HOW IT ALL WORKS...

IF YOUR LESSONS ARE AT ONE OF OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS

  • How do I enrol my child for music lessons at school?
  • How do I know my child has been scheduled for lessons at school?
  • How do I pay for the lessons?
  • How does my child get to the lessons?
  • How long is my enrolment for?
  • Does my child need to practice?
  • How do I find out how my child is progressing?
  • What if my child misses a lesson?
  • Can my child sit exams?
  • Will my child have an opportunity to perform?
  • 2017 term dates


Over 1000 students have their lessons each week with us at their school during school time. Most of our partner schools have agreed that our students can be released from class to go to their music lesson on site. Your school receives several benefits by offering Lewis Eady music lessons at school including scholarships, credits for the purchase of music equipment for your school and band or orchestra tuition. 

How do I enrol my child for music lessons at school?
If you would like your child to have music lessons at school, please complete an online enrolment form. Please let us know (when enrolling) if there are any times during a school day that your child cannot be scheduled for music lessons e.g. they may have a remedial lesson at a particular time each week you do not want them to miss. There is a comments box at the bottom of the enrolment form for you to advise details.

How do I know my child has been scheduled for lessons at school? 
Once your child's lessons have been scheduled we will confirm the details via email. 

How do I pay for the lessons?
You will be emailed an invoice for the term's lessons shortly after you have received confirmation that your child has been scheduled for lessons. Please note that your lessons must be paid for prior to commencement of your lessons or within 7 days of the date of the invoice, whichever is the sooner.  The day and time of your child's music lesson will be detailed on your invoice - we will advise you by text message should there be any change to the lesson time during the term. Your future invoices will be emailed to you approximately 10 days prior to the commencement of each new school term.

How does my child get to the lessons?
Children scheduled for group lessons must get themselves to their lessons each week.  Please remind your child to go to their lesson on their lesson day... some parents find it helpful to write a reminder on their child's hand or put a note in their lunchbox... you could also request the classroom teacher to remind your child to go to their lesson. Please note our tutors are not permitted to leave children who have already arrived for their lesson to look for a missing child who may or may not be at school that day. Every classroom teacher, the office and your school principal receives a copy (and regular updates) of our music schedule which details lesson times. We request the classroom teachers display the latest schedule on their classroom wall so children can check their lesson time. We do our best to keep changes to a lesson time or day to a minimum. If a change is necessary you will be advised by text message.

How long is my enrolment for?
Once your child has been scheduled for music lessons that day/time is reserved for your child until the end of the year or until you let us know in writing that you no longer require the lessons. Should you need to cancel lessons, please ensure you email your intention to us at musicschool@lewiseady.co.nz. Please note that there is a 4 week notice of cancellation period. If you do not advise us in writing that you are cancelling lessons you remain liable for payment of that term's fees.  Should a change in lesson day/time be required by us (due to unforeseen circumstances), you will be contacted immediately with details and options. 

Does my child need to practice?
To get the best value from lessons your child will require an instrument to practice on at home (unless they are enrolled for our introductory Blast-off or Musical Jam programmes) and a book to work from. Your child's tutor will advise which book your child will be using and you will be contacted by our retail team regarding purchase of the book. 

How do I find out how my child is progressing?
Mid-year self assessment certificates are completed by each student with guidance from their music tutor in Terms 2 and 3. Questions are based on the NZ Curriculum's key competencies and give students the opportunity to take responsibility for their musical progress. Self assessments provide a useful indication for parents as to how much students are enjoying their lessons and what progress they believe they are making on their instrument of choice. Your child will receive a written report from their tutor at the last lesson in Term 4. You are welcome to observe a lesson from time to time throughout the year. If you would like to discuss your child's progress you can call us and we will give your child's tutor's contact details.

What if my child misses a lesson?
At our partner schools - If our tutor is unable to teach e.g. illness then we will provide a relieving tutor to teach that lesson. If we are not able to provide a relieving tutor you will be advised of cancellation of the lesson that day and a credit will be applied to your account for the missed lesson - please note credits will only be applied to an account where the term fees have already been paid in full. We also provide a credit if your child misses a lesson due to a school activity e.g. school camp, inter school sports etc - in this case you should email musicschool@lewiseady.co.nz after the lesson has been missed with the name of the school activity and the date that the event took place. Unfortunately we are unable to provide replacement lessons or credits where your child is absent from school for any other reason than school activities.

At Lewis Eady Music School at 75 Gt South Road: If our tutor is unable to teach e.g. illness then we will provide a relieving tutor to teach that lesson. If we are not able to provide a relieving tutor you will be advised of cancellation of the lesson that day and a credit will be applied to your account for the missed lesson We cannot provide a credit if you miss your lesson for any other reason – if you are going to miss a lesson you are very welcome to ‘donate’ the lesson to a friend or family member – we do ask that you let us know who will be arriving for the lesson so that we can advise our tutor. 

Can my child sit exams?
Yes. We encourage children to be presented for examination when they are ready.  We offer both Trinity Guildhall and ABRSM options.  Your child must have been learning for at least one whole year (4 terms) with us and must be scheduled for individual lessons outside of school hours for a full year prior to planned examination.  Presentation for examination is at the discretion of your child's tutor. We arrange a 'mock exam' prior to the actual examination to assess whether your child is adequately prepared.  We will not present a child who is not considered ready to sit and pass. Your child's tutor will work closely with you to ensure a successful outcome and pleasant examination experience for your child. 

Will my child have an opportunity to perform?
The majority of student concerts at our partner schools take place during the school lunchtime in term 4. This is arranged with your school and you will be advised of the details by text message the week prior to the concert. This is a chance for children who wish to, to perform for family and friends.

    IF YOUR MUSIC LESSONS ARE AT 75 GREAT SOUTH ROAD

    • What happens if I miss a lesson?
    • Can my child sit exams?
    • How do I find out how my child is progressing?
    • Will my child have an opportunity to perform?
    • Lewis Eady Singing Rainbows Programme
    • 2015 Term Dates


    More than 300 students (adults and children) have their music lessons each week at our Great South Road Music School (situated above our Retail Showroom).
    Most lessons are one-on-one although there is facility for group or paired lessons in some cases.

    Once your lesson time has been confirmed it remains your exclusive reserved lesson time for the rest of the year unless you advise us in writing that you no longer wish to have music lessons. Contact us if you wish to cancel your lessons. If you do not advise us in writing that you are cancelling your lessons you remain liable for payment of that term's fees. Please note that you can call our office to arrange a change of regular lesson time if your scheduled time needs to change for any reason. Once your lessons have been scheduled at a time that is suitable to you we confirm those details to you by email. Your invoice for the term's lessons will also be emailed to you. Please note that payment must be made prior to commencement of your lessons or within 7 days of the date of the invoice, whichever is the sooner. Your lessons are tailored to suit your requirements so we recommend that you take the time to discuss the 'desired outcome' of your music lessons with your tutor at your first lesson. Your lesson will always finish at the scheduled time so as not to delay the next student. Punctual arrival will ensure your receive your full lesson time. To get the most benefit from your music lessons you will need an instrument at home to practice on.

    What happens if I miss a lesson?
    Credits cannot be given for missed lessons. If you are going to be absent from your lesson you can 'nominate' another family member (or friend) to have that lesson. You must provide us with the name of your 'nominee' prior to the day of the lesson. 

    Can my child sit exams?
    Yes. We encourage children to be presented for examination when they are ready.  We offer both Trinity Guildhall or ABRSM. Your child must have been learning for at least one whole year (4 terms) with us and must be scheduled for individual lessons the year prior to the planned examination. Presentation for examination is at the discretion of your child's tutor.  We arrange a 'mock exam' prior to the actual examination to assess whether your child is adequately prepared. We will not present a student who is not considered ready to sit and pass. Your child's tutor will work closely with you to ensure a successful outcome and pleasant examination experience for your child.

    How do I find out how my child is progressing?
    Mid-year self assessment certificates are completed by each student (except adult students) with guidance from their music tutor in Terms 2 and 3. Questions are based on the NZ Curriculum's key competencies and give students the opportunity to take responsibility for their musical progress. Self assessments provide a useful indication for parents as to how much students are enjoying their lessons and what progress they believe they are making on their instrument of choice. A student report will be completed by your tutor at the last lesson in Term 4. Parents are welcome to observe their child's lesson from time to time.

    Will my child have an opportunity to perform?
    Student concerts are held in Term 2 and Term 4 in the Lewis Eady Recital Hall or in the piano showroom. Students are invited to participate. This is an opportunity for parents to hear their child's progress and for pupils to gain experience in performance.

    Lewis Eady Singing Rainbows Programme
    Our Singing Rainbows programme designed for pre-school children from 2 years of age. The classes incorporate a repertoire of action songs, finger plays, knee rides, puppetry, folk dancing, ensemble percussion playing, creative expression through movement and story-telling. Creative use of both natural and manufactured common objects and sounds result in some very innovative music-making and a range of musical styles is explored including European, Maori and Pacific Island traditions. Children learn to listen to and recognise sounds, silence and a range of tempos. Once we have your enrolment form we will contact you to discuss your requirements.


    Please note that some venues have a waitlist so please indicate on your enrolment form whether or not you are happy to be on a waitlist or not. 

    Once your lesson time has been confirmed it remains your reserved lesson time for the rest of the year (unless you advise us in writing) that you no longer wish to attend the lessons.

    Please email us or write to the Music School to cancel your lessons. If you do not advise us in writing that you are cancelling your lessons you remain liable for payment of that term's fees. Please do not cancel your lessons by leaving a message with the tutor.

    Once your lessons have been scheduled we confirm those details to you by email. You will also be sent your invoice for the term's lessons by email. 

    Please note that payment must be made prior to commencement of your lessons or within 7 days of the date of the invoice, whichever is the sooner.


    2017 TERM DATES

    TERM 1 - February 7 to April 13 inclusive

    TERM 2 - May 1 to July 8 inclusive - no lessons June 3 & 5 (Queens Birthday Weekend)

    TERM 3 - July 24 to September 30 inclusive

    TERM 4 - October 16 to December 16 inclusive  |  Partner Schools finish December 8 no lessons October 21 & 23 (Labour Weekend)