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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I download Zoom?
Go to zoom.us. look for the word download. Choose Zoom Client for Meetings.

How long are lessons?
Weekly lessons are 30 or 45 minutes duration, or 60 minutes fortnightly.

What hours do you teach?
Being online, I can be flexible, although a set day and time are preferred.

Do you teach popular music, including Top 20 and music from musicals?
Yes, bring along any music you would like to learn. You know you will practice it.

What music can I learn?
There is so much to choose from, ranging from Classical music through Jazz, Rock, R & B, Music for Pleasure and Popular music. Bring along any music you would like to learn. I can suggest suitable music for you as well.

How are the fees structured?
Fees are usually based on a block of 10 lessons. Fees are payable in the first week of a block of lessons.

What happens with missed lessons - do you make them up?
I am unable to make up or reschedule lessons.

Can I sit for examinations?
Students interested in examinations are offered Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) Piano and Theory Exams.

What do I need to get started?
You will need either an acoustic piano or a quality touch sensitive electric piano. If you would like to participate in AMEB examinations you will need a good acoustic piano.

What sort of piano should I purchase?
I recommend Kawai or Yamaha upright pianos made in Japan or similar. Minimum height 122 cm. A good quality weighted keyboard ($800+) is also acceptable for online lessons.

Missed Lesson Policy: Please Read
Refunds are not given for any lessons you miss or cancel. Your tuition payment reserves time in my schedule for your lessons.
Rescheduled lessons (an alternative lesson at no extra charge) will only be offered for the following reasons: Illness, Bereavement, Hospitalisation or Serious Crisis.
I am unable to make up lessons for any other reasons. You may like to have a look at this link: ottawasuzukistrings.ca/makeuplessons