Welcome 2021

Well what a year it’s been since my last New Year Post. We hope you’ve managed to get through with health and grace, and that the coming year proves to be less dramatic. Oh for a dull life!

There are no major changes to studio operations this year. Given the economic climate, we have decided to maintain the lesson fees as per last year with no CPI increase since 1st January 2019.

For potential new clients please peruse these pages and make contact about any available times. We welcome both regularly scheduled clients and ad hoc one off lessons for those in need of a quick brush up in preparation for audition or performance.

We do have a Covid-19 safety plan that is copied below to allay any concerns. We also offer on-line lessons via Zoom or Skype to those clients who may be out of town, interstate, overseas, or just plain cautious.

Deb and I wish you all the best for the coming year and look forward to another year of great music making.

Best wishes,

Geoff & Deb

Studio Covid-19 Safety Plan

Please do not enter the studio if you have:

• Fever or symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath)

• Returned from overseas in the last 14 days, or travelled from or through a designated Covid-19 hotspot in the last 14 days

• Been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19: (coronavirus) in the last 14 days

Please allow time between clients before entering the studio for necessary surfaces to be disinfected.  On entering and exiting the studio please use the hand sanitizer provided on the bookcase next to the door, or BYO if preferred.

If you need to use the toilet please wash your hands thoroughly in the laundry with the liquid soap provided and dry your hands with the paper towels only.  Please place used paper towels into the bin provided.

It is preferred that only the student be in the studio, however if a parent or other party wish to enter please be conscious of social distancing rules.

Singers please bring a second copy of your music if I don’t have it in my library.  Be prepared to sing either from memory or “a cappella” if you are unable to provide this.   Safe distancing for singers requires that you keep to your side of the piano!

Pianists please refrain from touching your face, or wiping your nose or eyes for the duration of the lesson.  If you need to blow your nose or cough please re-sanitize your hands.

Please advise us if you feel unwell at any time during the lesson.  We respectfully reserve the right to refuse entry to the studio, or continuation of a lesson if a client appears unwell.

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And we’re off……..

Hello and welcome!   So here we are in 2020.  The year has begun well and we’re delighted to see our regular clients back in the studio to continue the music making.

If you’re exploring options and browsing this site, we’d be happy to discuss anything with you if you make an enquiry through the contact page.

There are no current available lesson times in the after school and after hours schedule, but the are many open during the day.  See the availability page for more details.

We’re always open to the idea of occasional ad hoc lessons, subject to availability, for those who don’t want to commit to a regular time, or for those visiting in touring shows.   Just drop us a line!

Regards to all and best wishes for a rewarding and successful year.

Geoff & Deb

 

 

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A new year begins

Welcome to 2019 everyone!  We look forward to seeing you again as the New Year gets underway, the studio opening for business from Jan 15th.

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break and are refreshed and looking forward to making music, either with singing or at the piano.

There are a couple of changes to the studio timetable with availability on Tuesday & Thursday mornings, though this may change as commitments for the year become clear.  I’m no longer teaching at the Conservatorium in the Performing Arts Dept’s Musical Theatre Degree.  After 8 years there since its foundation I felt it was time to move on.

There is also a small increase in fees in line with the CPI of $1.00 per half hour.  All the fees are listed on the Fees Page of this website.

Once again, welcome back, and Deb and I hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

Best wishes,

Geoff & Deb

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Welcome to another year……

Welcome back everyone.  Deb and I hope you’ve had a good break and are looking forward to another year of music making as much as we are looking forward to having you back in the studio.  I’ve been playing in the new slightly second hand Kawai grand piano over the holidays to make sure it’s perfect for our clients.  Selfless of me I know!

There are no changes from last year regarding the studio hours.  See the availability page of this site for details.

There will be a small increase in fees this year of $1.00 per half hour in line with the CPI increase of about 2%.  See the fees page of this site for details.

Best wishes from Deb and me for a great year for you all.

Geoff

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And another year begins…….2017 here we are!

Welcome back to all our clients & their families to a bright and successful 2017!

We hope you all have had a refreshing break over the holiday period and are ready to get back into the swing of things.

Not much has changed since last year.  The studio hours remain the same, however due to a change to a trimester timetable at the Con, my available ad hoc hours throughout the year for the weeks that are not designated teaching weeks there may prove a bit unpredictable.

As always I am happy to accommodate reasonable requests and will have a document ready to send out to interested parties with my available free times.

There is a nominal increase in our fees this year of $1.00 per hour.  Please see the Fees Page of this site for all details.

Deb & I wish you all good health and good fortune for the year.

Geoff & Deb

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Happy New Year & Hello 2016

Hello & welcome to another New Year.  We look forward to welcoming our studio families back as we gear up for another year of making music.

The studio hours remain unchanged from last year, however the timetable will undergo some reinvention as some clients make the move to other fields of endeavour.

As always, we will make our best efforts to make it work as best we can for all involved.

From the 1st of January 2016 there will be a modest fee increase of $1.50 per half hour.  Please see the Fees page of this site for all details.

We wish you all the very best for the coming year.

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Welcome Back As Term 1 2015 Begins

We hope everyone has had a restful and enjoyable break.  2015 teaching gets underway in the studio from January 20th.  We’ll be cutting back our hours from 6 days a week to 5 this year, so there will be even more than the usual massaging of the timetable, more a reinvention of the wheel in some cases.  Don’t panic!  For those current students wishing to continue, we will do all we can to accommodate you.  Studio hours from Tuesday through to Saturday will be published here as soon as practicable.

One of the new options we’re offering in some cases this year to complement the current 30 minute & 60 minute lessons will be the option of 45 minute lessons.  The current option of weekly or fortnightly lessons will continue.  There’s also a modest increase of $1.00 per half hour in lesson fees this year, all details of which can be viewed on the fees page of this site.

We wish you all a productive & successful year of music and singing.

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Full-steam ahead

Term 1 is now well under way and the news, good or not so good depending on your point of view, is that the studio timetable is now fully subscribed.  Good news that we’re full-steam ahead, not so good if you’re looking for a regular place with us.  We do on occasion get advance notice of cancellations in enough time to be able to book in a lesson for those on our waiting list.  Some regular places do also become available from time to time.  These will posted on the availability page as they occur.  We are always happy to refer enquiries on to one of our many trusted and valued colleagues if we are unable to offer a place.  Our best wishes to you for all your endeavours.

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Welcome Back

Welcome back.   The studio will be operating again from the 14th January.  We’re in the process of sorting out the timetable and are look forward to seeing our regular clients in coming weeks.  We hope that you’ve had a restful Christmas & New Year Period and are looking forward to more music in 2014.  For potential new clients, please check the availability page of this site or contact us via the contact page.  Best wishes to all.

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Christmas Message

Santa SurfAnother year is drawing to a close.  The studio will be closed from the 21st December for 3 weeks.  Please feel free to contact me regarding booking for next year.   All the best from us to you for the Christmas Season.

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