school opt for a week A and B rotation so that the child is not missing out on the same lesson every week. 

 

Individual cases can also be discussed, for example when a child is falling behind in a certain lesson, the music lesson can be timetabled around this. We will search the child’s schedule to find the best possible time slot.

 

How can I enrol?

Click here to contct us regarding any  queries or to enrol.

What is the duration of each instrumental lesson, and how often do they occur?

Instrumental lessons occur once per week and are usually half an hour. The time allocations for the lessons can be found here. 

 

What is the starting age for instrumental lessons?

Year one is usually the starting age for learning a musical instruments such as the piano or recorder. Younger students can benefit from lessons but each child will be individually assessed to see if they can concentrate and comprehend the lesson. 

Will my child sit exams?

This is up to each individual child, exams can be taken or the child can just learn for fun. If the child wishes to take exams, ABRSM is usually used. 

What will my child get out of lessons?

As well as learning to play a new instrument there are many benefits to playing an instrument, like improved concentration, self discipline, social skills and many more. Click here to see many more benefits.

Are lessons scheduled during the school day?

Most lessons are scheduled in the school day, however after school lessons can easily be arranged. Some students may also prefer to have a lesson during recess or lunch. These options can be discussed when enrolling for instrumental lessons. 

Who teaches the lessons?

Most of the private lessons are taught by self-employed fully qualified music teachers. You can read more about individual instructors’ experience and qualifications here.

Can missed lessons be made up?

Lessons can be made up only if the instructor misses the lessons. If a scheduling conflict causes your child to miss a lesson, the teacher is not obligated to offer a make-up lesson. If ample notice is given, however, the teacher may be able to offer an alternative time.

Are private or group lessons better?

Private lessons are considered more beneficial than group lessons. The child has longer to practice their specific skills and the teacher can spend more time assisting their specific needs. Group lessons can enable students to learn off each other, and can also help to reduce the cost. 

What is the cost of lessons?

To view the costs of all lessons click here. 

How do I find out what instruments are offered at TYB?

TYB offers recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano and signing lessons. Click here for more information on each instrument. 

If my child encounters some problems with learning a musical instrument what should I do?

You should always contact the instrumental teacher first if you have a question or concern about your child's instrumental lessons. Regular communication with your child's instrumental teacher through the Personal Plan is always encouraged.

How can I help my child get the most out of music lessons?

  • Make sure your child has a practice notebook. Read the teacher’s weekly instructions for practice, and encourage regular practice at home. One short practice every day is much better than a marathon session just before the next lesson!

  • Keep in contact with the teacher. Make sure you establish contact by email or phone, and keep the teacher informed of your child’s progress at home.

  • Observe a lesson. Parents arealways welcome to sit in on lessons. Visiting the lesson may help you to help your child with practice at home.

When and where do the lessons take place?

Instrumental lessons usually occur once per week and range from half an hour to an hour. However, other alternatives can be made to suit your needs. 

 

The lessons will take place at my music studio in my house. Alternatively, lessons can take place within your own home, price will include travel costs. 

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