Lessons

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD. Psalm 150:3-6

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Phone:
02 5353 1227    Email: chapmansguitars@gmail.com

Lessons

If you are looking for a music teacher in Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin or Ukulele and live in Orange and surrounding central west of New South Wales Australia, you have found the right place.


At Chapmans Guitars and Music we offer private Guitar lessons, Banjo, Mandolin or Ukulele lessons using a teaching method developed by experienced guitar teacher and musician, Spencer Chapman.

Spencer will show you how to play lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar and techniques used by the worlds best musicians.

Spencer is one of the finest teachers in Orange and he will teach you the most realistic and practical method to master a Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin or Ukulele, improve your musical ability, learn your favourite songs in minutes, create your own melody and write your own songs.

Learning about a guitar and playing music becomes a life skill, its not just something you learn once and forget.
At Chapmans Guitars and Music we teach music for life! Lessons are not just, turn up, strum a guitar and leave! its a process, a love and a discipline for people who love music and being creative in life.

From the very first lesson.... you are a MUSICIAN!! No matter how good or bad you think you play the instrument, you are creating music from the very first day!

What comes out of your instrument when you play is you! You are unique and even if we teach you the basics of playing your instrument, the sound you create is unique as you.

Lessons are not only about instrument, but also anything else involved with it.

                                            There is no limit to what you can learn.

Learning Rhythm and Lead Guitar. (strumming and picking)

Learn to write your own songs

Learn all the parts of the instrument

Learn music theory

Learn how to play along to your favourite music

Learn how to use effect pedals, amplifiers, PA systems, microphones.

 

Lesson Payments, Bookings, Policies and Procedures

At CHAPMANS Guitars & Music we strive to provide a fantastic comfortable learning atmosphere, where musicians are having fun and getting the most out of there time.

To achieve enjoyment for the students, parents and children as an ongoing experience, we have the following policies and procedures.

Please respect the dedication, commitment and time you have in yourself and also of other students, as it is precious to everyone who is learning.

What we learn here is for life! A Musician, A Skill, A Passion, A Love, A Joy, A Life full of Memories!

Please ask us if you require assistance understanding the following information.

TIMES

Lessons = 30 minutes once per week.

Your Lesson time is yours booked in and wont change unless you specify and if available.

Cost = $25 per lesson, $100 per month, If lesson day occurs 5 times in a particular month then $125.

Payment made in store Cash or Eftpos.

Monday-Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday 11:00am-1:30pm

 

All lessons are personalized for each student, making sure they are learning things that will inspire them to not only practice, but to learn independently, in an effort to grow as a musician.

In addition:

§         Work with students in-shop.

§         Offer advice to students when buying new instruments and equipment.

§         Help with school music homework.

§         Repair/maintain student’s equipment.

 

Lessons are booked in at an agreed day of the week and time of the day.

§         Lesson times once booked in are NOT changeable unless agreed by the teacher first.

§         Changing of times is for special occasions and is not a regular occurrence as times are very limited.

 

Lesson Fees are on a Flat Monthly Plan

§         The fee for a month of lessons is to be paid at the 1st of each month.

§         Payments made after the 5th of the month will incur a $15 late fee.

§         If no payment is received by the first lesson, the lesson time slot will be made available to waiting students.

§         Consistent late payment may result in termination of service.

§        Paying per lesson (individually) is no longer available.

 

Lesson Scheduling & Make ups

§         I am very flexible with scheduling and accommodating the times as much as practical.

§         24-hour advance notice is required to be eligible for a makeup lesson.

§         Lessons cancelled within 24 hours are able to be rescheduled for the makeup lesson and are subject to availability.

§         Makeup lessons can only be scheduled once and are forfeit if cancelled

§         If you do not re-schedule, you forfeit the fee for that lesson.

§         Any student who misses two (2) consecutive lessons without calling or email (24 hours before the missed lesson) will be assumed to have quit and will be dropped from the schedule. I do understand that there are certain extenuating circumstances that do come up, and I will try to work within those circumstances to help someone.

§         Refunds and credits are not available.

§         We are serious about helping you reach your goal and have made ourselves available specifically for you!

§         As Such, lessons cancelled less than 24 hours and “no shows” are not rescheduled.

§         Refunds and credits are not available for these circumstances.

 

Refunds

§         If Student decides to quit taking lessons in the middle of the 4-week lesson month/cycle, all remaining lessons will be forfeited.

§         NO Refunds or credits will be given.

Cancellations

Students are allowed one (1) excused cancellations per month. An excused cancellation includes the following criteria and a makeup lesson will be scheduled.

§         Call or email by 6:30pm day before the lesson.

§         Voicemail and email messages after 6:30pm will not be received until the following day and will be considered unexcused.

§         Exceptions: Students with a contagious virus, such as the flu may call before 12noon on the day of their lesson.

§         Absence due to emergencies such as hospitalisation, severe injury, or death in the family will be excused.

 

In the event that I must miss a Lesson, we will either

§         Schedule a makeup lesson.

§         Deduct a $25 lesson fee from next months bill.

Feel free to e-mail or call me with any questions you may have!

Lessons progress as fast as you can learn the instrument, so no pressure or exams! Some students just learn to strum along with there favourite songs, others want to join a band, and others go all the way to university to get a music degree! So there is no limit to what you can learn or how far you can go.

 


CHAPMANS
Guitars and Music
   
ABN: 168 538 987 59   26/04/2017